The Obesity Crisis in the UK

Obesity is a significant public health challenge in the UK, affecting millions of adults and children. According to NHS statistics, as of 2020, 28% of adults in England are classified as obese, and an additional 36.2% are overweight. For children, the figures are equally alarming: about 10% of reception-aged children (4-5 years) and 20% of…

Whooping cough in children and babies

Whooping Cough in the UK: Rising Cases and Essential Information for Healthcare Workers and Parents

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. It is characterised by severe coughing fits, followed by a high-pitched “whoop” sound during the subsequent intake of breath. This disease, although preventable by vaccination, has been resurging in the UK, with the latest data from the UK Health…