February 2019

Blog: Cervical Screening

2019-02-13T17:43:19+10:00

Pap smears are a thing of the past. Since December 2017, the MUCH more effective Cervical Screening Test (CST) has instead become the gold standard in cervical cancer prevention. Dr Sophie Carter provides an excellent overview of the CST. She explains how its sole purpose is detecting the Human Papilloma Virus (aka HPV), helping prevent [...]

Blog: Cervical Screening 2019-02-13T17:43:19+10:00

Oral Typhoid Vaccine

2019-02-06T15:36:59+10:00

We now have an ongoing supply of the orally ingested typhoid vaccine. This vaccine lasts for five years compared to three years for the injectable version. It's also ideal for travellers who aren't fond of needles. Typhoid is a potentially fatal disease caused by Salmonella Typhi bacteria - present in contaminated food and water. High-risk [...]

Oral Typhoid Vaccine 2019-02-06T15:36:59+10:00