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Government removes ban on UK-sourced blood plasma for the manufacture of immunoglobulins. Thousands of NHS patients to benefit from innovative medicines made from plasma Decision follows recommendation from expert scientists that the treatments are safe Thousands more critically-ill patients will soon be able to benefit from life-saving treatments made from UK-sourced blood plasma, as the […] Read More

Side effects are a natural part of the vaccination process. Not everyone will experience them. But the two COVID-19 vaccines cleared for emergency use in the United States, made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, already have reputations for raising the hackles of the immune system: In both companies’ clinical trials, at least a third of the volunteers […] Read More

Can we do more as individuals to help slow the spread of coronavirus? We ask the experts Covid-19 infections in the UK are reducing but remain stubbornly high, despite a month of lockdown measures. So could we be doing more as individuals to curb transmission of the virus? A virologist, a psychologist and a public […] Read More

By Dan Hurley January 15, 2021 ​Anthony Fauci, MD, called Neurology Today in mid-January to set the record straight on a question regarding the vaccines for SARS-CoV-2. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said that he had misspoken in an early December newscast when he said that people who have had Guillain-Barré […] Read More

Join the 2020 AGM from the comfort of your own home on Saturday 17 October.  The meeting will start at 10am and I would advise you trying to log in the day before to check you are OK with the system.  Any problems please  call the office on 01529 469910 to seek help – unfortunately […] Read More

Seasonal flu & COVID19 vaccine

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Sometimes people are advised by their doctor not to have a vaccination within 12 months of having had GBS, as a precaution, so if your diagnosis was only a few months ago, your doctor might advise you to give it a miss this year, unless you are in a group considered to be at high […] Read More

Guillain-Barre syndrome & pandemics

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As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe, many neurologic specialists have been on the lookout for potentially serious nervous system complications such as Guillain-Barre syndrome. Though Guillain-Barre syndrome is rare, it is well known to emerge following bacterial infections, such as Campylobacter jejuni, a common cause of food poisoning, and a multitude of viral […] Read More