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Dr Miriam Stoppard: Vaccine hopes up and it’s vital we’re ready to roll it out

People keep asking me when I think a vaccine against ­coronavirus will be available. It’s the one breakthrough we’re waiting for to get life back to normal. It’s the magic word that puts us in control of the spread of Covid-19, giving us immunity and ensuring the R value would always be under 1. Then… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Families could be called on for Covid-19 end of life care

Families could soon be on the ‘frontline’. They may be called on to give drugs to relatives dying in community settings during the pandemic. Ben Bowers and colleagues at Cambridge University outlined their role in this startling new strategy in the British Medical Journal. They emphasise caregivers worldwide should be thinking about how drugs can… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: New hip operation method is close to a miracle

Andy Murray’s hip-smoothing operation had a miraculous result – no more pain, no more limping, and he’s back playing Grand Slams. He’s not alone. Currently, 95,000 Brits undergo hip replacements every year. They spend up to five days in hospital, unable to walk. But thanks to new, minimally invasive surgery being introduced to the NHS,… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Stress in pregnancy affects child’s brain

These days I’d have thought being stressed is a condition of any pregnancy. New research, however, shows women who become stressed during pregnancy are at greater risk of having children with a personality disorder. That makes me wonder how many mums-to-be this leaves out. Let’s hope a lot because children whose mothers experience severe stress… Read More »