Tag Archives: System

More than 50,000 people have died waiting for social care since Tories vowed to fix system

More than 50,000 elderly people have died waiting for social care since the Tories vowed to fix their broken system nearly two years ago. Frail pensioners are stranded at home without help as cash-strapped councils struggle to get carers out to them. It is now 700 days since the Tories promised a Green Paper to… Read More »

How pneumococci challenge our immune system

Pneumococci are the most common cause of respiratory tract infections, such as otitis and sinusitis, as well as of severe infections like pneumonia and meningitis. A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in Nature Microbiology shows how the bacteria can inhibit immune cell reaction and survive inside cells to give rise to pneumonia.… Read More »