The novel Coronavirus has dominated the news this week, causing concern to many around the world. Originally located in Wuhan in China, the virus has been swift to spread and has resulted in many deaths from pneumonia. The timing for this outbreak has been particularly difficult as it occurred at the start of the Lunar new year celebrations, when many Chinese people travel to join friends and family. Read our article to find out how to recognise it and what to do if you think you've caught it.
I recently joined Eamonn Holmes on talkRADIO to discuss the Wuhan coronavirus, listen to the recording at the bottom of the article.
Head injuries in sport continue to be a major concern. This concern has led the Scottish Football Association to announce that they are set to introduce a ban on children under the age of 12 heading the ball in training sessions. A report has shown that former professional footballers are 3.5 times more likely to suffer with dementia and other serious neurological diseases. Find out how to identify and treat a serious head injury in our article.
Head injuries in dogs can be extremely serious.They may be less obvious than in humans and harder to detect as dogs can’t talk. Also, the immediate effects post trauma may be subtle and easily missed. Read all about how to recognise a serious injury, important first steps to take and what your vet may do.