Dr Des Crowley has provided us with a guest blog post on an explanation of COVID 19 and how it works.
I find epidemiology and infectious diseases fascinating. They combine science, mathematics and sociology in equal parts. COVID 19 is a fast-changing pandemic that is now challenging health services globally.
On the advice of the world’s best public health experts, governments are implementing unprecedented measures, including mass shut downs of schools, businesses and borders. I have put together a few pointers that might give people a better understanding of this life-changing epidemic.
COVID 19 is […]
COVID-19 or Coronavirus Disease 2019 is a fast growing disease which emerged from the Chinese state of Wuhan in December 2019. It causes severe illness in the form of common cold and respiratory illness, which can potentially result in death. It mainly spreads by close contact with an infected person. The WHO has declared it as a global pandemic and the governments from all over the world are trying their best to fight the COVID-19.
What are the effects of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on pregnant women?
As COVID-19 is a new virus, the data […]
If you’ve ever gone for an ultrasound scan you’ve probably been told by the sonographer or nurse that you need to have a full bladder in order to carry out the scan. One of the most common questions we get asked is “why do I need a full bladder for my ultrasound scan?”. Don’t worry, there is a reason for this and a very good one.
How Ultrasound Works
Ultrasound was developed many many years ago. It was first used by a man called Karl Dussik for medical reasons in 1942 which he […]
Did you know that an egg lives for about 12-24 hours after you ovulate, and sperm can live for five to seven days? This means that there are only a few days in the month when your body is ready to conceive a baby.
Trying for a baby can be an exciting time but can also be frustrating and disappointing too if not all is going according to plan.
Conceiving a baby isn’t always as straightforward as it may sound and some couples will find it easier than others to do so.
Typically, the younger you are the […]