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Month: March 2016

SHOULD THE MENINGITIS B VACCINE BE EXTENDED TO ALL CHILDREN? — Oxford Today

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Currently, the meningitis B jab is routinely given only to infants, but British parents are demanding the vaccine for all children under the age of eleven. Is that realistic or cost-effective? Two Oxford professors offer their answers.

A SECOND CHANCE FOR A JEWISH EDUCATION — Tablet Magazine

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As a child, I hated the classes at my synagogue’s cheder. Now I send my own children there—and I’m falling in love with Sunday school for the first time…

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

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My second column for The Oxford Times is out now! This month I wrote about how I discovered what mothers really want for mothers’ day – the hard way.

SMART SURGICAL TOOLS — Medtronic Eureka

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Researchers at the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery at Imperial College, London are developing a new generation of minimally invasive surgical robots. Dr. Robert Merrifield, who helps run the research facility, explains that minimally invasive surgical robots are now widely used for routine surgery and cutting-edge projects are opening up dramatic new possibilities.  

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER FOR ENGLAND DAME SALLY DAVIES ON THE URGENT NEED FOR NEW ANTIBIOTICS — Oxford Today

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Oxford’s Women of Achievement lecture series welcomed Chief Medical Officer for England, Dame Sally Davies as its inaugural speaker this week. Dame Sally’s speech was in itself a lesson in how to be a confident ‘woman of achievement’. Dry and irreverent, brisk and breezy in a wonderfully English way, she recounted how she fought every […]

CRAFTING WITH CHILDREN — Mollie Makes

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It’s messy, wonky and frequently ends in tears – but could the chaos of kids’ craft be a tonic for burnt-out creatives?