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Mar 2018

Recent television and radio dramas highlight seriousness of sepsis

Sepsis, also known as septicaemia or blood poisoning, has featured as a recent storyline in two BBC dramas, Call The Midwife and The Archers, the impact of which has resulted in one particular Accident & Emergency department in Essex seeing over 80 people a day, fearing that they have the condition. Sepsis is a potentially…

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Apr 2016

New drug to combat sepsis ‘could save millions of lives a year’

Scientists have developed a new drug which it is hoped could save the lives of millions of people a year. Sepsis, which is also referred to as septicaemia or blood poisoning, has no direct cure and currently kills more people than prostate, bowel and breast cancer combined. The condition affects over 19 million people internationally…

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