Influenza VaccineWe are all familiar with the symptoms of cold and influenza. Influenza is a virus that spreads easily from person to person. While symptoms can vary from mild to severe, it can be dangerous for high-risk patients to contract the flu. To help prevent flu this year, it might be wise to consider getting a flu vaccine.

What Are the Symptoms?

Symptoms can include suddenly feeling muscle ache and headaches, coupled with coughing and a sore throat. Flu can make you feel tired, unable to get out of bed and give you a high fever. You are likely to suffer from congestion, with your nose, which may also be runny and stuffy. Unfortunately, antibiotics will not help as it is a viral infection and not a bacterial one.

SepsisSepsis is an extremely rare yet dangerous condition that can affect many organs and in some cases the entire body. Sepsis is often the result of a complication of an infection. The immune system, which usually protects you from illnesses and infections can have an adverse reaction. The immune system releases chemicals to fight the infection however, in some cases, it releases these chemicals throughout the entire body, which causes sepsis and sometimes septic shock.

vasectomyA vasectomy is a procedure for male sterilisation. The procedure is considered to be a minor operation, which is 99% effective and considered to be a permanent contraception method. During a vasectomy operation, the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis are blocked, cut or sealed. Once this is done, the semen will no longer contain any sperm.

There are two forms of vasectomy; the first is a conventional vasectomy. A conventional vasectomy uses two small incisions where the surgeon will then access the tubes, remove a small section and then close the tubes by tying them or sealing them with heat.