Crohn’s vaccine: MSPs aid is sought

Sufferers of a bowel disease and their families, want their newly elected MSPs to lend their support to a vaccine which may cure the condition.

Scientist, retired surgeon and Crohn’s disease specialist Professor John Hermon-Taylor and his team hope to begin human trials this year.

He said: “We believe we are on the verge of a breakthrough.”

Jean White and Maureen Graham from Kirkintilloch, who have close relatives with Crohn’s, are urging people to write to MSPs Rona Mackay and Gil Paterson. They want the issue pushed up the Scottish government’s agenda as a major public health concern. For more, visit