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Hay-fever symptoms tend to coincide with school and college examination periods and, if uncontrolled, can have a detrimental effect on students’ results
Nurses play a key role in advising travellers on malaria risks, prevention and symptoms.
The symptoms of allergic rhinitis can be disruptive and distressing. This article outlines their causes and triggers, and the main treatment options.
Assessment of leg ulcers is complex and should include examination of the wound and consideration of underlying causes, comorbidities and their psychosocial impact.
A new NICE guideline offers the first evidence-based advice on diagnosing and assessing foodallergies in children
Children can be protected from the dangerous effects of peanut allergy by slowly building up their tolerance, research has shown.
Around 20 batches of Jext adrenalin injector pens have been recalled after a fault was discovered by the manufacturer.
A paediatric nurse involved in a pioneering scheme to recognise and treat allergies in young children as early as possible has won a prestigious national award.
A “much better way” is needed for “vulnerable old people to journey through the NHS”, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
People are being warned about the health dangers of unlicensed tanning injections and nasal sprays.
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I spent a day last week experiencing the adult student nurse programme at City University in London. The student nurses on that programme will be spending time on placement on the same wards that I trained on 35 years ago.
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This article outlines a framework for nurses to further develop their communication skills during interaction with patients. It also shows how to implement this framework in nursing practice.
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There is “no proof vitamin D stops colds,” BBC News has reported, as “scientists say they can find no convincing evidence to show that taking vitamin D supplements will fend off a cold”.