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Chronic respiratory conditions with antibody deficiency can be treated with replacement therapy at home rather than in hospital
Researchers have identified varying degrees of success when using motivational interviewing to increase adherence to antiretroviral therapy
Vaccination against rotavirus, which causes significant morbidity in preschool children, is due to become part of the childhood immunisation schedule next week
Growing levels of resistance to antimicrobial drugs pose a serious threat to healthcare systems. Nurses have an important role in combating this threat
A new law to protect workers from needlestick injury is being implemented, but many trusts misunderstand which needles pose the greatest risk.
Flu vaccinations can help Type 2 diabetes sufferers live longer, according to new research.
Campaigns designed to encourage parents to vaccinate their children against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) can backfire, according to research.
There has been a significant fall in the number of cases of measles infection in England, according to figures published today.
Nurses and other NHS staff who went “the extra mile” to encourage colleagues to have the flu jab this winter have been praised at an awards ceremony.
Schoolboys should be vaccinated against a virus to help protect them against some types of cancer, a group of health organisations have said.
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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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“Red wine and blueberries could protect the body…by boosting the immune system,” The Daily Telegraph reports. Laboratory research suggests that a combination of substances found in berries and wine enhances the activity of a ‘germ-fighting’ gene.