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Rabies is a lethal infection that is prevalent in many regions worldwide. It can be prevented by vaccination and by prompt post-exposure treatment
Although travelling while pregnant is generally safe, steps should be taken to minimise risks by providing a comprehensive risk assessment before travel
Chickenpox, without a characteristic vesicular skin rash, can result in a diagnostic dilemma when an associated complication of the infection occurs
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
People with kidney disease can reduce their risk of developing heart disease and infections by walking on a regular basis, a study suggests.
Small financial incentives, of as little as £30, could encourage injecting drug users to complete a course of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination, according to researchers.
The spread of poor diets with large amounts of processed food, fat and refined sugar could be leading to increasing levels of inflammation in the body and, as a result, contributing to increased asthma prevalence, say researchers.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published draft guidance aimed at addressing confusion over the clinical management of people affected by drug allergy.
A simple, handheld test has been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to help clinicians in the diagnosis and management of asthma.
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