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Rabies: risk, prognosis and prevention

Rabies: risk, prognosis and prevention Subscription Required

Rabies is a lethal infection that is prevalent in many regions worldwide. It can be prevented by vaccination and by prompt post-exposure treatment

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Advising pregnant women on the risk of travel abroad

Advising pregnant women on minimising travel risks Subscription Required

Although travelling while pregnant is generally safe, steps should be taken to minimise risks by providing a comprehensive risk assessment before travel

Complication of chickenpox infection without skin rashes

Complication of chickenpox infection without skin rashes Subscription Required

Chickenpox, without a characteristic vesicular skin rash, can result in a diagnostic dilemma when an associated complication of the infection occurs

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Subcutaneous immuno-globulin therapy at home

Subcutaneous immuno-globulin therapy at home Subscription Required

Chronic respiratory conditions with antibody deficiency can be treated with replacement therapy at home rather than in hospital

Motivational interviewing and HIV drug adherence

Motivational interviewing and HIV drug adherence Subscription Required

Researchers have identified varying degrees of success when using motivational interviewing to increase adherence to antiretroviral therapy

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Moderate exercise helps kidney disease patients

Moderate exercise helps kidney disease patients

People with kidney disease can reduce their risk of developing heart disease and infections by walking on a regular basis, a study suggests.

Financial incentives boost HBV uptake

Small financial incentives boost HBV uptake among drug users

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.

Poor diets 'contributing to increased asthma prevalence'

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.

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NICE seeks to reduce patient harm from known drug allergy

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.

NICE backs FeNO devices for asthma diagnosis

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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We all know how difficult it is trying to perform at work when you have had a disturbed night, from noisy neighbours or just being unable to sleep.

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The key to managing eczema is an effective skin-care routine using emollients to increase hydration of the stratum corneum

The importance of emollients in treating the increasing incidence of atopic eczema Subscription Required

Emollients offer a safe and cost-effective means of managing dry skin conditions, such as eczema, with patient education an important part of treatment

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Could Botox be used to treat severe asthma?

Could Botox be used to treat severe asthma?

“Botox is commonly used to smooth out wrinkles, but new research suggests it could be used to help asthma sufferers,” the Mail Online reports.

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