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Immunology Nursing

News and practice for immunology nurse specialists

Exposing young children to peanuts early cuts allergy risk


The consumption of foodstuffs containing peanuts early in life can provide protection from developing allergies later, according to UK researchers.

Most premature babies ‘grow out of asthma’, say researchers


A large-scale Danish study has found that premature babies grow out of the asthma which they are more likely to develop in early life than other infants.

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Nurses may be reluctant to report injuries due to fear of blame for causing the injury

Bloodborne viruses and workplace injury risk Subscription Required

Bloodborne viruses still pose a risk to health professionals, mainly through sharps-related injuries in the workplace. Increased awareness is needed to reduce this risk.

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Why do health workers decline flu vaccination? Subscription Required

Influenza is highly contagious but myths about the flu vaccine may lead to nurses declining vaccination, putting them at risk of transmitting the virus to their patients

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Launching the Nursing Times app: how Emap listened to the frontline


When the idea of launching a Nursing Times app was floated a few months ago I was cautiously excited.

Not all antihistamines have an anticholinergic effect

Media dementia scare over hay fever and sleep drugs

“Hay fever tablets raise risk of Alzheimer’s,” states the Daily Mirror.