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Immunology Nursing

News and practice for immunology nurse specialists



Link between paracetamol and asthma 'weak'

Link between paracetamol and childhood asthma 'weak'

26-Nov-2014

There is not enough evidence to change the guidance on paracetamol over a link to childhood asthma, according to a new report.

Pre-emptive flu vaccine may improve effectiveness

Pre-emptive influenza vaccine may improve effectiveness

21-Nov-2014

A new strategy for keeping one jump ahead of seasonal flu could improve vaccine effectiveness, scientists believe.

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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

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'Why do so many patients with COPD still have no access to specialist nurses?'

24-Nov-2014

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) must come to terms with having a progressive and incurable disease that will increasingly limit their capacity for physical activity, and is almost certain to cause their death. And the fact that it affects the ability to breathe means they are constantly reminded of this frightening prospect.

Study finds clue to why colds trigger asthma

The Mail Online reports how “a simple cold can set off a deadly asthma attack: Scientists discover chemical can send the immune system into overdrive”.

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