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Immunology Nursing

News and practice for immunology nurse specialists

Higher asthma risk in toddlers who share bed with parents


Toddlers who share a bed with their parents could have an increased risk of asthma in later life, suggests new research.

Premature infants should get flu vaccine, say UK researchers


Children born prematurely are at an increased risk of flu-related complications and should be a priority group for the seasonal influenza vaccination, claim researchers.

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Health worker receiving the influenza vaccination

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

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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Nurses are a lifeline over the festive period


When I visited my mother in hospital on Christmas Day I felt very grateful to the staff, who were working as hard as always. My mother’s needs were as acute on that day as on any other.

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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