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Breathlessness and IPF

Breathlessness and IPF

With the new new report 'Battle for Breath' suggesting that there are now 32,500 people in the UK with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) — many more than previously thought — the British Lung Foundation (BLF) is marking IPF Week with a number of activities, including a Twitter Chat for healthcare professionals on Wednesday 21 September at 8.00pm. 

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Early life exposure to antibiotics found to increase the risk of allergy

Early life exposure to antibiotics found to increase the risk of allergy

Analysis of almost 400,000 people shows that being exposed to antibiotics early in life can increase the risk of developing allergies later in life. 

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Recent journal articles

Nicotine: time for a rethink?

Nicotine: time for a rethink?

In each issue of the Journal of General Practice Nursing we investigate a topic currently affecting our readers. Here, Louise Ross, stop smoking service manager, Leicester, looks at: Nicotine: time for a rethink?

Appropriate compression is necessary to prevent recurrence in venous leg ulceration

Appropriate compression is necessary to prevent recurrence in venous leg ulceration

While multilayer compression bandaging has traditionally been seen as gold standard therapy for venous leg ulcers, success of treatment depends on the competency of the nurse applying the bandages and patient concordance (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network [SIGN], 2010). Furthermore, wearin

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