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A nurse-led community hepatitis B clinic

A nurse-led community hepatitis B clinic Subscription Required

People with chronic hepatitis B virus infection need life-long monitoring. This care could be provided by specialist nurses based in GP clinics

Hepatitis B: prevalence and pathophysiology

Hepatitis B: prevalence and pathophysiology Subscription Required

Despite its growing prevalence, hepatitis B is often undiagnosed. This article discusses its spread, life cycle and prevention, and groups at high risk of infection

Early identification and treatment of sepsis

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Sepsis is a medical emergency. Early identification and treatment are essential but many health staff are unable to recognise its signs and symptoms

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Non-invasive ventilation in COPD exacerbations

Non-invasive ventilation in COPD exacerbations Subscription Required

Non-invasive ventilation can be extremely effective in treating acute type 2 respiratory failure in patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Managing anorexia nervosa in the community

Managing anorexia nervosa in the community Subscription Required

Preventing hospital admissions and improving quality of life are key priorities for those working with people with severe and enduring eating disorders

Coffee 'can cut diabetes risk', study finds

Upping coffee consumption can result in an “immediate” reduction in diabetes risk, say scientists.

Health and Environment Atlas

Health atlas pinpoints areas with highest disease risk

A new health atlas has been developed that can enable people to assess clinical and environmental risks for different areas.

Widespread public misunderstanding of HIV, poll finds

Poll finds widespread public misunderstanding of HIV

More than a third of people wrongly believe that being HIV positive bans someone from working with people with mental illness or as a nursery school teacher, according to charity research.

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Breastfeeding 'lowers CRP levels'

Breastfeeding reduces risk of inflammation in later life

Babies denied their mothers’ milk are more likely to suffer from chronic inflammation as adults, increasing their chances of disease, disability and early death, a study has found.

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Virtual garden helps patients describe chronic pain

People who endure chronic pain are benefiting from an innovative project that sees them create a virtual garden to help describe their symptoms to doctors and nurses.

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How can you recover if you are tired?

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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Clinical Development: A framework for effective communication skills

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This article outlines a framework for nurses to further develop their communication skills during interaction with patients. It also shows how to implement this framework in nursing practice.

Antibiotics may help ease chronic back pain

Antibiotics may help ease chronic back pain

News that back pain could be “cured” by antibiotics has prompted wide media coverage, with The Independent reporting that “Half a million sufferers of back pain ‘could be cured with antibiotics’.”

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