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People with chronic hepatitis B virus infection need life-long monitoring. This care could be provided by specialist nurses based in GP clinics
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
Sepsis is a medical emergency. Early identification and treatment are essential but many health staff are unable to recognise its signs and symptoms
Non-invasive ventilation can be extremely effective in treating acute type 2 respiratory failure in patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Preventing hospital admissions and improving quality of life are key priorities for those working with people with severe and enduring eating disorders
Upping coffee consumption can result in an “immediate” reduction in diabetes risk, say scientists.
A new health atlas has been developed that can enable people to assess clinical and environmental risks for different areas.
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.
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.
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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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.