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Public Health Nursing

News and practice for public health specialists

Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to smoking?

Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to smoking? Subscription Required

E-cigarettes are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to smoking. However, it is still not clear whether they are a safe and effective way of quitting

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Hospitals’ duty of care in smoking cessation

Hospitals’ duty of care in smoking cessation

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says hospitals have a duty of care to help all patients who smoke to stop and has issued guidance on this

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Recognition and treatment of social anxiety disorder

Recognition and treatment of social anxiety disorder

New guidance from NICE on social anxiety disorder aims to reduce delays in diagnosis and treatment, and to improve the quality of life of people with the disorder

Hospital nurses’ role in smoking cessation

Hospital nurses’ role in smoking cessation Subscription Required

Hospital nurses are ideally placed to advise those with long-term conditions on smoking cessation and the effects this can have on their condition and treatment

Influenza immunisation for healthy children

Influenza immunisation for healthy children Subscription Required

The flu vaccine programme aims to avert cases of the disease in children and reduce the public health impact of flu

Salt reduction benefits hailed

UK study hails salt reduction for drop in heart deaths

A dip in people’s salt consumption has played an “important role” in the plummeting number of heart disease deaths, researchers have said.

Moderate exercise helps kidney disease patients

Moderate exercise helps kidney disease patients

People with kidney disease can reduce their risk of developing heart disease and infections by walking on a regular basis, a study suggests.

Fat diet raises breast cancer risk

High fat diets linked to increased risk of breast cancer

A high fat diet increases the risk of the most common form of breast cancer by a fifth, an Italian study has found.

Aerobic exercise-dementia link study

Evidence suggests aerobic exercise could 'slow down' dementia

A twice-weekly exercise routine may help to slow down the advance of dementia, a small study has suggested.

'Hurt feelings' must not deter clinicians from broaching obesity

Millions of people in the UK could be failing to recognise that they are obese - putting themselves at risk of early death, a report suggests.

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