Public Health Nursing
News and practice for public health specialists
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
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
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 are ideally placed to advise those with long-term conditions on smoking cessation and the effects this can have on their condition and treatment
The flu vaccine programme aims to avert cases of the disease in children and reduce the public health impact of flu
A dip in people’s salt consumption has played an “important role” in the plummeting number of heart disease deaths, researchers have said.
People with kidney disease can reduce their risk of developing heart disease and infections by walking on a regular basis, a study suggests.
A high fat diet increases the risk of the most common form of breast cancer by a fifth, an Italian study has found.
A twice-weekly exercise routine may help to slow down the advance of dementia, a small study has suggested.
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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