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
Public Health England has published new guidance on managing outbreaks of scarlet fever in schools and nurseries to help combat an “extraordinary rise” in the number of cases.
Stem cell “exhaustion” may play a role in defining the limit of human lifespan, a study of blood from a dead Dutch super-centenarian suggests.
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.
Rates of malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, are five times higher in the UK than they were in the 1970s, new figures show.
A dip in people’s salt consumption has played an “important role” in the plummeting number of heart disease deaths, researchers have said.
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This study reviews the evidence on the psychological effects of induced abortion.