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Using texts to increase access to school nurses

Using texts to increase access to school nurses Subscription Required

A project to make school nursing services in two secondary schools more accessible enabled young people to contact their school nurse using a mobile texting service

Rare diseases: what do you need to know?

Rare diseases: what do you need to know? Subscription Required

All health professionals need to be aware of rare disease and ensure patients receive prompt diagnosis, information and ongoing support

Thermometer temperature child

Measuring body temperature Subscription Required

Body temperature is a vital sign and it is important to measure it accurately. This article reviews and compares the various methods available to nurses.

Introducing the rotavirus vaccine in the UK

Introducing the rotavirus vaccine in the UK Subscription Required

Vaccination against rotavirus, which causes significant morbidity in preschool children, is due to become part of the childhood immunisation schedule next week

Managing hay fever during the exam period

Managing hay fever during the exam period Subscription Required

Hay-fever symptoms tend to coincide with school and college examination periods and, if uncontrolled, can have a detrimental effect on students’ results

Wider teenage access to pill urged

Widen teenage access to the pill urges NICE guidance

Teenage girls should be given greater access to the morning-after pill in schools and GP surgeries alongside free condoms, according to new guidance.

Hand hygiene

Student nurses help with hand hygiene world record attempt

Student nurses helped thousands of Glasgow primary school pupils in a Guinness World Record attempt on Wednesday, aimed at promoting the importance of good hand hygiene.

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At-risk girls 'not offered HPV jab'

At-risk girls 'not offered HPV jab'

Teenage girls who are most at risk of developing cervical cancer are least likely to be offered a protective jab against the disease, researchers have claimed.

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Too few parents report drug side effects, warns MHRA

More than one in five parents would not tell their GP if their child suffered a reaction to a medicine, while almost six in 10 would fail to tell a pharmacist, according to a poll by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

School moves linked to psychosis

Multiple school moves linked to psychosis risk

Children who frequently move schools may be at greater risk of psychosis later in life, according to new research.

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'20 classrooms of kids' a day take up smoking

'20 classrooms of kids' a day take up smoking

“The equivalent of 20 classrooms-full of children take up smoking every day in the UK,” reports The Independent. This disturbing headline comes from estimates of the number of children between the ages of 11 and 15 who start smoking each day. The estimates are based on a major survey of secondary schoolchildren in England.

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