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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

Teenage pregnancy and sexual health

Teenage pregnancy and sexual health Subscription Required

Despite improvements in sexual health education and services for young people, pregnancy rates and sexually transmitted infections among this group remain high

Motivational interviewing and HIV drug adherence

Motivational interviewing and HIV drug adherence Subscription Required

Researchers have identified varying degrees of success when using motivational interviewing to increase adherence to antiretroviral therapy

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Homeless man with dog

Infectious diseases among homeless populations Subscription Required

Incidence of a range of infectious diseases is higher in homeless people than in the general population. Local studies are needed to inform service planning and provision.

Framework for improving sexual health outcomes

Framework for improving sexual health outcomes Subscription Required

Sexual health is a key population health issue. The Department of Health has issued a new framework for England, which sets out the evidence base for sexual health services

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Four girls given lab-grown vaginas

Four teenage girls given lab-grown vaginas

Laboratory-grown vaginas engineered from patients’ own cells have successfully been implanted into four teenage girls, US researchers have reported.

New long-acting contraceptive available

A new long-acting contraceptive option has been licensed in the UK.

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.

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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London trust named most 'gay-friendly' healthcare provider

Central and North West London Foundation Trust has been named the most gay-friendly healthcare organisation in England.

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A few years ago I met Tony Benn on a train from Nottingham to London. It was one of those chance encounters and as we started to talk Mr Benn asked me about my job, what I thought about nursing and the problems in the NHS.

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'My fear of making mistakes has made me feel vulnerable at times'

'My fear of making mistakes has made me feel vulnerable at times'

I first thought about becoming a nurse when a close family member fell ill and I realised that I got a lot of satisfaction from looking after them.

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'50 Shades of Grey encourages safe sex'

The eroticised depiction of condom use can increase safe sex in real life, says Joanne Leslie

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NICE: 'schools should provide morning-after pill'

NICE: 'schools should provide morning-after pill'

New guidelines on contraceptive services for young people issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have prompted widespread coverage.

Sperm blocking study brings 'male pill' closer

Sperm blocking study brings 'male pill' closer

“Researchers announce discovery of proteins that can be blocked to prevent the launch of sperm cells during ejaculation,” The Guardian reports. The paper explains that if drugs can be found that turn off these proteins, a male contraceptive pill could become a reality.

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