Women's Health Nursing
News and practice for women's health nurse specialists
Midwives have a public health role in meeting the needs of disadvantaged women, including those trafficked into the UK
Many people with HIV infection are undiagnosed, which means that they and their partners cannot benefit from advances in treatment and prevention
Women living with HIV can benefit from peer support as well as the opportunity to voice their own concerns about their diagnosis
Sweet’s syndrome is a rare skin condition that is often misdiagnosed and may need long-term management. Patients need to be guided to access accurate information
Some women with type 1 diabetes deliberately omit or reduce insulin dosages to lose weight. This diabulimia may lead to serious heart and neuropathic complications.
Pancreatic cancer stands alone as an increasingly deadly threat to both men and women in Europe, a study has shown.
A new breast cancer drug that can extend women’s lives by almost six months will not be recommended for routine NHS use, under draft guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Existing high blood pressure in patients is a major risk factor threatening the success of a pregnancy, making adequate surveillance essential, a new UK study suggests.
Laboratory-grown vaginas engineered from patients’ own cells have successfully been implanted into four teenage girls, US researchers have reported.
A high fat diet increases the risk of the most common form of breast cancer by a fifth, an Italian study has found.
You are a nurse, you know what a pelvic floor is, and you know about pelvic floor exercises. If you are a woman, you will faithfully do them every single time you hear the words “pelvic floor” – about twice a year. If you are a man (and not a urology specialist), you’ve probably never done a pelvic floor exercise in your life.
Favourites from the archive
This study reviews the evidence on the psychological effects of induced abortion.
Behind the Headlines
“Women aged 50 and older are being warned of the dangers of skipping smear tests,” BBC News reports, as a UK study into the impact of cervical cancer screening found that our current screening practices seem to work.