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Cardiology Nursing

News and practice for cardiology nurse specialists

How do plant sterols lower cholesterol?

Call to switch focus from calories to nutrition to cut CVD  


Clinicians need to shift their focus from “calorie counting” to concentrating on the nutritional value of foods in order to boost cardiovascular health among patients, claim academics.

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Home care cuts mortality and readmission for heart failure


Home-based treatment provided by nurses is a viable alternative to hospital care for heart patients, according to Australian researchers.

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Eileen Shepherd

The patients we choose not to touch


I recently read the novel Even the Dogs, which is a fascinating insight into the lives of homeless and vulnerable people.

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Is incense smoke more dangerous than tobacco smoke?

Is incense smoke more dangerous than tobacco smoke?

“Incense may need a health warning over ‘toxic’ smoke, claims research,” The Daily Telegraph reports. Analysis of incense smoke, used in both western and Asian religious ceremonies for possibly thousands of years, found it contains many chemicals, some of which may be harmful.


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