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Personalising health promotion for more impact

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Taking into consideration individuals’ differing beliefs and levels of confidence in their ability to change their behaviour can improve the impact of health promotion messages

Addressing continence in children with disabilities

Addressing continence in children with disabilities Subscription Required

Bladder and bowel problems are common in children with learning disabilities, and often attributed to the disability itself. However, many of these problems are treatable

Understanding and managing myeloma

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Non-specialist nurses need to know how to care for patients with myeloma. It is often only detected when patients present with symptoms indicative of other conditions

Managing diabetes in nursing and care homes

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One in four people in residential homes has diabetes. However, a national audit has found the condition is not being identified, monitored and treated adequately

Avoidable asthma deaths: national audit results

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The first national investigation into asthma deaths reveals deficiencies in risk assessment, prescribing and clinical care. Implications for practice are outlined

Health atlas reveals prevalence of hypertension and diabetes

The large differences in the proportion and treatment of people with diabetes and high blood pressure in England are unveiled in a new interactive online map.

Once-daily bronchodilator COPD treatment launched in UK

A new once-daily, maintenance bronchodilator treatment to relieve symptoms in adult patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been launched.

MPs issue warning about the 'downsides' of screening for disease

Patients are not being properly warned about the risks of screening for chronic diseases such as cancer, according to MPs.

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Quarter of women unaware of stroke mortality risk

One in eight women in the UK are unaware that they could suffer a stroke even though they are three times more deadly than breast cancer, a poll has found.

Eye test could speed-up Alzheimer's diagnosis

Simple eye test could speed-up Alzheimer's diagnosis

Researchers are investigating whether a simple eye test could be used to identify the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

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What will it take for people to realise that making money out of other people's misery is utterly unacceptable?

It’s Hallowe’en again, and as sure as ghouls emerge from graveyards, we have another crop of “hilarious” costumes making a joke out of mental illness.

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Liver disease is now the fifth most common cause of death

Our newest free unit outlines how nurses in all healthcare settings can reduce liver disease by identifying patients with risk factors for the three major types of liver disease – alcohol, hepatitis B and C, and obesity leading to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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Clinical Development: A framework for effective communication skills

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This article outlines a framework for nurses to further develop their communication skills during interaction with patients. It also shows how to implement this framework in nursing practice.

Antibiotics may help ease chronic back pain

Antibiotics may help ease chronic back pain

News that back pain could be “cured” by antibiotics has prompted wide media coverage, with The Independent reporting that “Half a million sufferers of back pain ‘could be cured with antibiotics’.”

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