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Personalising health promotion for more impact

Personalising health promotion for more impact Subscription Required

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

Understanding and managing myeloma Subscription Required

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

Managing diabetes in nursing and care homes Subscription Required

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

Avoidable asthma deaths: national audit results Subscription Required

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

UV rays may reduce diabetes risk

Exposure to more UV rays may reduce diabetes risk

Exposure to sunshine may protect against weight gain and diabetes, new research suggests.

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NICE backs rivaroxaban for post-MI clot prevention

A pill that could help prevent blood clots in people who have suffered heart attacks has been been recommended for use on the NHS by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Sugary drinks 'speed up cell ageing', research suggests

Sugary drinks 'speed up cell ageing', research suggests

Drinking sugary soft drinks may accelerate biological ageing as much as smoking, a study has found.

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Nurse wins award for IBD helpline that saves appointments

A nurse has received a national award for her work in developing two innovative helplines for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Terminally ill 'need 24/7 support'

Terminally ill patients 'need 24/7 support', says charity

Terminally ill people and their families are being left “scared, alone and desperate for help” because most areas in England do not provide round-the-clock care for those dying at home, a charity has claimed.

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What happens if a naso-gastric tube gets knotted?

Just because a procedure is common, and generally problem free, does not mean there are no dangers that staff need to watch out for

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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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