News and practice for neurology nurse specialists
A national confidential enquiry into care of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage notes areas for improvement, including greater use of specialist nurses
A population study found that people with epilepsy had a substantially greater risk of premature mortality than the general population and unaffected siblings
Aphasia can put patients’ sense of self and relationship-building skills at risk. Nurses must recognise how aphasia affects patients’ whole lives to provide high-quality care
Various tools can help to identify people with learning disabilities but more research is needed to find out how useful they are in identifying parents with learning disabilities
New evidence from randomised controlled trials on cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reinforces the need to review all patients taking such medication
Complex jobs that require a lot of difficult analysis or social interaction may protect the brain from mental decline, research suggests.
Long-term shift work has an ageing effect on the brain that leads to an impaired ability to think and remember, a study has found.
Scratching triggers the release of a nerve chemical that intensifies the itch sensation, US scientists have discovered.
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.
Researchers are investigating whether a simple eye test could be used to identify the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
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