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Nurses often play a key role in administering medicines from anticipatory prescriptions to patients near the end of life. This article summarises a study of their experiences
Chest pain is a complex symptom with a variety of causes. It is essential that health professionals have good communication skills to ensure an accurate diagnosis
Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable sight loss. Vision can often be preserved with early identification, good adherence to treatment and long-term monitoring
England and Wales are currently experiencing unusually high rates of scarlet fever so it is vital that health professionals know what to do when someone is infected
The first national investigation into asthma deaths reveals deficiencies in risk assessment, prescribing and clinical care. Implications for practice are outlined
Exposure to sunshine may protect against weight gain and diabetes, new research suggests.
Drinking sugary soft drinks may accelerate biological ageing as much as smoking, a study has found.
People tackling weight problems are turning to technology for help to shed the pounds, a survey has suggested.
Slimmers should forget what they have been told about avoiding rapid weight loss in favour of slow but sure dieting, according to new research.
A senior nurse at the Department of Health has urged community nurses to be more “carer aware” when visiting their patients.
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Why are patients and healthcare professionals not as engaged with respiratory care as with other diseases?
Having been involved in the asthma deaths inquiry panel, Rebecca Sherrington questions why simple changes aren’t being made in respiratory care
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This article debates the evidence surrounding the nursing procedure of administering intramuscular injections