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Managing outbreaks of scarlet fever

Managing outbreaks of scarlet fever Subscription Required

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

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

How common medicines can affect bone health

How common medicines can affect bone health Subscription Required

Drugs used to treat common conditions can adversely affect bone health. Nurses need to be aware of the risks and prevention strategies

Assessing the foot in patients with diabetes

Assessing the foot in patients with diabetes Subscription Required

Careful foot care for patients with diabetes can help to avoid foot ulcers and amputation. Practice nurses should know how to carry out a foot assessment

A framework to develop nurses’ liver care skills

A framework to develop nurses’ liver care skills Subscription Required

This article reports on a competency framework to improve nurses’ skills in caring for people with liver disease, marking the launch of a Nursing Times Learning Unit

Genetic testing increases following Angelina Jolie mastectomy

Genetic testing increases following Angelina Jolie mastectomy

Referrals for genetic breast cancer tests more than doubled in the UK as a result of what doctors have dubbed the “Angelina effect”.

Map reveals alcohol-related liver disease hotspots

Map reveals emergency admission hotspots for liver disease

Health officials have mapped out the places in England that have the highest rates of people admitted to hospital as an emergency for alcohol-related liver disease.

Urine test for HPV recommended

Urine check for HPV recommended as alternative to smear test

A urine test that detects the human papilloma virus could offer women a less invasive alternative to a cervical test, experts have said.

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'Never too late' to reduce dementia risk

'Never too late' to reduce dementia risk, say Alzheimer's experts

Health officials should run an “it’s never too late” campaign to make the public aware of lifestyle changes they could make to help stave off dementia, a new report suggests.

Focus needed on reducing variation in HPV jab uptake

Almost 90 lives could be saved every year if almost all teenage girls were given the HPV jab, experts have said.

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Why are patients and healthcare professionals not as engaged with respiratory care as with other diseases?

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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Gay people have 'poorer health' and 'GP issues'

Gay people have 'poorer health' and 'GP issues'

“Lesbians, gays and bisexuals are more likely to have longstanding mental health problems,” The Independent reports, as well as “bad experiences with their GP”.

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