Public Health Nursing
News and practice for public health specialists
Drugs used to treat common conditions can adversely affect bone health. Nurses need to be aware of the risks and prevention strategies
NICE guidance demonstrates how lifestyle weight-management programmes can help people to lose weight and more importantly maintain their weight loss
Nurses have a role in helping patients to adopt healthy behaviours. The Theory of Planned Behaviour may help to identify factors affecting their intentions to do this
Diabetic retinopathy causes a loss of sight that can affect physical and psychosocial abilities. Nurses can help reduce the incidence of this devastating condition
E-cigarettes are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to smoking. However, it is still not clear whether they are a safe and effective way of quitting
Health visitors will in future be required to give families advice on relationships, the prime minister has announced, as part of a commitment to make all domestic policies “family friendly”.
Specialist tuberculosis nurses have screened more than 70 homeless and vulnerable people in Canterbury, after several cases were found in the town.
People with good neighbours and strong community ties are less likely to suffer heart attacks, new research suggests.
Deaths linked to legal highs could surpass those related to heroin use within just two years, according to a new report by a think-tank.
People who are overweight or obese are at greater risk of developing cancer, according to the largest study of its kind.
Media reports often draw our attention to outbreaks of tropical diseases in faraway destinations. In Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone the number of cases of Ebola has exceeded 950 and the death toll has surpassed 600.
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This study reviews the evidence on the psychological effects of induced abortion.