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Valuing patient and public involvement in research

Valuing patient and public involvement in research Subscription Required

Patient and public involvement is vital to many studies and funding applications, so researchers must know which processes to undertake and why they are important

Using a toolkit to prevent the spread of CPE

Using a toolkit to prevent the spread of CPE Subscription Required

Public Health England has published a toolkit to help acute trusts halt the spread of carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE), a growing public health threat

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

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The danger of contracting salmonellosis from exotic pets Subscription Required

Reptiles carry pathogens that can be harmful to humans. Children, older people, and those who are in poor health are particularly vulnerable so campaigns to raise public awareness of the issue are recommended

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

'Alcohol drinks should display calorie count', urge RSPH

'Alcohol drinks should display calorie count', urges RSPH

Drinks companies should label their alcoholic products to show the number of calories they contain as part of a bid to tackle obesity, a health organisation has said.

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Study sheds light on why scratching worsens itch

Study sheds light on why scratching worsens itch

Scratching triggers the release of a nerve chemical that intensifies the itch sensation, scientists have discovered.

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Ebola hemorrhagic fever

US nurse Kaci Hickox to be released after ebola quarantine

A US nurse who protested against being kept in quarantine in New Jersey for two days despite lacking symptoms after caring for ebola patients in West Africa is to be released.

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Trusts hopes to boost flu jab uptake with staff ‘selfie’ campaign

Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust has launched a new campaign to encourage NHS staff to get the flu vaccination to protect their patients this winter.

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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'Community nurses do have the power to save our NHS'

'Community nurses do have the power to save our NHS' Subscription Required

In advance of the Queen’s Nursing Institute’s annual conference, I have been reflecting on the collective power of community nurses to improve the health of our nation - and when I say “community nurses” I mean nurses across the whole range of specialties.

Does losing your sense of smell predict death risk?

Does losing your sense of smell predict death risk?

“Sense of smell ‘may predict lifespan’,” BBC News reports. New research suggests people unable to smell distinctive scents, such as peppermint or fish, may have an increased risk of death within five years of losing their sense of smell.

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