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Overweight and obese adults: lifestyle weight management

Overweight and obese adults: lifestyle weight management

NICE guidance demonstrates how lifestyle weight-management programmes can help people to lose weight and more importantly maintain their weight loss

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Nurses’ intentions to  give lifestyle support

Nurses’ intentions to give lifestyle support Subscription Required

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

Patient support to reduce risk of diabetic retinopathy

Patient support to reduce risk of diabetic retinopathy Subscription Required

Diabetic retinopathy causes a loss of sight that can affect physical and psychosocial abilities. Nurses can help reduce the incidence of this devastating condition

Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to smoking?

Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to smoking? Subscription Required

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

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Hospitals’ duty of care in smoking cessation

Hospitals’ duty of care in smoking cessation

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says hospitals have a duty of care to help all patients who smoke to stop and has issued guidance on this

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Concern over steep rise in UK deaths from hepatitis C

A senior figure in health protection has spoken of the “unacceptable” rate of treatment for hepatitis C in the UK, as new figures were released showing deaths from the infection have more than quadrupled since the mid 1990s.

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'Modest running' every day can boost cardiovascular health

Running for just a few minutes each day can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease, US research has shown.

Short bursts of exercise 'boosts health' in older people, study claims

Short bursts of exercise 'boosts health' in older people

Pensioners can dramatically boost their health by doing just one minute of intense exercise twice a week, according to a new study.

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Shift work linked to diabetes risk

Working shifts linked to increased type 2 diabetes risk

Nurses, police officers and fire fighters could be at increased risk of developing diabetes, experts have said after new research linked shift work to a heightened risk of being diagnosed with the condition.

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Kidney Xray anatomy

NICE changes guidance to cut over-diagnosis of kidney disease

Guidelines have increased the threshold for the diagnosis of a common kidney problem in order to reduce the number of people who are being unnecessarily diagnosed and treated.

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