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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

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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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.

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Artificial sweeteners may be 'fuelling' rise in obesity and diabetes

Sugar-free sweeteners could increase glucose intolerance and diabetes risk by affecting bacteria in the gut, a study has suggested.

'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.

Action needed to curb sugar intake

Action needed to curb sugar intake, warn researchers

More must be done to curb the nation’s sugar intake to reduce the “costly burden” of tooth decay, experts have said.

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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'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.

Caution urged over CT scan radiation doses

Caution urged over CT scan radiation doses

BBC News reports on a sharp rise in the number of CT scans being performed, exposing people to the potential health risks of radiation.

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