Public Health Nursing
News and practice for public health specialists
Health workers need to understand how to respond to patients with, or at risk of, ebola to ensure any isolated cases occurring in the UK do not result in an outbreak
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
Public Health England has published a toolkit to help acute trusts halt the spread of carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE), a growing public health threat
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
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
Parents are being urged to vaccinate their toddlers against flu to protect them from severe illness this winter.
One in five children born in the UK at the beginning of the new century was obese by the age of 11, the latest evidence from a long-term study has suggested.
Obesity and excess weight cause almost half a million new cancer cases each year worldwide - and almost two thirds occur in the developed countries of North America and Europe, a study has shown.
The millions of people at risk of vitamin D deficiencies should have better access to supplements, according to new guidelines.
Nick Clegg has launched a new mental health taskforce in a bid to improve services across the country.
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.
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This study reviews the evidence on the psychological effects of induced abortion.
Behind the Headlines
“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.