Public Health Nursing
News and practice for public health specialists
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
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
Many people “simply do not know that children get cancer”, research by a cancer charity has found.
Scientists have developed a new technique to counter the “rapid rise” in knee replacements.
Hospital trusts must provide healthy eating options for their staff as well as patients, under new rules on food quality in NHS organisations.
Public health initiatives need to focus on six key areas in particular to improve the nation’s wellbeing, according to the head of England’s national public health body.
All nurses, especially those in community settings, have been called on to be aware of the signs and symptoms of tuberculosis, which is making a concerning comeback in some parts of the country.
The World Health Organisation has recently said that electronic cigarettes should face greater restrictions on their use, sale and promotion.
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This study reviews the evidence on the psychological effects of induced abortion.