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Public Health Nursing

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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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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

Many 'unaware of childhood cancer'

Many 'unaware' of impact of childhood cancer

Many people “simply do not know that children get cancer”, research by a cancer charity has found.

New program to aid knee assessments

New technique aims to reduce knee replacement revisions

Scientists have developed a new technique to counter the “rapid rise” in knee replacements.

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Hospitals must promote healthy food to their staff, says government

Hospital trusts must provide healthy eating options for their staff as well as patients, under new rules on food quality in NHS organisations.

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Public Health England

Public health efforts must focus on six areas to 'make biggest difference'

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.

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All nurses must be alert to spot 'shameful' return of TB

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.

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