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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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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.

Probiotics 'can aid blood pressure'

Eating probiotic yoghurt 'can aid blood pressure reduction'

Eating probiotics regularly may help lower blood pressure, according to Australian research findings.

Smartphone app launched to help patients monitor drinking habits

A liver charity has developed a new smartphone app that tracks frequency of weekly alcohol consumption.

Updated NICE guidance may mean '40% of adults' receive statins

Two in every five adults in England could be offered statins to prevent heart attacks and strokes after health officials lowered the threshold for eligible people.

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School nurse numbers set to increase in Northamptonshire

A new focus on school nursing in Northamptonshire is set to see the number of school nurses increase over the next five years, according to local councillors.

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