Public Health Nursing
News and practice for public health specialists
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
Drugs used to treat common conditions can adversely affect bone health. Nurses need to be aware of the risks and prevention strategies
Drinks companies should label their alcoholic products to show the number of calories they contain as part of a bid to tackle obesity, a health organisation has said.
Scratching triggers the release of a nerve chemical that intensifies the itch sensation, scientists have discovered.
A US nurse who protested against being kept in quarantine in New Jersey for two days despite lacking symptoms after caring for ebola patients in West Africa is to be released.
Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust has launched a new campaign to encourage NHS staff to get the flu vaccination to protect their patients this winter.
Exposure to sunshine may protect against weight gain and diabetes, new research suggests.
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.
Favourites from the archive
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.