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Public Health Nursing

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Advising on lifestyle can improve nurses’ health

Advising on lifestyle can improve nurses’ health

An evaluation of health promotion training provided to nurses at a trust showed that it has helped the nurses to review their own lifestyles

How the social model of disability evolved

How the social model of disability evolved Subscription Required

The social model of disability challenges the view of disability as an individual problem, and awareness of it can advance nursing practice

Responding to patients at risk of contracting ebola

Responding to patients at risk of contracting ebola Subscription Required

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

Valuing patient and public involvement in research

Valuing patient and public involvement in research Subscription Required

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

Using a toolkit to prevent the spread of CPE

Using a toolkit to prevent the spread of CPE Subscription Required

Public Health England has published a toolkit to help acute trusts halt the spread of carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE), a growing public health threat

Early trial results on 'e-cigarettes' encouraging, say reviewers

Emerging evidence suggests that electronic cigarettes are effective for helping people quit or reduce their smoking, according to a Cochrane review.

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Flu season has now ‘started’, warn public health officials

Latest figures from Public Health England indicate that influenza is now circulating in the community.

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Specialist nurse starts new alcohol role at Midlands hospital

A specialist nurse is to lead initiatives at Queen’s Hospital in Burton aimed at preventing alcohol-related illnesses and providing support for patients who want to cut down on drinking.

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Yoga as ‘effective as exercise’ for cutting cardiovascular risk

There is “promising evidence” that yoga is a potentially effective therapy improving cardiovascular health, according to researchers.  

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Shift workers more likely to have poor health than rest of population

Night-time shift workers are more likely to have poor health and lifestyles, leading to conditions such as obesity and diabetes than those who work more regular hours during the day, according to new national data.

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'Community nurses do have the power to save our NHS'

'Community nurses do have the power to save our NHS' Subscription Required

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.

Does losing your sense of smell predict death risk?

Does losing your sense of smell predict death risk?

“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.

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