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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

Managing outbreaks of scarlet fever

Managing outbreaks of scarlet fever Subscription Required

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

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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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Drink rise 'linked to death rates'

Drink rise 'linked to death rates'

A startling jump in the number of people dying of liver disease has been triggered by an increase in alcohol consumption, Public Health England (PHE) has warned.

Sugary drinks 'speed up cell ageing', research suggests

Sugary drinks 'speed up cell ageing', research suggests

Drinking sugary soft drinks may accelerate biological ageing as much as smoking, a study has found.

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Technology 'source for obesity aid'

Public turning to apps and other technology to lose weight

People tackling weight problems are turning to technology for help to shed the pounds, a survey has suggested.

Study questions traditional view that rapid weight loss is bad

Slimmers should forget what they have been told about avoiding rapid weight loss in favour of slow but sure dieting, according to new research.

London trusts urged to build cheap staff accommodation

Affordable housing for nurses should be provided by trusts in London that have surplus land, according to a major report looking at how to improve the capital’s health services.

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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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