Public Health Nursing
News and practice for public health specialists
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
NICE guidance demonstrates how lifestyle weight-management programmes can help people to lose weight and more importantly maintain their weight loss
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.
Drinking sugary soft drinks may accelerate biological ageing as much as smoking, a study has found.
People tackling weight problems are turning to technology for help to shed the pounds, a survey has suggested.
Slimmers should forget what they have been told about avoiding rapid weight loss in favour of slow but sure dieting, according to new research.
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.
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.