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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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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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David Cameron

Health visitors to offer families relationship advice, says PM

Health visitors will in future be required to give families advice on relationships, the prime minister has announced, as part of a commitment to make all domestic policies “family friendly”.

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Kent Community Health NHS Trust

Kent specialist nurses carry out street screening for TB

Specialist tuberculosis nurses have screened more than 70 homeless and vulnerable people in Canterbury, after several cases were found in the town.

Having good neighbours 'may curb heart attack risk'

People with good neighbours and strong community ties are less likely to suffer heart attacks, new research suggests.

Legal highs 'deadlier than heroin', warns think-tank

Deaths linked to legal highs could surpass those related to heroin use within just two years, according to a new report by a think-tank.

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Obesity 'positively associated' with increased risk of 10 cancers

People who are overweight or obese are at greater risk of developing cancer, according to the largest study of its kind.

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'Ignoring global health issues puts everyone at home at risk' Subscription Required

Media reports often draw our attention to outbreaks of tropical diseases in faraway destinations. In Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone the number of cases of Ebola has exceeded 950 and the death toll has surpassed 600.

Study may bust myth of 'fat and fit' healthy obesity

Study may bust myth of 'fat and fit' healthy obesity

The Times has reported that the idea you can be ‘fat and fit’ is “a big fat myth”.

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