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Addressing continence in children with disabilities

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Bladder and bowel problems are common in children with learning disabilities, and often attributed to the disability itself. However, many of these problems are treatable

Toileting problems in children with autism

Toileting problems in children with autism Subscription Required

Learning to use the toilet can be challenging for some children with autism. Nurses have an important role in supporting children and their families

Helping schools to manage continence problems

Helping schools to manage continence problems Subscription Required

Children with continence problems may experience social and psychological problems. A toolkit aims to support schools to provide appropriate care during the school day

Using texts to increase access to school nurses

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A project to make school nursing services in two secondary schools more accessible enabled young people to contact their school nurse using a mobile texting service

Rare diseases: what do you need to know?

Rare diseases: what do you need to know? Subscription Required

All health professionals need to be aware of rare disease and ensure patients receive prompt diagnosis, information and ongoing support

Child obesity should be viewed as 'national emergency'

Childhood obesity should be treated as a “national emergency”, broadcaster Floella Benjamin has said.

Community home district carer hoist elderly

Call for community nurses to be more 'carer aware'

A senior nurse at the Department of Health has urged community nurses to be more “carer aware” when visiting their patients.

UK study to explore whether sleep benefits learning potential

Parents have struggled for years with how to get their teenager out of bed in time for school, now researchers are attempting to discover if a lie-in leads to better exam results.

Contests can be used to boost fruit and veg uptake among children

Encouraging children to eat fruit and vegetables is often a battle, but turning it into a competition could be the answer, according to UK research.

Vaccine extension to be discussed

Government advisors to discuss extending HPV vaccine to boys

Routinely offering teenage boys a vaccination that is currently only given to girls to protect against some types of cancer could come a step closer today, as scientific experts meet to discuss the prospect.

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'20 classrooms of kids' a day take up smoking

'20 classrooms of kids' a day take up smoking

“The equivalent of 20 classrooms-full of children take up smoking every day in the UK,” reports The Independent. This disturbing headline comes from estimates of the number of children between the ages of 11 and 15 who start smoking each day. The estimates are based on a major survey of secondary schoolchildren in England.

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