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A harm reduction service for users of intravenous drugs run by mental health nurses developed into wider healthcare services for this vulnerable group.
The proportion of eligible people who received an HIV test in a non-specialist setting is low and late diagnosis remains a problem in the UK.
Type 2 diabetes is associated with a range of serious complications, and accounts for significant costs to the NHS. Dietary and lifestyle change can reduce its impact.
Child sexual exploitation is increasingly recognised as a problem with potentially devastating consequences. Nurses have a key role in identifying at-risk children.
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
Chlamydia screening for all pregnant women aged between 16 and 25 is cost-effective, according to an Australian study.
The Royal College of Nursing has criticised the government’s proposal to apply a blanket 6.2% reduction to all local councils to achieve £200m public health savings next year, warning it would disproportionately hit residents in the capital.
A new nurse-led online triage service for people worried about sexually transmitted infections has been launched by a community health provider in Essex.
A single dose of the bivalent human papillomavirus vaccine may offer a similar level of protection against HPV-16 and 18 infections, according to research combining data from two large trials.
Sending teenage girls text message reminders about appointments for birth control injections can improve adherence to contraception in a notoriously noncompliant age group, according to a small US study.
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Nurses can offer a critical role in supporting women who are victims of rape, but society needs to change its perceptions
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.
Behind the Headlines
“HIV flushed out by cancer drug”, BBC News reports. This headline was prompted by laboratory research showing the promising results of a cancer drug being used to treat HIV.
“Patients with aggressive skin cancer have been treated successfully using a drug based on the herpes virus,” The Guardian reports.