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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
Despite improvements in sexual health education and services for young people, pregnancy rates and sexually transmitted infections among this group remain high
Researchers have identified varying degrees of success when using motivational interviewing to increase adherence to antiretroviral therapy
Incidence of a range of infectious diseases is higher in homeless people than in the general population. Local studies are needed to inform service planning and provision.
Sexual health is a key population health issue. The Department of Health has issued a new framework for England, which sets out the evidence base for sexual health services
The Royal College of Nursing has announced that Cecilia Anim is to become its next president.
Broken nails, blocked noses and hair loss have prompted hundreds of calls to the NHS 111 non-emergency helpline.
The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed “vital” guidance for nurses on detecting the signs of child sexual exploitation.
Referrals for genetic breast cancer tests more than doubled in the UK as a result of what doctors have dubbed the “Angelina effect”.
A urine test that detects the human papilloma virus could offer women a less invasive alternative to a cervical test, experts have said.
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Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) must come to terms with having a progressive and incurable disease that will increasingly limit their capacity for physical activity, and is almost certain to cause their death. And the fact that it affects the ability to breathe means they are constantly reminded of this frightening prospect.
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
“Lesbians, gays and bisexuals are more likely to have longstanding mental health problems,” The Independent reports, as well as “bad experiences with their GP”.
“Casual sex IS good for self-esteem – but only if you’re a ‘physically strong, narcissistic male’,” says the Mail Online, somewhat inaccurately.