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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
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
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.
Council plans to slash school nursing and sexual health services by 50% have been labelled a “cash-grab opportunity”, sparking fears that other financially stretched local authorities will follow suit.
A contraception and sexual health nurse from the Ribble Valley has reached the milestone of working for over 50 years in the health service.
Researchers from one of the country’s largest hospital trusts have begun recruiting patients to a study that is seeking to find alternative antibiotics to treat drug-resistant strains of gonorrhoea.
The Royal College of Nursing has announced that Cecilia Anim is to become its next president.
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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
“How having just the one drink can make you look more gorgeous, according to science,” The Independent reports. But the “science” turns out to be an experiment carried out under highly artificial conditions.
“A third of pensioners have sex at least twice a month,” the Daily Mail reports.