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Sexual Health Nursing

News and practice for sexual health nurses

Reversing type 2 diabetes with lifestyle change

Reversing type 2 diabetes with lifestyle change Subscription Required

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.

Nurses are well placed to idenfity and support children at risk of exploitation

Protecting children from sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation is increasingly recognised as a problem with potentially devastating consequences. Nurses have a key role in identifying at-risk children.

Using texts to increase access to school nurses

Using texts to increase access to school nurses Subscription Required

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

Teenage pregnancy and sexual health

Teenage pregnancy and sexual health Subscription Required

Despite improvements in sexual health education and services for young people, pregnancy rates and sexually transmitted infections among this group remain high

Motivational interviewing and HIV drug adherence

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Researchers have identified varying degrees of success when using motivational interviewing to increase adherence to antiretroviral therapy

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Gonorrhoea

Study seeks alternative antibiotic for ‘untreatable’ gonorrhoea

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.

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Anim elected as Royal College of Nursing’s first black president  

The Royal College of Nursing has announced that Cecilia Anim is to become its next president.

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NHS 111 fielding calls about stubbed toes and itches

NHS 111 fielding calls about stubbed toes and itches

Broken nails, blocked noses and hair loss have prompted hundreds of calls to the NHS 111 non-emergency helpline.

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Child in hospital

All nurses asked to be aware of signs of sexual abuse in children

The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed “vital” guidance for nurses on detecting the signs of child sexual exploitation.

Genetic testing increases following Angelina Jolie mastectomy

Genetic testing increases following Angelina Jolie mastectomy

Referrals for genetic breast cancer tests more than doubled in the UK as a result of what doctors have dubbed the “Angelina effect”.

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Voluntary services should supplement care, not replace it

It was not a big surprise to me to read that mental health budgets have fallen by 8% in real terms during the term of this government.

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'Judy Finnigan's comments about rape were foolish and uninformed'

'Judy Finnigan's comments about rape were foolish and uninformed'

Nurses can offer a critical role in supporting women who are victims of rape, but society needs to change its perceptions

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'Community nurses do have the power to save our NHS'

'Community nurses do have the power to save our NHS' Subscription Required

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.

Alcohol may make you think you're more attractive

No proof 'alcohol will make you more gorgeous'

“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.

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Sex doesn’t stop with retirement

A third of over-70s report 'frequent sexual activity'

“A third of pensioners have sex at least twice a month,” the Daily Mail reports.

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