Women's Health Nursing
News and practice for women's health nurse specialists
Using open curtains and bedside cots, for mothers identified as being more likely to drop their babies, have greatly reduced the number of baby falls.
A review of questionnaires to assess quality of life and symptom severity in women with urinary incontinence found three that outperformed others on a range of factors.
By looking for early signs of cataracts when conducting holistic patient assessments, nurses can help affected patients manage any loss of vision until surgery is appropriate.
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.
Pelvic floor exercises are effective at successfully managing pelvic organ prolapse, but do they have long-term benefits? New evidence on this information is presented with expert commentary.
New information has been published for patients with pelvic girdle pain, which is designed to improve their quality of life through early diagnosis and treatment.
The number of young people accessing a national talking therapies programme for people with mental health problems for the first time is steadily increasing, with teenage girls more than twice as likely to be referred as their male counterparts, new data has revealed.
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.
Breast cancer patients are four times less likely to have potentially lifesaving surgery if they are diagnosed as an emergency rather than through an urgent GP referral, according to a study.
Vitamin D and calcium supplements do not improve menopausal symptoms, according to a major study on women’s health.
We talk to Cathy Hughes, consultant nurse in gynaecology/oncology at Imperial College Healthcare Trust, who has been a nurse for 33 years.
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