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Women's Health Nursing

News and practice for women's health nurse specialists

Supportive care after breast cancer surgery

Supportive care after breast cancer surgery Subscription Required

Breast cancer follow-ups were replaced with an education programme. Women had sufficient care and valuable clinical resources were directed to patients in greater need

Individualised homeopathy after cancer treatment

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A community-based evaluation of individualised homeopathy for women after cancer treatment showed positive results for total, physical and emotional wellbeing

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HPV vaccination: effects on cervical screening

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The first young women given human papillomavirus vaccination will soon be invited for cervical screening and should be encouraged to attend

Supporting women after genital mutilation

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Female genital mutilation is a misunderstood and distressing issue. Nurses need to be aware of its impact to be able to offer or refer women for support

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How midwives can identify and support trafficked women

How midwives can identify and support trafficked women Subscription Required

Midwives have a public health role in meeting the needs of disadvantaged women, including those trafficked into the UK

Birmingham Women's Hospital

New national sperm bank will 'build families'

A national sperm bank has opened to help meet increasing demand for donors in the UK.

Woman looking at smartphone

‘Fully interactive’ breast cancer detection app launched

The charity Breast Cancer Care and the electronics company Philips have jointly launched a new breast-check app, designed to ensure being “breast aware” is part of a woman’s regular routine.

Quarter of women unaware of stroke mortality risk

One in eight women in the UK are unaware that they could suffer a stroke even though they are three times more deadly than breast cancer, a poll has found.

Maternity mental health cost fears

Fears over rising cost of treating maternity mental health

The cost of mental health problems among women in pregnancy and shortly after birth runs into billions, a new report has warned.

Many with secondary breast cancer 'needlessly suffer pain', says charity

Thousands of patients diagnosed with secondary breast cancer may be needlessly suffering from debilitating physical pain, according to a leading charity.

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