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.
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the prestigious “baby friendly” accreditation for promoting breastfeeding from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Two different classes of drugs, aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates, can improve survival prospects for postmenopausal women with early breast cancer, suggests latest research.
Clinicians must know the difference between recording and reporting female genital mutilation, according to new UK guidance on the issue.
Nurses and other practitioners providing non-surgical cosmetic interventions, such as Botox, are to be regulated in Scotland from next year, ministers have announced.
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.
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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Behind the Headlines
“Irregular sleeping patterns have been ‘unequivocally’ shown to lead to [breast] cancer in tests on mice, a study suggests,” BBC News reports. Scientists are concerned a similar effect may occur in women working night shifts.