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Women's Health Nursing

News and practice for women's health nurse specialists

Muscle training for pelvic organ prolapse

Muscle training for pelvic organ prolapse

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.

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

Individualised homeopathy after cancer treatment Subscription Required

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

HPV vaccination: effects on cervical screening Subscription Required

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

Supporting women after genital mutilation Subscription Required

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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Financial incentives could prompt smoking cessation in pregnant women

Financial incentives could prompt smoking cessation in pregnant women

Pregnant women are more likely to quit smoking if financial rewards are offered as part of a treatment plan, according to new research.

Weight gain ‘does not cut fracture risk’ after menopause

Weight gain ‘does not cut fracture risk’ after menopause

Both weight gain and weight loss in postmenopausal women are associated with increased incidence of fracture, but at different anatomical sites, according to a US study.

Two Leicestershire health visitors become national fellows

Two Leicestershire health visitors become national fellows

Two health visitors from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), have joined the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) Fellow scheme, a new country-wide group of 40 leading expert health visitors who are making a real difference to the health outcomes of children and their families.

Diabetes risk higher in black women who work night shifts

A large ongoing study into the health of African-American women has found those who work night shifts are significantly more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who never work at night.

Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

School nurses donate presents to victims of domestic violence

Big hearted school nurses in Doncaster have collected around 40 gifts to bring some Christmas cheer to those less fortunate than themselves.

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