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Women's Health Nursing

News and practice for women's health nurse specialists

Incontinence can impact on quality of life

Assessing quality of life with incontinence Subscription Required

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.

Patients should be referred to an ophthalmic unit in cases of suspected cataracts

Nurses' role in early detection of cataracts Subscription Required

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.

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.

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

Text messages 'boost' teen birth control compliance

Sending teenage girls text message reminders about appointments for birth control injections can improve adherence to contraception in a notoriously noncompliant age group, according to a small US study.

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Patient asthma

Women with asthma more likely to be admitted via A&E than men

Women with acute asthma who end up in accident and emergency are 60% more likely to be admitted to hospital, according to new research.

Britain just makes it onto list of 25 safest countries to give birth

Women in Britain are more than twice as likely to die in childbirth as those in Poland, Austria or Belarus, reveals a new report.

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Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Lancashire nurse celebrates over 50 years of NHS service

A contraception and sexual health nurse from the Ribble Valley has reached the milestone of working for over 50 years in the health service.

Radiology

Concussion symptoms last longer in women, say researchers

Women have a more difficult time recovering from concussion than men, suggest researchers.

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Termination of pregnancy: a review of psychological effects on women

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This study reviews the evidence on the psychological effects of induced abortion.

Milk and dairy products are a common source of iodine

No evidence organic milk in pregnancy lowers a baby's IQ

“Pregnant women who switch to ‘healthier’ organic milk may be putting the brain development of their unborn babies at risk,” The Guardian reports after researchers found organic milk had lower levels of iodine than standard milk.

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