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Women's Health Nursing

News and practice for women's health nurse specialists

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

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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Guidance backs less invasive surgery for rare breast cancer

New guidelines have recommended that women with a rare aggressive breast cancer should be offered less invasive surgery.

Royal College of Midwives

Midwife leader pays tribute to pioneer of childbirth reform

The Royal College of Midwives has described Sheila Kitzinger MBE, who died at the age of 86 over the weekend, as a midwifery “pioneer”.

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Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Midwife gets on her bike to raise funds for cancer charities

A midwife who experienced a personal health scare is attempting to raise £3,000 for a range of cancer charities, starting with a sponsored bike ride last week.

Breastfeeding linked with higher adult IQ and earning ability

Longer duration of breastfeeding is linked with increased intelligence in adulthood, longer schooling, and higher adult earnings, according to a high profile study published earlier this week.

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Text reminders boost breast cancer screening attendance

Text reminders boost breast cancer screening attendance

Women who receive a text message reminding them about their breast cancer screening appointment are 20% more likely to attend than other patients, according to a UK study.

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