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.
A women’s cancer charity is seeking a specialist nurse to run a new information service on gynaecological cancers.
A new breast care survivorship team has been set up in Lincolnshire in what is being described by nurses as a “complete shift” in how follow-up care is managed.
For the first time, researchers say they have demonstrated a benefit in overall survival among epithelial ovarian cancer patients receiving beta-blockers.
Chemotherapy prolongs life for older adults with most types of cancer, but not for women over the age of 80 with breast cancer, according to a US study.
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the prestigious “baby friendly” accreditation for promoting breastfeeding from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Choosing to study nursing sets you on a career path which will see you experience all aspects of humanity, from an individual’s moment of unbridled joy to their vulnerability at the darkest times of an illness.
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This study reviews the evidence on the psychological effects of induced abortion.
Behind the Headlines
“Breastfeeding has no benefit over bottle feeding when it comes to a child’s IQ,” the Daily Mail says, reporting on the results of a study that found no significant link between breastfeeding and increased intelligence.