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Women's Health Nursing

News and practice for women's health nurse specialists

Most baby falls occurred after the mother fell asleep with her baby in her arms

Reducing the risk of baby falls in maternity units Subscription Required

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.

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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.

Beta-blockers ‘prolong’ ovarian cancer patient survival

For the first time, researchers say they have demonstrated a benefit in overall survival among epithelial ovarian cancer patients receiving beta-blockers.

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Chemo less effective for older breast cancer patients

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 maternity units gain ‘baby friendly’ status

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the prestigious “baby friendly” accreditation for promoting breastfeeding from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Inexpensive generic drugs can ‘reduce breast cancer deaths’

Two different classes of drugs, aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates, can improve survival prospects for postmenopausal women with early breast cancer, suggests latest research.

New guidance advises clinicians on tackling FGM

Clinicians must know the difference between recording and reporting female genital mutilation, according to new UK guidance on the issue.

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