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Women's Health Nursing

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Supportive care after breast cancer surgery

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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

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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

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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

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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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How midwives can identify and support trafficked women

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Midwives have a public health role in meeting the needs of disadvantaged women, including those trafficked into the UK

Maternity mental health cost fears

Fears over rising cost of treating maternity mental health

The cost of mental health problems among women in pregnancy and shortly after birth runs into billions, a new report has warned.

Many with secondary breast cancer 'needlessly suffer pain', says charity

Thousands of patients diagnosed with secondary breast cancer may be needlessly suffering from debilitating physical pain, according to a leading charity.

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Ealing Hospital NHS Trust

Ealing maternity unit to close 'as soon as possible', says CCG

The maternity unit at Ealing Hospital Trust will close “as soon as possible” following agreement by local commissioners this week.

More womb-transplant babies due

More womb-transplant babies due soon, says pioneering doctor

The world’s first baby born from a transplanted womb is soon to have company - two more women who became pregnant after having transplants are due in the next few weeks.

Public Health England launches national flu vaccine campaign

This year’s national flu vaccine campaign has been launched to encourage patients deemed most at risk from the virus to get immunised.

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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.

Wearing a bra 'doesn't raise breast cancer risk'

Wearing a bra 'doesn't raise breast cancer risk'

“Scientists believe they have answered the decades long debate on whether wearing a bra can increase your risk of cancer,” reports The Daily Telegraph.

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