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Women's Health Nursing

News and practice for women's health nurse specialists

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

Taking folic acid 'reduces risk of smaller babies', say researchers

Women who take folic acid before becoming pregnant are more likely to have a baby with a normal birth weight, new research suggests.

Link between paracetamol and asthma 'weak'

Link between paracetamol and childhood asthma 'weak'

There is not enough evidence to change the guidance on paracetamol over a link to childhood asthma, according to a new report.

Trial to test shopping vouchers as breastfeeding enticement

Researchers have announced the wide-scale expansion of a trial in which women are offered shopping vouchers for breastfeeding, following success in a pilot study.

Breast cancer patients 'missing out' on fertility treatment, charity warns

Breast cancer patients 'missing out' on fertility treatment advice

Only 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are being offered the chance to have fertility treatment, despite the disease leaving them potentially unable to have children, charity research has found.

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Seeds of life sewn mostly in colder months by British couples

For the natural world autumn and winter brings death and decay but new figures suggest British couples are at their most fruitful in the colder months.

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