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Women's Health Nursing

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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.

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Cancer charity to set up nurse-led information service

A women’s cancer charity is seeking a specialist nurse to run a new information service on gynaecological cancers.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Nurses to offer ‘unique’ breast cancer support service

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.

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.

Elderly BME patient

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). Archive

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Termination of pregnancy: a review of psychological effects on women

Termination of pregnancy: a review of psychological effects on women Subscription Required

This study reviews the evidence on the psychological effects of induced abortion.

'No significant link' between breastfeeding and higher IQ

'No significant link' between breastfeeding and higher IQ

“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.


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