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Meningococcal disease is the leading cause of death from infection among children and young people in the UK, and it is difficult to recognise and treat
Evidence suggests that relatives offered the opportunity to observe cardiopulmonary resuscitation at home are less likely to have post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms
Antibiotics are used to treat urinary tract infection in children; this Cochrane review researched the optimal regimen, looking at issues including effectiveness, adverse effects and antibiotic resistance
A mental health service trialled the use of peer support workers to help improve the experience of clients moving from the children and young people’s to adult services
New guidance from NICE on social anxiety disorder aims to reduce delays in diagnosis and treatment, and to improve the quality of life of people with the disorder
Health professionals in Gloucestershire have achieved “baby friendly” status for their support for breastfeeding and nutrition.
The government must urgently improve support for mental health services in order to cut the number of young suicides in the UK, a charity has warned.
Campaigns designed to encourage parents to vaccinate their children against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) can backfire, according to research.
More than one in five parents would not tell their GP if their child suffered a reaction to a medicine, while almost six in 10 would fail to tell a pharmacist, according to a poll by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
Young people with acute mental health problems are suffering from a woeful lack of appropriate provision, a charity has warned.
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I spent a day last week experiencing the adult student nurse programme at City University in London. The student nurses on that programme will be spending time on placement on the same wards that I trained on 35 years ago.
Watching some episodes of Melvyn Bragg’s series ‘Reel History’ on BBC television recently about the start of the NHS and the opening of the M1 Motorway, I was reminded of the time I was driven by ambulance on the newly constructed M1 Motorway from London to Birmingham when I was working as a staff nurse at the Bedford General Hospital in 1959.