News and practice for neurology nurse specialists
The Eden Alternative is a philosophy that encourages nurses to empower care home residents by recognising what they are able to do and engaging them in activities.
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.
Osteogenesis imperfecta - commonly known as brittle bone disease - is a rare inherited disease that can present as trauma fractures in babies and children.
Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital.
Skull fractures associated with intracranial injury are a leading cause of traumatic death in childhood. Children with head injuries should be monitored for signs of deterioration.
Macrolides antibiotics, currently considered safe during pregnancy, may carry a small risk of neurological damage and so should be reviewed by regulators, according to UK researchers.
Longer duration of breastfeeding is linked with increased intelligence in adulthood, longer schooling, and higher adult earnings, according to a high profile study published earlier this week.
Parkinson’s patients more than twice as likely than other patients to die in hospital following emergency admission, according to the largest ever study of its kind in England.
Nurses who work with Parkinson’s disease patients or have an interest in the condition are being urged to join a new network that aims to “revolutionise care”.
A new pegylated treatment has been approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium for adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
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