A “substantial increase” in the number of cases of scarlet fever being reported this year has been highlighted by Public Health England, which is urging health practitioners to be “mindful” when assessing patients.
A new guide to improve awareness of sepsis among health visitors and school nurses has been launched by Public Health England, stressing nurses must be able to signpost parents to help if their child becomes unwell.
Pregnant women should do about 150 minutes of “moderate intensity” activity every week, according to new guidance from the UK’s chief medical officers.
Practice nurses and GPs across London are being urged to boost uptake of the shingles vaccine among people aged over 70 years old as part of a city-wide campaign.
Expectant mothers will be given advice on healthy living as part of a “safer pregnancy” campaign launched in Wales aimed at reducing stillbirths.
The number of patients with co-infections of HIV and tuberculosis has risen 40% across Europe over the last five years, despite an overall reduction in new TB cases, according to latest figures.
Drinking concentrated blueberry juice for just 12 weeks can lead to improvements in brain function in older people, according to a small UK study.
Legislation that requires all families with babies to receive five health visitor checks before their child reaches two and a half years old is to remain in place in England, the government has announced.
The number of health visitors working in the NHS in England has fallen by almost 9% in the space of a year, leading to warnings by senior nurses that the workforce could soon return to previous dangerously low levels.
E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use than conventional cigarettes, according to UK researchers.