Nurses and other healthcare staff may be under-reporting sexual incidents on mental health wards, the healthcare watchdog for England has warned.
The UK is “well on the way” to eradicating HIV, health leaders have claimed, after new figures showed diagnoses have reached their lowest level since 2000.
An urgent call for people to get tested for hepatitis C virus has been made by Public Health England, after new survey data suggested a lack of awareness.
Nursing organisations have urged the government not to forget about key health and care services, such as health visiting and sexual health, that will not benefit from the recent announcement of a funding boost for the NHS.
The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme in adolescent girls has led to a dramatic fall in the number of young women carrying the infection which can cause cervical cancer in England, a study published online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases has shown
Urinary incontinence in later life can negatively impact on the sexual health of both men and women, sparking the need for both “taboo” subjects to be discussed by health professionals in consultations, according to UK researchers.
Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that it will introduce a nationwide HPV vaccination programme for men aged 45 or younger who have sex with other men.
Independent health visitors and vaccination clinics are among a range of new service providers set to be given performance ratings by the Care Quality Commission.
Council leaders have warned that fresh cuts to public health budgets are counter-productive in trying to “keep the pressure off the NHS and adult social care”.
Women taking the pill or other hormonal contraception face a 20% higher risk of breast cancer than those not using this type of birth control, according to new research.