Issue : 21 October 2015
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Breastfeeding difficulties may increase the risk of developing postnatal depression, according to researchers from Swansea University.
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Five nursing and midwifery professionals have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the health of black and ethnic minority communities.
A UK midwifery academic has been given funding to study whether a weight management intervention based on “slimming groups” is effective in helping women lose weight after giving birth.
Four drugs for treating a form of arthritis in children and young people have been provisionally recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in final draft guidance.
“Survivors of Ebola can carry the virus in their sperm and transmit it sexually for up to nine months, a study has found,” The Guardian reports.
The largest ever clinical trial looking at whether taking aspirin every day stops some of the most common cancers coming back has been launched across the UK today.
Dame Julie Moore, a nurse and the chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, is to take over the leadership of its troubled neighbour Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.
“Bowel cancer is four distinct diseases, each with a different prognosis,” BBC News reports after new research suggests there are four genetic sub-types of bowel cancer. It’s hoped adapting treatment to each type will lead to better outcomes.
Lauren Piercy, a mental health student nurse, presents a poem about patient engagement, honesty and what it is like to be a student nurse entering a conversation when confidence is low.
The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust has confirmed that ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey’s condition has improved significantly.