Issue : 22 July 2015
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Nurses play a critical role in ensuring people with a terminal illness can achieve the best possible quality of life in the time they have left.
Two different classes of drugs, aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates, can improve survival prospects for postmenopausal women with early breast cancer, suggests latest research.
"It’s hard to reason with someone who thinks a sick new mother just needs to stay home and eat to get well"Subscription
By returning to the continent of her birth to improve neonatal care, Miriam Etter is now securing a better start in life for others
Health visitors have been engaged in a novel way of encouraging children to eat healthily by drawing pictures of food on the pavement.
An independent expert review of has found that a drug is “safe and effective” for use within existing treatment guidelines for acute ischaemic stroke.
Health visitors and school nurses have been called on to ensure they are aware of the lifestyle weight management programmes available for children and young people in their area, according to new national care standards for England.
Health professionals should check steel cannula infusion sets manufactured by Unomedical before and after use, as there is a small risk of its needle breaking.
Using the clinical term “frailty” can provoke a strongly negative reaction from older patients, because of its associations with loss of independence and end of life, a report has warned.
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust believes it might be unique in the UK because it has three generations of the same family among its nursing staff.
We talk to Liz McCall, who is a voluntary community outreach nurse in reproductive health with VSO in Gamghadi, Nepal.