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Nurses at the first hospice in the UK to trial a ground-breaking scanner designed to detect pressure damage say the device has helped them act sooner to stop ulcers developing and raises questions about the value of traditional skin assessments.
The rate of stillbirth and neonatal deaths in the UK remained about the same in 2016 as the year before, suggesting that progress in recent years may have stalled.
Nursing staff at risk of burnout can be identified by means of a simple saliva test that measures the hormone cortisol, according to researchers from Austria.
A new test can identify intensive care patients at highest risk of potentially life-threatening secondary infections, including from antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and C difficile, according to UK researchers.
Practice nurses and other staff at GP surgeries will soon be required to give advice on dementia risk as part of the NHS Health Check, which is offered to patients from middle age.
Unions representing nursing and midwifery have welcomed the announcement of a rise in funding for the NHS, but have questioned whether it will be sufficient to keep pace with demand on services.
Most spontaneous births take place between 1:00 and 6.59am with a peak around 4am and a trough in the afternoon, according to UK researchers.
Hillingdon Hospital staff, including senior managers, have been donning their nightwear this week to draw attention to the issue of “pyjama paralysis” in older patients.
A new online resource has been launched to support parents, relatives and health professionals in the wake of baby loss during mid pregnancy.
All children around the world should receive the hepatitis B vaccination at birth, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a global expert on the disease.