Training in nutrition advice for teenagers is to be provided to school nurses at NHS trusts across the country from March, after it was found staff were too time-stretched and ill-equipped to deliver healthy eating information.
A small group of nurses who swapped to a vegan diet that was tailored to their personal situation showed health benefits after just three weeks, claimed the US researchers behind the study.
A diet rich in fruit and vegetables, nuts and whole grains but low in salt, sugary drinks, and red and processed meats, is associated with a lower risk of gout, researchers have concluded.
A new nutrition and dietary advice guide for haemato-oncology nurses to give to patients with neutropenia has been launched by a blood cancer research charity.
Providing vitamin D to older people does not help prevent osteoporosis in general but may help strengthen bones in those with a serious vitamin D deficiency, suggest a new study.
Eating foods packed with fibre such fruit, veg and cereal may help ward off painful osteoarthritis in the knees, suggests a new study.
An award-winning hydration nurse specialist is urging health and care providers to trial a simple risk assessment tool that has been shown to significantly reduce hospital admissions from care homes.
Trusts and other employers are being urged to ensure nurses can keep hydrated, as a matter of patient safety, on what is the hottest day of the year so far in many parts of the country.
Nutrition nurse specialists say they have seen a surge in emergency call-outs because of problems related to the “disjointed” roll-out of new enteral feeding devices.
Staff at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge can now get a range of nutritious snacks and lunch options thanks to a new cafe designed to promote healthy and drinking.