Clinicians must avoid “telling off” or “blaming” patients with diabetes, according to a new guide that highlights the importance of using the right words when interacting with those with the disease.
Nurses are best placed to implement new guidance on caring for frail, elderly diabetes patients, one of its authors has told Nursing Times.
Health professionals must identify children at risk of obesity at a much earlier age and offer families better support in combating poor lifestyle choices, according to a hard-hitting report by MPs.
Nurses must not share passwords or leave patient data onscreen, as part of a new focus on data protection in the NHS.
Smartphone messages should be sent to high risk cardiovascular patients when adverse weather conditions are predicted, say researchers, who found heart attacks were more common during cold snaps.
Patients with atrial fibrillation, which can leave them at a higher risk of stroke, still need treatment even after their heart rhythm seems to have returned to normal, warn UK researchers.
Experts who carried out a review of research on the human papillomavirus vaccine have hit out at “unjustified claims” that it can harm women for fear these could prevent them taking up the jab.
Measuring the strength of someone’s grip could be a cheap, easy and effective way of identifying people at high risk of a wide range of diseases including heart problems and cancer, a study suggests.
Study questions widely used treatment for eczema in children VideoSubscription
One of the most widely used treatments for childhood eczema may not actually be helpful, according to UK researchers.
The first GP-based Admiral nurse service has been set up in Suffolk, it has been announced.