Jo Stephenson is a freelance reporter for Nursing Times
Diabetes patients are more likely to die from suicide, accidents and alcohol-related causes, according to a new study, which suggests this could be linked to poor mental health.
For centuries the painful condition of gout has been associated with a rich diet but a new study that suggests genetics may be more to blame could help shatter long-held misconceptions, say researchers.
Decongestants should not be given to young children because there is no evidence they help clear up a blocked or runny nose and their safety is unclear, according to experts investigating the effectiveness of treatments for the common cold.
Every NHS hospital in England has agreed to cut sales of sugary drinks on their premises as part of efforts to curb rising levels of obesity.
Homeless people sleeping rough in South London are benefitting from on the spot checks and same-day registration with a GP thanks to a project set up by specialist nurses.
Nurses across England are being urged to get actively involved in the latest phase of a nationwide campaign to tackle antibiotic resistance, including handing out “non-prescriptions” to patients.
Midwives trained to recognise domestic abuse and support women sometimes do not realise or acknowledge they are victims themselves, reveals new research by the Royal College of Midwives.
Newly qualified nurses and midwives will be mentored by recently retired NHS staff, under a pilot scheme due to launch in Scotland next year.
A weight-loss drug may help bring down blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of diabetes in obese and overweight patients, according to new US research.
People with diabetes are at greater risk of developing and dying from cancer, according to new research.