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Community mental health nurses are being urged to share their experiences about the part they play in helping patients to quit smoking and the barriers standing in their way of offering this support.
A trial of the HIV prevention drug pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in England is being expanded
All families with young children should get an extra health visitor check at age three, according to an influential group of MPs who have called for a major refresh of public health services for under fives.
Midwives will play a greater role in promoting healthy lifestyles and mental wellbeing, under new draft guidelines proposed by the profession’s regulator.
The growing emphasis on the promotion of mental health, the prevention of ill-health and improving the lives of people living with mental health difficulties is long-awaited and welcomed.
Nurses are being urged not to hesitate about recommending e-cigarettes to their patients after a “ground-breaking” UK study found they are one of the most effective ways to kick the habit.
Joint commissioning could be the way forward for public health services including health visiting and school nursing, according to the secretary of state for health and social care.
Leaving a two-hour gap between dinner and bedtime does not seem to be associated with any discernible difference in blood glucose levels among healthy adults, according to nurse researchers.
Nurses and other health professionals are being urged to step up the fight against drug-resistant “superbugs”.
A diet rich in vegetables and fish is associated with a lower risk of a woman developing high blood pressure and the related condition of pre-eclampsia, during pregnancy, suggest researchers.