Erin Dean

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Heat exposure increases risk of heart attack in firefighters

Exposure to extreme heat while firefighting increases blood clotting and risk of heart attack, a new study suggests.

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Yoga could help people with inflammatory bowel disease

Yoga could help people with chronic inflammatory bowel disease improve their quality of life, a study has found.

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Mother’s voice increases stability in premature babies

Hearing their mother's voice appears to benefit the health of premature babies, a study has suggested.

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Pollution associated with higher rates of breast cancer risk factor

Living in a high pollution area may increase a woman's chance of having high breast density, which is a risk factor for breast cancer, a large study suggests.

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Smoking causes 10% of deaths worldwide

More than one in 10 deaths, approximately 6.4 million, worldwide are caused by smoking, a major study has found.

Nursing Older People

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

As costs of respiratory illnesses continue to rise, a recent report has criticised the lack of progress in tackling lung disease and COPD

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Multiple morbidities assessment

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released its new guidelines on the care of people with multiple morbidities.

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RCN makes urgent call for more clinicians on NHS 111 after allegations of poor service

More clinicians should be placed on the NHS 111 helpline after claims that suicidal callers 'put on hold until they hang up'.

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Revalidation: One year on

More than 200,000 nurses and midwives have completed the new system to check they are fit to practice in its first 12 months.

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Nurse who almost died after developing sepsis plans trip of a lifetime

A nurse who lost both legs and an arm after developing sepsis is preparing for globe-trotting adventures following her recovery.

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Figuring out emergency care provision

As the current system used to record data for emergency departments is approximately 40 years old, a new system will be implemented by October 2017

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Westminster attack: 'You can't help but be humbled by how our staff responded'

When nurses, colleagues and patients found themselves drawn into the centre of the terrorist attack on Westminster this month, just metres from a major London hospital, their response was admirable.

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Spirituality and care in the last days of life

Nurses should ask dying adults about their spiritual beliefs and cultural preferences, according to new advice from the National Institute for Health Care and Excellence.

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Resource update: Unlocking the NMC Code

A new student resource, Unlocking the Code, aims to help nursing students get to grips with the NMC code of conduct.

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The school that heals

At Gloucester House in north London, nurses and other mental healthcare professionals work alongside teachers to give children with complex problems a chance to thrive.

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Freedom to speak up? Extra protection mooted for NHS whistleblowers

NHS whistleblowers will have extra protection when they seek new jobs under plans being considered by the government.

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Setting the bar: how advanced practitioners are being recognised for transferable skills

Nurses, paramedics and other professionals working at advanced-practice level in emergency care can now obtain credentials that are nationally recognised, giving them pride and recognition in their roles and enabling them to easily transfer their skills

Nursing Children and Young People

Cerebral palsy

New guidelines published by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) puts the focus on children affected by cerebral palsy.