Kat Keogh

Changing perceptions
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'Nurse ambassadors' being recruited to boost profession's image

Chief nurse in bid to improve reputation of nursing and midwifery as desirable careers.

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Probiotics and xylitol gum can’t replace antibiotics

Using probiotics and xylitol chewing gum to alleviate sore throats as an alternative to antibiotics appears to have no effect, a study shows

Emotional distress
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Self-harm a sign of emotional pain rather than cry for help

Most people who self-harm do so as a way to deal with emotional distress rather than as a cry for help, research suggests

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People living close to a gym found to have smaller waists

People living close to gyms, swimming pools or playing fields and far from a fast-food outlet have smaller waists and lower BMI and body fat percentages, researchers say

Housing for nurses
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Housing crisis: Public land ‘flogged off to developers’ and unaffordable for nurses warning

Four out of five homes built by private developers on former NHS land will cost more than nurses can afford, a think tank has warned.

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Top 15: The most popular articles of 2017

Here we look back at the stories that have been most popular with our readers in the year that Nursing Standard celebrated its 30th anniversary.

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RCN evidence: the real cost of 'demoralising' pay freeze

The exodus of nurses will continue unless staff receive an above inflation pay rise, the RCN has warned.

Kate Garraway and Dorcas Gwata
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Kate Garraway champions nursing in new film

The TV star and ambassador for the RCNi Nurse Awards is shining a light on nursing

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Heavy drinking, smoking seen linked to visible signs of ageing

Heavy drinking and smoking are linked to visible signs of physical ageing and looking older than one’s years, though light to moderate drinking is not associated with biological ageing, researchers say

Good infection control practice
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RCN course prepares nurses to fight antimicrobial resistance

The new course will respond to the needs of nurses working in infection prevention and control.

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Chancellor hints at lifting pay cap in budget

Public services staff 'under pressure' due to pay restraint

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Doctors might delay retirement if work hours, red tape were cut

Taking steps to retain older medical staff would reduce turnover and could enhance patient safety, study authors argue

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Drugs used to treat acid reflux increase stomach cancer risk

Healthcare professionals are urged to exercise caution when prescribing proton pump inhibitors over long periods

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Nurse academics to ask commuters if they are sitting comfortably

Results of new research into pressure ulcers are to be demonstrated at a Manchester train station.

end of life
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End of life care delays are stopping inpatients from dying at home

Fast-track Continuing Healthcare framework is not fast enough.

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Heart surgery in afternoon less risky due to body clock

Patients who have open heart surgery in the afternoon could be at less risk of adverse effects than those who have morning operations, due to the body's internal clock, researchers say.

Depressed children
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Mental health services failing children, CQC study reveals

Care Quality Commission says four in ten mental health services for children are failing, with young people facing long delays for treatment.

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Omega-6 fats may help prevent type 2 diabetes

A diet rich in omega-6 fats, contained in foods such as soybeans, sunflower seeds and tofu, can significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, scientists say.