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Family Health Resource Centre

Family Health Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Family Health Resource Centre brings you the latest news and clinical developments in all areas of family health, to child health, women's health, sexual health, men's health and care of older people.

Family health remains a mainstay of general practice, with many families placing their faith and trust in their practice nurses, health visitors and school nurses to provide a wide range of advice, checks and treatments.

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Latest family health news

23.05.17: New drugs to treat type 2 diabetes may soon become available which are safer and more effective, with reduced side effects and the need for insulin injections, research has revealed.
23.05.17: For the first time, the NHS has commissioned a health app to help patients with type 2 diabetes.
23.05.17: Patients with type 1 diabetes who use Lucozade drinks to treat hypoglycaemia should be made aware of changes to the drink’s glucose content.
22.05.17: Primary headache disorders are extremely disabling and highly prevalent. They place a significant demand on NHS resources and are an enormous financial cost to the UK economy.
05.05.17: Acne vulgaris (meaning ‘common’ in Latin) is often viewed as a rite of passage for teenagers and as such is often ignored by patients, parents and practitioners.

Latest family health clinical articles

Thursday 4 May 2017
The primary care nurse is vital in the early detection and management of children and young people who are depressed. The nurse could potentially be the first point of contact when a parent, education or social care professional is concerned about a young person’s mental health.
Friday 28 April 2017
It is estimated that around one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage,1 and up to 75% of miscarriages occur in the first trimester.
Thursday 20 April 2017
What should nurses know about treating this common condition in children?
Thursday 30 March 2017
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is recognised as one of the most common respiratory diseases in the UK, with over 5 million people diagnosed.
Monday 20 March 2017
Allergy is the most frequent chronic disease in children. Allergic conditions often begin in childhood and can persist for many years, often for life. However, they can also can develop at any age.

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