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Lifestyle Resource Centre

Lifestyle Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Lifestyle Resource Centre collects the latest news, features and clinical articles on obesity, nutrition and travel health for practice and community nurses.

Obesity is a common problem in the UK, which is estimated to affect one in four adults and one in five children aged 10 to 11. Obesity and overweight can lead to a number of serious conditions including type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke.

Primary care nurses are at the frontline of tacking a problem which the government warns could "bankrupt the NHS".

Guy Tucker is the expert blogger for the Nursing in Practice Lifestyle resource centre. He has worked for many years in the community both as a district nurse and as ... more

Latest lifestyle 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.
21.03.17: In the UK, approximately 700,000 women per year give birth. Some 5% of these women have diabetes; of those 87.5% have gestational diabetes (GDM), 7.5% have type 1 diabetes and 5% have type 2.
09.03.17: Giving patients with type 2 diabetes more time with practice nurses leads to earlier insulin uptake and better outcomes, a BMJ published study has shown.

Latest lifestyle clinical articles

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.
Friday 17 February 2017
How can nurses ensure that children and young people are keeping active?
Friday 15 May 2015
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) urges the public to mirror it’s EU counterparts and get more exercise as it’s revealed 50% of UK adults never do any vigorous physical activity
Wednesday 22 April 2015
Cutting carbohydrate intake should be the primary strategy for treating diabetes according to experts
Monday 26 January 2015
The NHS is pressurized by self-inflicted conditions claims the Welsh health minister.
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