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Sexually transmitted infections – safer sex

Sexual health is an important area of public health as most of the adult population are sexually active within the United Kingdom

What you need to know about Zika, the virus and the disease

The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne pathogen from the flavivirus family, which includes dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and West Nile virus

Antimicrobial resistance and urinary tract infections in the community

Antimicrobial resistance has been identified by the World Health Organization as one of the top three threats to human health

Part 2: Treatment options for children and young adults with depression

The Five-Year Forward View for Mental Health1 emphasised that early intervention and prevention services for children and young people would save £100 million for public services

Joining up roles

Working in two different nursing roles can have great benefit, even if they are diverse

Postmenopausal osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a silent disease where bones become fragile due to loss of tissue. It leads to low-trauma or fragility fractures that can cause pain, disability and premature death. Some 50% of women over the age of 50 experience a fracture mainly as a result of osteoporosis

Blog: Eczema from a child and parents point of view

For parents the eczema journey can prove challenging, with many finding every step a new experience. Often they are told: “its only eczema or a bit of eczema”

Blog: Are your patient re-using insulin pen device needles?

I must have been naive, not realising that so many are doing just this. Do they think they are saving the NHS money by re-using the needles on their insulin pen devices?

NHS England releases spending blueprint for mental health funds

NHS England has announced “a major transformation programme” for mental health care through improved services and funding

Obesity to cost councils half a billion by 2017

The fight against obesity is set to cost councils more than half a billion pounds by 2017 since taking over public health from the NHS three years ago