Should women at high risk of breast cancer be screened in their 30s?

Jan Hunter, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull           A major research study has demonstrated that breast screening in women aged 35–39  years can be effective at detecting cancers at an early stage and is therefore expected to be equally effective in reducing mortality rates (Evans et al, 2019). Currently, […]

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Menstruation: The Next Vital Sign

Roberta Heale Associate Editor, EBN @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ In a presentation at the 40th National Association of Pediatric NPs in New Orleans in early March 2019, Joan Mezera and Meara Henley put forward some important ideas about necessary changes in the way health care providers view and assess menstruation in teenage and adolescent female patients.  They […]

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Promoting global knowledge exchange about domestic abuse prevention in the UK and Uganda

Dr Maria Clark is a Lecturer in Nursing in the School of Nursing (Institute of Clinical Sciences) University of Birmingham, U.K. Paving the way In May 2016, the World Health Assembly Member States pledged a global plan of action on strengthening the role of the health systems in addressing interpersonal violence, particularly against women and […]

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Talking to women about urinary incontinence

Amy Hunter, Lecturer Adult Nursing, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds a.e.hunter1@leeds.ac.uk, @aeh_health Join our EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 18th of July 2018, 8-9pm UK time, which will focus on urinary incontinence. Participating in the chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not have one you can create an account at www.twitter.com. Once you have […]

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Why do some women avoid breast cancer screening?

Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN, @EBNursingBMJ @robertaheale A large percentage of my work in family practice care includes screening for early detection of disease. Cholesterol testing, PAPs, prostate and colon cancer screening are a few examples.  Another example is the mammogram which is used to screen for breast cancer. Recommendations vary so that the age […]

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Treating pain during pregnancy and breast feeding

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Weds 19th April at 8-9pm UK time will focus on pain during pregnancy, how important and difficult is to treat pain during pregnancy and breast feeding. The Twitter Chat will be hosted by Dr Massimo Allegri, Assistant Professor in Anesthesia Intensive Care and Pain Medicine at the University of Parma […]

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