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The importance of investing in early years health and social care

Early childhood is defined by Unesco as the important period in a child's life from birth to aged 8 years. The first 5 years prior to a child entering primary school education are especially crucial...

Should SARS-CoV-2 vaccination for all frontline healthcare staff be compulsory?

The UK is a liberal democracy, a system of government within which individual rights and freedoms are recognised and protected, and the exercise of political power is limited by the rule of law.

Why all nurses play a critical role in population screening

Aminah is 18 years old and has been in the UK for 4 weeks. As a refugee, she travelled alone from Somalia and had a baby within 2 weeks of arrival. She is living temporarily in a hostel, has one room...

Obesity: the biggest public health challenge facing nursing this century

Research during the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the serious impact that obesity has on a person's physical and psychological health (PHE, 2020b; 2020c; Brown et al, 2021). It also plays a...

An obesity strategy to reduce COVID-19 morbidity and mortality

Rates of obesity in the western world have been steadily increasing since the 1980s. In the UK, as elsewhere, this rise is projected to continue (Agha and Agha, 2017). Obesity is now one of the...

Men's perception and understanding of male-factor infertility in the UK

Men were recruited from all over the UK, with a robust sample of more than 2000 and a wide range of ages. Additionally, those with and without children as well as those with a diagnosis of MFI were...

COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine administration

COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Transmission is primarily via respiratory (droplet and aerosol) and...

Dispelling anti-vaxxer misinformation about COVID-19 vaccination

Following the launch of mass vaccination programmes against COVID-19 in a number of counties, after timely development of safe, effective vaccines, the conundrum now is how to tackle anti-vaxxers and...

Nurses' role in curbing the pandemic affirms their wider remit in disease prevention and promoting vaccination

Vaccination is a routine element of NHS universal health care, which starts before birth and has proven success in improving key health outcomes. For example, rubella vaccination prior to conception,...

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