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Breastfeeding does not prevent asthma and allergies

A Swedish study shows that breastfeeding does not lower the risk of allergies, hay fever and asthma.

Difficult to motivate patients to change

Patients with heart disease need guidance in how to adopt healthier eating habits, quit smoking and be more physically active. The health care system isn’t consistently providing that help.

Abuse by health personnel leaves permanent scars

When women feel abused by health personnel while giving birth, there is a bigger chance that they will develop fear of childbirth and request caesarean section the next time round.

Practicing nursing care in a virtual world

While Facebook wants to make the world’s best online games using the Oculus Rift headset, researchers are using the same set-up to help teach nurses how to communicate better.

Student nurses get a grip on research

Student nurses comprehend and appreciate more research than students on the paths to becoming teachers or engineers.

Are nurses really angels in white?

Having a strong desire to help others is not a prerequisite for job involvement in nursing, study shows.

Elderly treated by 17 different aides on average per 28 days

Elderly Norwegians who live at home and receive assistance from district nurses and nursing aides have to cope with far more individual helpers than recommended. But the patients rarely complain.

Popular package for learning

Nursing students prefer e-compendia over both traditional learning aids and other electronic-supported solutions.

Talking can help heal crash victims

Patients admitted to casualty wards are less prone to develop post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression if followed up with nurse-led therapeutic interventions.

Care but no caring

Nursing care at home can be the best solution for many elderly who manage to live on their own. But a new study reveals how they frequently encounter a lack of respect and empathy from nurses.