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Promoting and maintaining healthy hydration in patients

10 April 2012

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Fluid is essential for life and health. Nurses have an important role in helping patients maintain optimal levels of hydration, particularly in hospital or...

Recommendations for the use of eggs in the diet

25 May 2010

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Recommendations about consuming eggs have evolved over the past few years resulting in some confusion. This article reports on changes to egg consumption...

Health aspects of caffeine: benefits and risks

10 November 2009

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article examines the benefits and risks associated with caffeinated foods and drinks, taking an evidence-based approach to identify appropriate daily caffeine...

The role of red meat in a balanced diet

25 October 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Lean red meat is rich in essential nutrients, such as iron and zinc. Recent changes in farming practice have lowered the fat content of meat significantly....

Fluoride in the UK diet

06 August 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can be obtained from foods and fluids originating from soils containing fluoride, as well as by drinking water that...

Health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

11 August 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Evidence suggests that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids play an integral role in cell membrane function and development of the brain and eyes. Optimising intake...

Obesity in children

28 January 2004

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article reviews the causes of childhood obesity and suggests different approaches to treatment and prevention.

Health aspects of caffeine: benefits and risks

04 November 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article examines the benefits and risks associated with caffeinated foods and drinks, taking an evidence-based approach to identify appropriate daily caffeine...

Recommendations for the use of eggs in the diet

19 May 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

Recommendations about consuming eggs have evolved over the past few years resulting in some confusion. This article reports on changes to egg consumption...

Promoting and maintaining healthy hydration in patients

04 April 2012

Nursing Standard

CPD

Fluid is essential for life and health. Nurses have an important role in helping patients maintain optimal levels of hydration, particularly in hospital or...