Issue : November 2010
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Personalisation for older people: living at homeVideoSubscription
This film from Social Care TV looks at the vital issue of innovation in social care.
Breast cancer nurse wins patient care awardSubscription
Nurse Denise Carr of Spire Wellesley Hospital, Southend-on-Sea, has won an award for her “devoted” work with breast cancer patients.
Half of children suffer from back painSubscription
Back pain is a “serious problem” for 58% of schoolchildren, according to a recent study.
Patients with face and neck wounds heal faster and with better results if patients receive initial treatment quickly, according to a US study.
Most common causes of pressure ulcers identifiedSubscription
The five factors that most significantly increase the risk of pressure ulcers in acute care patients have been identified by a US study.
Untreated ulcers at risk of venous refluxSubscription
Venous leg ulcers that go unhealed for a long time are at risk of provoking venous reflux, particularly in the popliteal vein, according to research.
“Violent films, video games and TV shows DO make boys aggressive,” according to the Daily Mail.
Children with a high body mass index between age nine and 12 are more likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood insulin levels by the time they reach adolescence, researchers in Bristol have concluded.
A 5°C rise in temperature leads to a 10 per cent increase in children admitted to hospital with serious injuries, a study has found.
Available evidence shows the benefits of bisphosphonate treatment outweigh the risk of atypical fractures, according to a position statement from the International Osteoporosis Foundation.