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Dermatology Nursing

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Fatty molecule involved in 'spread of skin cancer'

15-Oct-2014

A fatty molecule lays down a “breadcrumb trail” that allows malignant skin cancer to spread around the body, research has shown.

Drugs 'boost skin cancer fight'

UK trial suggests drug combo extends life for melanoma patients

30-Sep-2014

Treating patients suffering from the deadliest form of skin cancer with a combination of drugs could help extend their lives, research has suggested.

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“Self-care support in leg ulcer services should be the priority”

“Self-care support in leg ulcer services should be the priority” Subscription Required

Venous leg ulcer recurrence is common. Many patients will develop at least three or more leg ulcers during their lifetime, and sometimes will have an ulcer that never heals. They often experience alternating periods of healed ulceration and open ulcers.

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What happens if a naso-gastric tube gets knotted?

20-Oct-2014

Just because a procedure is common, and generally problem free, does not mean there are no dangers that staff need to watch out for

Scarlet fever cases on the rise in England

Scarlet fever cases on the rise in England

“More than 3,500 cases of scarlet fever – the vast majority in children – have been reported since September,” The Daily Telegraph reports.

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