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Gastroenterology Nursing

News and practice for gastroenterology nurse specialists



Daily aspirin for five to 10 years reduces cancer risk in middle aged

6-Aug-2014

Healthy people should be encouraged to take a daily dose of aspirin to ward off cancer, according to the leader of a new study highlighting the drug’s benefits.

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Gut bacteria linked to bowel cancer in mice

Gut bacteria linked to bowel cancer in mice

18-Jul-2014

Bacteria in the gut can trigger cancer by breaking down carbohydrate food, a study has found.

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Cholinesterase inhibitors for mild cognitive impairment

Cholinesterase inhibitors for mild cognitive impairment

The review was undertaken to establish the effect of cholinesterase inhibitors on people with mild cognitive impairment. There is little evidence that the treatment modifies disease progression to dementia

Probiotics in antibiotic-associated diarrhoea

Probiotics in antibiotic-associated diarrhoea

Antibiotic therapy may cause diarrhoea. Robust evidence is needed to establish the effectiveness of probiotic use in preventing or treating antibiotic-associated diarrhoea

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When was the first time you felt that buzz of pride to be a nurse?

15-Sep-2014

Most nurses experience it right at the start. It could be on the bus to your first day of placement, when you have the urge to lean over and tell a stranger that you’re a nurse by the way.

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Herbal medicine

Effects of supplements on medicines 'dangerous'

Herbal remedies such as echinacea and St John’s Wort “could make medication dangerous”, the Daily Mail has warned.

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