Issue : 10 June 2015
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Cancer treatment can affect bowel and bladder function, which is hugely debilitating and can even result in people feeling housebound.
NICE recommends that healthcare professionals deliver very brief advice (less than two minutes) to motivate people to make lifestyle changes.
“A new study finds that detergent wipes are spreading bugs in hospitals,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
“New test uses a single drop of blood to reveal entire history of viral infections,” The Guardian reports.
“Women who undergo breast cancer screening cut their risk of dying from the disease by 40%, according to a global panel of experts,” The Guardian reports.
All nurses should be “striving for excellence” in cardiovascular care, according to academics behind a set of new resources designed to inspire the profession.
“People with autism … are over-sensitive to the world,” the Mail Online reports.
“NHS tests and drugs ‘do more harm than good’,” is the headline in The Telegraph, while The Guardian warns: “Doctors to withhold treatments in campaign against ‘too much medicine’.”
The Daily Telegraph today tells us that: “Single mothers in England [are] more likely to suffer ill health because their families ‘do not support them’.”
“Poor grip can signal chances of major illness or premature death,” the Mail Online reports.