Issue : 14 July 2008
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Resuscitation by members of the public is just as effective as when performed by ambulance crews, results from the national defibrillator programme show.
Fewer children drink while underageSubscription
Fewer underage children and young people are drinking alcohol, according to a government survey.
Hospitals should help fight knife crimeSubscription
Hospitals should share data with police in order to combat knife crime, a doctor has claimed.
Permethrin most effective scabies treatmentSubscription
Administration of topical permethrin is the most effective treatment for scabies, according to a study.
Clinical Skills Challenge - case study 3Subscription
THE COMPETITION FOR THIS CASE STUDY IS NOW CLOSED. THE ANSWERS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.This 49-year-old gentleman was seen by his GP 3 days ago with shortness of breath on exertion. This was causing him to rest after walking 10 - 15 metres, having previously had no problems with exercise. He had no chest pain or cough. He had taken a flight back to Scotland from Los Angeles in late October 2007.
Drug combination improves arthritis outcomesSubscription
A combination of the drugs methotrexate and etanercept can significantly improve outcomes in patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to an international study.
Asthma control is not aided by a low-salt dietSubscription
Following a low-sodium diet does not appear to have any appreciable impact on asthma control, according to UK research, contrary to previous opinion.
Nurse abused more than 20 patientsSubscription
A nurse at an eating disorders clinic had inappropriate sexual relationships with 23 vulnerable women over a period of 20 years, according to an investigation.
MRSA and C. Diff rates declineSubscription
MRSA bloodstream infections have fallen by 30%, in the last year according to latest government figures.
End-of-life nursing teams to receive £286mSubscription
Specialist fast-response nursing teams will be set up across the country to enable people to die at home under new proposals revealed today by the government.