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Issue : 14 July 2008

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  • Resus just as effective when performed by the publicSubscription

    News18 July, 2008

    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

    News18 July, 2008

    Fewer underage children and young people are drinking alcohol, according to a government survey.

  • Hospitals should help fight knife crimeSubscription

    News18 July, 2008

    Hospitals should share data with police in order to combat knife crime, a doctor has claimed.

  • Permethrin most effective scabies treatmentSubscription

    News18 July, 2008

    Administration of topical permethrin is the most effective treatment for scabies, according to a study.

  • Clinical Skills Challenge - case study 3Subscription

    Clinical17 July, 2008

    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

    News17 July, 2008

    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

    News17 July, 2008

    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

    News17 July, 2008

    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

    News17 July, 2008

    MRSA bloodstream infections have fallen by 30%, in the last year according to latest government figures.

  • End-of-life nursing teams to receive £286mSubscription

    News16 July, 2008

    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.

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