Issue : 14 July 2008
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Teenage girls under pressure to conformSubscription
A report into the mental health of teenage girls has revealed that pressure to lose weight and premature sexualisation is making them unhappy.
Concern over care for cancer survivorsSubscription
New research has revealed that around 2m people have survived cancer in the UK – prompting concerns about a lack of support for them from the NHS.
Fish supplements may reduce risk of asthmaSubscription
Fish oil supplements taken in the third trimester of pregnancy could reduce the risk of children developing asthma.
Nurses have a pivotal role in ensuring operations have been carried out and completed safely under new guidelines announced today by the government.
Community children’s nursing teams are vital to prevent unnecessary admissions to emergency departments, to support care at home and to speed up discharge, recommends research.
Nurse cadet wins trust approvalSubscription
Kathryn Doherty, a second-year cadet nurse from Greater Manchester, has been commended for being ‘caring and conscientious’.
An ‘invaluable’ new training aid for nurses hoping to specialise in Parkinson’s disease has been launched.
Nurse training aid for complex paediatricsSubscription
Nurses have developed a new tool to support staff that care for children with complex health needs.
H. pylori may have role in asthma preventionSubscription
A bacteria once commonly found in the stomach may have a protective effect against development of asthma in children, US researchers suggest in the online issue of Journal of Infectious Diseases.
The government must do more to improve public health services and has made only 'slow progress' on reducing alcohol misuse and obesity, according to a new report.