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Issue : 14 July 2008

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  • ‘Being too fat can damage sperm’

    NHS Choices16 July, 2008

    What did the media report?

  • A&E figures confirm rise in violent crimeSubscription

    News16 July, 2008

    A&E nurses are increasingly dealing with both the victims and perpetrators of crime, a UK study has confirmed.

  • 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.

  • CBT could be treatment option for chronic fatigueSubscription

    News16 July, 2008

    Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) can be used to treat patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, according to Cochrane Researchers.

  • 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.

  • Community paediatric nurses could cut rise in child A&E admissionsSubscription

    News15 July, 2008

    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.

  • Concern over care for cancer survivorsSubscription

    News14 July, 2008

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fewer children drink while underageSubscription

    News18 July, 2008

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

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