Issue : 14 July 2008
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A&E figures confirm rise in violent crimeSubscription
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
Following a low-sodium diet does not appear to have any appreciable impact on asthma control, according to UK research, contrary to previous opinion.
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) can be used to treat patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, according to Cochrane Researchers.
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.
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
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
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
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
Fewer underage children and young people are drinking alcohol, according to a government survey.