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.
STIs continue to rise unabated in youngSubscription
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in young people continue to rise, the Health Protection Agency has warned.
Proposals to transport surgical instruments across the south west of England to decontamination supercentres have been described as ‘environmental madness’ by unions.
Rosemary Cook honoured by universitySubscription
Manchester Metropolitan University has honoured one of the UK’s top nurses, Rosemary Cook CBE.
Resuscitation by members of the public is just as effective as when performed by ambulance crews, results from the national defibrillator programme show.
Providing Support for Hepatitis C PatientsSubscription
Opal Greyson, clinical nurse specialist in viral hepatitis at the Royal London Hospital, has developed a “buddying scheme” to match hepatitis C patients from similar backgrounds
Permethrin most effective scabies treatmentSubscription
Administration of topical permethrin is the most effective treatment for scabies, according to a study.
Nurse training aid for complex paediatricsSubscription
Nurses have developed a new tool to support staff that care for children with complex health needs.
Nurse cadet wins trust approvalSubscription
Kathryn Doherty, a second-year cadet nurse from Greater Manchester, has been commended for being ‘caring and conscientious’.
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.