Issue : 16 October 2012
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Factsheets on pancreatic cancer publishedSubscription
Pancreatic Cancer UK, which provides free patient information to health professionals, has launched two factsheets on surgery.
Care home staff must be more aware of the risk of older patients tripping after getting their feet caught on table legs or chairs, according to Canadian researchers.
More than 50% of patients discharged from intensive care go on to suffer adverse psychological problems, according to UK researchers.
What do you think of the series where foodstuffs are recommended to ease the symptoms of certain conditions?
Mary Seacole winners announcedSubscription
The work of nurses and midwives who have contributed to improving the health of black and ethnic minority communities was celebrated this week at the annual Mary Seacole awards.
Details of Savile investigations announcedSubscription
A former barrister has been brought in to oversee the investigations into Jimmy Savile’s activities at Stoke Mandeville, Broadmoor and Leeds General Infirmary.
New diabetes drug combo launchedSubscription
A single tablet combination of linagliptin and metformin has been launched.
Depression study shows widespread discriminationSubscription
Almost 80% of depression patients say they have been discriminated against, new research has revealed.
Alert over low breastfeeding ratesSubscription
Low breastfeeding rates in the UK are costing the NHS millions of pounds every year, a charity has warned.
Bariatric surgery risks 'not being assessed'Subscription
Bariatric surgery is too often being seen as a “quick fix” to solve obesity problems, research suggests.