Issue : 17 July 2012
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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with more than 100,000 new cases recorded every year.
A strategy to reduce avoidable pressure ulcersSubscription
Nurses have a role to play in monitoring the success of strategies to reduce avoidable pressure ulcers and to provide accountability and maintain motivation
Government ministers look set to be made responsible for selecting the next chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, following a breakdown in the appointments process.
BMA to join nurses in pensions talksSubscription
The British Medical Association has announced it is “suspending plans for further industrial action” and will join talks between other health unions and government about the detail of pension reform proposals.
Cardiovascular disease drugs should be used moreSubscription
Drugs to prevent cardiovascular disease could be used far more widely in order to help prolong the healthy lives of older people, according to a study in the British Medical Journal.
Cuts 'lead to breastfeeding falls'Subscription
Women stop breastfeeding their babies earlier in areas where there have been cuts to maternity services, research suggests.
Diabetes diagnosis 'like bereavement'Subscription
Diabetes sufferers have a “bereavement-style” response to finding out they have the condition, a study suggests.
Escape five common classroom troublesSubscription
Struggling with coursework? Can’t explain your low marks? We’re here to clear up any classroom pitfalls you may encounter
Feeling a bit daunted by the prospect of your first placement? Third year student, Iain Walker, offers his tips for nurturing a good relationship with your placement mentor.
First time: how to get the most from a lectureSubscription
Top tips for getting the most from your time inside the lecture hall