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Issue : 17 July 2012

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    Sex workers support service launches Olympics websiteSubscription

    News20 July, 2012

    A sexual health service for sex workers has launched a website to offer information and support during the Olympics.

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    'Treat egg allergy with egg protein'Subscription

    News20 July, 2012

    Children allergic to eggs can be cured by giving them increasingly higher doses of egg protein, research has shown.

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    Pregnant women can take less ironSubscription

    News20 July, 2012

    Taking iron supplements one to three times a week is just as effective at preventing anaemia in pregnant women as taking them every day, a new review of the existing evidence has concluded.

  • BMA to join nurses in pensions talks

    BMA to join nurses in pensions talksSubscription

    News19 July, 2012

    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.

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    Nearly all nurses reject NMC fee increaseSubscription

    News19 July, 2012

    Nurses have responded to a consultation on the proposal to increase their registration fee to £120 with almost total opposition.

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    'Absolute mess' as search for new NMC chair is abandonedSubscription

    News19 July, 2012

    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.

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    Work the world - my trip to TakoradiSubscription

    Opinion19 July, 2012

    Let me start by saying doing my nursing elective placement in Ghana was the best thing I have ever done.

  • All-in-one pill 'could save thousands of lives'

    Polypill dramatically cuts risk of heart attack and strokeSubscription

    News19 July, 2012

    An all-in-one “polypill” with the potential to save many tens of thousands of lives each year in the UK could be available in less than two years.

  • Medics 'lack vitamin D confidence'

    Nurses 'lack vitamin D confidence'Subscription

    News19 July, 2012

    Most healthcare professionals are not familiar with the chief medical officer’s recent advice about vitamin D for young children, a survey found.

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    Ministers urged to focus on alcohol health impactSubscription

    News19 July, 2012

    Government plans to tackle problems with alcohol usage are too focused on public order problems and not enough on health issues, MPs said.