Issue : 17 July 2012
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A sexual health service for sex workers has launched a website to offer information and support during the Olympics.
'Treat egg allergy with egg protein'Subscription
Children allergic to eggs can be cured by giving them increasingly higher doses of egg protein, research has shown.
Pregnant women can take less ironSubscription
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 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.
Nearly all nurses reject NMC fee increaseSubscription
Nurses have responded to a consultation on the proposal to increase their registration fee to £120 with almost total opposition.
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.
Work the world - my trip to TakoradiSubscription
Let me start by saying doing my nursing elective placement in Ghana was the best thing I have ever done.
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.
Nurses 'lack vitamin D confidence'Subscription
Most healthcare professionals are not familiar with the chief medical officer’s recent advice about vitamin D for young children, a survey found.
Government plans to tackle problems with alcohol usage are too focused on public order problems and not enough on health issues, MPs said.