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Issue : 17 July 2012

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    YouTube nursing clips 'sexist and demeaning'Subscription

    News18 July, 2012

    More than half of videos about nurses on YouTube depict the professionals as either sex objects or stupid, a study has found.

  • Diabetes diagnosis 'like bereavement'

    Diabetes diagnosis 'like bereavement'Subscription

    News18 July, 2012

    Diabetes sufferers have a “bereavement-style” response to finding out they have the condition, a study suggests.

  • Medics 'must urge patients to exercise'

    Nurses 'must urge patients to exercise'Subscription

    News18 July, 2012

    Healthcare workers caring for cancer sufferers must encourage them to be more physically active, a charity said after it emerged that the majority of medics do not tell their patients to exercise.

  • Smokers 'at risk of hepatitis' after liver transplant

    Smokers 'at risk of hepatitis' after liver transplantSubscription

    News17 July, 2012

    New research has shown that liver transplant recipients who are smokers or former smokers have an increased risk of suffering recurring hepatitis.

  • Unlicensed arthritis drug Arthroplex potentially dangerous - MHRA

    Unlicensed arthritis drug Arthroplex potentially dangerous - MHRASubscription

    News17 July, 2012

    An arthritis treatment called Arthroplex that is being advertised online and in flyers is “unlicensed and unproven”, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has warned.

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    Cardiovascular disease drugs should be used moreSubscription

    News17 July, 2012

    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.

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    Nurses split over shift patterns Subscription

    News17 July, 2012

    Nurses are divided over the length of shift they prefer to work and the impact of shift patterns on patients, a Nursing Times survey today reveals.

  • Cuts 'lead to breastfeeding falls'

    Cuts 'lead to breastfeeding falls'Subscription

    News16 July, 2012

    Women stop breastfeeding their babies earlier in areas where there have been cuts to maternity services, research suggests.

  • Maternity unit centralisation call

    Maternity unit centralisation callSubscription

    News16 July, 2012

    As many as a third of NHS maternity units should close and be replaced with a smaller number of large facilities where consultants are available around the clock, a senior childbirth specialist has said.

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    How nurses can use social media professionallySubscription

    Clinical13 July, 2012

    Nurses can use social networking, especially Twitter, to develop professionally, by sharing knowledge and ideas, debating issues and asking for information.