Issue : 17 July 2012
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YouTube nursing clips 'sexist and demeaning'Subscription
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'Subscription
Diabetes sufferers have a “bereavement-style” response to finding out they have the condition, a study suggests.
Nurses 'must urge patients to exercise'Subscription
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.
New research has shown that liver transplant recipients who are smokers or former smokers have an increased risk of suffering recurring hepatitis.
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.
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.
Nurses split over shift patterns Subscription
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'Subscription
Women stop breastfeeding their babies earlier in areas where there have been cuts to maternity services, research suggests.
Maternity unit centralisation callSubscription
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.
How nurses can use social media professionallySubscription
Nurses can use social networking, especially Twitter, to develop professionally, by sharing knowledge and ideas, debating issues and asking for information.