Issue : 17 July 2012
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Time management 101Subscription
Learn to effectively manage your time with these five top tips and boost your studies, social life and personal wellbeing.
University rumours: sorting myth from factSubscription
Debunk the latest myths about university and finally get the truth about what you should expect as a first year.
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.
My top 10 tips for new student nursesSubscription
Third year student nurse, Terri McCrum, gives her advice on how to cope as a new student nurse fresher …
How to save money at university Subscription
There are foolproof ways to collect cash at school through watching your spending on food, textbooks, alcohol and credit cards.
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
First time: how to get the most from a lectureSubscription
Top tips for getting the most from your time inside the lecture hall
What to do when you’re missing homeSubscription
Feeling fragile? Find the best strategies to healthily manage homesickness at university.
How to settle in during your first week at uni Subscription
So you’ve arrived. There are lots of other people that you don’t know and you’re feeling a little overwhelmed – what should you try and get sorted in your first week at uni?
Patient anxiety unaffected by educationSubscription
Patient education by nurses or using online tools does not decrease patients’ levels of anxiety prior to surgery, a new study has found.
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.
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.
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
Children with this rare skin disorder often experience pain during dressing changes.
Main types of skin cancer and treatment optionsSubscription
This overview outlines the most common types of skin cancer and the treatment options available for each one.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with more than 100,000 new cases recorded every year.