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Issue : 18 August 2008

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  • Severe stress during pregnancy linked to schizophreniaSubscription

    News22 August, 2008

    Pregnant women who endure severe psychological stress are more likely to give birth to a child that develops schizophrenia than other women, according to researchers.

  • Being happy or sad may affect cancer riskSubscription

    News22 August, 2008

    Having a positive frame of mind may offer protection against breast cancer, according to Israeli researchers.

  • Leeds trust steps up security for staff and visitorsSubscription

    News22 August, 2008

    The most advanced security system in the NHS is now helping to safeguard nurses in the UK’s largest trust.

  • Nottingham nurse aids students in AfricaSubscription

    News22 August, 2008

    A nurse at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has helped her former nursing school in Zambia by sending them over 500 educational magazines.

  • Concerns over high staff turnover in care homesSubscription

    News22 August, 2008

    Over 40% of care home staff leave their job within a year of taking up post and 60% within two years, according to a National Care Forum survey of over 37,000 people.

  • IVF couples in East Anglia to get three cycles on NHSSubscription

    News22 August, 2008

    Childless couples in the East of England will now get three cycles of IVF treatment on the NHS after PCTs agreed to implement NICE guidelines in full.

  • New round of spot-checks on learning disabilitiesSubscription

    News22 August, 2008

    Nursing staff will have just 24 hours notice of inspections of inpatient learning disability services in the Healthcare Commission’s continued efforts to improve care standards.

  • Older people more likely to quit smokingSubscription

    News21 August, 2008

    Older people who set a date to quit smoking are the most likely to succeed, suggests a report published today.

  • Video interview with the winner of the Chief Nursing Officer's awardSubscription

    Video21 August, 2008

    Watch a short film about Nicky Hepden and her Baker Street Clinic in Reading. The clinic - which provides healthcare to some of the area's most vulnerable groups - landed Nicky the Chief Nursing Officer's Award at the NT Awards. Here she talks about setting up the clinic, her work and what it felt like to win the award.

  • Video interview with the winner of the Chief Nursing Officer's awardSubscription

    News21 August, 2008

    Watch a short film about Nicky Hepden and her Baker Street Clinic in Reading. The clinic - which provides healthcare to some of the area's most vulnerable groups - landed Nicky the Chief Nursing Officer's Award at the NT Awards. Here she talks about setting up the clinic, her work and what it felt like to win the award.

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