Issue : 18 August 2008
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'We know only too well, and to our great shame, that not all doctors and nurses are good honest folk'
Boys may grow out of asthmaSubscription
Girls are more likely to have long-term asthma than boys, suggests US research.
Weight loss surgery does not cure sleep apnoeaSubscription
Bariatric surgery does not solve the problem of obstructive sleep apnoea in people that are obese, show study findings published online in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
The nurse jobs market appears to be bucking the overall trend of the credit crunch, according to figures for July.
Nurses concerned over staffing levels in GlasgowSubscription
Hospitals in Glasgow are experiencing severe pressures due a shortage in nursing staff, according to a staff survey.
Chewing gum may help post-operative recoverySubscription
Chewing gum appears to improve outcomes after colon surgery, finds London research published online in Archives of Surgery.
Nurses more likely to donate organs than publicSubscription
Health professionals working in emergency care are more likely to be organ donors than the general public, finds US research.
Diabetes centre open for Manchester patientsSubscription
A new diabetes centre at North Manchester General Hospital was officially opened by junior health minister Ivan Lewis this week.
Therapy pilot scheme saves bed daysSubscription
A one-year pilot scheme which gives patients the chance to leave hospital earlier and receive follow-up care at home is proving to be a major success.
College says nurse pay deal must be reviewedSubscription
The RCN says there is now a ‘clear case’ to review the three-year pay deal for nurses.