Issue : 18 August 2008
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Being happy or sad may affect cancer riskSubscription
Having a positive frame of mind may offer protection against breast cancer, according to Israeli researchers.
'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.
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.
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.
Concerns over high staff turnover in care homesSubscription
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.
The nurse jobs market appears to be bucking the overall trend of the credit crunch, according to figures for July.
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.
District nurses and palliative careSubscription
Palliative care education programmes significantly improve district nurses’ ability to deliver end-of-life care, suggests a UK study.
Growing success for cadet schemeSubscription
A successful nursing cadet scheme in Lincolnshire has been expanded to meet high demands.