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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.

  • Specialist palliative care shortage in ScotlandSubscription

    News21 August, 2008

    Most people requiring palliative care in Scotland are treated by generalists not specialists, says a report from Audit Scotland.

  • Survival rates improve by 11% for teen cancersSubscription

    News21 August, 2008

    Survival rates for teenagers and young people with cancer have improved significantly over the last 20 years, according to UK research.

  • District nurses and palliative careSubscription

    News20 August, 2008

    Palliative care education programmes significantly improve district nurses’ ability to deliver end-of-life care, suggests a UK study.

  • Ward introduce child-friendly uniformsSubscription

    News20 August, 2008

    Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead has introduced new specially designed uniforms in a bid to make their ward more child-friendly.

  • Second body left at Glasgow hospitalSubscription

    News20 August, 2008

    A second body has been left on a ward for an extended period of time at a Glasgow hospital.

  • Trust fined over hazardous substance exposureSubscription

    News20 August, 2008

    A Lincolnshire acute trust has been fined after a worker was exposed to hazardous substances

  • Silver tubes could reduce critical care infectionsSubscription

    News20 August, 2008

    Using silver coated endotracheal tubes with critically ill patients can lead to a 36% reduction in ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).

  • Posture technique reduces back painSubscription

    Clinical20 August, 2008

    Using the Alexander technique in combination with an exercise programme can significantly reduce pain and improve functioning in patients with chronic back pain, according to UK researchers.

  • Growing success for cadet schemeSubscription

    News19 August, 2008

    A successful nursing cadet scheme in Lincolnshire has been expanded to meet high demands.

  • Kent nurse wins top learner awardSubscription

    News19 August, 2008

    A nurse from Kent has been awarded the South East Region Adult Learners Award from the Learning Skills Council for outstanding achievement in her field of study.

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