Issue : 18 December 2012
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All NHS staff told to embrace nursing's '6Cs'Subscription
All NHS staff – not just nurses and midwives – have been told they must “embrace” the values of patient care set out in the national nursing strategy for England.
A new study has found that amoxicillin, an antibiotic typically used to treat coughs and bronchitis, is no more effective than using no medication at all.
Anthrax infected drug user diesSubscription
A drug user has died after being infected with anthrax, public health experts have said.
Brief intervention for alcohol misuseSubscription
Brief interventions - ’having a word’ at the right time - can be effective in making people reconsider their drinking behaviour and cut their alcohol intake significantly
Hormonal changes that occur during childbirth may enable women to develop natural barriers against the onset of chronic pain after delivery, two separate studies from the US have confirmed.
The threat of care home inspections by regulators over the festive period has been criticised.
Developing mental health services in Rwanda Subscription
After the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, the need to educate people and establish mental health services were identified as vital aspects of rebuilding the country
Discover a new career as a health visitorSubscription
Extra whiplash treatment 'not cost-effective'Subscription
Normal care for whiplash is as effective as more expensive and thorough treatment, a new study has suggested
Four ambulance staff and a hospital worker have been arrested by police in connection with the death of a man outside an accident and emergency department earlier this year.