Issue : 18 February 2015
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Pressures on health and social services in Scotland are “compromising” inpatient care for our older people, according to the Royal College of Nursing.
“Plain packaging reduced unconscious triggers to smoke,” BBC News reports.
“Alzheimer’s breakthrough: scientists home in on molecule which halts development of disease,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
“Women are more likely to cheat on their partner if they carry the ‘infidelity gene’,” reports the Mail Online.
“‘Skunk-like cannabis’ increases risk of psychosis, study suggests,” BBC News reports after a new study found high-potency strains of “skunk” cannabis – infamous for both its strength and its pungent smell – could be linked to one in four cases of new-onset psychosis.
The majority of women would back the idea of more frequent screening if they were at higher genetic risk of developing breast cancer, suggest survey results.
A campaign for better mental health provision and early intervention in the community has been launched by the Royal College of Nursing in partnership with the family of a man who took his own life after receiving inconsistent care.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has preliminary support for two new options for the treatment of diabetic macular oedema.
A new test that rules out myocardial infarction could reduce hospital admissions by as much as 40% for patients with chest pain, according to UK researchers.
Smartphones and tablets “may hold the key” to helping more nurses to broach sensitive health issues like obesity, smoking, and depression with patients, claim US researchers.