Issue : 18 September 2013
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“Living near an airport may increase your chances of dying from stroke, heart and circulatory disease,” The Daily Mail reports.
Today I had a fight; not a real “coming to blows” fight but I had to fight. I had to have the courage and wisdom to stand up to a group of lay people.
Around half of nurses consider themselves to be overweight and nearly one in 10 think they are very overweight, according to our annual survey on health and wellbeing.
“Tragedy of the gifted rugby player, 18, who died after buying deadly ‘fat-burning’ pills online,” the Daily Mail reports.
“E-readers are more effective for some readers with dyslexia than paper,” BBC News reports.
“Drug companies and medical researchers are putting patients’ lives in danger by failing to publish unfavourable results from clinical trials, MPs have warned,” The Guardian reports.
Supermarket chain Asda has withdrawn a “mental patient” fancy dress costume from sale after the product was deemed distasteful by the public.
“Red wine and blueberries could protect the body…by boosting the immune system,” The Daily Telegraph reports. Laboratory research suggests that a combination of substances found in berries and wine enhances the activity of a ‘germ-fighting’ gene.
A north west trust has launched a programme intended to help its nurses and midwives hold each other to account on the quality of care they provide.