Issue : 19 February 2013
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New standards set out for treating fertility problems dominate the health news.
New research looking at prescription data has raised concerns that powerful drugs such as antipsychotics are being overused, with both The Guardian and the BBC News website covering the story.
The Winterbourne View whistleblower was described as a potential “spanner in the works” by one of the care home’s regional managers, case notes from an employment tribunal have revealed.
‘A new highly accurate form of brain surgery could bring hope to thousands of Parkinson’s sufferers,’ the Mail Online website has reported.
Can any of us be fully confident that we would never neglect a patient, bully a colleague or collude with an unethical organisational culture, asks Ann Gallagher
“The number of gay and bisexual men contracting HIV rose…because of an increase in numbers having unprotected sex,” The Guardian reports.
Mental health nurse celebrates 50 year careerSubscription
A nurse from Minehead in Somerset has received a special recognition award for 50 years of caring for patients with mental ill health.
‘Keeping children with a lazy eye in the dark for ten days could help them see better’, reports the Daily Mail, somewhat irresponsibly, following research actually involving kittens.
“Smoking ban ‘cuts premature births’,” BBC News has reported.
On February 14 the Food Standards Agency (FSA) released a statement that it had detected the presence of phenylbutazone (bute) in horses slaughtered in the UK.