Issue : 19 January 2009
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NICE will tell nurses not to blame a patient who is failing to take prescribed medications in a bid to improve compliance rates, Nursing Times can reveal.
Nurses have claimed that it is impractical for British soldiers to be separated from Taleban patients in Afghanistan field hospitals.
Teenagers seeking help for drug and alcohol problems has risen, although experts believe that the figure could be linked to improved service access.
A leaked document shows the Government is 'rattled' over mixed-sex hospital wards following criticism from the Conservative Party
“Drinking three cups of tea a day could slash the risk of women developing breast cancer by two thirds” reports the Daily Express.Brought to you by NHS Choices
Thalidomide ‘could prevent prostate cancer’Subscription
Doctors have found the drug Thalidomide that was given to women with morning sickness in the 1960s may be used to treat prostate cancer.
London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has established a new education and research partnership with two major nursing and midwifery colleges.
“Cuts in air pollution in US cities over recent decades have added an average of five months of life to their inhabitants”, BBC News reported.Brought to you by NHS Choices
Vitamin D ‘slows mental decline’ in older peopleSubscription
Research suggests that vitamin D can slow the mental decline in older people
Health experts have said half of all carers looking after a relative with dementia have been abusive towards them, with a third reporting 'significant' levels of abuse.