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.
Over a third of adults exceeded the daily limits for regular drinking on at least one day last year, despite growing awareness of safe alcohol levels, according to annual data on smoking and drinking in England from the Office for National Statistics.
A petition calling on the government to fund more midwives to save lives has been delivered to Downing Street.
Specialist nurse advice given over the phone is virtually the only support for many rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to a King’s Fund report published yesterday.
UK researchers have found that steroid tablets do not reduce the symptoms of virus-induced wheezing in pre-school children.
The Department of Health has announced the appointment of a new 'trauma tsar'. Nursing Times revealed in October that the government was to create the post.
The anti-obesity drug Orlistat (alli) will soon be available without prescription in UK pharmacies.
NHS Wales facing £500m building maintenance billSubscription
A building maintenance bill for NHS Wales has hit almost £500 million, official figures show.
Figures show that the Government has met its target of doubling the number of people on the organ donor register to 16 million ahead of schedule.
The NMC has appointed a new interim chief executive to take over from Graham Smith in March.
Nurses closer to having their say before being banned from working with vulnerable adults and children.Subscription
Nurses and care workers are a step closer to having their side of the story heard before being banned from working with vulnerable adults and children.