Issue : 19 July 2011
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Vaccine could slash £17m genital wart costSubscription
A suitable genital wart vaccine could slash the £17 million that the disease costs the NHS every year, experts said.
You can read the transcript from the webchat with Suzette Woodward, director of patient safety at the NPSA here
Practice environment key to therapeutic work Subscription
Good practice environments can help mental health nurses engage therapeutically with inpatients, according to an Australian study.
Computer games help relieve depressive symptomsSubscription
Therapeutic play using virtual reality computer games leads to a decrease in depressive symptoms, in children with cancer, research carried out in Hong Kong has shown.
Heart failure patients with negative beliefs about medication are at a higher risk of experiencing adverse drug events (ADEs), researchers from the Netherlands and Sweden have found.
A social care charity is looking for examples of good practice in dementia care that they can share with other professionals to help raise standards of care and improve quality of life for people with dementia.
Vegetarianism 'reduces risk of bowel disease'Subscription
The risk of diverticular disease could be reduced by eating a meat-free diet, research has indicated.
Stopping aspirin 'raises heart attack risk'Subscription
The risk of a heart attack for patients who have suffered from heart disease is nearly two-thirds greater if they have stopped taking prescribed aspirin, a study discovered.
Post cuts 'accelerating' in England, warns RCNSubscription
The rate at which NHS trusts in England are announcing cuts to nursing posts is “accelerating” while the rate has slowed in the rest of the UK, according to the Royal College of Nursing.
New talks to begin on NHS pension contributionsSubscription
Health service unions are to enter into discussions with Department of Health officials on increasing public sector pension contributions, ministers have announced today.