Issue : 2 January 2013
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NICE retracts diabetic macular oedema drug refusal Subscription
Thousands of people with a devastating eye condition could be offered a potentially sight-saving treatment following a U-turn by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
Norovirus triggers blood shortageSubscription
The NHS has made an urgent appeal for O Negative blood donors after the norovirus outbreak and the festive period caused a drop in donations.
Patients will see “little difference” when the government’s controversial NHS reforms come into force later this year, a policy expert has said.
Norovirus cases up by 72% this yearSubscription
Around 100,000 people were struck down with the winter vomiting bug over Christmas, latest figures suggested, as it emerged the number of confirmed cases was 72% higher than this time last year.
Fructose 'may spur overeating'Subscription
Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating.
The Royal College of Physicians has claimed that too many nurses are seriously overweight and setting a bad example to the people they are trying to treat.
Nurses recognised in honours listSubscription
A leading health visitor and a nurse turned manager have been made dames in the New Year Honours list.
Hospitals will in future have technology to help nurses and other clinicians collect children suffering from abuse and neglect, the government announced over Christmas.
UK 'has high child diabetes rate'Subscription
The UK has the world’s fifth highest rate of a Type1 diabetes in children, according to a health charity.