Issue : 2 January 2013
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There is “inadequate” provision to treat obese patients in the NHS and staff themselves should be given dietary advice, according to a report.
Smoking cessation reduces stress and anxiety Subscription
New research turns the commonly held ideas that smoking is an escape valve for stress and that quitting can make you feel more anxious on its head.
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.
Hospitals will in future have technology to help nurses and other clinicians collect children suffering from abuse and neglect, the government announced over Christmas.
Nurses recognised in honours listSubscription
A leading health visitor and a nurse turned manager have been made dames in the New Year Honours list.
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.
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.
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.
Patients will see “little difference” when the government’s controversial NHS reforms come into force later this year, a policy expert has said.
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.