Issue : 2 January 2013
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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.
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.
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.
This week, we’re watching Nursing the Nation. What did you think of it?
Nurses recognised in honours listSubscription
A leading health visitor and a nurse turned manager have been made dames in the New Year Honours list.
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.
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.
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.
There is “inadequate” provision to treat obese patients in the NHS and staff themselves should be given dietary advice, according to a report.
Patients will see “little difference” when the government’s controversial NHS reforms come into force later this year, a policy expert has said.