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Issue : 21 January 2008

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  • Welsh regulator backs limited access to leukaemia drugSubscription

    News21 January, 2008

    NHS patients in Wales should have access to a new treatment for chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), according to the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group.Dasatinib (Sprycel) has been recommended for the treatment of adults with chronic or accelerated phase CML, where there is resistance or intolerance to prior therapy including imatinib mesylate. The drug is an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor that blocks leukaemia cell growth, enabling adults with certain types of the CML ...

  • Walk-in centres on the way for WalesSubscription

    News21 January, 2008

    Plans to open Wales’ first nurse led walk-in centre may have moved a step closer.

  • Vitamin E linked with physical decline in older peopleSubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    Low levels of vitamin E are associated with physical decline in among older people, according to a study.

  • Ventilation feedback plus exercise helps COPD patientsSubscription

    News21 January, 2008

    Patients with COPD achieve longer exercise duration with exercise training and ventilation training, a study has found.

  • Targeted drug for colorectal cancerSubscription

    News21 January, 2008

    A new targeted treatment for advanced colorectal cancer has been launched in theUK. Panitumumab (Vectibix) is the ...

  • Tap water versus saline for wound careSubscription

    News25 January, 2008

    Nurses can use drinkable tap water as a safe alternative to normal saline to clean wounds, according to the findings of a Cochrane Review.

  • Tap water 'as good as saline' for wound careSubscription

    News24 January, 2008

    Nurses can use drinkable tap water as a safe alternative to normal saline to clean wounds, according to the findings of a Cochrane Review.

  • Spotting malignant melanomaSubscription

    News24 January, 2008

    Nurse practitioners could be taught to recognise ‘ugly duckling’ lesions that are likely to be malignant melanomas, say US researchers.

  • Simvastatin tablets recalledSubscription

    News23 January, 2008

    A batch of Simvastatin tablets have been recalled by their manufacturer because of incorrect labelling.

  • Shortage of midwives leads to poor careSubscription

    News25 January, 2008

    A shortage of midwives is contributing to poor maternity services across England, a health watchdog warned today.

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