Issue : 22 September 2008
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Women do not recover their muscle strength as fast as men after wearing a cast, according to US researchers.
Pregnant women with diabetes should have their HbA1c levels continuously monitored, according to UK researchers.
The Healthcare Commission has called for a concerted effort to improve urgent and emergency services, following the results of a review.
A school in Greater Manchester has refused to implement the HPV vaccination programme.
Website helps nurses go greenSubscription
UK environmental regulators have launched an on-line resource to help healthcare professionals, including nurses, recognise their green obligations.
Controversy over COPD drug studySubscription
COPD patients have been told to continue taking inhaled anticholinergic drugs following a study that raised concerns about their safety.
NICE publishes guidance on ADHDSubscription
The drug methylphenidate (Ritalin) should not be given to pre-school children, according to latest NICE guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, published last week.
Nurses feel credit crunch painSubscription
The credit crunch is having a catastrophic effect on nurses, according to the RCN.
Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust has drafted in extra nurses following a Healthcare Commission investigation into the high mortality rate at Stafford Hospital.
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