Issue : 23 December 2013
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Staff wellbeing impacts on the ability to empathise with patients, says Michael West
Health and social care workers should take advantage of life-changing moments in people’s lives to help them live healthier life styles, new guidance suggests.
Foot osteoarthritis affects one in six over 50sSubscription
A painful form of arthritis in the foot affects one in six people over 50 - more than previously thought, research suggests.
Families are being urged to “swap while they shop” in a bid to cut down on saturated fat and sugar in their diets.
Black woman living in cities may need more support and encouragement to take part in regular physical exercise, according to a leading US nursing academic.
Callum’s experience of a needlestick injury left him shaken, but the supportive staff helped him see the positives
Tomatoes may ‘reduce breast cancer risk’Subscription
Eating a diet rich in tomatoes may help protect at-risk postmenopausal women from breast cancer, according to US researchers.
Overseas nurses report ‘unequal treatment’ in USSubscription
As many as 40% of overseas-educated nurses working in US healthcare facilities say their wages, benefits or shift assignments are inferior compared to US staff, according to researchers.
BCG vaccine ‘more effective’ than thoughtSubscription
UK researchers have found the BCG vaccine to be more effective against the most common form of tuberculosis than previously thought.
Commissioners are investing in community heart failure nurses in the north of Derbyshire, which they say is contributing to a reduction in hospital admissions and lengths of stay.