Issue : 24 February 2016
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“Air pollution is contributing to about 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK,” BBC News reports.
“Men who talk on their mobile phones for an hour a day ‘are twice as likely to have low sperm quality’,” the Daily Mail reports.
“A new blood test could help diagnose people with inherited heart conditions,” BBC News reports.
Nurses needed for disabled children’s dream tripSubscription
Nurses are being targeted by a charity in the hope that they can attract the required number of volunteers needed to deliver a dream holiday to Florida for a group of 25 disabled children.
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Maternity expert to help Morecambe Bay improveSubscription
An experienced midwife is to join University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust as part of continuing efforts to improve its maternity services.
Practice nurses and GPs should no longer recommend steam inhalation as a remedy for children with colds, because of the risk of burns, according to a UK study.
Asthma is wildly over-diagnosed in primary care, suggests a study by Dutch researchers.
New evidence on antibiotic prescribing trends has been revealed by UK researchers, including that “clinical uncertainty” is often a factor in deciding to issue a script.
On the face of it, Christmas arrived early for those using and working in the increasingly beleaguered world of mental health. Not to mention a few birthdays, Hogmanays, Bar Mitzvahs and baby showers.