Issue : 24 February 2016
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For people living with cancer, the booklet looks at how cancer and its treatments can affect your ability to work.
“Major insight into killer pancreatic cancer,” BBC News reports, after research into pancreatic cancer identified four distinct subtypes.
“‘Vaginal seeding’ of babies born by C-section could pose infection risk,” The Guardian reports.
“Desperate to lose weight?” asks the Mail Online. “Eat almonds! Handful a day ‘wards off hunger and replaces empty calories from junk food’,” it says, without any justification.
Virgin Care has adopted a pioneering new scanner for pressure ulcer prevention, after a significant reduction in ulcers was seen during a pilot scheme using the technology.
A new five-day training course for nurses working in care homes helped save an estimated £72,000 from reduced hospital admissions, according to those behind the pilot scheme.
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed Maurya Cushlow as interim executive director of nursing and midwifery.
Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who originally caught the ebola virus in 2014, has been discharged following treatment in connection with the disease for a third time.
A UK hospital trust is taking steps towards becoming the only organisation in the country with accreditation for nursing excellence from an international scheme founded in the US.
“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.
Your must-read guide to what’s happening in nursing this week
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.