Issue : 24 July 2013
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Plain cigarette packs “encourage smokers to quit” is the BBC News headline, while The Daily Telegraph reports there is “no excuse for delay on plain cigarette packaging”.
According to The Daily Telegraph, a new study may “help explain why intense feelings of love can also lead to painful heartache that can be hard to move on from if a relationship turns sour.”
“Pregnant women who use nasal sprays for colds and hayfever increase the risk of rare birth defects,” reports the Mail Online.
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” reports the Daily Mail, claiming that “skipping it increases your chances of a heart attack.”
People with a learning disability or a mental health label are not treated in a respectful manner, says Terry Bryan
“People with epilepsy 11 times more likely to die prematurely, study finds,” is the news in The Daily Telegraph. The story comes from a large long-term study of records of people with epilepsy. The study compared them with their unaffected siblings and the general population.
Can fruit and vegetables be dangerous? The Mail Online seems to think so. A story published on the website warns that: “Getting your five a day is responsible for half of all food poisoning cases.”
“Tumour ‘sniffing’ surgical knife designed,” BBC News reports, while the Metro tells us that this “smart scalpel allows surgeons to perform riskier, more effective, operations”.
Former Mid Staffs chief nurse case adjournedSubscription
A Nursing and Midwifery Council fitness to practise panel has failed to reach a verdict in the case of former Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust chief nurse Janice Harry.
A day in the life of a Macmillan community nurse Subscription
Gill Laidlow works with patients who have had cancer treatment - and can draw on her own experiences