Issue : 25 June 2014
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“British university makes antibiotic resistance breakthrough,” The Independent reports after new research found a method that could be used to attack the outer membrane of bacteria.
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How much difference does it make to have a fully-staffed ward? A world of difference, says bed manager, Gemma
Publishing accessible data will lead to greater public scrutiny, which will drive improvement, says Jane Cummings
“Study finds people predisposed to the condition [schizophrenia’] and drug users share common genes,” the Mail Online reports.
“One in five children who see a doctor with a persistent cough may have…whooping cough, new research indicates,” The Independent reports. These findings have sparked calls for teenagers to be given a booster dose of the vaccine.
Overseas nurses will undergo extra competence and skills checks under a new registration system to be launched by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) this autumn.
A new pacemaker which synchronises heart rate with breathing could “revolutionise” the lives of people with heart failure, The Daily Telegraph reports.
“Pregnant women who live near fields sprayed with pesticides can run more than three times the risk of having a child with autism,” the Mail Online reports.
A young couple’s baby was given the MMR jab by mistake “potentially putting her life at risk”, The Daily Telegraph website reports misleadingly.
Queen Margaret University Edinburgh