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Issue : 25 March 2008

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  • Carers’ influence on diets of people with advanced cancerSubscription

    Clinical1 April, 2008

    The Macmillan weight and eating studies 2003-2007 (MWES) have found a number of social forces that contribute to carers unintentionally compromising the well-being of people with advanced cancer.

  • Improving epidural safety through new documentationSubscription

    Clinical1 April, 2008

    Epidural infusions can be a safe and effective technique for providing perioperative analgesia. However, they are not without risk. This article describes how a number of changes in practice, including new documentation, were used as risk reduction strategies to make epidural analgesia as safe as possible.

  • Cornwall trust lifted out of 'special measures'Subscription

    News31 March, 2008

    Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust has made substantial progress in its provisions for patients with learning disabilities, the Healthcare Commission has announced.

  • Patients with anger problems need more helpSubscription

    News28 March, 2008

    People who cannot control their anger are not getting the help they need, according to a report published by a leading UK charity.

  • HIV infection rate at record high in gay communitySubscription

    News28 March, 2008

    The number of gay men diagnosed with HIV in the UK last year rose above 2,600 – the highest levels since records began.

  • TV series brings nurses of the past to lifeSubscription

    News28 March, 2008

    The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel is the inspiration for a new three-part BBC1 series called Casualty 1907, which goes on air this month.

  • Scotland to pilot MRSA screening for inpatientsSubscription

    News28 March, 2008

    One million patients will be tested for MRSA under a one-year pilot scheme in Scotland, announced last week, despite recent question marks over the efficacy of screening.

  • Cough medicines for children removed from shelvesSubscription

    News27 March, 2008

    A series of cough and cold medicines for children under two years of age are to be removed from shelves because of the risk of overdoses.

  • Comic Relief project will investigate dignity standardsSubscription

    News27 March, 2008

    The Department of Health today announced a £2 million joint project with Comic Relief to investigate the treatment of older people on NHS wards and in care homes.

  • Cod liver oil reduces need for arthritis drugsSubscription

    News26 March, 2008

    Rheumatoid arthritis patients who take a daily dose of cod liver oil could reduce the need for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) by 30%, according to a study published online in the journal Rheumatology.

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