Issue : 25 March 2008
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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.
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
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
People who cannot control their anger are not getting the help they need, according to a report published by a leading UK charity.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.