Issue : 26 March 2013
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Does first year count?Subscription
Many students feel that as “First year does not count”, the whole year can be spent coasting or partying away.
“Men who visit saunas may be damaging their sperm,” the Mail Online website warns.
“Social isolation is associated with a higher risk of death in older people regardless of whether they consider themselves lonely,” BBC News has reported.
BBC News reports that low levels of a particular protein may contribute to some of the characteristics of Down’s syndrome.
The introduction of revalidation for nurses must be delayed until the Nursing and Midwifery Council has “turned around its current poor performance”, the government has said.
The government has suggested that a “clearer distinction” between the professional and trade union functions of the Royal College of Nursing would boost its authority.
Government plans to place criminal sanctions on healthcare providers that lie to patients about harmful mistakes during their care will support nurses who speak out about concerns, according to patient safety campaigners.
The first pilot of the government’s plan to make student nurses work as a healthcare assistant for a year before starting their degree could be up and running by the autumn, Nursing Times has learnt.
Blood glucose meters recalledSubscription
A range of blood glucose meters has been recalled after it was found they failed to operate properly when exposed to very high HbA1C levels.
“Parkinson’s drug ‘helps’ the elderly think younger and reap the rewards from the choices they make,” according to the Mail Online.