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Young children with pneumonia should be prescribed zinc supplements to substantially reduce their risk of dying, a study suggests.
Treating young children with suspected serious bacterial infection with zinc in addition to standard antibiotics significantly reduces the likelihood of treatment failure, according to Indian research published in The Lancet.
Care home staff working on zero-hours contracts are more likely to have worse mental health levels than other staff in the health and social care sector, according to UK researchers.
Zero tolerance is needed to crack down on people who assault ambulance staff, according to a leading union.
Zero tolerance for pressure ulcers urgedSubscription
The National Patient Safety Agency is urging NHS organisations across England and Wales to adopt a zero tolerance approach to pressure ulcers.
'Zero bed blocking cases' in Scotland in AprilSubscription
All patients in Scotland left hospital within six weeks in April, meaning there were officially no cases of ‘bed blocking’, according to health service statistics.
YouTube nursing clips 'sexist and demeaning'Subscription
More than half of videos about nurses on YouTube depict the professionals as either sex objects or stupid, a study has found.
YouTube 'can be bone tumour resource'Subscription
YouTube can provide good information for patients on primary bone tumours, research suggests.
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Nurses are being urged to petition health secretary Andrew Lansley to ensure the vital skills and expertise of the profession are not overlooked under plans for commissioning healthcare.