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    Zinc supplements 'can reduce child pneumonia death rate'Subscription

    9 February, 2012 By The Press Association

    Young children with pneumonia should be prescribed zinc supplements to substantially reduce their risk of dying, a study suggests.

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  • Zinc plus standard antibiotics effective for child bacterial infection

    Zinc plus standard antibiotics effective for child bacterial infectionSubscription

    3 June, 2012

    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.

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    Zero-hours contracts ‘linked to worse mental health’Subscription

    9 May, 2017 By Steve Ford

    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 needed for ambulance staff assaults

    Zero tolerance needed for ambulance staff assaultsSubscription

    6 July, 2010

    Zero tolerance is needed to crack down on people who assault ambulance staff, according to a leading union.

  • In the majority of cases pressure ulcers can be prevented

    Zero tolerance for pressure ulcers urgedSubscription

    18 July, 2010

    The National Patient Safety Agency is urging NHS organisations across England and Wales to adopt a zero tolerance approach to pressure ulcers.

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  • 'Zero bed blocking cases' in April

    'Zero bed blocking cases' in Scotland in AprilSubscription

    27 May, 2009

    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.

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    YouTube nursing clips 'sexist and demeaning'Subscription

    18 July, 2012 By The Press Association

    More than half of videos about nurses on YouTube depict the professionals as either sex objects or stupid, a study has found.

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    YouTube 'can be bone tumour resource'Subscription

    6 July, 2012 By The Press Association

    YouTube can provide good information for patients on primary bone tumours, research suggests.

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    Your winter snow picturesSubscription

    8 January, 2010

    We asked you to send us your pictures of the snow and ice over the last few weeks. Here we bring you the best so far.We’d like your help to choose the best, so please vote using the comment box below. The best will win a £20 Amazon voucher.And the winner is…Picture 10, submitted by Katy Gambles!Katy wins a £20 Amazon voucher.

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  • Sign now to ensure nurses have real influence

    Your signature counts - sign now to ensure nurses have real influence in the new NHSSubscription

    3 April, 2011

    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.

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