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Leg ulcers: let’s do the sumsSubscription
What are we doing to address the ongoing UK crisis in leg ulcer care? Find out how you can help improve care for patients nationwide
The topic of when and for how long relatives and friends can visit on hospital wards has long been a much discussed topic.
There is no doubt that spending time with patients is beneficial to everyone, but is sitting down and having a drink with your patient culturally acceptable in your place of work? Maria Davison thinks it should be
GPs are still giving out antibiotics to treat coughs and colds, the Mail Online, The Daily Telegraph and BBC News report, as a study reveals efforts to curb antibiotic use has had “mixed success”.
Are you a nurse because your dad didn’t wash up?Subscription
What makes people want to go into nursing?
“Vampire treatment with young blood reverses ageing process,” The Independent reports.
'Let’s remember to take TIA seriously'Subscription
According to a new report by the Stroke Association investigating TIA patients’ experiences, about a quarter of patients agreed that health professionals are too quick to dismiss the condition.
'Never underestimate someone's will to live'Subscription
The news that NICE are not going to fund a new breast cancer drug had personal resonance for student nurse, Caroline
“Probiotics ‘don’t ease’ baby colic,” the Mail Online reports. A small, though well-conducted, study suggests that probiotics – commonly touted as “friendly bacteria” – could actually make symptoms worse.
“Multiple sclerosis patients may benefit from statins,” The Guardian reports.