Issue : 28 September 2016
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“Are you on the Pill? You’re more likely to be depressed: Women who use contraception are up to 70% more likely to be on antidepressants,” reports the Mail Online
“Spotty teenagers may have the last laugh over their peers with perfect skin after research found that those who suffer from acne are likely to live longer,” says The Telegraph online
More days off and increased continuity of care for patients are the most notable benefits of twelve hour shifts, but there’s no denying that they can be physically and mentally draining
“Got kidney stones? Ride a roller coaster! Study shows it is the most pain-free cost-efficient way to pass them,” says the Mail Online of a study carried out in the US which tested riding roller coasters as a way of passing kidney stones.
Before starting his training Gavin thought he knew where his career was going, but placements have helped him realise the vast array of options available to him.
Professor June Andrews has been appointed to the board of England’s largest not-for-profit provider of older people’s care and housing.
How healthy is the state of nursing research?Subscription
With seemingly more and more research studies being published but more time pressures on staff, we want to gauge nursing’s current status in the world of clinical research.
The main legacy of a national productivity programme aimed at nurses has been to improve the ward environment rather than to increase the amount of time nursing staff spent with patients, suggests a study.
The BBC reports that: “The make-up of the bacteria found in human faeces may influence levels of dangerous fat in our bodies.”
It is fair to say that Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a controversial treatment that many people do not realise is still prescribed in contemporary medicine