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.
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
The BBC reports that: “The make-up of the bacteria found in human faeces may influence levels of dangerous fat in our bodies.”
RCN offers new funding and mentorship schemeSubscription
The Royal College of Nursing is encouraging nurses, students and healthcare assistants to submit ideas to improve practice, with the best receiving mentorship to help implement their innovation.
New all-in-one kits are being used by staff at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to help fight infection.
Eczema risk 'linked to diet during pregnancy'Subscription
Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a lower risk of eczema at age 12 months, according to UK researchers.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has once again brought history to life with its nursing heritage wall calendar for 2017.
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is bringing music routinely onto its wards for older people and for those with a dementia, following successful trial visits.
Nurse becomes non-exec director of acute trustSubscription
A nurse with nearly 40 years’ experience in the NHS has joined the board of directors at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.
New Lincolnshire PICU set to create nurse postsSubscription
Plans have been approved to build a new psychiatric intensive care unit in Lincolnshire, which will mean up to 40 healthcare jobs could be created.
Bursary system ‘unsustainable’, claims ministerSubscription
The system of bursaries and other financial support currently received by nursing and midwifery students is “not sustainable”, ministers have claimed in response to a letter from Nursing Times.
“Fitness trackers may not help weight loss,” reports Sky News on a new trial which investigated whether using wearable technology helped people lose more weight compared to standard weight-loss programmes
Health visitor named ‘nurse of year’ by WellChild Subscription
A health visitor “beyond compare” will be among professionals and volunteers recognised for outstanding work with children with complex health needs at an awards ceremony tonight.