Issue : 29 May 2012
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Despite challenging working conditions, many nurses are demonstrating that caring is still the profession’s number one priority, says Terry Ferns
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.
Working night shifts more than twice a week is linked to increased risk of breast cancer, a Danish study has found.
Guidance to help primary care teams recognise and respond to signs of domestic violence has been published.
How to communicate effectively under pressureSubscription
Communicating clearly can be tricky but stress can make it a much harder task. Use these tips to help calm yourself down when communicating under pressure.
Row over risk to 500 NHS Direct nurse jobs Subscription
NHS Direct has denied union claims that up to 500 nurses face being made redundant as a result of the switchover to NHS 111.
400,000 screenings credited to 'Jade effect'Subscription
More than 400,000 women had screenings for cervical cancer during the period in which Jade Goody was diagnosed and died of the disease, a study has revealed.
Diabetes drug 'increases bladder cancer risk'Subscription
A commonly prescribed diabetes drug increases the risk of bladder cancer, research has found.
New silver dressings 'can tackle NDM-1'Subscription
Superbugs which contain the New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM-1) antibiotic resistance enzyme could be destroyed by ACTICOAT dressings, new research suggests.
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