Issue : 29 September 2008
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New technique avoids penile urinary catheter useSubscription
A new technique, which eliminates the use of a penile urinary catheter, reduces the pain of prostate cancer surgery according to a study.
Proposals outline role of childrens' nursesSubscription
All nurses who work with children will play active roles in improving the quality of care for children and young people with long term health needs, suggest government proposals outlined today.
Many NHS trusts must improve the handling of their finances, according to a new report published by the Audit Commission.
Unions raise concerns about vetting schemeSubscription
Unions have raised ‘serious concerns’ about a scheme to protect vulnerable adults that begins in a years’ time.
Student nurse blog: Caring a little too much?Subscription
Saying goodbye to a favourite patient provides some valuable lessons for our student nurse blogger
Government hails addiction treatment successSubscription
The number of drug addicts in treatment is surpassing targets set by the government but almost half still fail to complete rehabilitation programmes.
Clinical Skills Challenge - case 5Subscription
This 24-year-old lady was admitted at 9pm with wheeze and shortness of breath. Can you make the correct diagnosis?
Campaign highlights diabetes health riskSubscription
Diabetes UK has launched a campaign to highlight the serious challenges that diabetes poses to the health of the nation.
HIV began spreading at turn of twentieth centurySubscription
The most common strain of the HIV virus began spreading among humans between 1884 and 1924, not during the 1930s as previously thought, research has suggested.
Psychotherapy lasting for at least a year is more effective than short-term therapy for patients with complex mental disorders, a study has shown.