Issue : 3 February 2016
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“UK scientists have been given the go-ahead by the fertility regulator to genetically modify human embryos,” BBC News reports.
“Teenage girls who get their five-a-day cut breast cancer risk by up to 25 per cent,” the Daily Mirror reports.
“Proton beam cancer therapy ‘effective with fewer side effects’,” BBC News reports.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the Zika virus has now spread through both South and Central America and expects 3-4 million people to be infected in 2016.
“Get fruity to get fit: Eat more berries to beat a big belly,” The Sun reports.
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Nurses in management roles should be taught “transformational leadership” skills in order to boost retention of nursing staff in the early stages of their career, suggests a Canadian study.
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Health promotion is part of every nurse’s role but conversations are not always easy to start. Practice nurse and health promotion enthusiast, Jaqui Walker, explains how World Cancer Research Fund can help
Current arrangements for managing the supply of clinical staff for the health service in England are “fragmented and do not represent value for money”, according to a report by auditors.
“Antidepressant use doubles the risk of suicide in under 18s and the risks to adults may have been seriously underestimated,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
Lord Carter’s review of NHS productivity has recommended that a new metric – “care hours per patient day” – should become the principal measure of hospitals’ use of nurses and healthcare assistants from April this year.
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Efforts to contain the spread of highly resistant bacteria have cost a Manchester hospital trust more than £5m in eight months.
Cancer death rates in the UK have fallen by nearly 10% over 10 years, according to the latest analysis released on World Cancer Day by a leading charity.
A new health visitor service user experience survey and toolkit has been designed specifically to measure the experiences of families who use these services across England, say its developers.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is thought to be the first health service provider in the country to receive six Macmillan quality awards.
A mental health trust at the centre of poor care allegations has applied to pay a senior nurse more than David Cameron.
A bill to ensure minimum nurse staffing levels in Wales has passed a further stage in the process of becoming law, following a debate last night.
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Nearly 5,000 blood cancer patients each year do not get the specialist nursing support that many other cancer patients receive as a matter of course, according to a charity.