Issue : 5 January 2009
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'Parents who limit their smoking to the garden could still be harming their children,' warns The Daily Telegraph. The newspaper says this is because children can inhale toxins that remain on the clothes, hair and skin after smoking, which it terms as ‘third-hand smoke’. The story is based on a US research study.Brought to you by NHS Choices
Elderly patients with Alzheimer’s disease who are prescribed antipsychotic medication have a significantly increased long-term mortality risk, say UK researchers.
A free training programme to help cancer nurses improve their communication skills has been launched by the National Cancer Action Team (NCAT).
'Having skin cancer doubles the risk of being diagnosed with some other forms of cancer' reports The Daily Telegraph. The newspaper said a study has found that people diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer were almost twice as likely to later develop the rarer, more dangerous melanoma form.Brought to you by NHS Choices
A new guideline on how to care for patients with learning disabilities while in hospital has been issued by HFT, the national charity for adults with learning disabilities, formerly known as the Home Farm Trust.
The NMC remains without a new chief executive after its chosen candidate backed out at the eleventh hour.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust praised for improvements after Clostridium difficile (C.diff) outbreakSubscription
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, whose hospitals experienced an outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) that killed an estimated 90 people, has been praised for its progress tackling infection control.
Student nurse blog: What I love about nursingSubscription
New Nursing Times student blogger Katrina Michelle Rowan loves being a student nurse - even if she can’t always find the correct orifice…
Putting a new perspective on your nursing careerSubscription
Whether you’re happy with your job, or thinking about moving into a new work area, taking time to evaluate your nursing career can provide a new perspective. In the fourth in her series of career advice columns for Nursing Times, Susan Hughes of the Health Learning and Skills Advice Line shows us how.
The healthcare super-regulator, the CHRE has appointed a new board of non-executive members.