Issue : 5 May 2008
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Young people are using drugs and alcohol in order to boost their sex lives, according to a study.
Future NHS changes clinically driven, says DarziSubscription
Health minister Lord Darzi has warned the NHS to prove that any service reconfiguration with help save lives and improve health outcomes.
Blog: A different sort of firing lineSubscription
'It’s another glaring case of ivory tower research that cannot see the wood for the trees'
Tougher cannabis stance welcomed by nursesSubscription
Mental health nurses have welcomed the reclassification of cannabis as a class ‘B’ drug.
Giving corticosteroids to children admitted with bacterial meningitis does not provide any benefit, despite being effective in adults, a large US study has found.
Continence consultations to cost £3mSubscription
The government is set to launch yet another consultation into proposals to change funding for stoma and incontinence appliances this month.
Constipated patients are more likely to fail to wean from mechanical ventilation than non constipated patients according to research conducted at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust.
New risk assessment tool for constipationSubscription
Orthopaedic patients are being discharged from hospital so constipated that they require manual evacuation, said Gaye Kyle at the RCN International Research conference, held in Liverpool last month.
Calls for more research into continence careSubscription
The four-day RCN research conference in Liverpool featured over 212 research papers and 73 posters. Sadly amongst this abundance of research there were no papers on urinary incontinence and only one paper and one excellent poster discussed the issue of constipation.
A Woman’s Guide to Urinary IncontinenceSubscription
Consultant Physiotherapist Professor Grace Dorey reviews A Woman’s Guide to Urinary Incontinence, by Rene Genadry and Jacek Mostwin