Issue : 6 August 2014
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Improving nurses’ knowledge of dementia care is crucial, says Cliff Kilgore
Seeing healthcare from the other side: 'I felt like I’d have been better off staying in bed'Subscription
I’ve spent the last two days on the other side of the fence; in that I’ve been the poorly patient…. three times in 36 hours, in three different settings.
Could MS patients be treated with HIV drugs?” ask the Mail Online and The Independent, after a new study discovered people with HIV were almost two-thirds less likely (62%) to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) than those who did not have the virus.
“Some contraceptive pills double risk of breast cancer,” The Daily Telegraph reports, as a new US study found an increased risk of 50% with use of the combined oral contraceptive pill, commonly called “the pill”.
“Health MOTs routinely offered to over-40s on the NHS may be a waste of time,” the Mail Online reports.
“People with certain gene mutation ‘may be more likely to end their life’,” reports the Mail Online. A postmortem study found a gene called SKA2 was less active in the brains of people with mental illness who had committed suicide.
“Belly fat clearest sign of type 2 diabetes risk,” The Guardian reports.
NHS England announced on Saturday that a team of NHS nurses and doctors were on their way to help people affected by the deepening crisis in Gaza.
GPs are still giving out antibiotics to treat coughs and colds, the Mail Online, The Daily Telegraph and BBC News report, as a study reveals efforts to curb antibiotic use has had “mixed success”.
Student nurse praised for saving life of car driver after crashVideoSubscription
An off-duty student nurse has been commended for saving the life of a motorist after his car veered off the road and crashed into a pub wall.