Issue : 6 November 2007
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A combination of the medication bupropion plus counselling helps teenagers stop smoking in the short term, a study has shown.
'Unique' dressing offers hope for ulcersSubscription
An absorbent dressing with a low-friction outer layer may be the answer to preventing pressure ulcers, suggests a small Japanese study.
More time for catheter responsesSubscription
The Department of Health has extended its deadline for views on cost-cutting proposals which threaten specialist catheter equipment.
Nurses remain wary of independent prescribingSubscription
Many nurses continue to use supplementary prescribing, despite gaining independent access to the full formulary last year, research shows.
Men to be targeted in chlamydia campaignSubscription
A new nurse led strategy has been launched to increase the number of men treated for sexually transmitted infections.
Catheter funding proposals spark NT campaignSubscription
Ministers must rethink plans to cut funding for specialist catheter equipment, or vulnerable patients could be forced to walk around in their own urine, warn nurses.
New career pathways proposedSubscription
Nurses will in future follow one of five career pathways under new government proposals on the future of post-registration training and career development.
NHS still struggling on waitingSubscription
Almost half of patients needing a hospital admission waited longer than 18-weeks from the point of referral to treatment in August.
MPs urge better continence careSubscription
A debate in the House of Commons has called for greater investment in continence services.
Battle stress linked with asthmaSubscription
Soldiers and other personnel returning from Iraq and Afghamistan may be at increased risk of asthma, US study results suggest.