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Issue : 6 November 2007

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  • Medication and counselling help teenagers stop smokingSubscription

    News12 November, 2007

    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

    News12 November, 2007

    An absorbent dressing with a low-friction outer layer may be the answer to preventing pressure ulcers, suggests a small Japanese study.

  • Men to be targeted in chlamydia campaignSubscription

    News9 November, 2007

    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

    Clinical9 November, 2007

    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

    Focus9 November, 2007

    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

    News9 November, 2007

    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

    Clinical9 November, 2007

    A debate in the House of Commons has called for greater investment in continence services.

  • More time for catheter responsesSubscription

    Clinical9 November, 2007

    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

    News9 November, 2007

    Many nurses continue to use supplementary prescribing, despite gaining independent access to the full formulary last year, research shows.

  • Battle stress linked with asthmaSubscription

    News8 November, 2007

    Soldiers and other personnel returning from Iraq and Afghamistan may be at increased risk of asthma, US study results suggest.

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