Issue : 7 June 2011
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Patient reports of family cancer history are not a highly accurate tool for making referral recommendations, according to a study online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Nurse prescribers can safely be used to increase clinic capacity for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to UK researchers.
Selenium supplements 'do not reduce cancer risk'Subscription
Taking supplements containing the mineral selenium do not reduce cancer risk, according to a Cochrane review by Italian researchers.
Online communities valuable for specialist nurses Subscription
Online networks can be particularly valuable to nurses working in highly specialist fields, according to Canadian researchers.
Bullying at work increases long-term absence risk Subscription
Frequent bullying increases the likelihood of care home staff taking long-term sickness absence, according to Danish researchers.
Cameron to defend NHS reform agendaSubscription
David Cameron will signal his determination to press ahead with “deep change” in the NHS, warning it faces a fundamental crisis in the future if reforms are blocked.
Heart disease risk for inactive childrenSubscription
Signs of heart disease can develop in children as young as nine if they do not get enough exercise, a new study has indicated.
Quiz 'detects Alzheimer's disease'Subscription
Alzheimer’s disease could be detected using a 15-minute online test, researchers have claimed.
Death remains a taboo subject in Britain, according to new research commissioned by the Dying Matters Coalition.
Pain to identify pressure ulcers earlySubscription
A £2 million, five year research programme has been initiatied to find if pain can pinpoint pressure ulcers early.