Issue : 7 June 2011
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Despite an increased use of oral therapies, some men may not be receiving adequate treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia and may still suffer severe adverse complications as a result, according to researchers.
New findings show that treatment with a specific alpha blocker helps reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
This week sees three contrasting reports on the role of specialist nurses in the NHS.
COPD drugs link to urinary problemSubscription
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients who are treated with certain inhaled drugs may be at a higher risk of developing problems urinating, according to researchers.
Star of Calendar Girls and Loose Women, Lynda Bellingham, is backing Dry and Mighty, a summer awareness raising campaign from ERIC, a national children’s charity.
A&E 'sees rise in treating young'Subscription
There has been a dramatic rise in the number of children taken to A&E departments with common illnesses, research suggests.
Asthma warning over ash cloudSubscription
Asthma sufferers have been urged to keep their medication with them as the latest volcanic ash cloud closes in on Britain.
NICE approves rituximab cancer treatmentSubscription
Patients with follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are set to benefit from a treatment recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
Registered users of nursingtimes.net can win a copy of the novel ‘10-minute consultation: cardiovascular risk’
Pioneering treatment involving hours of training in tandem with electrical stimulus has allowed a hit-and-run victim who was completely paralysed from the waist down to stand up unaided and take steps on a treadmill.