Issue : 7 June 2011
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Trusts fined over mixed sex wardsSubscription
Mixed sex accommodation breaches have dropped sharply since the launch of a tougher regime four months ago but more than one in 10 trusts have seen their performance decline.
Biomaterial implant jab provides back pain hopeSubscription
Scientists at the University of Manchester believe they might have finally developed a treatment for chronic back pain.
Supplements 'could prevent pre-eclampsia'Subscription
The dangerous pregnancy complication pre-eclampsia could be prevented by taking dietary supplements, a study has found.
HPA urges parents to protect children with MMRSubscription
The Health Protection Agency is urging parents to protect their children against measles by ensuring they have been immunised with two doses of MMR.
Transanal irrigation guideline launchedSubscription
The revised St Mark’s Hospital guideline for the use of transanal irrigation has been launched at the Association for Continence Advice.
ACA launch a pelvic floor leaflet for teenage girls Subscription
The ACA have produced a leaflet to help teenagers understand the role of the pelvic floor and how to look after it.
Text messages can bypass the complexity and expense of fancier technologies to tackle one of health care’s costliest burdens: patient communications, says Martin Perminas, CEO of Boomerang
Researchers advance child bladder reconstructionSubscription
Employing a variety of the most sophisticated experimental techniques and procedures, researchers have advanced treatments for children in need of bladder reconstruction.
Patients with blood cancers could get new treatments faster after 13 research centres teamed up to run clinical trials.
Smoking while pregnant may alter baby's DNASubscription
Asthma may be caused by changes in a baby’s DNA if their mother smokes during pregnancy, according to researchers.