Issue : 7 June 2011
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Cancer nurse advises BBC on Holby CitySubscription
A consultant cancer nurse from Cumbria has said she is delighted to be advising the BBC about a storyline in a medical drama.
Foot ulceration has psychological effectsSubscription
Foot ulceration in people with rheumatoid arthritis affects patients’ physical, social and psychogical health, say researchers.
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.
Death remains a taboo subject in Britain, according to new research commissioned by the Dying Matters Coalition.
Quiz 'detects Alzheimer's disease'Subscription
Alzheimer’s disease could be detected using a 15-minute online test, researchers have claimed.
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.
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.
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.
Online communities valuable for specialist nurses Subscription
Online networks can be particularly valuable to nurses working in highly specialist fields, according to Canadian 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.