Issue : 7 June 2011
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Working with families who may have inherited cardiac conditions is hugely fulfilling for Melanie Doyle
Dressing clean surgical wounds with postoperative dressings does not decrease the level of infection and wound dehiscence, say researchers.
Dementia patients who are given antipsychotic drugs should have their prescriptions reviewed within a year, experts have claimed.
Southern Cross announces thousands of redundancies Subscription
Hundreds of nurses’ jobs are feared to be at risk after the UK’s largest care home operator, Southern Cross Healthcare, announced 3,000 job cuts.
Women from poorer areas of the UK are less likely to be diagnosed early and are less likely to survive breast cancer, say researchers.
More see mental health problems as an 'illness'Subscription
More people see mental health problems as an illness like any other, according to a new survey.
We quiz the chief nursing officer for Wales, Jean White, who is also honorary visiting professor at Cardiff University. She qualified to be a nurse in 1982.
Measles and the MMR: where are we now?Subscription
‘The numbers of susceptible unvaccinated children are mounting and as they get older, it’s forgotten that they still need protection’
'So what area of nursing do you work in?'Subscription
‘I’m a staff nurse for adult inherited metabolic disorders and not many nurses know what I do!’
Hormone cancer therapy ups diabetes risk for menSubscription
Men with prostate cancer are at higher risk of developing diabetes or diabetes risk factors if they receive androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to block the production or action of male hormones that can fuel the growth of this cancer.