Issue : 7 June 2011
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Combination antithrombotic therapy may increase the risk of bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), say researchers.
There is no evidence that Botulinum toxin injections reduce chronic neck pain or associated headaches, according to the US authors of a Cochrane review.
Dr Peter Carter, the Royal College of Nursing’s Chief Executive and General Secretary, chatted with us live about the future of nursing: health reforms and nurse commissioning. You can read the transcript here
Most UK heart disease deaths in North West Subscription
The highest rate of deaths from heart disease in England occurs in the North West, figures have suggested.
High epilepsy drug doses risk birth defectsSubscription
Seizure control drugs used by epilepsy sufferers during pregnancy have been associated with an increased risk of major birth defects, according to researchers.
Patients who undergo elective total hip or total knee replacements at hospitals with lower surgical volume have a higher risk of venous thromboembolism and mortality following the procedure, according to an American study.
There is no difference in outcomes between salicylic acid treatment for verrucas and cryotherapy, a study published in the BMJ has found.
Patients have a more favourable impression of their care and are less likely to suffer an adverse incident if they are involved in their care, a study has found.
An eight-week rehabilitation at home programme for patients recovering from critical illness was found to have no effect on the rate of improvement, according to researchers.
Dr Frances Goodhart hosted a live webchat on cancer survival on June 10 at 12pm. You can read the transcript here
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.