Issue : 9 April 2014
View all stories from this issue.
“Working out in warm water could be a radical new cure for high blood pressure,” the Mail Online reports. Results of a small study suggest that “hot aquarobics” may benefit people who had failed to respond to conventional treatment for high blood pressure.
“The illegal party drug ketamine is an ‘exciting’ and ‘dramatic’ new treatment for depression,” BBC News reports. A small study found that some people with severe depression responded well to the drug.
60 seconds with...Kimberley Salmon-Jamieson, deputy chief nurse at the University Hospital of South ManchesterSubscription
We talk to Kimberley Salmon-Jamieson, deputy chief nurse at the University Hospital of South Manchester, who qualified as a nurse in 1994.
Visualising a “safe place” helps patients reduce pain while undergoing procedures, according to a complementary health study by Danish nurse researchers.
A thirst for copper could be the Achilles heel of some cancers, US scientists believe.
Giving staff role clarity will help to will bring improvements to patient care, says Brendan Brown
Cochrane review questions benefit of TamifluSubscription
Ministers should review the use of a widely used anti-flu medication, researchers have said after their review questioned the efficacy of the drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu).
New measures to make trusts publish ward staffing information do not go far enough and risk burdening nurses with gathering “utterly meaningless data”, it has been claimed.
Devon hospital makes French connection Subscription
A hospital trust in Devon last week played host to a group of 30 student nurses from France.
Unison members in Doncaster have held a further 48 hours of strike action this week over changes to their pay and conditions.