Issue : 9 April 2014
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The NHS has left itself open to accusations of institutional racism after failing to ensure ethnic minorities are represented in senior roles, such as nursing director posts, suggests a new report.
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“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.
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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).
A high fat diet increases the risk of the most common form of breast cancer by a fifth, an Italian study has found.
Sibling rivalry may extend to breastfeeding infants who keep their mothers up at night to prevent them getting pregnant, an expert has claimed.
A thirst for copper could be the Achilles heel of some cancers, US scientists believe.
Visualising a “safe place” helps patients reduce pain while undergoing procedures, according to a complementary health study by Danish nurse researchers.
Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) is seeking to employ 250 new nurses as result of a £3.5m investment in extra nursing staff.
An intravenous drug that is taken once a year over two years looks set to gain official approval as a new treatment option for multiple sclerosis.