Issue : 9 March 2016
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“White bread, bagels and rice ‘increase the risk of lung cancer by 49%’,’’ the Mail Online reports after a US study found a link between lung cancer and eating a diet with a high glycaemic index (GI), a measure of carbohydrate content.
“Talc ‘is linked to ovarian cancer’,’’ the Mail Online reports. That is the finding of a recent study looking at whether talcum powder can increase the risk of ovarian cancer – an association made newsworthy by a high-profile court case in the US.
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Mentors are lacking the time to both give and receive adequate feedback from students on placements despite the importance of the process in improving patient safety, an independent commission has found.
“The effects of eating peanut products as a baby to avoid the risk of allergy have been backed up by new research,” BBC News reports.
“Taking two aspirin a week could protect against cancer,” reports the Daily Telegraph. The Express suggests we should take it daily.
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Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust has defended a controversial pay deal aimed at attracting agency nurses, which means band 5 nurses can earn more if they opt out of the NHS Pension Scheme.
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‘This has to be a must have text book for all nursing students.’
“Moments of joy ‘can damage heart’,” reports BBC News.