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Lack of sleep hormone linked to diabetes riskSubscription
Low levels of melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep, more than doubles the risk of diabetes in women, a study has found.
Extra whiplash treatment 'not cost-effective'Subscription
Normal care for whiplash is as effective as more expensive and thorough treatment, a new study has suggested
Squeezing breasts 'can stop cancer'Subscription
A little squeeze may be all that it takes to prevent malignant breast cells triggering cancer, research has shown
Is interdisciplinary the new multidisciplinary?Subscription
It was when I was editing one of this week’s articles on stroke that I was struck by the reference to interdisciplinary working and how it was benefiting patients.
How do you treat a soft tissue injury?Subscription
How do you treat a soft tissue injury? What do you think?
Are you looking to perfect your practice? Learn all about measuring body temperature.
'Beeping is hindering patient recovery'Subscription
Keeping noise levels as low as possible helps patients’ rest and recuperation, as nurses know. But sometimes we don’t notice the level of ward noise and can become immune to it.
Evidence on NSAID use in soft tissue injuriesSubscription
Non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs are often used for analgesia in soft tissue injury. The evidence to support this is weak, plus NSAIDs may even delay healing.
Herbal remedies such as echinacea and St John’s Wort “could make medication dangerous”, the Daily Mail has warned.
A charity survey has found 74% of people would not go to accident and emergency if they experienced symptoms of a transient ischaemic attack (TIA).