Issue : August 2010
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“People who suffer from a severe form of migraine are more likely to die of heart disease and strokes,” reported The Daily Telegraph.
Student nurse and newly appointed RCN student member of council Stuart Young talks about the start of his final year and why he wants to share his experiences.
Government facing NHS Direct backlashSubscription
The government is facing a backlash over plans to scrap medical helpline NHS Direct.
“Stocking up on vitamin D supplements and enjoying the summer sun could cut the risk of a host of diseases,” reported the Daily Mail.
A protein produced in arthritis may “protect against the development of Alzheimer’s disease,” reported BBC News.
Lung cancer support group launchedSubscription
A support group for people living with lung cancer will be launched next month at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
The creation of a new system of blood vessels engineered to interact with the tissue surrounding implanted devices, such as pacemakers, can increase their longevity researchers have found.
Antiviral drugs 'no risk' to mothersSubscription
There is no associated increased risk of major birth defects for mothers who are exposed to the antiviral drugs acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir in their first trimester of pregnancy, a Danish study has found.
American scientists have discovered new drugs that can protect nerve cells in mice from the affects of Parkinson’s disease.
Drug abuse stigma sets back rehabilitationSubscription
The stigma associated with drug addiction needs to end if users are to kick their habit more successfully, a report from a leading drug policy think tank has said.