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Issue : August 2010

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  • Migraine with aura linked to heart risk

    Migraine with aura linked to heart risk

    NHS Choices1 September, 2010

    “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

    'My training so far has been an amazing adventure'Subscription

    Opinion31 August, 2010

    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.

  • The government is facing a backlash over plans to scrap medical helpline NHS Direct.

    Government facing NHS Direct backlashSubscription

    News31 August, 2010

    The government is facing a backlash over plans to scrap medical helpline NHS Direct.

  • Genetic effects of vitamin D studied

    Genetic effects of vitamin D studied

    NHS Choices31 August, 2010

    “Stocking up on vitamin D supplements and enjoying the summer sun could cut the risk of a host of diseases,” reported the Daily Mail.

  • Arthritis may block Alzheimer's

    Arthritis may block Alzheimer's

    NHS Choices30 August, 2010

    A protein produced in arthritis may “protect against the development of Alzheimer’s disease,” reported BBC News.

  • Sheree Hall, the trust’s specialist lung cancer nurse practitioner

    Lung cancer support group launchedSubscription

    News30 August, 2010

    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.

    Pacemaker longevity improved with engineered blood vesselsSubscription

    News30 August, 2010

    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.

  • 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.

    Drug abuse stigma sets back rehabilitationSubscription

    News30 August, 2010

    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.

  • No risk for mothers on antiviral drugs

    Antiviral drugs 'no risk' to mothersSubscription

    News30 August, 2010

    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 protects nerve cells in Parkinson's patientsSubscription

    News30 August, 2010

    American scientists have discovered new drugs that can protect nerve cells in mice from the affects of Parkinson’s disease.

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