Issue : August 2011
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Patients living at home with dementia are usually able to manage mealtime tasks and use coping strategies to remain independent, a small Swedish study suggests.
Cancer patients' lifespan 'can be predicted'Subscription
A new scoring system can reliably predict how long patients with advanced cancer are likely to survive.
Tailored online support can help reduce feelings of isolation among teenagers with asthma and allergies, according to a Canadian study in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing.
Hospitalised children put at risk of MRSA Subscription
Hospitalised children colonised, but not sick, with MRSA are at considerable risk of developing full-blown infections, say US researchers online in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Musculoskeletal injuries cause much sickness absence, so managers need to minimise them and their effects
82% UUI patients experience weekly leakageSubscription
New survey findings presented at ICS shows 82% of participating patients with Urgency Urinary Incontinence (UUI) experience leakage once a week or more.
Swine flu diagnoses put children at risk Subscription
The swine flu algorithm used by the National Pandemic Flu Service in 2009-10 to triage patients by phone or online “is of little use in differentiating unwell children”, according to UK researchers.
Men less likely to use suncream Subscription
Research has found that men are less likely to use suncream than women during times when the sun reaches its peak heat.
Care home staff in Scotland are to be given a free educational resource to help prevent and control infection.
Southern Cross boss rejects payoutSubscription
The boss of failed care home giant Southern Cross has revealed he will not accept a £500,000 payout when he leaves the company as new details were released of prospective new owners.