Issue : December 2012
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Work environment affects hospital readmission rates Subscription
The provision of a good working environment for nursing staff reduces the risk of patients needing to go back to hospital by up to 10%, nurse academics have found.
CRB check changes to help nursesSubscription
Criminal records checks will be able to be used again and again, making it easier for agency nurses to work in different organisations.
Dementia crisis looming, warns HuntSubscription
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned that Britain is facing a crisis if more is not done to combat dementia.
Light smoking ‘doubles sudden heart death risk in women’, BBC News reports. It says women who are light smokers – including those who smoke just one cigarette a day – double their chance of sudden death.
“Drinking coffee halves the risk of mouth cancer – even in smokers and drinkers,” claims the Daily Mail.
Pregnant women 'over share' clinical info on webSubscription
Mothers-to-be may be divulging too much pregnancy information on social media, a survey suggests.
Mutation in gene could fight cancerSubscription
A mutation in a certain gene linked to an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer could help with prevention measures, research has found.
Audit raises bowel cancer concernsSubscription
Many bowel cancer patients do not get the right medical help until it is too late, figures show.
Memorial fund set up for hoax call nurseSubscription
A memorial fund has been set up for the nurse who apparently took her own life after being duped by a hoax call which led to clinical details being revealed about the Duchess of Cambridge.
The purchase of prescription medicines online without a prescription is on the increase, pharmacists have warned.