Issue : December 2012
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A new group will look at the barriers that prevent the NHS from functioning as a seven-day service, offering procedures such as day surgery at weekends.
“Fine and ban care home abuse bosses,” the Daily Mirror demands, while the Daily Mail says that “there must be a complete culture change in treatment” for care centres.
“People with diabetes 48% more likely to suffer heart attack, researchers find”, says The Guardian. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports that people with diabetes are “65% more likely to have heart failure than the rest of the population”.
“Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can reduce symptoms of depression in people who fail to respond to drug treatment“ BBC News has reported.
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The sweet taste of sugar may provide some comfort for babies during immunisations, according to a Cochrane review.
A new antibiotic treatment for Clostridium difficile has been accepted for restricted use by the NHS in Wales.
Julie Bolus, NHS North Yorkshire and York chief nurse, has been appointed director of nursing for the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire local area team of the NHS Commissioning Board.
The Care Quality Commission is satisfied University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust has addressed concerns about staffing levels on a ward for children recovering from heart surgery, a report by the trust claims.
‘Breast cancer deaths halved if patients given “wonder drug” tamoxifen for 10 years, not five,’ reports the Daily Mail.
The British Paralympic Association’s chief nurse has been given an honorary doctorate in recognition for helping disabled athletes for 40 years.