Issue : December 2012
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“A breakfast of grapefruit and marmalade on toast could be lethal for people taking medication” is the headline in the Daily Mail.
The government has published details of the pension contribution increases that nurses and other NHS staff face next year.
BBC News reports that, “drugs used to calm inflammation in psoriasis may also help to combat the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, a study on mice suggests.”
Smoking “rots the brain” the BBC reported today, while the Daily Mail said ‘smoking doesn’t just age your lungs, it damages your brain too’.
“‘Shocking’ treatment in NHS hospitals and care homes exposed in report,” The Guardian reports, while the Daily Mail says that a “Damning report reveals failings in NHS care of patients ‘treated worse than animals’.”
As flu season approaches, claims that the flu vaccine is a ‘waste of money’ are being widely reported. The Daily Telegraph declares that ‘flu vaccine effectiveness [is] exaggerated,’ while the Daily Mail claims that ‘flu jabs are a ‘waste’ of taxpayer’s money.’
RCN Wales unveils its first 'nurse of the year'Subscription
A consultant nurse for substance misuse has been named Welsh “nurse of the year” by the Royal College of Nursing.
Funding pressure 'may hit NHS care'Subscription
Waiting times in emergency wards are rising as unprecedented financial strains on the health service start to bite, a report suggests.
Health minister Dan Poulter has signaled a shift in the government’s stance on the controversial South West Consortium during a debate in the Commons.
Record numbers living with HIVSubscription
A record number of people in the UK are living with HIV, with the number of people with the virus reaching nearly 100,000, new figures show.