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Why Mothers’ Medication MattersSubscription
’The author raises some valuable points regarding how breastfeeding is viewed by both the greater medical field and society.’
Oxygen is one of the most commonly administered drugs in acute care, often at high doses. However, given inappropriately, it can have adverse effects and, in susceptible patients, its injudicious use causes harm - even death.
Treating patients suffering from the deadliest form of skin cancer with a combination of drugs could help extend their lives, research has suggested.
A body-clock “atlas” mapping the 24-hour activity patterns of thousands of genes has been created by US scientists.
Almost one in three diabetic hospital patients experience medication errors that can cause dangerous blood glucose levels, a report has found.
The Invisible Work of NursesSubscription
’The book is readable for all healthcare professionals and it might be useful for non exec directors as well to enable them to understand the complexities of nursing.’
’Each chapter is broken down into shorter essays, comprehensive notes and references at the end complete an in-depth and well researched book’
Cholesterol-lowering drugs can directly increase the risk of diabetes because of the way they function, research has shown.
Single pill 'aids heart patients'Subscription
Heart attack survivors given multiple pills instead of one are less likely to follow treatment regimes - putting themselves at risk of a repeat attack, a new study suggests.
The number of statins and other cholesterol-lowering drugs given to patients has trebled in the last decade, new figures show.