Issue : January 10 2012
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A midwifery leader has expressed concern about the “commercialisation” of pregnancy and the growing trend for expectant mothers to hold “foetus parties”.
Bacon rashers linked to cancer riskSubscription
Eating two rashers of bacon a day can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 19% and the risk goes up if a person eats more, experts have said.
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'Assisted dying would provide dignity in death'Subscription
Palliative care, no matter how good, isn’t always enough to allay the indignity and loss of control that people with terminal illness experience, says Baroness Young
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My invention: The Femmeze Vagina TrainerSubscription
We talk to Sharon Eustice, a nurse consultant for bladder and bowel, who developed the Femmeze Vagina Trainer
Breastfed babies more naturally 'challenging'Subscription
Breastfed babies cry more, laugh less, and generally have “more challenging temperaments” than formula-fed infants, a study has found.
Under £3 'spent on feeding patients'Subscription
NHS hospitals are spending as little as £2.57 to feed and water patients a day - or 86 pence a meal, according to new figures.
Carter: 'NHS faces its toughest year'Subscription
The Royal College of Nursing’s general secretary has warned the NHS faces its “toughest year”, with specialist nurses losing their jobs and vulnerable patients “in the firing line”.
What has the NHS Future Forum recommended?Subscription
The NHS Future Forum has today issued a raft of recommendations for the government on key areas affecting the nursing.