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Issue : January 2011

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  • nurse

    Silver alloy catheters may cut UTIsSubscription

    News27 March, 2011

    Silver-alloy urinary catheters may reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections compared with silicone or latex urinary catheters in adult inpatients.

  • antibiotics

    Preventative antibiotics cut infection riskSubscription

    News26 March, 2011

    Giving critically ill patients antibiotics as a preventative measure significantly cuts infection risk, according to scientists.

  • ACA

    Continence conference to be held in MaySubscription

    News24 March, 2011

    The ACA’s 2011 annual conference and exhibition will be held in Harrogate at the Majestic Hotel on 9-10 May 2011.

  •  generic survey

    Take part in a survey on continence educationSubscription

    News22 March, 2011

    The ACA and the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit (Glasgow Caledonian University) are asking clinicians who have qualified within the past two years how their training prepared them to treat patients with continence problems.

  • heart

    New online resource on cardiovascular healthSubscription

    News4 March, 2011

    A new interactive website has been launched to help nurses educate patients to improve their cardiovascular health.

  • drink

    Risks of energy drinks examined

    NHS Choices25 February, 2011

    “Energy drinks could be dangerous for children and teenagers,” The Daily Telegraph has reported. The newspaper said that the use of high-caffeine drinks has been linked to “seizures, mania, stroke and sudden death”.

  • woman sleeping

    Sleep and heart risk link is uncertain

    NHS Choices24 February, 2011

    “Lack of sleep is a ‘ticking time bomb’,” The Independent reported. The newspaper said that people who regularly sleep less than six hours a night “have a 48 per cent greater chance of developing or dying from heart disease”.

  • hearing problems

    Hearing problems 'may signal dementia'

    NHS Choices23 February, 2011

    “Hearing loss could be an ‘early warning’ for dementia,” reported The Daily Telegraph. It said that this finding from a new study “could lead to early interventions against Alzheimer’s disease”.

  • pills

    ‘No benefit’ of blood pressure pill for stroke

    NHS Choices22 February, 2011

    “A drug used to lower blood pressure could harm patients if given following a stroke,” reported The Daily Telegraph. It said a study of 2,000 stroke patients, who all had high blood pressure, found that the drug did not benefit the patients “and may actually be harmful”.

  • Diane Abbott

    'This is not the first time and nothing seems to be changing'Subscription

    Opinion21 February, 2011

    Shadow minister for public health, Diane Abbott, wonders if there is a systematic reason why neglect of older people in the NHS continues to happen

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