Issue : January 2012
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“Tiny capsules engineered to mimic part of the body’s immune system could strengthen its response to vaccines,” reported the BBC today.
1. You have to buy a new reference book for a course, it’s supposedly essential throughout the entire course. What do you do?A. See if they have it in your library - you can always keep renewing it.B. Buy two books - one to have at home and one to keep in your locker at college - you don’t want to have to keep carrying it around after all.C. Take a look around for second hand shops and ...
A daily dose of statins has “been shown to block the growth and spread of tumours,” according to the Daily Express.
Risk of carpal tunnel syndrome is higher in breast cancer patients given the drug exemestane than in those treated with tamoxifen, according to an international study in the Lancet Oncology.
Nearly 20% of pregnant women use the internet as their primary source of antenatal information, according to a study by the University of Cartuja in Spain.
The union Unite has said Northumbria Foundation Trust “could face a legal challenge” after nearly halving the mileage paid to some of its staff.
Living with Alzheimer's: fulfilling a wishSubscription
My father may have Alzheimer’s but he hasn’t lost his sense of humour!
The Daily Mail has reported that “lifestyle is key to staying alert into old age”, and that genes are not to blame for changes in intelligence as we age.
Insomnia affects 40% in primary careSubscription
Around 40% of primary care patients suffer from insomnia linked to other conditions, according a study by the University of Auckland.
Nurses 'don't question routine practices enough'Subscription
Routine practices should be systematically reviewed and updated regularly, as nurses do not generally question them, according to a survey of 400 Irish nurses by researchers from the Institute of Technology in Tralee.