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Issue : January 2012

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  • Vaccination

    Synthetic particles 'could boost vaccines'

    NHS Choices30 January, 2012

    “Tiny capsules engineered to mimic part of the body’s immune system could strengthen its response to vaccines,” reported the BBC today.

  • student_money

    Quiz yourself ... What's your money management style?Subscription

    Features30 January, 2012

    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 ...

  • Statins cholesterol drug

    Statins 'may block cancer'

    NHS Choices29 January, 2012

    A daily dose of statins has “been shown to block the growth and spread of tumours,” according to the Daily Express.

  • Breast cancer

    Drug 'increases risk' of carpel tunnel syndrome for cancer patientsSubscription

    News29 January, 2012

    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.

  • Pregnancy

    20% of pregnant women 'rely on internet' for antenatal informationSubscription

    News29 January, 2012

    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.

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    Union attacks trust for district nurse mileage rate cutSubscription

    News28 January, 2012

    The union Unite has said Northumbria Foundation Trust “could face a legal challenge” after nearly halving the mileage paid to some of its staff.

  • Alzheimer's

    Living with Alzheimer's: fulfilling a wishSubscription

    Opinion28 January, 2012

    My father may have Alzheimer’s but he hasn’t lost his sense of humour!

  • support_olderwoman

    Environment 'sustains intelligence'

    NHS Choices28 January, 2012

    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.

  • Tired man

    Insomnia affects 40% in primary careSubscription

    News28 January, 2012

    Around 40% of primary care patients suffer from insomnia linked to other conditions, according a study by the University of Auckland.

  • Nurse and patient

    Nurses 'don't question routine practices enough'Subscription

    News28 January, 2012

    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.

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