Issue : January 2012
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A new year for a new nursing studentSubscription
As a first-year mental health nursing student I started my course in September 2011, along with around 20 other enthusiastic would-be nurses, of all ages and backgrounds.
A major shake-up of nurse education in London has resulted in the University of West London being dropped from a list of the capital’s training providers.
Drug to manage arthritis pain 'suitable for use'Subscription
Capsaicin can be used to help treat rheumatoid arthritis due to its mild side effects, according to a Cochrane review.
The drug linezolid (Zyvox) may be more effective at treating patients with MRSA nosocomial pneumonia than the current gold standard vancomycin, according to trial results published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
People addicted to the internet may experience “changes in the brain similar to alcoholics and cocaine addicts”, The Daily Telegraph has reported.
Taking two or more prescription drugs at any one time can double the fall risk for the young and middle aged, similar to the effect seen in older people, according to Auckland University researchers.
Exposing patients with Alzheimer’s disease to coloured light can have a therapeutic effect by improving sleep patterns, according to US nurse researchers.
“Middle-aged surgeons ‘are safest’”, BBC News has reported, while The Independent said: “If the surgeons [sic] young or old, put the operation on hold.”
Living with Alzheimer's: accessing supportSubscription
My father doesn’t recognise me anymore.
The prime minister’s new forum on nursing will be made up of frontline staff and also look at standards in social care, health minister Paul Burstow has said.