Issue : January 2012
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“Mind-boggling! Science creates computer that can decode your thoughts and put them into words,” the Daily Mail’s headline exclaimed, while The Daily Telegraph heralded an era in which a “mind-reading device could become a reality”.
The idea that regularly eating fried foods causes heart attacks is a ‘myth’, The Daily Telegraph has reported.
Student Nurse Helen Farmer realises that qualifying is growing ever closer so decides to seize every opportunity to learn that she can.
Understand when to give praiseSubscription
Greater staff morale is just one benefit of recognising and rewarding achievements, says Susan Hodgetts.
A groundbreaking stem cell trial offers hope for millions with progressive conditions that end in sight loss, the Daily Mail has reported.
We talk to Susan Tokley, deputy director of nursing and patient experience at Whittington Health, who qualified as a nurse in 1980.
Jill Fraser jointly set up a website that collects simple ideas that can make a big difference.
“Magic mushrooms could one day be prescribed for depression,” The Independent has reported.
The healing processSubscription
Student Nurse Helen Farmer’s fourth placement on a Women’s Health Unit starts with building relationships with her new team and confronting her fears.
Is the nursing profession branching out too far?Subscription
From the start of my course, if I had collected one pound coin for every time I had heard the words ‘collaboration’ or ‘inter-professional’ then I would certainly not be relying on my NHS student bursary or student loan whilst at university to fund me.
“A healthy fruit and vegetables diet could help guard against one of the deadliest cancers,” the Daily Express has today reported.
As the editors of Nursing Times, Health Service Journal and the BMJ, we have divergent views on the government’s NHS reforms and its beleaguered Health and Social Care Bill.
My wife is away and I have a cold.
A former nurse and a bicycle in Cuba...Subscription
I decided to embark on the Cross Cuba Bike Ride for Parkinson’s UK early in 2011.
Government launches bowel cancer campaignSubscription
A government campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the symptoms of bowel cancer.
Call to measure blood pressure on both armsSubscription
A study review has claimed that nurses and doctors could uncover underlying health problems in patients by making sure they take blood pressure readings from both arms and looking for any differences.
Body clock gene link to diabetesSubscription
Defective versions of a “body clock” gene greatly increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, a study has shown.
Warning over fall in social care fundingSubscription
Spending on older people’s social care in England has fallen by half a billion pounds, according to a new report.
Nurses are being asked for ideas on how to improve patient care and working conditions in care homes, as part of a new programme of work by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.
Nurses accused of incompetence could in future leave the Nursing and Midwifery Council register in order to avoid full fitness to practise procedures, under plans agreed in principle by the regulator.