Issue : June 2011
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Cheers: a guide to boozeSubscription
There will be many times in your student career when you’ll be tempted to head to the bar, but here are a few simple facts to keep you safe and healthy
Healthy eating while at workSubscription
The all-day breakfast, pasty and chips and the cream cake in the afternoon could be a recipe for weight gain, cravings and low energy points during the day. But you can eat healthily even if you are on a shift. Here’s our guide to feelgood food
Doctors are using a taxpayer-funded programme to pocket “millions of pounds” in windfalls from their surgeries, an investigation has found.
Childhood obesity could lead to later liver disease Subscription
Liver disease could affect the lives of more than 500,000 young people because of childhood obesity, according to one government expert.
Teenagers most prone to sunburn Subscription
Teenagers and people in their 20s are more likely to get sunburned and sit out during the hottest part of the day than those who are older, research shows.
Appointing dedicated infection control nurses (ICNs) to oversee central line catheter insertions can slash bloodstream infections, according to US researchers.
Training nurses and healthcare support staff to reduce urinary catheter use where possible has the knock-on effect of helping to reduce infection risk, according to US researchers.
Dickon Weir-Hughes, chief exec and registrar for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, held a webchat today at 1pm. You can read the transcript here
Repositioning older persons at risk of pressure ulcers every three hours at night, using the “30 degree tilt” method, reduces the incidence of pressure ulcers, according to Irish researchers.
Inducing labour in the weeks around term, or from week 39 to week 41, is not connected with higher rates of Caesarean section compared with waiting for a later spontaneous or induced labour, according to Danish researchers.