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.
Women with gestational diabetes experience fewer adverse outcomes when treated with diet or metformin instead of insulin, according to New Zealand researchers.
International researchers have devised 12 recommendations for the use of negative pressure wound therapy in the treatment of traumatic wounds and reconstructive surgery, after reviewing more than 192 studies into the use of the vacuum assisted technique.
Student nurse, Elena Ivany, wants everyone - no matter what their role - to work together to put patients at the centre of hospital care
Nursingtimes.net wins at Online Media AwardsSubscription
Nursingtimes.net has scooped the prestigious Chairman’s Award at the Online Media Awards 2011.
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Practice and oncology nurses' views soughtSubscription
A researcher at the University of Glamorgan is studying nurse adopters of genetics within practice and oncology nursing.
Nursingtimes.net is partnering with Netbuddy to help nurses care for people with learning disabilities. Here, we look at tips on feeding tubes.
Trusts and other NHS providers will be held much more heavily to account for their investment in the training of nurses and other health professionals, the government has announced.
Key changes to the NHS reforms to widen clinical involvement in commissioning to nursing and hospital doctors will be included in NHS regulations but not be written into legislation, the government has said.
Action demanded over hospital deathsSubscription
Labour has called for urgent action following a report about an increase in deaths from dehydration in Scottish hospitals.