Issue : March 2012
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Midwives need to consider the different “needs and roles” of lesbian couples during pregnancy and birth, according to Norwegian researchers from Akershus University College.
A dose of glucose solution given to young children immediately before vaccination reduces pain, according to a study by nurses at the University of Sydney and Jordan University of Science and Technology.
Fruit and vegetables are not only nutritious but could also make you “cuter”, according to the Daily Mail.
Unions fight to keep national pay dealSubscription
A move to local pay for NHS staff would lead to damaging competition between trusts for workers, entrench low pay in certain areas and further erode morale, health unions warned last week.
Jane Carey-Harris, a former theatre nurse, has been given the title in recognition of her contribution to military nursing.
Our tweetly round-up...Subscription
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“Thousands of patients with advanced Alzheimer’s disease could benefit from drugs,” according to BBC News.
#NURSESHIFT: we discuss mentorsSubscription
On Wednesday 14 March 2012, nurses from around the country came together to discuss issues surrounding student nurses and nursing mentors.
#NurChat - Bring back the enrolled nurse?Subscription
Did you miss the latest #NurChat twitter debate about the enrolled nurse? Let us sum it up for you …
Type 2 diabetes patients who self-monitor blood glucose levels at home often misunderstand the significance of high readings and how to react to them, warn researchers in Scotland.