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Issue : March 2012

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  • Newborn

    Midwives 'must consider' needs of lesbian couplesSubscription

    News17 March, 2012

    Midwives need to consider the different “needs and roles” of lesbian couples during pregnancy and birth, according to Norwegian researchers from Akershus University College.

  • Immunisation

    Glucose gives pain relief to infants undergoing immunisationSubscription

    News17 March, 2012

    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.

  • Veg

    Can fruit and veg improve your skin?

    NHS Choices17 March, 2012

    Fruit and vegetables are not only nutritious but could also make you “cuter”, according to the Daily Mail.

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    Unions fight to keep national pay dealSubscription

    News17 March, 2012

    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.

  • Colonel Carey-Harris

    London nurse appointed 'honorary nurse' to the QueenSubscription

    News16 March, 2012

    Jane Carey-Harris, a former theatre nurse, has been given the title in recognition of her contribution to military nursing.

  • Twitter

    Our tweetly round-up...Subscription

    Opinion16 March, 2012

    We scour the twittersphere in order to bring you our top tweets from this week. Did you make it in?

  • Man

    Drugs tested on advanced Alzheimer's

    NHS Choices16 March, 2012

    “Thousands of patients with advanced Alzheimer’s disease could benefit from drugs,” according to BBC News.

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    #NURSESHIFT: we discuss mentorsSubscription

    Opinion16 March, 2012

    On Wednesday 14 March 2012, nurses from around the country came together to discuss issues surrounding student nurses and nursing mentors.

  • Nurse

    #NurChat - Bring back the enrolled nurse?Subscription

    Opinion15 March, 2012

    Did you miss the latest #NurChat twitter debate about the enrolled nurse? Let us sum it up for you …

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes patients 'misunderstand' self test readingsSubscription

    News15 March, 2012

    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.

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