Issue : March 2018
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Being positive about the future in consultations with chronic angina patients may help them avoid future hospital admissions and heart procedures, suggest US researchers.
A book for recording children’s health and development has been updated with an optional new section to help identify a genetic condition, which may also stop mistaken cases of abuse being reported.
Walking for at least 40 minutes several times per week at an average to fast pace is associated with a near 25% drop in the risk of heart failure among post-menopausal women, according to a new study.
Calcium supplements, taken with or without vitamin D, may increase the risk of polyps growing in the colon, suggest researchers following a large US trial.
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Pregnant women can safely exercise in warm weather and take short hot baths or saunas without risking critical elevations in body temperature that could harm their unborn child, a research review has indicated.
Experienced nurses nearing retirement are being employed full-time to help support and mentor newly qualified staff, under a pilot scheme intended to boost retention rates at a hospital trust on the London and Essex border.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust is supporting more flexible working for nurses, and will monitor and support those who are interested in working nights, whether permanently or in longer blocks. Allowing staff this flexibility will benefit patients and staff, says Jayne Tague
A low dose of the sedative dexmedetomidine given at night may prevent delirium in critically ill patients, according to Canadian researchers.
School nursing services in Birmingham are only to be targeted at communities in the city that need them the most, under wider local council plans aimed at making £123m of annual savings by 2022.