Issue : October 2009
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“Donated lungs that have to be discarded because they are not good enough for transplant can now be repaired and made suitable for patients,” The Times has reported.
Clinical guidelines accredited for NHS EvidenceSubscription
Evidence-based clinical guidelines and information on the latest medicines and treatments from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Evidence (NICE) are being made available on the NHS Evidence website.
Following a fine tradition of blowing a legitimate topic of debate out of all proportion, Beyond the Bedpan has its say on downgrading nurse roles. It’s not pretty
A new system of registration for health and social care providers has been published by the Department of Health.
The death of a man stabbed by a mental health patient could have been averted if the teams caring for him had been adequately supported to provide ‘assertive’ treatment.
Another big rise in swine flu casesSubscription
There were 78,000 new cases of swine flu in England in the past week, up from 53,000 the week before, new estimates show.
Sugary soft drinks linked to high blood pressureSubscription
New research shows that high fructose corn syrup, a common sweetener added to sugary soft drinks and processed food, can contribute to high blood pressure.
New figures show a rise in the number of children being given prescriptions for drugs to treat ADHD and mental health problems.
Men and women may no longer be needed to create babies, according to the front page of the Daily Mail, which says that scientists have created ‘sperm and eggs from stem cells’. Other newspapers predict that the research could lead to human sperm being produced within five years.
RCN votes to scrap charitable statusSubscription
The Royal College of Nursing has voted in favour of changing the RCN’s legal status so it is no longer a charity, and establishing a charitable foundation as a separate body.