Issue : October 2010
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“A faulty gene could help to explain some cases of unexplained male infertility,” reports BBC News.
Sepsis can lead to 'life-changing burdens'Subscription
Older adults who survive severe sepsis are at higher risk for long-term cognitive impairment and physical limitations than those admitted for other reasons, according to US researchers.
Use of long acting contraception risesSubscription
Use of long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) has continued to rise, according to the NHS Information Centre.
The asthma drug omalizumab (Xolair) does not produce enough benefits in children under 12 to justify it being prescribed by the NHS, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has ruled.
Emotional wellbeing site for children launchedSubscription
‘Cam’s Den’ is an interactive emotional wellbeing website launched by Tavistock and Portman Foundation Trust for children aged 7-10 years in the Camden area.
New drug for diabetes approvedSubscription
NICE has approved a drug for treating patients with type 2 diabetes who are intolerant of either metformin, sulphonylurea, thiazolidinediones or dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors.
Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust has become the first in the region to appoint a specialist nurse to support breast cancer patients where the disease has spread to other organs and usually become incurable.
Midwife faces prison for promoting home birthsSubscription
Midwife Agnes Gereb faces five years in prison for promoting home births in Hungary, where hospital birth is effectively compulsory.
Alcohol 'more harmful than heroin'Subscription
Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin, ecstasy and crack cocaine, a new study has said.
New treatment for chronic constipation in womenSubscription
Prucalopride (Resolor, Movetis) should be an option for the treatment of chronic constipation in women.