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Issue : October 2010

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  • Gene linked to low sperm count

    Gene linked to low sperm count

    NHS Choices10 November, 2010

    “A faulty gene could help to explain some cases of unexplained male infertility,” reports BBC News.

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    Sepsis can lead to 'life-changing burdens'Subscription

    News4 November, 2010

    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.

  • Methods of contraception

    Use of long acting contraception risesSubscription

    News4 November, 2010

    Use of long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) has continued to rise, according to the NHS Information Centre.

  • Child and inhaler

    Children's asthma drug not beneficial enough - NICESubscription

    News3 November, 2010

    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.

  • ‘Cam’s Den’ website here

    Emotional wellbeing site for children launchedSubscription

    News3 November, 2010

    ‘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.

  • Diabetic insulin injection

    New drug for diabetes approvedSubscription

    News3 November, 2010

    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.

  • Becky Rix

    Secondary breast care nurse appointed to regional hospitalSubscription

    News3 November, 2010

    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.

  • Prison bars

    Midwife faces prison for promoting home birthsSubscription

    News2 November, 2010

    Midwife Agnes Gereb faces five years in prison for promoting home births in Hungary, where hospital birth is effectively compulsory. 

  • Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin, ecstasy and crack cocaine, a new study has said.

    Alcohol 'more harmful than heroin'Subscription

    News1 November, 2010

    Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin, ecstasy and crack cocaine, a new study has said.

  • Women

    New treatment for chronic constipation in womenSubscription

    News1 November, 2010

    Prucalopride (Resolor, Movetis) should be an option for the treatment of chronic constipation in women.

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