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Issue : September

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  • Support; older woman

    Death and dying: a community perspectiveSubscription

    Opinion28 December, 2011

    After working for nearly 4 years within a hospice setting at Wheatfields - a Leeds-based hospice run by national health and social care charity Sue Ryder - I was quietly focused in my thinking that, just as hospitals are the places where people should give birth, so hospices are the best place to die.

  • Sheets

    The other side of the sheets, part three: Sunday morningSubscription

    Opinion10 October, 2011

    I spent the night in EAU.

  • NN_LOGO_CMYK

    Innovations in insulin pen devices: Benefits and unmet needsSubscription

    Opinion6 October, 2011

    This advertorial was sponsored by Novo Nordisk. The content was approved by the sponsoring company and the author prior to publication.Prior to 1985, insulin administration for people with diabetes meant using a large glass syringe and a reusable needle, both of which had to be sterilised by boiling.

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    Half of mothers do not seek advice for postnatal depression Subscription

    News5 October, 2011

    As many as 35,000 mothers are not receiving professional help for postnatal depression, according to a charity.

  • support_olderwoman

    Can vitamin B prevent Alzheimer's?

    NHS Choices3 October, 2011

    “A daily 10p vitamin pill could prevent millions of people being struck down by Alzheimer’s disease,” the Daily Express has reported.

  • Sheets

    The other side of the sheets, part two: SaturdaySubscription

    Opinion3 October, 2011

    I arrive in A&E.

  • Cervical screening

    HPV testing for women 'reduces need for further invasive tests'Subscription

    News2 October, 2011

    Testing for human papillomavirus as part of cervical screening reduces the number of women unnecessarily going on for further tests by over a third, according to a study by the Institute of Cancer Research.

  • nurse and doctor in hospital smiling

    Does laughter increase tolerance of pain?

    NHS Choices2 October, 2011

    “Study reveals laughter really is the best medicine,” reports BBC news. Several newspapers covered this small study investigating the effect of laughter on pain tolerance.

  • Parents

    Parents 'want to be present' at child's resuscitationSubscription

    News2 October, 2011

    The majority of parents would like to be present during attempted resuscitation of their child, when given the choice, according to researchers from Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

  • ERIC

    ERIC win national Third Sector Excellence awardSubscription

    News2 October, 2011

    ERIC, the UK’s only charity dedicated to providing information and support to children suffering with continence problems, and their families, has won the Small Charity, Big Achiever award at the national Third Sector Excellence Awards.

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