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Thursday 18th October 2018

‘No progress’ in media representation of nurses over last 20 years

The nursing profession continues to be underrepresented in the media, with little change over the past two decades, according to researchers in the US.

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Meet the new-look Nursing Times editorial advisory board

Like most journals, Nursing Times has a select group of experts and leaders who act as advisors on editorial policy and other issues to ensure it is informed, accurate and up-to-date.

Tuesday 16th October 2018

‘Eyeballing’ patients best predicts those most at risk of death in A&E

A simple clinical assessment by experienced nurses is “superior” to systematic triage in prediction of mortality in the emergency department, according to Danish researchers.

Saturday 13th October 2018

Diabetics more likely to die from suicide, accidents and alcohol

Diabetes patients are more likely to die from suicide, accidents and alcohol-related causes, according to a new study, which suggests this could be linked to poor mental health.

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Genes more important than diet for gout risk, suggests study

For centuries the painful condition of gout has been associated with a rich diet but a new study that suggests genetics may be more to blame could help shatter long-held misconceptions, say researchers.

Researchers advise against decongestants for colds in children

Decongestants should not be given to young children because there is no evidence they help clear up a blocked or runny nose and their safety is unclear, according to experts investigating the effectiveness of treatments for the common cold.

New tool can identify heart failure patients at high risk of sepsis

A tool has been developed by UK researchers to help identify heart failure patients at high risk of sepsis, which they say could catch cases early and save thousands of lives every year.

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Study to investigate best timing of monitoring by nurses

How often nurses should check patients’ blood pressure, temperature, respiration rate and other indicators of health is to be examined by UK researchers as part of a new study.

Friday 5th October 2018

Weight loss drug may cut diabetes likelihood in at-risk patients

A weight-loss drug may help bring down blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of diabetes in obese and overweight patients, according to new US research.

Diabetes linked to higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it

People with diabetes are at greater risk of developing and dying from cancer, according to new research.

Vitamin D supplements ‘do not prevent fractures or falls’

There is little point in recommending vitamin D supplements to improve bone health and prevent fractures and falls in elderly patients, according to the largest analysis of research evidence to date.

Thursday 4th October 2018

Domestic refrigerators ‘may pose risk to insulin quality’

Many people with diabetes may be unwittingly storing their insulin incorrectly due to fluctuating temperatures inside their kitchen fridge, new research has found.

Diabetics from deprived areas more likely to be admitted

People with diabetes from deprived backgrounds in England are twice as likely to end up in hospital with a heart attack or stroke than those who are better off, according to new research.

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Drinking more water ‘reduces bladder infections in women’

Drinking more water each day could be the answer to reducing the risk of bladder infections among women, according to US researchers.

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Diabetes linked to elevated risk of arthritis and osteoporosis

People with type 2 diabetes are more likely to suffer from arthritis and osteoporosis, suggest a new study from Denmark that shows a clear link between the two conditions.

Guidance backs exercise as ‘add-on’ for mental health treatment

Exercise relieves symptoms of major mental health conditions, and subsequently should be used as a pillar of treatment, according to the European Psychiatric Association.

Monday 1st October 2018

Hospital charity aims to raise funds for nurse trauma research

A hospital charity in London is aiming to raise £1m to fund trauma research and care, including nurse-led projects, in the wake of the rising levels of knife crime in the capital.

Friday 28th September 2018

Newer contraceptive pills linked to 'reduced ovarian cancer risk'

New types of combined oral contraceptives that contain both lower doses of oestrogens and newer progestogens are linked to a reduced risk of ovarian cancer in young women, a study has found.

Thursday 27th September 2018

Milk protein shown to relieve negative effects of chemotherapy

A protein found in milk can alleviate chemotherapy side effects, potentially bringing relief to millions of patients undergoing cancer treatment, according to US researchers.

Hospital curtains may harbour dangerous pathogens

Privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to a small study from Canada.

Tuesday 25th September 2018

Primary care falls prevention plan ‘reduces older admissions’

Older adults given a falls prevention plan in primary care settings are less likely to be hospitalised, according to a US study by nurse researchers.

Thursday 20th September 2018

High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to higher child diabetes risk

A high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, suggests a study by Danish researchers.

Increased dementia diagnosis may be linked to London pollution

Evidence suggests a link between residential levels of air pollution across London and being diagnosed with dementia, according to researchers.

London pollution may be linked to increased dementia diagnosis

Evidence suggests a link between residential levels of air pollution across London and being diagnosed with dementia, according to researchers.

Risks of daily aspirin outweigh benefits for healthy older adults

Taking a daily dose of aspirin does not prolong healthy living in older adults who have not previously experienced a cardiovascular event, according to an international trial.

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