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Thursday 16th November 2017

Study to test if new talking therapy can help cancer survivors cope

Researchers from leading UK universities and NHS trusts are to carry out a major new project to develop and test a talking-based therapy for cancer survivors.

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Changes in nurse numbers ‘may be key’ to 120,000 excess deaths

Changes in nurse numbers are linked to excess death rates – especially in care homes – according to a new study looking at the impact of cuts in health and social care spending on mortality.

Tuesday 14th November 2017

UK researchers report breakthrough in fighting killer superbug

Treatment for the antibiotic resistant bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae could lie within the bodies’ natural defences, according to researchers from the UK and Austria.

Stress faced by emergency call handlers ‘damaging to health’

The levels of stress experienced by emergency call handlers is damaging to their long term health, according to a pioneering study by UK researchers.

Workplace bullying and violence ‘increase risk of type 2 diabetes’

Being exposed to workplace bullying and violence may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, for both men and women, according to researchers from Scandinavia.

Monday 13th November 2017

Test could be used to ‘rule out heart attack’ much earlier

A low-cost, rapid blood test that spots whether people are at risk of a heart attack could improve the treatment of people with chest pain at emergency departments, suggests an international study.

Drug hope for severe hand pain in osteoarthritis patients

The debilitating hand pain often experienced by osteoarthritis patients can be successfully treated with a drug normally used for epilepsy, anxiety and neuropathic pain, according to UK researchers.

Friday 10th November 2017

HPV jab means women ‘only need three smears in lifetime’

Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to UK researchers.

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Exclusive: ‘Our image is out of date’, says nurse academic

The outdated image UK nursing presents to the world is one of the key problems for the profession in this country, according to an influential nursing leader and academic.

Poor prognosis for more than half with diabetic foot ulcers

Less than half of patients with an infected diabetic foot ulcer will see it heal within a year, according to UK researchers, who said close monitoring and rapid treatment was key.

Immediate treatment with antifibrinolytics ‘could save lives’

Speed is all important when it comes to administering the clot-stabilising drug tranexamic acid to patients with serious injury or women with severe bleeding after childbirth, note UK researchers.

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Women with polycystic ovaries ‘need mental health screening’

Women with polycystic ovaries are more likely to suffer from mental health problems and should be routinely screened for mental health issues, according to a new large-scale study.

Vitamin D may be simple way to ‘enhance’ burn healing

Vitamin D may be a simple treatment to enhance burn healing, according to UK researchers.

Nurses should be aware of 'poor public knowledge of anatomy'

Healthcare is being hampered because of the public’s poor basic understanding of anatomy, according to researchers, whose findings suggest UK clinicians need to explain things thoroughly to patients and assume a low level of knowledge unless otherwise indicated.

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Monday 6th November 2017

‘Electric’ bandages can help in fight against biofilms

For the first time, researchers say they have shown that “electric bandages” can fight biofilm infection and aid the fights against growing antimicrobial resistance.

Clinical academic training scheme to re-launch next year

Nurses who want to develop their research skills while maintaining clinical practice are being invited to apply for a new training scheme that is due to be launched next year.

Study reveals global burden of Group B Strep infection

An estimated one in five pregnant women around the world carry Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria, according to a study on the major, yet preventable, cause of maternal and infant ill health.

Friday 3rd November 2017

Continuity of care 'boosts quality of midwife provision'

The quality of maternity care for women is greatly enhanced by seeing the same midwife or group of midwives but many still do not get continuity of care, says a report by the Royal College of Midwives.

Thursday 2nd November 2017

Nurse researcher targets commuters on pressure ulcer awareness

A nursing academic is seeking to raise awareness about pressure ulcers among the general public by visiting a busy railway station with a special demonstration chair.

Wednesday 1st November 2017

Long-term PPI use linked to doubling in stomach cancer risk

The long-term use of proton pump inhibitors, commonly used to treat acid reflux, is linked to a more than doubling in the risk of developing stomach cancer, according to researchers.

Monday 30th October 2017

Breastfeeding for at least two months ‘can halve SIDS risk’

Breastfeeding for at least two months cuts a baby’s risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) almost in half, suggests new international study that is the first to determine the duration necessary to provide such protection.

Breastfeeding ‘boosts maternal bonding’ beyond infancy

Women who breastfeed their children longer exhibit more maternal sensitivity well past the infant and toddler years, according to a 10-year longitudinal study.

Thursday 26th October 2017

Sharp rise in children being admitted to intensive care units

The number of children admitted to intensive care in England and Wales has risen sharply since 2009, adding further strain to an already overstretched NHS, warn researchers.

Afternoon heart surgery ‘linked to better patient outcomes’

Outcomes for open heart surgery could potentially be improved by moving surgery to the afternoon, rather than in the morning, according to French researchers.


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