News: October 2006

Use of Cannabis in British Columbia, Canada.

According to a recent study British Columbians use more cannabis than other Canadians. That’s one of the conclusions of a study by the University of Victoria-based Centre for Addictions Research of...

05 Oct '06 | Canabis | Canada

Schistosomiasis researcher honoured by Niger for improving health of poor

Schistosomiasis researcher honoured by Niger for improving health of poor

07 Oct '06 | Tropical Medicine | Niger

Common household chemical may pose human health risk - Canada

Triclosan is of particular concern to toxicologists because it is structurally similar to thyroid hormones, which play a crucial role in early human development. It is used in a wide variety of pro...

07 Oct '06 | Canada

RCN petition highlights public feeling on worsening NHS deficits (UK)

One year after the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) first warned about the impact of NHS deficits, the number of NHS posts that may be lost is set to top 20,000.

09 Oct '06 | NHS | UK

More independence for people with diabetes thanks to unique diabetes course for hospital staff

Warwick Diabetes Care, part of the University of Warwick's Warwick Medical School has just launched this pioneering, accredited, 'Management of Diabetes in Hospital Clinical Areas' course (MDHCA) w...

11 Oct '06 | Diabetes | Warwick

Teenage lifestyles causing back pain, warn physios

Health News from IvyRose Holistic Shop & Holistic Resources : Teenage lifestyles causing back pain, warn physios

15 Oct '06

UNICEF marks World Food Day with a focus on undernourished children

World Food Day brings attention to the plight of the world's hungry and undernourished and provides an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the complex solutions. The theme for 2006 is investi...

16 Oct '06 | Undernutrition | International

First Major Irish Study Of Sexual Health And Relationships Launched

The study surveyed 7,441 adults, aged 18 to 64. The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RSCI) carried out the fieldwork in 2004. Topics cover...

17 Oct '06 | Relationships | Ireland

Health checks to combat heart disease in Scotland

A preventative care programme has been launched in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The first Keep Well pilot will assess 45-64 year olds in Airdrie, Coatbridge and Wishaw for the risk factors associat...

24 Oct '06 | Heart Disease | Scotland

Independent UK research proves link between nurse numbers and patient mortality

Patients staying in hospitals where there are fewer nurses on the wards are more likely to die or experience complications, according to a major new study launched at the Royal College of Nursing (...

24 Oct '06 | Nursing | UK

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