News: April 2007

Massage and acupuncture reduce pain after cancer surgery (UCSF)

Massage and acupuncture are effective in decreasing pain and depression following surgery in cancer patients, according to a UCSF study. The findings of the randomized controlled clinical trial are...

02 Apr '07 | USA

Urgent appeal for funds for tsunami hit Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea

The childrens charity UNICEF has appealed for financial help to assist people affected by the devastating tsunami that swept through coastal villages on the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea las...

04 Apr '07 | Humanitarian Aid | Oceania

Food worldwide is still far too salty - Report from Warwick University

The world’s food is still far too salty and too many countries are still ignoring the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) guidelines on what should be a healthy level of salt in our daily diet commen...

06 Apr '07 | Nutrition | Worldwide

Potential use of a processed form of cannabis to counter brain cell damage after strokes

Research suggests that some mechanisms in the brain targeted by cannabis could become drugs targets to counter brain cell damage after a stroke. This study, which has been published in the journal ...

11 Apr '07 | Stroke | New Zealand

Early-stage sperm cells created from human bone marrow

13 Apr '07 | Reproduction | Newcastle

Nurses' damning report spells out devastating effects of NHS financial crisis

More than 22,300 NHS posts have been lost in the last 18 months because of the financial crisis hitting the health service, according to a new report fromthe Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

15 Apr '07 | NHS financial crisis | UK

UNICEF supports Days of Peace Campaign

Children in Mindanao communities who have experienced the worst ravages of conflict will soon be reached with vital health and nutrition services as part of a new initiative called Days of Peace.

16 Apr '07 | International

Student nurses left unsupervised in charge of patients, warns RCN (UK)

Student nurses are being left in sole charge of patients during clinical placements, according to a survey by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). More than 1,500 student nurses from across the UK w...

17 Apr '07 | Nursing | UK

Health tops list of priorities for next government - RCN Survey (UK)

In a poll of more than 2000 members of the general public, health was voted the top spending priority for the next government, ahead of law and order, education, defence and the environment. This i...

17 Apr '07 | UK NHS | UK

RCN launches campaign for better patient nutrition

Approaching half of UK nurses claim not have enough time to devote to patients nutritional needs according to a survey from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). RCN is launching a campaign to improv...

18 Apr '07 | Nursing | UK

Difficult births in obese women due to uterus failure (Liverpool University)

Liverpool scientists have uncovered the reason why overweight women have more Caesarean sections; they are at significant risk of their uterus contracting poorly in childbirth. In a study of 4,000 ...

18 Apr '07 | Childbirth | Liverpool, UK

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