News: March 2009

Nurses call for more support for nurse leadership on wards

A new report published by RCN states that some NHS ward sisters are prevented from providing ideal levels of leadership due to their own high clinical work load and the required paperwork. It also ...

02 Mar '09 | Nursing | UK

Eating disorders pioneer appointed to National Advisory Group

A new National Advisory Group on Body Image has been set-up in Australia. Disturbed body image (DBI) has important implications for adolescent mental health. If continued past adolescence it might ...

05 Mar '09 | Body Image | Australia

IKEA Soft Toy campaign raises 5.4 million Euros for education projects

IKEA Soft Toy campaign raises 5.4 million Euros for education projects. This will help children in Albania, Bangladesh, China, India, Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Russia, Vietnam, Macedonia, Moldova, Sie...

06 Mar '09 | Child Welfare | International

Endometriosis in the ovaries doubles the risk of premature birth

Ovarian endometriosis doubles the risk of premature birth in women using assisted reproductive technologies - according to research from Australia. Further research is needed to determine the clini...

09 Mar '09 | Assisted Conception | Australia

AMA Physicians Work for Health Care Reform

Physicians from across the United Statesn are in Washington, D.C. today to meet with lawmakers and explain why health care reform is crucial to re-generating the economy. Hundreds of physicians att...

10 Mar '09 | Health Care Reform | USA

AMA Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week

The American Medical Association is supporting the national Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW). This year's theme is A Prescription for Patient Safety: One Partnership, One Team, and the week is ...

10 Mar '09 | Safety Awareness | USA

UK Charity calls for improved drugs and alcohol support services for gay men

A recent report by UK Charity the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) and Sigma Research highlights the need for more effective alcohol and drug support services for gay men. According to the report, ‘W...

10 Mar '09 | Alcohol | UK

RCN and WellChild call for more Community Children's Nurses

UK nurses and children's charity have called for more community childrens' nurses so that more children currently cared for in hospitals can be at home with their families instead.

10 Mar '09 | Nursing | UK

Help us achieve a smoke free Scotland for our children

BMA Scotland is marking National No Smoking Day (11 March) by calling on smokers to quit the habit and help to ensure a smoke-free Scotland for future generations. Smoking kills over 13,000 people ...

11 Mar '09 | Scotland

Barclays Chairman visits UNICEF project in Manila, Philippines

The Building Young Futures project between UNICEF and Barclays, is providing £250,000 over three years to the Philippines, focused on two areas in Masbate province and Pasay City, Metro Manila. The...

16 Mar '09 | Child Welfare | The Philippines

UNICEF committed to meeting most urgent needs in Sudan

UNICEF is working urgently with its remaining partners in Sudan to address immediate gaps in the provision of life-saving services to children, following the suspension of 16 non-governmental organ...

17 Mar '09 | Humanitarian Aid | Sudan

Study identifies human genes required for hepatitis C viral replication

Researchers in the USA are investigating a new way to block reproduction of the hepatitis C virus (HCV)- targeting not the virus itself but the human genes the virus exploits in its life cycle.

18 Mar '09 | Hepatitis | USA

With UNICEF, Solidarités distributes supplies in north-east DRC

Thanks to the recent establishment of an air route between Bunia and Doruma in the North-East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), distribution has begun of 25 tons of emergency relief su...

19 Mar '09 | Humanitarian Aid | DRC

Cheap, delicious and easy way to prevent breast cancer

Eating mushrooms and drinking green tea could help to protect against breast cancer according to a study conducted by the University of Western Australia and Zhejiang University in China. In China,...

19 Mar '09 | Breast Cancer | China

World Water Day in Sudan

World Water Day in Sudan focuses on shared responsibility for management of vital resources incl. access to clean water and adequate sanitation.

21 Mar '09 | Water | Sudan

Ayurvedic Herbal Garden at American Botanical Council Headquarters in Austin, Texas (USA)

The nonprofit American Botanical Council has announced the creation of a new herb garden based on medicinal herbs from the ancient Ayurvedic healing tradition. The garden will be planted and mainta...

23 Mar '09 | Ayurvedic Healing | Texas, USA

Common gene variants influence risk factor for sudden cardiac death

A new study has identified common genetic variants related to a risk factor for sudden cardiac death. The report identifies variants in genes, some known and some newly discovered, that influence t...

23 Mar '09 | Heart Health | USA

HIV-related TB deaths higher than past estimates

24 Mar '09 | Tuberculosis (TB)

HFEA statement on the risk of birth defects associated with assisted reproductive technology

Recent publicity regarding the risks associated with assisted reproductive technology (ART) has prompted patients to contact either the HFEA or their clinic. According to the HFEA the risk of birth...

24 Mar '09 | Birth Defects | UK

Four million Rwandan children targeted for life-saving interventions

During a week long campaign women and children across Rwanda will be reached with a package of key life-saving interventions to protect them from preventable illnesses.

24 Mar '09 | Rwanda

Parents take children with minor illnesses to A&E for supportive advice (RCN)

Many parents who take their children to A&E with minor illness do so to obtain better practical advice about how to treat their child's condition at home. This is part of information being presente...

25 Mar '09 | child health | UK

School sexual health clinics could reduce teenage pregnancy rate (UK)

Young people are more likely to use sexual health services if they can access them in schools, according to research being presented today at the Royal College of Nursing's 2009 International Resea...

25 Mar '09 | School Health Services | UK

Mormons understand Angels to be beings who have previously been incarnated as humans - an understanding other religious groups apply to spirits.

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