News archive from 3 March 2013, page 10

Councils 'not providing childcare'

More than two thirds of councils are failing to ensure enough childcare is provided for working parents, campaigners for families' rights have warned. Just one in five local authorities have enough childcare for parents with children under two, and...

 

Nurses 'scared to raise concerns'

More than half of nurses believe their concerns about patient care are being ignored, according to a survey. Research for the Nursing Times found that an NHS culture of discouraging staff from reporting problems, rather than supporting them, is...

 

Britain sees real wages fall 3.2%

Britain has suffered one of the biggest drops in real wages in the European Union over the last two years, according to figures released by the Labour Party. Research commissioned from the independent House of Commons library showed real wages (wages...

 
Alexander’s vision for Scotland beyond No vote

Alexander’s vision for Scotland beyond No vote

A CONFESSION: I've not always been such a swell guy. It's

Scotsman, 01:54 in Politics
 
Euan McColm: Making plans for Nigel

Euan McColm: Making plans for Nigel

Is UKIP's Eastleigh elevation the shape of things to come, both south and north of the Border? Euan McColm investigates DIANE James can surely be ­forgiven her moment of ­hyperbole. The UK Independence Party candidate in the Eastleigh by-election had...

Scotsman, 01:54 in Politics
 
Leaders: Devil in the detail for NHS

Leaders: Devil in the detail for NHS

THE debate about whether Scotland should be an independent country is too often couched in arcane terms. Financial regulation, the division of assets and liabilities, treaty obligations and the price that would be exacted for entry to the European...

Scotsman, 01:54 in Politics
 

Maternity services in the UK

“Serious flaws found in NHS maternity care”, is the headline in The Guardian. This and other news sources say that mothers and babies are being put at risk, and they go on to list shortfalls in maternity services. They describe them as ‘conveyor...

 

Which? calling for credit crackdown

Consumer campaigners are calling for a crackdown to clean up the "irresponsible" credit industry after finding that a quarter of people who take out expensive payday loans are using them to plug other debts. Which? said that...

 

Nurses 'scared to raise concerns'

More than half of nurses believe their concerns about patient care are being ignored, according to a survey. Research for the Nursing Times found that an NHS culture of discouraging staff from reporting problems, rather than supporting them, is...

 

Councils 'not providing childcare'

More than two thirds of councils are failing to ensure enough childcare is provided for working parents, campaigners for families' rights have warned. Just one in five local authorities have enough childcare for parents with children under two, and...

 

Breast cancer counselling

Counselling can “double a woman’s chances of surviving breast cancer” according to the Daily Mail today. The newspaper claimed that regular sessions with psychologists also cut the chances of the cancer returning, and affected the length of time it...

 

Acupuncture 'eases dentist fear'

“Acupuncture can help cure patients of a fear of the dentist's drill,” according to The Daily Telegraph. The newspaper says that research shows that just one five-minute session of acupuncture can reduce anxiety and enable people who have previously...

 

Acupuncture-transmitted infections

“Infections spread by acupuncture needles are under-diagnosed worldwide,” BBC News reported. It said that doctors in Hong Kong have called for tighter infection controls and regulation of acupuncture practices. The news story is based on an editorial...

 

Care for baby brain bleeds

“A technique that ‘washes out’ the brains of severely ill premature babies may aid survival,” says the BBC. The article says that the treatment, called DRIFT (drainage, irrigation and fibrinolytic therapy), could help around 100 babies per year. The...

 

A new way to choose IVF embryos?

“A video technique that may significantly boost a woman’s odds of having a baby could soon be available,” according to the Daily Mail. The news is based on research in mice that investigated what happens inside newly fertilised egg cells and how this...

 


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