News in brief

Heart disease scare

Nurses who experience anger in the workplace through job dissatisfaction could be at a greater risk of developing heart disease, according to the British Psychological Society. Nurses who believe the effort they put into work is not sufficiently rewarded may be more likely to develop heart disease in the long term, it concluded.

Nursing Standard, 15 September

Less serum is best 

Middle-aged men who reduce their serum cholesterol levels live longer and have a better quality of life in old age, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Nursing Times, 14 September

Support for students

Most nursing students do not receive proper support when caring for dying patients and they experience great anxiety, according to Coventry University. Although many students are deeply affected by caring for dying patients, there is a conspiracy of silence in clinical practice about how much it affects them, the study said.

Nursing Standard, 15 September

Flu threat

Health officials have warned that avian influenzas or bird flu poses a bigger threat to global health than the SARS virus. The World Health Organisation warned that bird flu could develop into a pandemic unless detection and prevention methods are improved.

Nursing Times, 15 September


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