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Staff shortages ‘abusing good will of nurses’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The good will of nurses in England is being abused by politicians who have failed to get to grips with a desperate shortage of staff, nurse leaders say.Royal College of Nursing general secretary Dame Donna Kinnair will call for safe staffing levels to be enshrined in law in a speech on Monday. There are currently nearly 40,000 nurse vacancies - one in nine posts.However, the
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Staff shortages ‘abusing good will of nurses’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The good will of nurses in England is being abused by politicians who have failed to get to grips with a desperate shortage of staff, nurse leaders say.Royal College of Nursing general secretary Dame Donna Kinnair will call for safe staffing levels to be enshrined in law in a speech on Monday. There are currently nearly 40,000 nurse vacancies - one in nine posts.However, the
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Sheesiders: The ‘ultimate girl group’ for Middlesbrough

[ad_1] Two women say they want to set up "the ultimate girl group" to help other women in Middlesbrough make new friends.Jordanne McMullan, 27, and Aimee Franks, 26, moved away from their hometown for university and work.When they returned they felt they had lost touch with childhood friends.They set up Sheesiders and use social media to arrange social events where women can escape "toxic friendships" and meet in a "safe
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We Are Middlesbrough: Sheesiders are ‘the ultimate girl group’

[ad_1] Two women say they want to set up "the ultimate girl group" to help other women in Middlesbrough make new friends.Jordanne McMullan, 27, and Aimee Franks, 26, moved away from their hometown for university and work.When they returned they felt they had lost touch with childhood friends.They set up Sheesiders and use social media to arrange social events where women can escape "toxic friendships" and meet in a "safe
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Light and the circadian rhythm: The key to a good night’s sleep?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The cycle of sleep and wakefulness is one of the key human behaviours.We spend about a third of our lives asleep and cannot survive without it. When asleep, our brain memorises and processes information. Our body clears toxins and repairs itself, allowing us to function properly when awake.Even short-term sleep deprivation significantly affects our wellbeing. Most of us begin to fall apart after just one
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Markus Birdman talks about his stroke in his comedy routine

[ad_1] When comedian Markus Birdman woke up unable to see properly, he initially thought he had a hangover. But it turned out he had had a minor stroke, at the age of 40.His experience became the basis of an Edinburgh festival stand-up routine and he now works raising awareness about the effects of strokes.Recent research by the Stroke Association suggests a quarter of British people don't know that strokes occur
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Nicki Chapman praised for sharing tumour diagnosis

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images TV and radio presenter Nicki Chapman has been praised for speaking out about her recent brain tumour diagnosis and subsequent recovery from surgery.The 52-year-old, who was found to have a tumour "the size of a golf ball", told the Daily Mail she was "petrified" but tried to "stay positive".The Brain Tumour Charity said sharing the experience would help "end the isolation" of fellow sufferers.Chief executive
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Nicki Chapman praised for sharing tumour diagnosis

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images TV and radio presenter Nicki Chapman has been praised for speaking out about her recent brain tumour diagnosis and subsequent recovery from surgery.The 52-year-old, who was found to have a tumour "the size of a golf ball", told the Daily Mail she was "petrified" but tried to "stay positive".The Brain Tumour Charity said sharing the experience would help "end the isolation" of fellow sufferers.Chief executive
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Electrotherapy warning over bogus psychiatrist Zholia Alemi

[ad_1] Image copyright Cumbria Police Image caption Zholia Alemi was found guilty of four theft and fraud charges after a week-long trial last year A bogus psychiatrist who treated hundreds of patients in Scotland may have referred some for needless electro-convulsive therapy, Scotland's chief medical officer has warned. Dr Catherine Calderwood said others may have been detained under the Mental Health Act or "groomed" to gain access to their finances.Zholia
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What does the menopause do to the body?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The menopause is when women's periods stop and they can no longer become pregnant naturally.The menopause is a natural part of ageing which normally happens between the ages of 45 and 55, but can also be brought on by surgery to remove the ovaries or the womb (hysterectomy).In the UK, the average age of menopause is 51.So what's behind the change?Hormones, specifically one called oestrogen.It