Body clock linked to mood disorders

Body clock linked to mood disorders

Image copyright Getty Images Disruption to the body’s internal clock may put people at increased risk of mood disorders, scientists say. A clock ticks in nearly every cell of the body. And they change how the tissues work in a daily rhythm. A Lancet Psychiatry study of 91,000 people found a disrupted body clock was […]

Furness hospital baby deaths: Midwifery council criticised

Image copyright PA Image caption Joshua Titcombe died from sepsis nine days after being born at Furness General Hospital Avoidable deaths occurred at a hospital while regulators took too long to act on concerns about midwives, a report has said. Eleven babies and one mother died at Furness General Hospital in Barrow, Cumbria, between 2004 […]

Male nurse: ‘I was told to become a brickie’

When David Ferran left school at the age of 17, he was encouraged to learn a trade and become a bricklayer or an electrician. But that wasn’t for him. He went into nursing, bucking the trend in what is still a female-dominated profession. David, who works in the dermatology department at the Royal Victoria Hospital, […]

NHS in winter: Sharp rise in North West hospitals put on highest alert

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hospitals in North West England were on the highest alert 32 times last winter Hospitals in the North West of England were placed on the highest level of alert 32 times during the winter of 2017-18, the BBC has learned. Trusts only declared two such “Opel 4” alerts, meaning […]

Nurse: ‘I’ve been hit, head-butted and taken hostage’

Nurse: ‘I’ve been hit, head-butted and taken hostage’

Image caption Shelley still works as a nurse, despite repeated attacks Shelley Pearce could tell immediately that the patient she had been asked to care for didn’t like her. The woman had been admitted to hospital as part of a detox programme. “She wanted to leave and when I said no, she smashed a piece […]

Nurse: ‘I’ve been hit, head-butted and taken hostage’

Nurse: ‘I’ve been hit, head-butted and taken hostage’

Image caption Shelley still works as a nurse, despite repeated attacks Shelley Pearce could tell immediately that the patient she had been asked to care for didn’t like her. The woman had been admitted to hospital as part of a detox programme. “She wanted to leave and when I said no, she smashed a piece […]

Nurse: ‘I’ve been hit, head-butted and taken hostage’

Nurse: ‘I’ve been hit, head-butted and taken hostage’

Image caption Shelley still works as a nurse, despite repeated attacks Shelley Pearce could tell immediately that the patient she had been asked to care for didn’t like her. The woman had been admitted to hospital as part of a detox programme. “She wanted to leave and when I said no, she smashed a piece […]

Nurse: ‘I’ve been hit, head-butted and taken hostage’

Nurse: ‘I’ve been hit, head-butted and taken hostage’

Image caption Shelley still works as a nurse, despite repeated attacks Shelley Pearce could tell immediately that the patient she had been asked to care for didn’t like her. The woman had been admitted to hospital as part of a detox programme. “She wanted to leave and when I said no, she smashed a piece […]

Nurse: ‘I’ve been hit, head-butted and taken hostage’

Nurse: ‘I’ve been hit, head-butted and taken hostage’

Image caption Shelley still works as a nurse, despite repeated attacks Shelley Pearce could tell immediately that the patient she had been asked to care for didn’t like her. The woman had been admitted to hospital as part of a detox programme. “She wanted to leave and when I said no, she smashed a piece […]

‘Spice epidemic in jails risk to nurses’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spice is a laboratory-created cannabis substitute An epidemic of a laboratory-created cannabis substitute in UK prisons is putting nurses called in to treat inmates at risk, union leaders say. The Royal College of Nursing said it had members who had been left unwell after treating prisoners who had taken […]

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