Tag Archives: Stress

Age and Gender Differences in Hospital Admissions for Anxiety (BBC News / HSCIC)

Summary Women over the age of 60 are most likely to be admitted to hospital for anxiety, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).  Men are more likely to be admitted to hospital for anxiety between the … Continue reading

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Intergenerational ‘Memories’? (BBC News / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary Animal studies suggest that behaviour may be affected by events experienced by previous generations,  passed on through a form of genetic memory. This research may have relevance to the research and possibly, one day, the treatment of phobias, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders. Read … Continue reading

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Hospitals in England to Report Staffing Levels for Public Scrutiny (BBC News / RCN)

Summary From April 2014 onwards, hospitals in England will be required to publish monthly details about their standards of care on a new national safety website. An important element of the information supplied will indicate whether each hospital has enough nurses on the wards to meet recommended safe-staffing levels. This development … Continue reading

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Mid-Life Stress Precedes Dementia in Women (BBC News / BMJ Open)

Summary A recent epidemiological study of 800 Swedish women has found that mid-life stress may increase women’s risk of developing dementia. Women who had to cope with stressful events, such as divorce or bereavement, were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease decades later. … Continue reading

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Safe Staffing Alliance Warning on Hospital Nurses Staffing Levels (BBC News / RCN)

Summary The Safe Staffing Alliance has issued a warning about hospital ward staffing levels in England. The recommended nursing staff to patients ratio is thought to be 1 to 4, but is reported that hospital wards regularly have registered nurses looking after eight patients; which could be unsafe … Continue reading

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