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Lancet report on nurse staffing and education levels – Dublin City University

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Lancet reported today the results of a study in 9 European countries documenting that hospital nurse staffing and the proportion of nurses with bachelor’s education are associated with significantly fewer deaths after common surgery.   A team of researchers led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in the U.S. and Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, and including Prof Anne Scott and her team from Dublin City University, found…

Overworked nurses linked to higher death rates: Lancet – Straits Times

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

PARIS (AFP) – Investigations in nine European countries have given statistical backing to claims that patients’ lives may be at risk when nurses are overworked, specialists said on Wednesday. Published in The Lancet, the study touches on a sensitive topic in countries where health budgets are under strain. Researchers looked at survival rates after surgery in 300 hospitals, and matched these against the workload and education of their nurses. They…

Lancet study links fluoride to neurotoxins – Windsor Star (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Twelve months after Windsor city council removed fluoride from our water systems, fluoride has been newly classified as a developmental neurotoxin by medical experts. The March 2014 journal, Lancet Neurology, compared fluoride to lead, arsenic, methyl mercury and other chemical toxins. The study authors are Dr. Philippe Grandjean of the Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. Philip Landrigan of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, N.Y. The…