The needle and the damage done As deaths from drug overdoses rocket, Mike Shallcross asks if it's time for a bolder approach to this public health emergency 1 comment Society's most at risk deserve more GPs are currently debating whether their responsibilities under the current GP contract should include home visits for patients who are living in care homes writes Crystal Oldman Every nurse can help to stub out smoking Though we have made enormous progress over recent years, smoking still kills, writes Deborah Arnott. Drug addicts need specialist help There was recently a lot of coverage concerning Peaches Geldolf's untimely death. A similar media frenzy followed Amy Winehouse's death, and that of Peaches' mother Paula Yates in 2000. Network for nurses caring for vulnerable One of the many challenges for community nurses is supporting the groups who have difficulty accessing mainstream health services. Asthma care: one death is one too many The report by the National Review of Asthma Deaths supported findings from previous enquiries by providing further evidence that most asthma deaths are preventable and thus remedial. So are we failing in our care and management of asthma? Dying for drink-young women at risk Researchers of a report published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health in July looked at the patterns of alcohol-related mortality in three cities - Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester.... Help us campaign against alcohol misuse July's House of Commons Health Select Committee report on the government's Alcohol Strategy holds up Drinkaware's 'Why let good times go bad?' campaign, to tackle alcohol misuse among young adults, as an example of best practice.