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ESMO publishes new position paper on supportive and palliative care
Update to match evolving needs of cancer patients Patient centred care contributes to best use of available resources Call for increased awareness, research, education, resources for supportive and palliative care Appeal to authorities to ensure access to the best possible patient centred care LUGANO, 15 December 2017 - ESMO, the leading professional organisation for medical oncology, published a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15
Simulation model finds Cure Violence program and targeted policing curb urban ...
When communities and police work together to deter urban violence, they can achieve better outcomes with fewer resources than when each works in isolation, a simulation model created by researchers at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and the University at Albany has found. The study, which published online and appears in the J ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15
Research points to second chance for rejected antibiotic candidate
An antibiotic candidate compound shelved in the 1970s in favour of more worthwhile drugs could be worth a second look, new research has found. The drug, called pentyl pantothenamide, is able to stop the growth of E. coli but not completely kill the bacteria, so was never taken into clinical use. The wider class of pantothenamides have broad spectrum activity against many bacteria but only this one ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15
Health and spirituality values influence attendance for pelvic-floor dysfuncti...
New research from psychologists and health professionals in Swansea has found that the types of life values that patients hold affect their attendance at medical treatment for pelvic-floor dysfunction, a condition affecting over 25 of all women in the UK. This condition involves incontinence and prolapse, and is treated initially by physiotherapy. Promoting key life values could be important in de ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15
New chronic kidney disease audit published
Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Clinical Commissioning Groups and primary care practices must all work together to improve outcomes for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease CKD , according to the national Chronic Kidney Disease Audit published today. Recommendations include reviewing practice procedures and monitoring performance to help identify and actively manage patients with C ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15
Offbeat brainwaves during sleep make older adults forget
Like swinging a tennis racket during a ball toss to serve an ace, slow and speedy brainwaves during deep sleep must sync up at exactly the right moment to hit the save button on new memories, according to new UC Berkeley research. While these brain rhythms, occurring hundreds of times a night, move in perfect lockstep in young adults, findings published today in the journal Neuron show that, in ol ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15
After searching 12 years for bipolar disorder's cause, U-M team concludes it h...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Nearly 6 million Americans have bipolar disorder, and most have probably wondered why. After more than a decade of studying over 1,100 of them in-depth, a University of Michigan team has an answer - or rather, seven answers. In fact, they say, no one genetic change, or chemical imbalance, or life event, lies at the heart of every case of the mental health condition once known as ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15
Graphic anti-smoking posters may encourage some teens to begin smoking cigaret...
Exposing teens to graphic anti-smoking posters may actually increase the risk that some start smoking, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Conducted in a one-of-a-kind laboratory that replicates a convenience store, the study found that some teens who viewed posters depicting gruesome displays of smoking-caused diseases actually reported being more susceptible to cigarette smoking after vie ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15
Student drug use in Ontario, Canada, at historic lows but new concerns over fe...
TORONTO, December 14, 2017 - By almost every measure, students in grades 7 through 12 in Ontario, Canada are drinking, smoking, and using drugs at the lowest rates since the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey OSDUHS began in 1977. This according to new numbers released today by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health CAMH . But new data on fentanyl use, included for the first time in th ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15
Do bullies have more sex?
Adolescents who are willing to exploit others for personal gain are more likely to bully and have sex than those who score higher on a measure of honesty and humility. This is according to a study in Springer s journal Evolutionary Psychological Science which was led by Daniel Provenzano of the University of Windsor in Canada. Researchers believe that bullying might be more than just objectionable ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15
Where Psychological Science and Cancer Research Unite
Some of the most fascinating research happens on the edges of disciplines. When materials science overlaps with entomology, a clothing company can make a hat out of spider silk, grown in vats of yeast. When public health and anthropology overlap, one researcher can transform life in a whole refugee camp to improve hygiene, vaccinate dogs to prevent rabies, and clean up garbage in the streets throu ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Dec 15
Smoking leads to less increase in life expectancy for less educated women
Life expectancy in Sweden has risen steadily during the last few decades for most groups. One exception is women whose highest educational level is compulsory school. This is mostly because of smoking, says a new dissertation in sociology. Life expectancy has stayed level in the last 20-30 years for women with only a compulsory schooling in Sweden, but it s increased for other social groups. A big ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 13
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