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Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
Scientists discover link between sugar metabolism and peroxisomal biogenesis disorders

Scientists discover link between sugar metabolism and peroxisomal biogenesis disorders

Patients with advanced illness should have more options for end-of-life care

Patients with advanced illness should have more options for end-of-life care

Experts suggest multiple ways to reform hospice organizations

Experts suggest multiple ways to reform hospice organizations

New approach could potentially prevent muscle wasting in muscular dystrophy and cancer

New approach could potentially prevent muscle wasting in muscular dystrophy and cancer

Centenarians have lower incidence of chronic illness than people in their 80s and 90s, study shows

Centenarians have lower incidence of chronic illness than people in their 80s and 90s, study shows

SLU scientist discovers cause and potential solution for cancer-related bone pain

SLU scientist discovers cause and potential solution for cancer-related bone pain

Brief psychological intervention reduces depressive symptoms in patients with advanced cancer

Brief psychological intervention reduces depressive symptoms in patients with advanced cancer

Doctors debate about physician-assisted suicide

Doctors debate about physician-assisted suicide

Patients nearing end of life may not feel abandoned after discontinuation of cholesterol medications

Patients nearing end of life may not feel abandoned after discontinuation of cholesterol medications

Aggressive care in final days of life for advanced cancer patients not linked to better outcomes

Aggressive care in final days of life for advanced cancer patients not linked to better outcomes

Study finds variations among hospitals in transitioning stroke patients from treatment to comfort care

Study finds variations among hospitals in transitioning stroke patients from treatment to comfort care

New book provides latest information on palliative care organization and delivery

New book provides latest information on palliative care organization and delivery

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may not extend lifespan in heart-healthy older adults, study finds

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may not extend lifespan in heart-healthy older adults, study finds

Synthetic scaffold loaded with cancer-fighting T cells effectively shrinks solid tumors

Synthetic scaffold loaded with cancer-fighting T cells effectively shrinks solid tumors

How physicians can prevent opioid abuse while providing adequate pain relief

How physicians can prevent opioid abuse while providing adequate pain relief

Report: Global increase in drug-resistant TB threatens to ruin efforts to eradicate the disease

Report: Global increase in drug-resistant TB threatens to ruin efforts to eradicate the disease

New partnership funds research studies that aim to improve quality of palliative care for people with MND

New partnership funds research studies that aim to improve quality of palliative care for people with MND

End-of-life terminologies and prior experience matter to surrogate decision makers

End-of-life terminologies and prior experience matter to surrogate decision makers

Increased palliative care consultation for advanced cancer patients leads to better outcomes

Increased palliative care consultation for advanced cancer patients leads to better outcomes

Palliative care consults for advanced cancer patients linked to improvement in multiple quality measures

Palliative care consults for advanced cancer patients linked to improvement in multiple quality measures