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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 establish ‘tipping point’ molecular link between blood sugar and Alzheimer's disease

Scientists establish ‘tipping point’ molecular link between blood sugar and Alzheimer's disease

Community-based palliative care linked to reduction in ER visits for dying patients

Community-based palliative care linked to reduction in ER visits for dying patients

New model of cervical cancer care reduces delay between diagnosis and treatment

New model of cervical cancer care reduces delay between diagnosis and treatment

New ASTRO guideline underscores safety, effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases

New ASTRO guideline underscores safety, effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases

Scientists discover treatment that improves symptoms in mouse model of juvenile Batten disease

Scientists discover treatment that improves symptoms in mouse model of juvenile Batten disease

WHO's new guidance aims to improve chances of survival for cancer patients

WHO's new guidance aims to improve chances of survival for cancer patients

VUMC’s V3 program that pairs volunteers with dying patients expanding in 2017

VUMC’s V3 program that pairs volunteers with dying patients expanding in 2017

Knowledge bank approach could help find best treatment option for AML patients

Knowledge bank approach could help find best treatment option for AML patients

Yoga during active treatment can provide QOL benefits for pediatric cancer patients and parents

Yoga during active treatment can provide QOL benefits for pediatric cancer patients and parents

American Journal of Nursing declares 2016 winners of its annual Book of the Year Awards

American Journal of Nursing declares 2016 winners of its annual Book of the Year Awards

OPERA study evaluates patient perceptions of pain treatment with use of transdermal formulations

OPERA study evaluates patient perceptions of pain treatment with use of transdermal formulations

Routine blood test can predict survival of cancer patients in palliative care

Routine blood test can predict survival of cancer patients in palliative care

Geisinger physicians report opioid therapy to be ineffective in treating chronic pain

Geisinger physicians report opioid therapy to be ineffective in treating chronic pain

Study finds high rates of marijuana use among Baby Boomers

Study finds high rates of marijuana use among Baby Boomers

Hallucinogenic drug offers relief for people with cancer-related anxiety or depression

Hallucinogenic drug offers relief for people with cancer-related anxiety or depression

Use of Frailty Screening Initiative linked to reduced risk of postoperative mortality and illness

Use of Frailty Screening Initiative linked to reduced risk of postoperative mortality and illness

Cancer experts to discuss novel treatment strategies at ESMO Asia 2016 Congress

Cancer experts to discuss novel treatment strategies at ESMO Asia 2016 Congress

IQWiG finds colorectal cancer drug combination has added benefit only for some patients

IQWiG finds colorectal cancer drug combination has added benefit only for some patients

Palliative care improves patients' survival and quality of life, study shows

Palliative care improves patients' survival and quality of life, study shows

Palliative care could reduce hospitalizations, make life easier for older adults with serious illnesses

Palliative care could reduce hospitalizations, make life easier for older adults with serious illnesses