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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.
Older kidney disease patients starting dialysis die at higher rates than previously thought

Older kidney disease patients starting dialysis die at higher rates than previously thought

New series offers global evidence detailing role of surgery in the opioids crisis

New series offers global evidence detailing role of surgery in the opioids crisis

New drugs on PBS for Parkinson's, MND and Cutaneous T cell lymphoma

New drugs on PBS for Parkinson's, MND and Cutaneous T cell lymphoma

Study: Written media can improve citizens' understanding of palliative care

Study: Written media can improve citizens' understanding of palliative care

Listening to older patients who want to stop dialysis

Listening to older patients who want to stop dialysis

Cervical cancer could be eradicated by 2100

Cervical cancer could be eradicated by 2100

Clinical trial researchers can initiate advance care planning discussions to help cancer patients

Clinical trial researchers can initiate advance care planning discussions to help cancer patients

Rapid expansion of interventions could prevent up to 13 million cases of cervical cancer within 50 years

Rapid expansion of interventions could prevent up to 13 million cases of cervical cancer within 50 years

Once-a-day capsule offers new way to reduce symptoms of chronic breathlessness

Once-a-day capsule offers new way to reduce symptoms of chronic breathlessness

New project explores how gaming technologies can help cancer patients communicate better

New project explores how gaming technologies can help cancer patients communicate better

New eHealth tool shows potential to improve quality of asthma care

New eHealth tool shows potential to improve quality of asthma care

Clinicians often miss to detect serious health concerns in older adults

Clinicians often miss to detect serious health concerns in older adults

Cannabinoid compounds may reduce viability of colon cancer cells

Cannabinoid compounds may reduce viability of colon cancer cells

World Cancer Day: Global leaders call for urgent action to reduce premature cancer deaths

World Cancer Day: Global leaders call for urgent action to reduce premature cancer deaths

World Cancer Day 2019 highlights the need for urgent action to improve early cancer detection

World Cancer Day 2019 highlights the need for urgent action to improve early cancer detection

Study: Site of care could determine patients' access to palliative treatment

Study: Site of care could determine patients' access to palliative treatment

AGS Beers Criteria tool aims to make medications appropriate for older people

AGS Beers Criteria tool aims to make medications appropriate for older people

Specialist-led hospital bereavement service may help restrain legal action after difficult deaths

Specialist-led hospital bereavement service may help restrain legal action after difficult deaths

Researchers learn more about the impact of multiple symptoms in older adults

Researchers learn more about the impact of multiple symptoms in older adults

New accelerator-based technology aims to reduce side effects of cancer radiation therapy

New accelerator-based technology aims to reduce side effects of cancer radiation therapy