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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.
Convincing evidence supports avoidance of cannabis during adolescence, pregnancy and while driving

Convincing evidence supports avoidance of cannabis during adolescence, pregnancy and while driving

Lorazepam linked to shorter progression-free survival in pancreatic cancer patients

Lorazepam linked to shorter progression-free survival in pancreatic cancer patients

Does depression in caregivers affect the prognosis of Parkinson’s disease patients?

Does depression in caregivers affect the prognosis of Parkinson’s disease patients?

Peppermint oil may be new option for pain relief after open heart surgery

Peppermint oil may be new option for pain relief after open heart surgery

PCORI awards $208 million to fund 17 new comparative clinical effectiveness research studies

PCORI awards $208 million to fund 17 new comparative clinical effectiveness research studies

Study describes the scope and integration of music therapy program within UH medical centers

Study describes the scope and integration of music therapy program within UH medical centers

UCSF's new pain clinic in Walnut Creek offers hope for children with chronic pain

UCSF's new pain clinic in Walnut Creek offers hope for children with chronic pain

Majority of dying patients in UK hospitals have unmet needs

Majority of dying patients in UK hospitals have unmet needs

MTB offers precision oncology strategy for advanced cancer patients

MTB offers precision oncology strategy for advanced cancer patients

Medicaid expansion under the ACA linked to increased palliative care use

Medicaid expansion under the ACA linked to increased palliative care use

Promoting widespread use of brief assessment tools in primary care for early detection of cognitive impairment

Promoting widespread use of brief assessment tools in primary care for early detection of cognitive impairment

Battle against RSV: Computational design paves way for new polyvalent vaccine

Battle against RSV: Computational design paves way for new polyvalent vaccine

Study reveals sharp increase in hospital encounters for benzodiazepine-related toxicity among youth

Study reveals sharp increase in hospital encounters for benzodiazepine-related toxicity among youth

New base-edited T-cells proven effective to treat lymphoblastic leukemia

New base-edited T-cells proven effective to treat lymphoblastic leukemia

NCCN introduces new global resource to improve thyroid cancer care in low- and middle-income countries

NCCN introduces new global resource to improve thyroid cancer care in low- and middle-income countries

Massage therapists ease the pain of hospice patients — but aren’t easy to find

Massage therapists ease the pain of hospice patients — but aren’t easy to find

New collaboration wins award to investigate non-invasive treatment of uterine fibroids

New collaboration wins award to investigate non-invasive treatment of uterine fibroids

ICUconnect helped doctors to reduce unmet palliative care needs of critically ill patients

ICUconnect helped doctors to reduce unmet palliative care needs of critically ill patients

Study reveals staggering toll of being Black in America: 1.6M excess deaths over 22 years

Study reveals staggering toll of being Black in America: 1.6M excess deaths over 22 years

Addition of palliative care services to cancer patients having surgery does not provide benefits

Addition of palliative care services to cancer patients having surgery does not provide benefits