Monthly Archives: June 2019

Palliative Care Beyond Hospice Is Spreading to More States

Much of the “confusion” Sinclair referred to is that many people don’t understand the difference between palliative care and hospice. Palliative care is given to patients with serious illnesses or injuries to relieve their symptoms and stress. Its goal is … Continue reading

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The long echo of WW2 trauma

After the existence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was officially recognised by the US government in 1980, in the wake of Vietnam, researchers began to take an interest on the illness on soldiers’ families. Studies were already suggesting that the … Continue reading

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This diet is easier (and cheaper) than the Mediterranean diet

This article on the Nordic diet makes claims about improvements for people with dementia. ********************** The Nordic Diet is the brainchild of a team of scientists, nutritionists and chefs birthed back in 2004 as a method of mitigating a growing … Continue reading

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‘Life is wonderful’ being pain-free after 40 years

Alison Cameron, from Dorset, was 17 when she had appendicitis and went into hospital. “I had my appendix out and I remember I came round out of the anaesthetic screaming, the pain was something else.” It was the start of … Continue reading

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