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Painkillers Do Not Shorten Dying Patients' Lives

...creasing doses of painkillers to ease the agony of terminally ill patients does not shorten their lives.Some health professionals have criticized the practice, comparing it to euthanasia, but doctors at St Christopher's Hospice in London claim patients receiving higher doses of drugs such as morphine live just ...

Old Drugs Safe To Use In Cancer Treatment ?

...patients. The study involved 50 patients who were terminally ill with the disease and had already lost at least 10 percent of their body weight. The subjects were randomly assigned to receive the drug or a placebo for up to 24 weeks. At the end of one-month, patients taking the drug had gained an average of ...

Terminally Ill Patients Could Be Offered A Better Life

...play a more dynamic role in easing the pain of the terminally ill. Drawing attention to the needs of the terminally ill and also those who stand a better chance of cure if given treatment in time, Indian groups will ...

Terminally Ill deserves a better quality of Life

...play a more dynamic role in easing the pain of the terminally ill. Drawing attention to the needs of the terminally ill and also those who stand a better chance of cure if given treatment in time, Indian groups will ...

British Scientists Doubt Delhi Doctor’s Stem Cell Claim

...n south Delhi, now claims to have treated over 100 terminally ill patients with stem cell therapy. Shroff told the newspaper: 'My patients often have no other choice. I am their last chance.' The report quoted some patients who claimed improvement in their medical conditions. According to Stephen Minger, dir...

Men under 50 susceptible to suicide after discharge from emergency

...hin weeks of being discharged. The sample included terminally ill cancer patients. It was found that of those who were discharged and not admitted to hospital, 0.2 % died in the 30 days after attending an emergency department. Emergency physician Dr Sandra Neate, of Melbourne's St Vincent's Hospital, said the...

Terminally Ill Children Require Home Care

...tish Government has declared that children who are terminally ill should not be compelled to visit // hospitals ...rt in 2004 revealed that 56% of the people who are terminally ill prefer to die at their homes, a right which most of them are denied. Most families have called...

Surgeons Not Happy With Treatment Offered To Their Patients

...ding the quality of health care delivered to their terminally ill patients. This was disclosed in the annual Scottish Audit // of Surgical Mortality. The dissatisfactions focus on pain relief and other end-of-life care for patients in acute surgical wards. Furthermore, amongst all categories, Orthopaedic sur...

Health Canada Gave Access To Unapproved Drugs To AIDS/HIV Patients.

...rough the Health Canada special access program for terminally ill patients. But it did not do so. Hence the clinicians went public. Due to the stress from the politicians and media personnel, Health Canada accepted for a clinical trail to be conducted using these two drugs. Due to this new way of treatment ...

Big Brained People Are More Intelligent

...ting of intelligence in 100 neurologically normal, terminally ill volunteers, who agreed that their brains be measured after death. The findings revealed that spatial intelligence was also correlated with brain size in women, but less strongly. It said that in men, spatial ability was not related to overall ...

Five AIDS Patients To Receive Experimental Anti-retroviral Drugs

...rogram that is designed to get unapproved drugs to terminally ill patients was his only hope. "We started nine months ago looking for treatment. In that time, unfortunately, one [of the six men] has died. We need to make sure we do the best for the patients at all times and not get hung up on unnecessary bure...

Stem cell therapy for Neurodegenerative disorder patients

Stem cell therapy research can be carried out in terminally ill patients who are dying of neurodegenerative disorders as benefits are more than the risk involved in these patients, // views Professor Ian Wilmut, the creator of first cloned dolly sheep. Professor Wilmut is appointed as the first director to t...

British MPs Say Prostate Cancer Receives Low Priority in the NHS

... other cancers. // The report also said that most terminally ill cancer patients were not aware of disability benefits that could solve some financial problems with respect to the treatment costs. The report, titled, "Tackling Cancer: Improving the Patient Journey," says that although the referral procedures a...

Terminally Ill Cancer Patients Are Not Getting Cash Benefits

A public accounts committee report says that many terminally ill cancer patients in the UK are missing out on c...nt now - we get a measure which ensures that where terminally ill patients are known to the health service," said Conservative health spokesman Andrew Lansley. ...

Islamic Medical Ethics opposes Irreversible contraceptive and surrogate motherhood.

...thical laws. They said chronic patients who are terminally ill can be allowed to hear tapes and Quaran Recitation and they can also be allowed to have alcohol and gelatin free medicines, which could help them, overcome their pain due to their illness. The board opposed irreversible contraceptive use, organ t...

Dare Not Mercy kill – Courtesy: The Care Not Killing Grou

... euthanasia and physician assisted suicide for the terminally ill. The collective force of the CNK group that has recently inducted 18 other organisations into its fold, with 20 more slated to join the alliance, holds promise for the cause it holds dear. The association for Palliative care Medicine and the Bri...

Prescription For Cancer Drugs Cost Dearer Than Life

...ng for 10 years. The situation is unimaginable for terminally ill patients who may be unemployed, and certainly unable to afford the treatment. The cancer survival rates have gone up, necessitating continuation of treatment, according to Christine Fogg, Breast Cancer Care's chief executive, and the treatment b...

Cancer Aid And Research Foundation: Offering Endless Hope To Cancer Patients

...r chance of survival while palliative comprises of terminally ill patients. The importance of mental fight in conquering the disease is much stressed by the employees. Once in, the patients are provided counseling on the keeping up the faith and hope. The most important cancer relevant to the Indian context...

Terminally Ill: End Of Life Choices

...ey would wish to die. The study revealed that most terminally ill expressed that dying at home was not as import...n the Doctors that took care of them. The ratio of terminally ill Canadians dying in Hospital Vis a Vis home is 7:10, which means seven out of every 10 Canadians ...

Report Calls For Better Implementation Of Last Wishes of Terminally Ill

...dy found that between 1993 and 2004 home deaths of terminally ill cancer patients fell from 27% or 38,000 deaths...eople must be respected, "Evidence shows that many terminally ill patients, particularly those suffering from cancer, want to die naturally, with dignity, in fami...

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