Nurse Adopts Newborn With Rare Condition After 18 Months Of Caring For Her In The Pediatric ICUA pediatric ICU nurse, Amber Boyd, says that she immediately felt a bond with a newborn baby named Nicole who was born with a rare medical condition. The baby, a twin, was born with a condition in which her organs formed on the outside of her body. She needed constant medical care and her mother was not able to care for either of the twin babies. However, family members quickly stepped up to care for the healthy twin but the medical needs of Nicole were too much for the aunt so the newborn beca..>> view original
Dying cancer patients better off at homeDying cancer patients better off at homeCancer patients choosing to die at home tend to live longer than those who die in hospital, says a new study.Oncologists shouldn't hesitate to refer patients for home palliative care simply because less medical treatment may be provided, say the authors of the Japanese study published in the journal CANCER."Dying in the preferred place is one of the most important factors for a good death," they say."More than half of all people would prefer to be cared fo..>> view original
Health boss starts Hobart hospital stintTasmania's health service boss will start a week-long encampment at the Royal Hobart Hospital to investigate the cause of a series of failings that have angered the state government.Several incidents, including a woman who suffered a miscarriage in a chair because there were no beds available, prompted Health Minister Michael Ferguson to order an urgent review of procedures.As part of the review, health service chief executive David Alcorn will spend a week in Royal Hobart Hospital from Monday...>> view original
Humans capable of multiple, simultaneous life changes: studyLos Angeles: People are capable of multiple,simultaneous life changes, according to a new study which suggests that we have seriously underestimated our ability to change our lives for the better. The six-week study demonstrated that simultaneous, significant improvement across a broad range of mental and physical functions is possible, researchers said. Participants in the intervention all showed dramatic improvements in more than a dozen different outcomes, including strength, endurance, flexi..>> view original
Legalize All Drugs? The 'Risks Are Tremendous' Without Defining The ProblemOpioids are becoming the latest serious addiction problem in this country. Among these drugs manufactured from opium, heroin is the most serious, dangerous, cheap and available everywhere. In April's edition of Harper's Magazine, Dan Baum has examined a new response to this latest addiction problem: the legalization of drugs. NPR's Linda Wertheimer asks Baum about how he began to delve into the topic of America's war on drugs and why he calls attempts at legalization a big risk based on our app..>> view original
How to get someone you love to eat healthierHelp the health of others: Lead by example. So here's the problem. Your friend/partner/relative is gaining so much weight that you're concerned for their health and you watch with dismay as they order a slab of banana bread and tip two teaspoons of sugar into their latte. Mentally calculating the kilojoules - around 3,800 - you want to snatch the food from their hand. But you don't - and if you're smart you won't say 'should you really be eating that?'"Being ..>> view original
Drug subsidies could eliminate hepatitis C in Australia within a decade, experts sayDrug subsidies could eliminate hepatitis C in Australia within a decade, experts say Updated March 28, 2016 12:13:31 There is a realistic chance hepatitis C will be eliminated within a few years due to new public subsidies of powerful drugs, some of Australia's top health experts say. Key points:Newly subsidised drugs more effective, have fewer side effects than previous treatmentsMore than 200,000 people in Australia have hepatitis C"The stigma does exist," said a mus..>> view original
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