World media roundup – 11 July 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Expanded hospice benefit not for all

US- Healthcare Finance News

Medicare Care Choices Model offers some extra funds to hospices, but not necessarily enough to cover expanded services

Catering for the needs of centenarians

6 minutes

Centenarians are less likely to die from cancer or heart disease compared with people in their 80s and 90s, instead, pneumonia is their biggest killer, say UK researchers.

Key high-risk HIV groups threaten AIDS progress, warns the WHO


Five key groups, including gay men, prostitutes and prisoners, have stubbornly high rates of HIV that are threatening progress in the global AIDS battle, according to the World Health Organisation.

How do you separate your personal life from your profession when a loved one has cancer? 

ONS Connect blog

How do you separate your nursing profession from your personal life? Do we have to separate them? asks Becky McClelland.

Learning about human nature after a cancer diagnosis

Kevin MD

Psychiatrist Elana Miller on what she has learnt about human nature since her cancer diagnosis.

‘Forgotten’ age group in Scotland want a break

ehospice International Children’s edition

‘Give us a Break’, a newly launched report by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign highlights the fears of young disabled Scots that the lack of hospice and respite facilities will leave them either isolated at home or reliant on facilities aimed at much older people.

The myths of hospice care

ehospice USA

Many people do not understand the many benefits that hospice brings to patients and families. Robert shares his story to address some of these myths.

Africa: Drinking itself to death

ehospice Africa

The 2014 WHO ‘Global status report on alcohol and health’ shows shocking levels of alcohol consumption across Africa that is resulting in death and disease across the continent.

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