World media roundup – 2 May 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Easing the symptoms of chronic heart failure


A study has been carried out into the feasibility and acceptability of CASA (Collaborative Care to Alleviate Symptoms and Adjust to Illness) – an intervention designed to improve symptoms and quality of life by integrating palliative and psychosocial care into chronic care.

Divorce more likely when wife falls ill


A new study of 2,717 couples by researchers at the University of Michigan finds that not only did 31% of marriages involving at least one sick partner end in divorce, but the risk of separation for older couples was higher when the wife, not her husband, was ill.

Aiding and abetting suicide in terminal illness

Australia- The Conversation

Steve Ellen, Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Monash University, writes this opinion piece about the debate on legalising assisted suicide in Australia.

FDA wants stronger warning labels for long-acting opioids


The US Food and Drug Administration is requiring labels of all long-acting opioids to say they should be used strictly for patients in severe pain, a response to surging overdoses and deaths each year from the widely used pain medicines.

Why oncology? The bravery and hope of patients with cancer

Kevin MD

Blog post on the meaningful connections made between patients and their oncologist.

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