World media roundup – 29 April 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Mushrooms prescribed by doctors to treat anxiety

International Business Times

A research team from New York University is utilising hallucinogenic knowledge to relieve patients’ fear of death.

Unemployment common after breast cancer treatment

Health Canal

Nearly one-third of breast cancer survivors who were working when they began treatment were unemployed four years later, according to a new study.

Pressure for independence in old age can be disabling

Health Canal

‘Independence’ may be an aspirational buzzword for the elderly but too much emphasis on independence can be counter-productive if older people feel unable to ask for help when they need it, according to one researcher.

Once taboo, death in America comes out of its cold, hard shell in unexpected ways


Article about America’s relationship with death and Journalist Kate Sweeney’s new book which explores the country’s customs of mourning.

You’re invited – National Palliative Care Week 2014

ehospice Australia

As part of National Palliative Care Week, Palliative Care Australia is presenting an education forum at Parliament House in Canberra which will discuss the key issues and opportunities currently facing the palliative care sector.

Therapeutic gardening group launches for men with life-threatening conditions

ehospice UK

Men living with advanced prostate cancer and other life-threatening conditions are being given dedicated time and space in the gardens at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester.

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