World Media Roundup 3 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Sweden ranked first for treatment of elderly in UN report

International: BBC News

Sweden is the best place in the world to be old and Afghanistan the worst, according to a UN-backed global study.

The End of Life

US: The Huffington Post 

A blog on the Huffington Post discusses futile care at the end of life. 

Efforts to prevent child mortality must focus on improving quality of care

UK: The Information Daily 

Two-thirds of children who die have a chronic condition – according to a major new study launched by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

The Rising Toll of Alzheimer’s

US: Epoch Times 

An article dealing with the strain of dementia on the economy and family caregivers in the US. 

NIH Offering Grants to Study ‘Palliative Care’ for the Elderly

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US is soliciting applications for federal grants worth up to $275 000 to research ways to provide elderly patients with “palliative care” in different settings. 

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