Stephen R Connor, PhD, International Palliative Care Consultant and Principal Investigator of the project, introduces key findings from a collaborative research project on the need for children’s palliative care in three sub Saharan African countries – Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
International Drugs Policy Consortium
Legislation aims to reduce the number one cause of accidental death in New York State by increasing access to antidote, Naloxone.
The globe is facing a “tidal wave” of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered, say World Health Organization scientists.
Australia- The Guardian – comment is free
Bernard Stewart, co-editor of the World Cancer Report, argues that regulations and laws to influence behaviour will likely prove our most effective weapon against cancer.
Cancer Research UK
‘Play to Cure: Genes in Space’ is a mobile phone game in which people across the globe will be able to help scientists unravel gene data to find the answers to some of cancer’s toughest questions.
US- Bangor Daily
Volunteers in the Maine State Prison hospice band tell of how the program has changed them while giving them the opportunity to help others.
The New Indian Express
Support for family members, counseling sessions for patients and various kinds of therapy, besides proper medicines, form the backbone of special palliative care being provided to terminally sick cancer patients in the capital.
The New Indian Express
Though the Regional Cancer Centre is an acclaimed name in cancer treatment, doctors say the Ernakulam General Hospital is the best when it comes to palliative care for terminally-ill patients.
Pall Can Care focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients in the terminal stages of cancer.
Jessie Gruman, founder and president, Center for Advancing Health, on why she tweets.
The New York Times
Jeffrey M. Piehler, a retired thoracic surgeon with Stage 4 prostate cancer, writes about building his own coffin.
Events are being held across Africa to mark World Cancer Day. ehospice brings you a selection of events from across the continent.
ehospice South Africa
As we celebrate World Cancer Day today, I look back to 2012 where three people very close to me battled cancer in the same year but survived in the end!
International Children’s edition
Interview with Robin Fiorelli, Senior Director of Bereavement and Volunteers at VITAS Innovative Hospice care, on what drives her to do the work that she does and about one of the partnerships with a children’s hospice in South Africa.
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