Monthly Archives: June 2015

New Scientist News: Blood test for pancreatic cancer could catch disease in time

It’s the sneakiest of cancers – and as many as 80 per cent of cases are identified too late. But we now have a way to test for pancreatic cancer before it spreads. The disease has one of the worst … Continue reading

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What Is Toxoplasmosis and Should You be Concerned?

Experts say that owning a cat doesn’t necessarily put a person at higher risk for acquiring the parasite, though living in an environment with a litter of kittens may contribute to a higher risk. However, cat owners should still take … Continue reading

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The New York Times: Blood Pressure, the Mystery Number

Almost half a century after rigorous studies showed medicines that lowerblood pressure prevent heart attacks, strokes and deaths, researchers still do not know just how low blood pressure should go. More than 58 million Americans take these drugs, but this … Continue reading

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“Reflect the Compassionate Face of God,” UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Chaplain Tells JST Graduates

Use your education, the gifts of Vatican II, and the words of Pope Francis as guideposts for a life reflecting the compassionate face of God, the chaplain of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland told the graduating class of the … Continue reading

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The Atlantic: When Gut Bacteria Changes Brain Function

Some researchers believe that the microbiome may play a role in regulating how people think and feel. MORE.

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Important new research on early palliative care for advanced cancer patients published

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and Mount Sinai in New York have just published new research which for the first time provides strong evidence on the economic benefits of early palliative care intervention for people with an advanced cancer diagnosis. … Continue reading

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Palliative care provides an extra layer of support

Recent evidence indicates that palliative care alongside standard care extends lives. Palliative care is not the same as hospice care. Palliative care is designed to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Hospice is for the end … Continue reading

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