Mental Health

Does palliative chemotherapy palliate?

Terminal cancer patients who receive chemotherapy in the last months of their lives are less likely to die where they want and are more likely to undergo invasive medical procedures than those who do not receive chemotherapy, ...

Mar 04, 2014
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Exploring sexual orientation and intimate partner violence

Two studies at Sam Houston State University examined issues of sexual orientation and intimate partner violence, including its impact on substance abuse and physical and mental health as well as the effects of child abuse ...

Mar 04, 2014
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Experts call for prison health improvements

The very premise of prison invites members of society to think of the people there as walled-off and removed. But more than 95 percent of prisoners will return to the community, often carrying significant health burdens and ...

Mar 03, 2014
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