Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Outpatient palliative care improves Parkinson outcomes

(HealthDay)—Compared with standard care alone, outpatient palliative care is associated with benefits among patients with Parkinson disease and related disorders, according to a study published online Feb. 10 in JAMA Neurology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mortality rate is cut in half by a lung rescue team

A specialized Lung Rescue Team established by clinicians at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to evaluate and treat patients with obesity receiving mechanical ventilation (MV) due to acute respiratory failure (ARF) has ...

Addiction

Gender-tailored treatment could ease opioid epidemic

Gender-tailored methods to address the harmful mental health effects of childhood adversity may help alleviate the current opioid crisis and make treatment more effective, concludes University of Massachusetts Amherst epidemiology ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

How to check if a nursing home is up to scratch

If you've read the headlines about poor standards in Australia's nursing homes, it's only natural to be concerned about your own family or friends in residential aged care.

Medications

Serelaxin does not lower CV death in acute heart failure

(HealthDay)—An infusion of serelaxin does not result in a lower incidence of death from cardiovascular causes or worsening of heart failure among patients hospitalized for acute heart failure, according to a study published ...

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