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A former nurse convicted of killing eight elderly people in her care in Canada has been sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole for 25 years. Elizabeth Wettlaufer (pictured) pleaded guilty last month to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated…
The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC) have issued a call for posters for their annual conference taking place in Edinburgh this September. If you are you involved in an interesting project or in an area of work that you would like to discuss with or show to others in…
Cancer patients sleep better and suffer less pain and fatigue if they practise yoga, research suggests. New studies presented at the world's largest cancer conference in Chicago found that as little as four weeks of practising yoga, including gentle hatha yoga, can improve wellbeing and reduce tiredness. The first study…
Charities have welcomed the "outstanding" results of a clinical trial which shows that a drug for a type of incurable breast cancer delays the disease getting worse. Olaparib (Lynparza) can give women living with BRCA-mutated advanced breast cancer significant extra time before their disease progresses, the study found. Presented at…
An app that tracks cancer patients' symptoms can boost their survival by five months, according to a new study. Research presented at the world's biggest cancer conference found that patients who told their doctors of their symptoms via an app or telephone helpline lived far longer than those who did…
A care time bomb is ticking with the number of older people affected by chronic conditions and disability set to soar in the next eight years, experts have warned. Scientists estimate that by 2025 there could be 2.8 million people over 65 years of age needing care in England and…
The Duchess of Cambridge has praised the extraordinary work of "dedicated and inspirational" staff and volunteers at children's hospices across the UK. To mark the beginning of Children's Hospice Week, Kate has released a personal video message to show her support. A patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), in…
The number of people who die from dementia is set to almost quadruple in coming years, a new study has found. Increasing deaths from the condition will contribute to a rocketing number of people who will need end-of-life care, researchers added. By 2040, it is estimated 219,409 people in England…
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