New study proves the success of support for parents who have children taken into care

A scheme supporting parents who have had children taken into care has been praised by Cardiff University academics in charge of its first independent evaluation. Dr. Louise Roberts, from the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE), led the assessment of one of the first Reflect schemes, which has been run by Barnado’s Cymru in Gwent since 2016. Reflect […]

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Waiting longer for mental health care may help college students, report finds

As the demand for mental health services among college students nearly doubled over the last decade, advocates championed a common refrain: get students into treatment now. Students, parents and mental health experts feared that a student left untreated might harm themselves or others. Many universities responded by increasing counselors’ caseloads and funneling resources into urgent care. But a report released […]

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ADA 2019 standards of care emphasize patient-centered care

(HealthDay)—Patient-centered care is emphasized in updated clinical practice recommendations from the American Diabetes Association 2019 Standards of Care, published as a supplement to the January issue of Diabetes Care. The Standards of Care include new and revised recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with diabetes. The authors also address strategies to prevent or delay type 2 […]

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Study evaluates efficacy and safety of pancreatic cancer treatment in complex patient care cases

Gemcitabine given in combination with nab-paclitaxel is the standard of care for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. This practice, however, rests on data obtained from several recent clinical trials enrolling patients with pancreatic cancer who skewed younger and in better overall condition than most. Currently, there is limited data regarding the management of patients who are older and in worse […]

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Radiation/cisplatin combination established as standard of care for HPV+ oral cancer

Combinations of radiation and chemotherapy drugs have been shown to cure HPV-related head and neck cancer with a high success rate. A new phase III trial has now determined that cisplatin chemotherapy, combined with radiation therapy, produces the best results and should be considered the standard of care. Findings will be presented today at the 60th Annual Meeting of the […]

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Nurse-led care significantly more successful in treating gout, trial reveals

The research, led by academics at the University of Nottingham and published in The Lancet, has shown that keeping patients fully informed and involving them in decisions about their care can be more successful in managing gout. And the study, which was funded by the charity Versus Arthritis, highlights the importance of individualised patient education and engagement to treat the […]

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Hand hygiene program beneficial for day care centers

(HealthDay)—An educational and hand hygiene program involving hand sanitizer can reduce the risk for respiratory infections (RI) for children attending day care centers (DCCs), according to a study published online Oct. 8 in Pediatrics. Ernestina Azor-Martinez, M.D., Ph.D., from the Distrito Sanitario de Atención Primaria in Almeróa, Spain, and colleagues conducted a trial involving 911 children aged 0 to 3 […]

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Flu season forecasts could be more accurate with access to health care companies’ data

In an era when for-profit companies collect a wealth of data about us, new research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that data collected by health care companies could—if made available to researchers and public health agencies—enable more accurate forecasts of when the next flu season will peak, how long it will last and how many people will […]

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