And I think advanced care planning is something that we need to all be thinking about.” Researchers at the Baptist Health South Florida Clinic in Miami focused on seven areas of controllable heart health and found these minority groups were particularly likely to be smokers and to have poorly controlled blood sugar New guidance by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the body which determines what treatment the NHS should fund, said lax road repairs and car-dominated streets were contributing to the obesity epidemic by preventing members of the public from keeping active A new class of treatments for women going through the menopause is able to reduce numbers of debilitating hot flushes by as much as three quarters in a matter of days, a trial has found.The drug used in the trial belongs to a group known as NKB antagonists (blockers), which were developed as a treatment for schizophrenia but have been “sitting on a shelf unused”, according to Professor Waljit Dhillo, a professor of endocrinology and metabolism Research from Oxford University found that more than one million extra people suffering from mental health problems would benefit from being prescribed drugs and criticised “ideological” reasons doctors use to avoid doing so. She could not wait to see it, it was very exciting, despite the pain,' reports
“To experience the joy on somebody’s face when they’re dying and their dog’s been in to see them is priceless,” added Ms Massey.
In other cases people ask for their favourite tipple, while some say they just want a cup of tea, according to the nurses. In one case, an terminally ill elderly lady and her husband, who had also become acutely unwell, requested that they wanted their beds together. And they were singing ‘Slow Boat to China’ together, and they both died on that ward within 10 days of each other,” She added: “Working in this environment makes me absolutely not afraid of death at all and I openly talk about death with my family.
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Nicki Morgan, one of the palliative carers, told the BBC: “We’ve had people say: ‘I’m 80 in a couple of weeks and I’ll have my 80th birthday, I’ll have my party, and then I’ll go’.