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'I hate being a burden' - motor neurone disease patients feel 'obligation towards family carers'
The ice-bucket challenge in 2014 was one of the things that brought the impact of living with motor neurone disease (MND) to the public's attention. (Medical News Today)

Cohen Children's Medical Center study: Children on autism spectrum more likely to wander, disappear
A new study by researchers at Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York (CCMC) suggests that more than one-quarter million school-age children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other... (Medical News Today)

Whooping cough booster vouchers don't boost immunization rates of caregivers
Cases of pertussis (whooping cough) have increased dramatically over the past five years, putting infants at risk of serious illness or death. (Medical News Today)

Five percent of Ontario residents account for majority of health care costs
Five percent of Ontarians account for 65% of provincial health care costs for individual care, with the top 1% accounting for one-third of these costs, according to new research published in CMAJ... (Medical News Today)

Patient administered antimicrobial infusions at home may allow shorter hospital stays
Patients trained to administer their own intravenous antibiotics at home (self-administered outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy or S-OPAT), achieved similar or better outcomes compared to... (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's Research UK report highlights impact of dementia for carers
Actress Phyllida Law - mother to actresses Emma and Sophie Thompson - has told of the impact of dementia on her mother and the challenges of caring for her, as Alzheimer's Research UK launches a... (Medical News Today)

Singing and music benefit memory, emotional well-being in dementia
Helping people with dementia engage in singing or listening to music benefits not only their memory, but it also improves mood, new study finds. (Medical News Today)

Racial disparities exist in access to home dialysis among US patients with kidney failure
There are substantial racial/ethnic differences in use of home dialysis and the health outcomes of US patients who use it, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the... (Medical News Today)

Singing is beneficial for memory and mood especially in early dementia
Researchers led by Dr. Teppo Särkämö at University of Helsinki, Finland have revealed that caregiver-implemented musical leisure activities, particularly singing, are cognitively and emotionally... (Medical News Today)

Older adults live independently longer when monitored by care team and technology
Finding ways to help older adults "age in place" has been a focus of researchers at the University of Missouri for more than a decade. (Medical News Today)

In-home care for pneumonia matches hospital care
Hospital in the Home models of treatment for elderly patients with nursing home-acquired pneumonia (NHAP) are as safe and effective as treatment in hospital, and could reduce the enormous burden of... (Medical News Today)

People with dementia exposed to low quality of life through lack of activity
Quality of life for people with dementia living in long-term care is often negatively impacted due to low levels of activity participation. (Medical News Today)

Parental absence affects brain development in children
Researchers in China have found that children who have been left without direct parental care for extended periods of time show larger gray matter volumes in the brain, according to a study being... (Medical News Today)

UEA leads first systematic review of Ebola risks
Looking after people with late-stage Ebola at home puts people at greatest risk of catching it themselves - according to research from the University of East Anglia. (Medical News Today)

Advance directives: Doctors and relatives often see patients' wishes differently
If a patient is no longer able to communicate personally how he or she would like to be treated, doctors and relatives consult an advance directive, if one is available. (Medical News Today)

Study: Preschoolers need more outdoor time at child care centers
A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds child care centers play a pivotal role when it comes to the physical activity levels of preschoolers. (Medical News Today)

How to deal with child burns and scalds
In this article, find out about different types of burns and how to treat children who experience them, along with measures that can be taken to help prevent burns occurring. (Medical News Today)

Relying on faith, culture and family to reduce stress of caregivers
A culturally informed family therapy is proven helpful to caregivers of loved ones with schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

Physician Fee Schedule recognizes importance of Advance Care Planning for older adults
Two new procedural codes for Advance Care Planning will help health-care providers offer evidence-based benefits that can improve care quality and responsiveness through Medicare, the nation's... (Medical News Today)

New framework to support high quality dementia care, UK
A comprehensive new resource to support health and social care staff and educators who work with people living with dementia and their carers has been launched today. (Medical News Today)

Many parents unaware of plans for emergencies at preschools and child care centers
If your child's preschool or child care were affected by a tornado, fire or violent situation, would you know the center's emergency plan to keep the children as safe as possible? (Medical News Today)

Structured scrutiny could reduce drug side effects for people with dementia
A new study by Swansea University academics of people with dementia who live in care homes and have been prescribed medicines for their mental health, has found that structured scrutiny by their... (Medical News Today)

Video conferencing could increase shared decision-making in hospice care
Researchers seek solutions to increase shared decision-making among terminally illWhile there is vast research on shared decision-making between patients and providers, little research exists on... (Medical News Today)

Thousands of older adults and persons with disabilities transitioning home
The State of Connecticut's Department of Social Services, with its state evaluator UConn's Center on Aging, successfully transitioned more than 2,200 older and disabled Connecticut residents from... (Medical News Today)

Dying at home leads to more peace and less grief, but requires wider support
Dying at home could be beneficial for terminally ill cancer patients and their relatives, according to research published in the open-access journal BMC MedicineThe study shows that, according to... (Medical News Today)

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