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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)

High-volume facilities better for nursing hip fractures
There isn't a lot of information available to help family caregivers choose the best skilled nursing facility for an elderly loved one who breaks a hip, but a new study suggests a potentially useful... (Medical News Today)

Baby sleep: which position is best?
Find out about what position is best for a baby to sleep in, along with how to provide a baby with a safe sleep environment and decrease the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. (Medical News Today)

European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia Consortium (EPAD) launches new website
The European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia Consortium (EPAD), a project co-funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and... (Medical News Today)

Even mild depression puts a burden on Alzheimer's family caregivers
Caregiving for an Alzheimer's patient is especially burdensome for spousal and family caregivers who at the time of their near and dear one's Alzheimer's diagnosis suffer from depressive symptoms... (Medical News Today)

CDC recommends all nursing homes implement core elements to improve antibiotic use
New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise all nursing homes to improve antibiotic prescribing practices and reduce their inappropriate use to protect... (Medical News Today)

New guideline aims to reduce fractures in seniors living in long-term care facilities
A new guideline that aims to prevent fractures in residents of long-term care facilities is targeted at frail seniors and their families as well as health care workers. (Medical News Today)

New survey finds strokes of unknown cause leave patients, caregivers in the dark
According to a new survey from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, more than 50 percent of stroke patients and caregivers report anxiety and frustration when the cause of... (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's puts heavier economic burden on women
Women provide most of the informal unpaid care to family members with the disease and bear 6 times the cost compared to men, study out today saysWomen are not only at greater risk of developing... (Medical News Today)

Flu vaccine reduces hospitalizations and deaths among nursing home residents
When the influenza vaccine is well matched to the prevailing strains of flu in a given season, patients in nursing homes are significantly less likely to be hospitalized or to die of pneumonia and... (Medical News Today)

Home births save money, are safe, UBC study finds
Having a baby at home can save thousands of dollars over a hospital birth and is just as safe for low-risk births, according to a new UBC study. (Medical News Today)

Spouses of stroke survivors face lingering health issues
Caregiver spouses of stroke survivors are at an increased risk of mental and physical health issues that may continue for years, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. (Medical News Today)

Home-based treatment is cost-effective alternative for heart patients
Post-discharge disease management provided in their own homes could be a cost-effective alternative for recently-hospitalized elderly patients with chronic heart failure (CHF)Just published in... (Medical News Today)

UNMC statewide study to test new model for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease, dementia
The responsibility of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease or dementia can be overwhelming - physically, mentally and financially. (Medical News Today)

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