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Male psychiatric patients "more likely to die" following cancer diagnosis

mindovermatterzine:

Provision of physical health care for people with mental health problems is a huge issue: on average, people with mental health problems have a life expectancy 5 to 10 years shorter than the general population, and no: that’s not just higher suicide rates bringing the average down. There are a myriad factors working together to influence this. For example, people with mental health problems have higher rates of respiratory cardiovascular and infectious diseases (this study found that “Persons with a mental disorder in the past month consumed approximately 44.3% of cigarettes smoked by this nationally representative sample.”). Also, we are less likely to benefit from mainstream screening and public health programs…

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Sunshine Hospital’s 

Radiation Therapy Centre

St. Albans, Australia.

Hospitals never looked so good.

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Depression also has been found to correlate with high degrees of empathy, a greater concern for how others think and feel. In one study, severely depressed patients had much higher scores on the standard measures of empathy than did a control group of college students; the more depressed they were, the higher their empathy scores. This was the case even when patients were not currently depressed but had experienced depression in the past

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frontpages:
Welfare bill ‘penalises cancer patients’

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scipsy:

NASA Light Technology Successfully Reduces Cancer Patients Painful Side Effects from Radiation and Chemotherapy

A NASA technology originally developed for plant growth experiments on  space shuttle missions has successfully reduced the painful side effects  resulting from chemotherapy and radiation treatment in bone marrow and  stem cell transplant patients.   In a two-year clinical trial, cancer patients undergoing bone marrow or  stem cell transplants were given a far red/near infrared Light Emitting  Diode treatment called High Emissivity Aluminiferous Luminescent  Substrate, or HEALS, to treat oral mucositis — a common and extremely  painful side effect of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. The trial  concluded that there is a 96 percent chance that the improvement in pain  of those in the high-risk patient group was the result of the HEALS  treatment.   “Using this technology as a healing agent was phenomenal,” said Dr.  Donna Salzman, clinical trial principal investigator and director of  clinical services and education at the Bone Marrow Transplant and  Cellular Therapy Unit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham  Hospital. “The HEALS device was well tolerated with no adverse affects  to our bone marrow and stem cell transplant patients.” […]




Immediate email to Oncologist. Me wanna try.

scipsy:

NASA Light Technology Successfully Reduces Cancer Patients Painful Side Effects from Radiation and Chemotherapy

A NASA technology originally developed for plant growth experiments on space shuttle missions has successfully reduced the painful side effects resulting from chemotherapy and radiation treatment in bone marrow and stem cell transplant patients.

In a two-year clinical trial, cancer patients undergoing bone marrow or stem cell transplants were given a far red/near infrared Light Emitting Diode treatment called High Emissivity Aluminiferous Luminescent Substrate, or HEALS, to treat oral mucositis — a common and extremely painful side effect of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. The trial concluded that there is a 96 percent chance that the improvement in pain of those in the high-risk patient group was the result of the HEALS treatment.

“Using this technology as a healing agent was phenomenal,” said Dr. Donna Salzman, clinical trial principal investigator and director of clinical services and education at the Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Unit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. “The HEALS device was well tolerated with no adverse affects to our bone marrow and stem cell transplant patients.” […]

Immediate email to Oncologist. Me wanna try.