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Swiss canton to vote on assisted suicide on June 17

Michael Cook BioEdge The Swiss canton of Vaud will hold a referendum on June 17 to decide whether nursing homes and hospitals must accept assisted suicide on their premises. (Vaud is a French-speaking canton in the east, whose capital is … Continue reading

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Finding reason in delusion

George Hunka EurekAlert Tel Aviv University research advocates behavior-based treatment as an option for dementia patients. Dementia — an acute loss of cognitive ability — can be marked by memory loss, decreased attention span, and disorientation. It occurs in severe … Continue reading

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Banks Benefit From Fighting Nursing-Home Crime

Clea Benson Bloomberg Banks have found an unusual way to comply with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), the federal law requiring them to bolster the economies of low-income neighborhoods: They’re funding a program dedicated to fighting crime in nursing homes. … Continue reading

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TSA Humiliates Nursing Mother

KITV4/Youtube The TSA is under fire after an agent at the Lihue Airport told a breast feeding mother she could not board a flight to Maui with her breast pump unless it was filled with milk.

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Fitness programs for minority adults lack cultural relevance, MU study finds

Jesslyn Tenhouse EurekAlert COLUMBIA, Mo. – Many leading causes of death are linked to unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, including inadequate physical activity. Adults in minority populations have lower levels of physical activity and higher rates of preventable deaths, according to the … Continue reading

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Cancer patient died alone in hotel room after hospital sent him there to free up beds

Claire Bates Daily Mail A cancer patient died alone in a hotel room after he was moved there from hospital as part of his chemotherapy treatment. Ian Curtis, 39, was being treated for a type of blood cancer at the … Continue reading

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‘No critics’ to attend NHS meeting

BBC News Some of the fiercest critics of the planned NHS reforms in England say they have not been invited to a meeting about the changes with David Cameron. The British Medical Association and the Royal College of Nursing, which … Continue reading

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Nursing home workers ‘use waterboard torture on 89-year-old woman with dementia after arguing over ice cream’

Source: Daily Mail Two nursing home workers have been arrested over claims they used the waterboarding torture technique on an 89-year-old woman suffering from dementia. Jermeller Steed and Cicely Reed of Jonesboro, Georgia were held by police after a co-worker says … Continue reading

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