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End of life care: How to talk to someone who is dying

[ad_1] Image copyright Becky Bevers Image caption Becky Bevers' first question to doctors was: "Am I going to die?" When Becky Bevers tells people about her incurable breast cancer, she is met with all sorts of reactions. Some people are awkward, even crossing the street to avoid talking to her, while others are just stuck for words.So what should you say to someone with a terminal illness?"I'm very open about
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Medical News Today: What is orthopnea?

[ad_1] Orthopnea is a symptom rather than a condition. It is a shortness of breath that only occurs when a person is lying down and usually subsides when they sit or stand up. Causes include conditions that affect the heart or lungs, such as heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Learn more here. [ad_2] Source link
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Flu vaccine delays for over-65s

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The flu vaccine for over-65s will be delayed until the end of next month The flu vaccine for those older than 65 will be delayed this year, the chief medical officer has said.Dr Michael McBride has said that "manufacturing constraints" would mean the jab will not be available until the end of next month.However, he added that everyone eligible would receive their
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Depressed? The places not to live if you need help

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A flagship NHS mental health service is failing patients in one in seven areas of England, research by the BBC shows.People with conditions like depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder are entitled to psychological therapies, such as counselling.The NHS is meant to successfully treat half of the people it sees.But an analysis of official NHS data showed this was not the case in 28 of
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Could a ‘universal’ blood test make detection easier?

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