Ebola……. From the CDC website: As of October 10, 2014 Total Cases: 8399 Laboratory-Confirmed Cases: 4655 Total Deaths: 4033 *Case counts updated in conjunction with the World Health Organization updates and are based on information reported by the Ministries of Health. Symptoms (Again the CDC website:) Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F) Severe headache … Continue reading
International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care. A report from the 57th Session of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs!
The 57th Meeting of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs is taking place in Vienna from March 13 to 21. A number of extraordinary events are taking place at this meeting. One is a side event (events that are not part of the main agenda but often very important in sharing information to member state delegates … Continue reading
The Executive Board of the WHO continues to meet in Geneva this week and on Thursday or Friday (January 23 or 24) will discuss a first resolution devoted entirely to palliative care. This resolution has been moved forward by Panama with the co-sponsorship of Australia, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, Libya, Malaysia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the … Continue reading
This JAMA Forum article, by Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, a pediatrician and Secretary of the Maryland Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene. A balanced piece. I particularly like how he finishes it! “..sees the problem in full.” This should include the under treatment of pain! “With so many perspectives on the challenge of drug overdose, … Continue reading