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Palliative Care Improves Patient’s Experience Of Care

New research provides the palliative care provided by specialist medical and nursing teams to patients with complex health needs significantly improves their experience of care. They estimated the effect of palliative care on 133,188 adults admitted to hospital in the United States. It was conducted in collaboration with the National Palliative Care Research Center at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York, and the Palliative Care Economics (PaCE) research group at Trinity's Centre for Health Policy and Management. The study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Growing Matching Blood Cells in the Laboratory

For some blood transfusion patients, it is particularly difficult to find a compatible blood donor. Growing matching blood cells in the laboratory has long been an overarching goal of scientists for these patients. Research from Ashley Toye et al. has brought this vision one step closer to reality. The research is published in EMBO Molecular Medicine.

Obesity Policies: Researchers Call for Tougher Standards

When a new park is built, a tax is instituted on fast food or a ban put in place against soft drinks in a school, public health researchers must often rely on "after the fact" observational studies to evaluate the impact of such efforts on rates of obesity in a particular population and try to clearly identify and measure the factors that worked or did not. A summary of the findings is published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.