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Nanoparticles Effective in Breast Cancer Treatment

Scientists at the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy have seen remarkable success combining tumor modulating nanoparticles with doxorubicin to enhance chemotherapy response in pre-clinical model breast cancer. This combination approach also appears to boost anti-tumor immunity, contributing to the growing excitement surrounding immunotherapy as an avenue to treat cancer.

Australia Has Growing With Palliative Care Services

Australia has a growing and aging population, with palliative care services around the country busier than ever. It's provided almost anywhere that health care is available, including neo-natal units, acute hospitals, and aged care homes.

And what is on offer compares pretty well globally, according to those in the industry. Cancer Council Australia CEO Sanchia Aranda told PM although there was less home palliative care available in Australia than in the UK, we do better than the United States.

Modicare, India's Largest Health Insurance Scheme Launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced that India wants to offer free coverage for over half a billion of its poorest citizen. The new insurance scheme — dubbed Modicare — will cover 100 million of the country’s lowest-income families. Each will receive services equivalent to the sizeable sum of 500,000 rupees (roughly $6,900) per year to treat serious ailments.

Effect of Foster Care Intervention on Trajectories of Specific Psychopathology Among Children

Many migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S. border, some of them very young, have landed in shelters where they often experience stress, neglect, and minimal social and cognitive stimulation.

The latest findings of the long-running Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP), involving children in Romanian orphanages, tells a cautionary tale about the psychiatric and social risks of long-term deprivation and separation from parents.

BEIP has shown that children reared in very stark institutional settings, with severe social deprivation and neglect, are at risk for cognitive problems, depression, anxiety, disruptive behavior, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

But BEIP has also shown that placing children with quality foster families can mitigate some of these effects if it's done early. The study was published this week by JAMA Psychiatry,

Privacy Curtains In Hospitals Breed Dangerous Germs

Without timely intervention, privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).