A new UCLA School of Nursing study is the first to reveal the devastating consequences of smoking on the nursing profession. The findings describe smoking trends and death rates among U.S. nurses and emphasize the importance of supporting smoking cessation programs in the nursing field.
"Nurses witness firsthand how smoking devastates the health of their patients with cancer and respiratory and cardiovascular diseases,"...
Schizophrenia, a chronic and debilitating disorder marked in part by auditory hallucinations and paranoia, can strike in late adolescence or early adulthood at a time when people are ready to stand on their own two feet as fully independent adults.
Now scientists think they are beginning to understand one important piece of this puzzle. In the first study of its kind, the researchers used a novel form of brain imaging to discover ...
With more and more branded consumer products finding their way directly into popular television sitcoms and dramas, are prescription drugs soon to follow?
Pharmaceutical product placement in TV shows is a very real possibility that warrants attention from the federal Food and Drug Administration and other policymakers.
During this tough economy, the financial burden on cancer patients can be especially trying. Balancing everyday expenses with care-related costs and, for some, income loss, can result in significant financial stress.
Recognizing these challenges, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has teamed up with the Financial Planning Association of Massachusetts to offer free, individual financial coaching services to patients and their caregivers.
As the nation girds for a possible swine flu pandemic, one of the big weapons may come from an unexpected source - a vaccine squirted or dropped into the nose.
MedImmune, which already makes the nasal spray vaccine FluMist for seasonal flu viruses, says it is on track to produce about five times as much swine flu vaccine as it had expected - so much, in fact, that it will run out of nasal spray devices and is looking to administer the vaccines with droppers instead.
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