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Loneliness In Older Individuals Linked To Functional Decline And Death

Loneliness in individuals over 60 years of age appears associated with increased risk of functional decline and death, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. In older persons, loneliness can be a common source of distress and impaired quality life, according to the study background.

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Quality Of Life For Children With ADHD And Their Families Worsens With Greater Disease Severity

The greater the severity of a child’s Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms, the more negative impacts on the child’s health-related quality of life from the perspective of the child and the parent, a new study by a Baylor University psychologist has found. Researchers compared children with ADHD in different types of treatment settings and […]

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Group Therapy Helps Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers Cope With Depression And Improve Quality Of Life

Offering Multiple Sclerosis (MS) sufferers emotional support through group therapy sessions could improve their quality of life and save the National Health Service (NHS) almost £500 per patient, a study at The University of Nottingham has discovered. Researchers are now planning a larger multi-centre study into the issue to establish whether psychological therapy should be […]

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Physicians, Ethicists, Parents, And Caregivers Discuss The Impact Of Pediatric Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

How do we assess the current and future quality of life (QoL) for infants and children with life-threatening conditions? In the April issue of Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, “The Quality of Life of Young Children and Infants with Chronic Medical Problems,” presents a collection of essays in which physicians, medical ethicists, […]

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Chronic Stress Of Cancer Accelerates Cellular Changes, While Brief Counseling May Limit Damage

Results of a study presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held from April 2-6, lend credence to the idea that improving quality of life affects stress-related biological markers and possibly the health of people with cancer. Researchers know that telomeres shorten and deteriorate with aging, but they are learning that stress also affects […]

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Women With False-Positive Mammograms Report High Anxiety And Reduced Quality Of Life

Doctors are calling for women to receive more information about the pitfalls of breast cancer screening, as well as the benefits, after some women who received false-positive results faced serious anxiety and reduced quality of life for at least a year. The study was published online by BJS, the British Journal of Surgery. The publisher […]

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