Latest Morning Briefing Stories

VA Hospices Face Unique Challenges In Providing End-Of-Life Care For Veterans

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Veterans tend to be more chronically ill compared to the general population, with higher rates of disability, intricate psychiatric issues, post-traumatic stress disorders and depression. That can add complexities to end-of-life care beyond what the rest of the population faces. Other news from Veterans Day focuses on the 2020 Democratic candidates’ stances on the VA, organizations helping veterans transition back into civilian life, homelessness, and more.

With Frontotemporal Dementia Parts Of The Brain Associated With Personality Are Often Affected First

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Loved ones will notice changes to a person’s behavior rather than notice slips in memory like one would see in Alzheimer’s. Because of this, a frontotemporal dementia can be extremely hard on the families who don’t understand why their loved one is so different. In other public health news: a new HIV strain, insomnia, “femicide,” the practice of dopamine starvation, and more.

Mental Health Services Must Be Provided For Separated Migrant Parents, Kids Who Experienced Trauma, Judge Rules

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Judge John Kronstadt of the United States District Court in Los Angeles ordered the federal government to immediately make available mental health screenings and treatment to thousands of families. The judge cited precedent from previous cases where governments can be held liable when with “deliberate indifference” they place people in dangerous situations.

Physician Goes Behind The Scenes To Write Compelling Story About Treating Patients With New Cancer Gene Therapy

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Ilana Yurkiewicz, a physician and medical journalist at Stanford University, explains why CAR-T is only used in patients with certain cancers and tries to answer why they haven’t yet been shown to work against solid tumors in an UnDark article. Public health news is on breast cancer tests, fecal matter transplants, Zantac recalls, white male life expectancy, skin rashes, growing up with HIV, a retracted HIV study, live-streaming a mammogram, and how to get a good night’s sleep, as well.