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Polypharmacy During Final Months of Life Can Be Futile

Many older people are prescribed ten-plus medications during their last months of life

A new study published in The American Journal of Medicine finds that older adults often receive numerous medications of questionable benefit in their final months of life. Previous estimates have shown that between 25 and 40 percent of people aged … Continue reading

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Performance in School Linked to Risk of Developing Dementia

Study demonstrates that the correlation between school grades, one's level of formal education and career complexity makes a big difference in the risk for developing dementia

At this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), a press release was given about the results of a study done on “the role of childhood school performance, education and the complexity of a person’s job on the risk of dementia.” … Continue reading

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‘Exploding’ Cells? Swedish Scientists Discover Potential Cancer Treatment for Glioblastoma Multiforme

The Karolinska Institute in Stockholm reverses cancerous cell growth with Vacquinol-1.

Swedish scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have been conducting explosive cancer treatment with a new substance called Vacquinol-1. The research team published their findings in Cell last Thursday, which focused specifically on combatting one of the most common … Continue reading

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Jonas Dahlberg to Design Norway’s July 22, 2011 Memorial Site

The Swedish designer plans “an active and poetic” memorial for victims of the 2011 Norway attacks.

  Today, the immediate grief and exhaustion following Norway’s tragic July 22, 2011 attacks have passed. But as Swedish designer Jonas Dahlberg says, this doesn’t mean “the wound” of the painful deaths has been forgotten. If anything, says Dahlberg, the … Continue reading

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Funeral Practices in Sweden

Concerning death and funerals, the Swedish government caters to the needs of both its dominant Christian population, as well as those of every other religion

Though it’s filled with almost every kind of prominent world religion, Sweden also has a strong identity as a secularized country. This duality has thus influenced the way the Swedish government approaches the numerous funeral and burial practices in their … Continue reading

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