Global burden of serious health-related suffering due to almost double by 2060

New research findings published today in The Lancet Global Health show that the number of people dying with palliative care needs is set to almost double over the next four decades. By 2060, an estimated 48 million people each year (47% of all deaths globally) will die with serious health-related suffering, an 87% increase compared to 2016. 83% of these […]

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2 Fast 2 Furious Director John Singleton’s Dies After Suffering A Stroke

The famous director and screenwriter John Singleton, who was known to be the youngest nominee for an Oscar, died at age 51 after suffering a severe stroke. The upsetting news was announced by his family after the deceased succumbed to the complications and was taken off the life support. Prior to his death, John had just arrived back in the […]

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Teenage girl freed of her phobia of chewing after 14 years suffering

‘But luckily since she has had her hypnotherapy, Danielle has been able to go out for family dinners and sit around the table with us.’ Despite Danielle’s phobia having been present since she was a young child, Jayne claims that it was most noticeable from the age of nine. She said: ‘Danielle would always have issues with other people eating, […]

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Why Australians are using painkillers for social and emotional suffering

George (Kev) Dertadian has always been interested in challenging the stigmatisation of drug users. The UNSW Criminology Lecturer and social researcher’s fascination with this field of research started when he read a paper by UNSW academics Professor Lisa Maher and Professor David Dixon on the cost of drug crackdowns in Cabramatta. “They found that when you crack down on communities […]

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Emilia Clarke Breaks Silence on Suffering 2 Life-Threatening Brain Aneurysms

Lucky to be alive. Emilia Clarke secretly suffered two terrifying brain aneurysms during the early seasons of Game of Thrones — and she is finally ready to break her silence on the life-threatening ailments. Clarke, now 32, told The New Yorker Opens a New Window. in an essay published on Thursday, March 21, that she first knew something was wrong […]

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Confusing and high bills for cancer patients add to anxiety and suffering

Weeks after my father passed away from cancer in 2010, my newly widowed mother received a bill for US$11,000. Insurance retroactively denied a submitted claim for one of his last chemotherapy treatments, claiming it was “experimental.” All of the prior identical chemotherapy treatments he had received had been covered, and the doctors had received pre-authorization for the treatment. Was it […]

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