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Program to fulfill dying patients’ last wishes can be powerful, affordable in many settings -Medical.net

New research led by McMaster University researchers has found a program that honors dying patients by fulfilling end of life wishes can be powerful, affordable and sustainable in many settings. Six years ago the initial Three Wishes Project began at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, when hospital staff asked patients or their families how they might…

Arts can help treat, prevent illness: WHO

Didgeridoo lessons, singing toothbrushes, and calligraphy training can all benefit health, according to a new report.The World Health Organisation looked at the ways in which the arts can help prevent ill-health and support the treatment of mental illness, non-communicable diseases and neurological disorders.The WHO Regional Office for Europe looked at more than 900 publications, including…

What is Psychedelic Microdosing? -Medical.net

Skip to: What is psychedelic microdosing? Brief history of microdosing Does microdosing work? Still a mystery Psychedelic microdosing is a practice that involves taking sub-threshold and sub-perceptual doses of psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin or N, N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) in the pursuit of improving well-being and productivity. Sub-perceptual, in this case, refers to the fact that…

3-parent IVF could prevent illness in many children (but it’s really more like 2.002-parent IVF)

Mitochondrial donation is an assisted reproductive technology sometimes described as “three-parent IVF”. It’s designed for women at high risk of passing on faulty mitochondrial DNA and having a child with severe mitochondrial disease. Mitochondrial diseases comprise at least 300 different genetic conditions which affect the energy-producing structures within human cells, impacting organ function. Mitochondrial donation…

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