A sixth of the world's sick, who need palliative care, are in India, according to a study published in 'The Lancet,' the general medicine journal, on the eve of the World Palliative Care Day on October 14. Over 25.5 million people, including 2.5 million children, globally die every year with serious health issues that require palliative care. It said inequity in access to essential pain reliefread more
KOCHI: Though morphine’s power to suppress excruciating pain has made it a vital cog in the treatment of cancer, access to the drug and its use have been greatly hampered by the lack of basic knowledge in pain management, training and awareness among medical professionals coupled with the patients’ fear of getting hooked on to it.
Curiously, while regulations keread more