Life; interrupted: What it feels like to have chemotherapy
Look up the “side effects of chemotherapy” on the web and you are likely to find anywhere between 15 to 30 of them listed – [...]
WHO Calls for Targeted Research on the Pharmacological Treatment of Persisting Pain in Children with Medical Illnesses
It is gratifying to note, from the latest World Health Organization’s Access and Control newsletter, that persistent pain in children is receiving international attention. One of the most painful [...]
Pain Relief as a Human Right?
Should it not be? This was one of the major points discussed during a meeting organized by the International Federation of Health and Human Rights [...]
Medicated into Poverty
We have, on this blog, talked about the high costs of modern medical treatment and its impact on society. The 2009 edition of the Oxford [...]