Is dying painful? The truth about pain in the final stages of life

Many people fear that the process of dying is very painful, however new Australian research shows that our loved ones are not likely to suffer with severe pain at the end of life. A recent study of almost 19,000 Australian patients in the terminal phase of their illness, showed that more than 50% of patients … Continue reading Is dying painful? The truth about pain in the final stages of life

Trial treating stomach cancer

St John of God Murdoch Hospital is the only hospital in Western Australia conducting a trial investigating a new combination of immune-based treatments to treat metastatic gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancer. Lead Investigator Professor Kynan Feeney says the study is testing the effectiveness, safety and tolerability of a combination of new immunotherapy drugs. “We are … Continue reading Trial treating stomach cancer

Understanding adolescence

Looking back on our teenage years can bring back uncomfortable memories for many of us. It can be a time fraught with uncertainty as we struggle with physiological and psychological changes and the transition to independence. As a parent, it can be difficult to know whether your teenager is experiencing the usual challenges of adolescence or whether some professional help might be … Continue reading Understanding adolescence