Weekly Roundup – December 6, 2013

Happy Friday! It has been a while since the roundup ran on a Friday; we were trying different days to see what our fabulous readers preferred. If you have a preference let us know. Does hormone replacement therapy help aging women’s moods and mental agility? The Los Angeles Times ran an article on a study that says it is not helpful, read the article for more on this study as well as a few others that are in the works. A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that vaccination programs for children have prevented more than 100 million cases of serious contagious disease in the United States since 1924. The researchers believe the data should help inform the debate on the risks and benefits of vaccinating children. To learn more on this study and the availability of its data read the New York Times article. According to research discussed in a USAToday article the activation of the immune system seems to cause not just physical ailments, but mental ones as well.  The addition of immune system inflammation has helped neuroscientists cast a broader net when searching for causes of and possible treatments for mental illness, mood disorders and neurodevelopmental conditions. Kaiser Health News ran an article on how more hospitals around the country are starting palliative care programs. These programs are designed to relieve seriously ill patients’ pain, stress and symptoms regardless of how long they have to live. They are important ...
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