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Format: 2014-07-13
Format: 2014-07-13

6 infectious disease types that continue to burden US

12 Jul 2014
There have been major advances in the control and prevention of infectious diseases in the United States, but some diseases continue to pose serious threats to human health and require immediate...

Business Briefing: Senators Query Hepatitis C Drug’s High Costs

12 Jul 2014
Two members of the Senate Finance Committee asked Gilead Sciences to defend the more than $80,000 cost of Sovaldi, citing the expense to federal health care programs.

Varadkar new Minister for Health

12 Jul 2014
Fine Gael TD, Leo Varadkar, has been confirmed as the new Minister for Health, following a Cabinet reshuffle. Deputy Varadkar (35) will take over from Fine Gael's Dr James Reilly who had held the...

Kidney donation safe for older donors

12 Jul 2014
The number of living people choosing to donate one of their kidneys to someone else is on the rise. Now a new study has found that this type of kidney donation is safe for older adults. According to...

Statement by the Tánaiste and Labour Party Leader Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton T.D. Government Buildings Friday 11th July 2014

11 Jul 2014
Today this Government sets out how we will build a social recovery to accompany the economic recovery that is now under way...

Statement by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Announcement of Government Priorities 11th July 2014

11 Jul 2014
This morning the Tanaiste and I announced a new Cabinet to drive forward our agenda for the economic and social recovery of Ireland. This afternoon we are publishing a new Statement of Priorities for...

Hospital at home?

11 Jul 2014
Will online technology offer a revolution in healthcare?

HHS challenge aims to improve hypertension via health IT solutions

11 Jul 2014
The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new challenge to help clinical practices use electronic health records and other health information technology to improve hypertension.The...

Study: Low vision interventions can prevent depression

11 Jul 2014
A study recently published in Ophthalmology found that combining low vision rehabilitation with mental health support halved the incidence of depression in patients with age-related macular...

CoreValve, MitraClip outcomes promising in high-risk patients

11 Jul 2014
LOS ANGELES — A presentation at the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Annual Conference has outlined favorable results from less-invasive therapies for high-risk patients with mitral...

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