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Format: 2014-10-02
Format: 2014-10-02

CDC: EV-D68 detected in four deaths

01 Oct 2014
The CDC reported today that enterovirus D68 has been detected in specimens from four patients who have died and had samples submitted for testing, according to its website.The role of enterovirus D-...

After long-term ART, HIV mortality in S. Africa, N. America comparable

01 Oct 2014
Researchers from the University of Cape Town in South Africa have found that the mortality rate among patients on HIV treatment in South Africa cohorts is comparable to that in North American cohorts...

Less disease education linked to greater decisional conflict in prostate cancer

01 Oct 2014
Patients with less knowledge about prostate cancer are more likely to have decisional conflict and have less confidence in their decision-making effectiveness, according to recent findings.“For...

Urgent need to deal with rapid rise in numbers of older people, says report

01 Oct 2014
As Norway tops rankings of best places to grow old, activists urge governments to prepare for a demographic revolution Older people are expected to make up one-fifth of the worlds population by 2050...

Round Table Tuesday 7 October: An Action Plan for Minimum Income

01 Oct 2014
Please register now for the:  Round table: An action plan for adequate income 7 October 2014, 9.30am to 1.15pm, in the European Parliament Information Office in Ireland, Molesworth Street, Dublin...

HHS funds further development of two rapid, point-of-care influenza tests

01 Oct 2014
Alere Inc. and InDevR Inc. have each entered into a contract with the US Department of Health and Human Services to further development on two influenza virus tests, according to a press release....

Clinical Innovation Award

01 Oct 2014
Are you a clinician with a new healthcare product, service or idea? The HRB wants to highlight an opportunity for you to enter the Cleveland Clinic and Enterprise Ireland Clinical Innovation Award.

NHS Trust fined after patient paralysed

01 Oct 2014
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been fined for safety failings after a vulnerable mental health patient was left paralysed after diving off a roof.

Minimum alcohol pricing would 'save 100s of lives'

01 Oct 2014
“‘Hundreds of lives lost' over failure to bring in minimum alcohol pricing,” The Independent reports. The news is based on research that modelled the effect of a minimum alcohol price per unit of...

Health & Children Committee to focus on concussion in sport

01 Oct 2014
Addressing the implications of concussion in sport will be on the agenda of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children tomorrow, Thursday, 2nd October 2014 when it meets with a number of...

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