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Further 17 patients with COVID-19 have died

A further 17 patients with COVID-19 have died in Ireland, bringing the total number of deaths here to 137. Thirteen males and four females died, with 15 of these deaths located in the east of the country, one in the south and one in the west. Thirteen of t ...

New measures to support nursing homes

New measures aimed at supporting nursing home residents and staff during the COVID-19 crisis have been announced by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris. As part of these measures, staff are to be screened twice a day to ensure they are well. This will in ...

CCP Awarded Five-Year, $35 Million Project in Uganda

Photo courtesy USAID The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs has received a $35 million, five-year award from the United States Agency for International Development for an innovative integrated social and behavior change project in Uganda. The ...

VIDEO: Changes, challenges in GI practices due to COVID-19

In this exclusive video series, Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, medical director of the Digestive Health Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, discusses the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presents to gastroenterology practices, as well a ...

Coronavirus Live Updates: C.D.C. Recommends Wearing Masks in Public, but Trump Says Guidance Is Voluntary

New York suffers its biggest daily death toll, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it was time to “go bigger” on another economic relief bill. Employees at a stricken Texas nursing home worked at seven other facilities. ...

Should I Make My Own Mask to Combat Coronavirus?

More experts are saying there is probably benefit to covering our faces in public, and everyone agrees that medical masks should go to health workers. That means if you want a mask, you probably have to make it yourself. ...

William Frankland, Pioneering Allergist, Dies at 108

In his long career, Dr. Frankland helped legions of hay fever sneezers by publicizing pollen counts. Among his many patients was Saddam Hussein. ...

Telemedicine provides path forward for ophthalmology during COVID-19 pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected the practice of medicine across all specialties, but with recently expanded CMS telehealth guidelines, ophthalmologists now have an opportunity to begin using telemedicine much more often to the benefit of both pat ...

Gita Ramjee, a Leading AIDS Researcher, Dies at 63

Working in South Africa, she led studies and drug trials, hoping to overcome not only H.I.V. but also cultural barriers to stopping its spread. She died of the coronavirus. ...

Cuomo vows to seize ventilators as US death toll rises

The governor of New York has vowed to take ventilators and protective equipment from private hospitals and companies that are not using them as the state's coronavirus death toll rose to almost 3,000. ...

Centenarian celebrates birthday with a difference

Margaret Lynch from Walkinstown in Dublin is celebrating her 100th birthday today and social distancing measures did not stop her family, friends and neighbours from wishing her well. ...

Viaskin Peanut patch increases protection from allergy over time

In the largest long-term peanut immunotherapy trial to date, the epicutaneous immunotherapy patch known as Viaskin Peanut increased patients’ protection over time from allergic reactions, according to researchers. ...

Optometry practice changes during COVID-19: Northeast response

Primary Care Optometry News previously spoke to doctors of optometry around the country about ...

Cemented monopolar implants may yield lower costs in hemiarthroplasty for hip fracture

In a retrospective review, researchers found use of bipolar and press-fit implants in hemiarthroplasty for treatment of hip fractures increased construct costs and had little evidence of improved outcomes compared with the use of cemented monopolar implant ...

Universal masking policy stands to protect community, ease anxiety about COVID-19

Universal masking policies have been a common topic of debate during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has now affected citizens in most countries and territories throughout the world. Some hospitals have begun implementing their own policies regarding masks. O ...

Routine exam reveals unusual retinal findings

A 70-year-old Caucasian man presented for an updated spectacle prescription. Ocular history included cataracts, monovision RK performed in 1997 and “damage to the back of my right eye.” Medically, the patient reported only a history of prostate cancer 11 y ...

Researchers find additional uses for OCT, ERG technologies

Research continues to reveal additional uses for evolving technology in the realm of OCT and ERG. These diagnostic tools offer eye care providers noninvasive means to determine signs and features of retinal impairment to better inform prognosis and treatme ...

New tonometer provides error-corrected measurement

In the past 20 years, a number of new tonometers have become available. With several of these new alternatives, the benefits offered have mostly related to portability and convenience. The Pascal dynamic contour tonometer (DCT; Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems) a ...

En face OCT provides more detail on macular lesions

OCT is the preferred imaging modality for diseases of the macula as it is noninvasive, easy to perform and provides high-resolution images. The most commonly used macula scans are macula cube and five-line raster, which both provide cross-sectional, longit ...

22 more deaths from COVID-19 in the Republic

A further 22 patients with COVID-19 have died in the Republic- the highest daily death toll recorded here so far. Eleven men and 11 women died and 18 of these deaths were located in the east. Another three were in the south and one was in the west. Sixteen ...

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