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Concern over rodent activity in food businesses

A dead rodent found under a delicatessen counter and dirty cloths being used to clean food areas are just some of the reasons why 10 food businesses were closed down last month. Enforcement orders are issued to food businesses which fail to maintain certai ...

Benefits of counselling highlighted

At least nine in 10 people believe it is a good idea to see a counsellor or psychotherapist if they are struggling with their mental health, a survey has found. The survey was carried out on behalf of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ...

People urged to get flu vaccine asap

People are being urged to avail of the flu vaccine as soon as possible, as early vaccination will provide the best protection to individuals and the wider community. According to the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), it has been shown that the most effective tim ...

Mental health rehabilitation services 'inadequate'

The Inspector of Mental Health Services has said it is "quite astounding" that the State has failed to provide adequate rehabilitation services in the sector. ...

Scientists Designed a Drug for Just One Patient. Her Name Is Mila.

An achievement in ultra-personalized medicine also raises questions about fairness and regulation. ...

Brexit: What will happen to European Health Insurance Cards?

The scheme works in 31 countries but only three have agreed to cover UK tourists if there is no deal. ...

Ban and tax our way out of obesity- top doctor

The outgoing chief medical officer warns ministers will fail on obesity unless they take bold action. ...

Press release: First 'State of the Nation' report marks World Mental Health Day

More than 4 in 5 children and young people report being happy with their lives, as landmark new report on children’s wellbeing is published ...

Independent report: Time to solve childhood obesity: CMO special report

An independent report by former Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Professor Dame Sally Davies. ...

How surf lifesaving saved my life

Student Sophie Bennett developed anxiety and depression but then she discovered surf lifesaving. ...

If pain was an object, what would it look like?

US photographer Justin J Wee has chronic back pain and uses images to depict living with pain. ...

Electromyogram report crucial for patients with suspected myositis

SAN DIEGO — The use of electromyograms and nerve conduction studies are essential to excluding alternative diagnoses and confirming muscle disease when evaluating patients with suspected myopathic disorders, according to a presentation at the 2019 Congress ...

Dedicated app measures outcomes of presbyopia eye drops

An app that is closely related to the development of UNR844 presbyopia-correcting ophthalmic solution from Novartis effectively measures vision changes at home, monitoring the effects and potentially warning the patient when it is time to repeat the treatm ...

Dermira begins phase 3 study of lebrikizumab in atopic dermatitis

Dermira announced treatment commencement in the first patient for a phase 3 study evaluating lebrikizumab in adult and adolescents with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis. Lebrikizumab is an investigational, monoclonal antibody designed to bind to interl ...

Speed of increasing milk feeds does not affect neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm infants

Preterm and very low-birth-weight infants fed in faster and slower increments had comparable neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 24 months, according to findings from a randomized controlled trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The Speed ...

Foreign-born women less likely to have had a mammogram

Foreign-born women who reside in the United States appeared less likely to have ever had a mammogram than women born in the U.S., according to a report published today by the CDC. The report also showed that the longer women resided in the United States, t ...

Patients taking antipsychotics hospitalized for 53% more days than nonusers

Patients with Alzheimer’s disease who initiated antipsychotics were hospitalized for 53% more days than nonusers over a 2-year period, according to results from a Finnish study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. “It is ...

Consuming dietary fiber may reduce NAFLD risk among multiple ethnicities

Researchers found that while consumption of red and processed meat, poultry, and cholesterol correlated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, dietary fiber intake may reduce the risk for fatty liver and related advanced liver disease, according to data fr ...

VIDEO: Elderly patients should be mobilized early to reduce mortality risks

DENVER — At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Richard Yoon, MD, spoke about fixation and revision strategies for periprosthetic fractures. He said elderly patients need to be mobilized early to reduce mortality risks. ...

Optometry industry supports World Sight Day

Members of the ophthalmic industry have joined to support and recognize World Sight Day, which is officially commemorated on Oct. 10 this year. The World Sight Day Challenge is a major international fundraising campaign that brings the global optometry com ...

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