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Coronavirus Diagnosis in California Highlights Testing Flaws

Doctors suspected infection with the virus, but the patient did not fit the federal criteria and was not tested for days. ...

Coronavirus Live Updates: Cases Soar in Italy, Iran and South Korea as Alarm Grows

Financial markets were pummeled by the news. A whistle-blower complaint said that federal health ...

Sport Ireland Campus goes smoke free

The Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin has launched a smoke-free campus initiative, which aims to completely eradicate smoking. As part of the initiative, smoking and vaping are now banned in all public areas of the 500-acre campus, aside from a limited number ...

Oesophageal cancer survival rates improving

Survival rates for oesophageal cancer have shown a 50% improvement over the last two decades, the Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) has said. It is reminding people of the importance of recognising the early signs of the disease, as an early diagnosis can resu ...

Trinity team in asthma breakthrough

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) have made a breakthrough, which may eventually lead to better treatment options for people with asthma. Ireland has one of the highest incidences of asthma in Europe, with around 380,000 people affected here. T ...

First years due second dose of HPV vaccine

HSE school vaccination teams are now returning to secondary schools to offer the second dose of the HPV vaccine to first year students. The first dose of the vaccine was provided to current first years last September. This also marked the first time that b ...

Ninety suspected cases of COVID-19 here

Ninety suspected cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been tested for in Ireland, however there are still no confirmed cases here, the Department of Health has said. The infectious disease emerged in the Wuhan region of China in December 2019. Since then, ...

Hygiene biggest cause of food-related complaints

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) handled over 3,400 complaints from consumers in 2019, with over half of these relating to unfit food and poor hygiene. According to the FSAI, its advice line dealt with 3,460 consumer complaints last year, a slig ...

Smokers urged to quit habit in March

People who want to quit smoking are being encouraged to take up #TheLastStop no smoking challenge in March. Research shows that if a person can quit smoking for 28 days, they are five times more likely to quit the habit for good. Smokers are being encourag ...

Most Coronavirus Cases Are Mild. That’s Good and Bad News.

More than 80 percent of confirmed coronavirus cases are not severe, according to a large Chinese study. But mild symptoms could also make the epidemic harder to contain. ...

Dr. Stanley Dudrick, Who Saved Post-Surgical Patients, Dies at 84

Why were they dying after “successful” operations? He discovered the cause and came up with a remedy: intravenous nutrition — a technique that has saved millions of lives. ...

China’s Ban on Wildlife Trade a Big Step, but Has Loopholes, Conservationists Say

The coronavirus epidemic prompted China to permanently ban trade of wild animals as food, but not for medicinal use. ...

Coronavirus: On the front line in Wuhan

The BBC speaks to a Chinese doctor who has been on the front line of fighting Coronavirus in Wuhan. ...

What Has Mike Pence Done in Health?

In naming him to lead the U.S. coronavirus response, President Trump praised his health policy record, but his biggest accomplishments are ones Republicans have opposed. ...

Study looks at predictors of high endothelial cell loss after DMEK

MARRAKECH, Morocco — Several factors, including graft detachment and disease severity, may be predictors of a higher and faster rate of endothelial cell loss after Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty for Fuchs’ dystrophy, according to a study carr ...

Study looks at predictors of high endothelial cell loss after DMEK

MARRAKECH, Morocco — Several factors, including graft detachment and disease severity, may be predictors of a higher and faster rate of endothelial cell loss after Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty for Fuchs’ dystrophy, according to a study carr ...

Seizure control greater with prescription vs. artisanal CBD in pediatric epilepsy

Pediatric patients with epilepsy treated with pharmaceutical CBD had better seizure control than those treated with artisanal CBD, according to findings from a retrospective chart review that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology annual me ...

Lower serum folate level linked to increased CV mortality risk in RA

Serum folate levels between 4.3 ng/mL and 8.2 ng/mL and greater were associated with a lower cardiovascular mortality risk among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to data published in JAMA Network Open. “Folate deficiency is common among patien ...

Coronavirus case in NI: What now for those in contact?

For the public health authorities here, they will follow the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. ...

Obsessive-compulsive symptoms may be linked to ‘impaired ability to rely on the past’

Researchers have gained new insight into the cognitive and computational process underlying obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Specifically, patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder may distrust their past experience, resulting in increased indecisiveness, ...