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Harris to defend Morrissey award in event of appeal

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he will seek to protect a €2.1 million High Court award given to a terminally ill Limerick woman with cervical cancer, in the event of an appeal. ...

VIDEO: SCAI plans international expansion

LAS VEGAS — In this video exclusive, Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FACC, FSCAI, the new president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, outlines some of the initiatives he hopes to undertake during his presidency, which began at the end o ...

BAME doctors more likely to be investigated than white ones

David Sellu tells his story as BBC figures suggest BAME doctors are proportionally more likely to be investigated than white doctors. ...

Podcast: Voices of the 8th Episode 2- Communications

In a new podcast for RTÉ News, Ailbhe Conneely talks to those involved on both sides of the ...

Listeria outbreak: Health secretary orders NHS food review

It comes as two more patients die in an outbreak linked to hospital sandwiches and salads. ...

In the Running World and Beyond, Being #BraveLikeGabe

The track champion Gabriele Grunewald, who died this week at age 32, helped raise awareness about rare cancers. ...

VIDEO: Cemiplimab ‘a new standard’ for metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

CHICAGO — Cemiplimab demonstrated considerable antitumor activity among patients with metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, according to results of the EMPOWER-CSCC-1 trial presented at ASCO Annual Meeting. Researchers concluded the trial results s ...

Guest commentary: Identifying barriers to life-saving health care

In this guest commentary, Gerald Fletcher, MD, MBA, from Harlem Hospital Center, discusses the data he presented during Digestive Disease Week 2019. His study, titled “Disparities in colorectal cancer screening: The effect of ACA Medicaid expansion on mino ...

VIDEO: PCSK9 inhibitors cost-effective since price reductions

MIAMI — In this video, Jennifer G. Robinson, MD, discusses a statement prepared by the National Lipid Association and presented at their Scientific Sessions on the cost-effective treatment with PCSK9 inhibitors of patients with extremely high, very high an ...

DT MedTech receives premarket approval for three-piece, mobile-bearing total ankle implant

DT MedTech LLC has received FDA premarket approval for its Hintermann Series H3 Total Ankle Replacement System, according to a press release from the company. Since its release in May 2000 and prior to the FDA approval, the non-cemented implant used to rep ...

Medtronic, Tidepool partner to launch Loop-supported, interoperable insulin pump

Medtronic and Tidepool announced a partnership to create an interoperable automated insulin pump system, according to a press release from the two companies. Medtronic plans to develop a Bluetooth-enabled MiniMed pump that would be compatible with Tidepool ...

Podcast: Voices of the 8th- one year on

In a new podcast for RTÉ News, Ailbhe Conneely talks to those involved on both sides of the ...

Bribes and Backdoor Deals Help Foreign Firms Sell to China’s Hospitals

G.E., Siemens and others have prospered in a country where corruption pervades the market for medical equipment, according to a New York Times investigation. China’s 1.4 billion people pay the price. ...

How I nearly became a road traffic statistic

Political Coverage Editor David Murphy looks ahead to the Government's Climate Action plan, which will include proposals for sustainable transport, and recalls his own near miss on the roads. ...

For the Third Time, W.H.O. Declines to Declare the Ebola Outbreak an Emergency

Even with more than 1,400 dead, the W.H.O. says the risk of the disease spreading beyond the region remains low and declaring an emergency could have backfired. ...

Drug Makers Sue to Block Requirement for Listing Prices in TV Ads

The rule, set to take effect July 9, is one of the most visible efforts by the Trump administration to try to address high drug prices. ...

VIDEO: KEYNOTE-001 sheds light on ‘big’ question in advanced NSCLC

CHICAGO — In this video, Jeffrey P. Ward, MD, PhD, thoracic oncologist at Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University in St. Louis, reviews long-term data on the use of pembrolizumab in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Updated findings f ...

Over 755,200 patients on hospital waiting lists- NTPF

Latest national waiting list figures show that there are now over 755,200 patients waiting on some kind of hospital waiting list. ...

Partial knee replacement increased risk for long-term revision

Partial knee replacement was associated with an excess risk for long-term revision compared with total knee replacement, but may lower risk for venous thromboembolism in the short term and lower risk for persistent pain after surgery, according to data pre ...

FDA issues guidance for e-cigarette manufacturers

The FDA has finalized its guidance for manufacturers submitting premarket tobacco product applications for electronic nicotine delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes or “vapes.” According to an FDA release, this guidance also extends to liquid nicotine and ...