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Harris seeks Cabinet sign-off on children's hospital

Minister for Health Simon Harris is seeking Cabinet approval for the construction of the new National Children's Hospital. ...

Minister calls for 'period of calm' over new NMH

The Minister for Health has called for a "period of calm" to allow the boards of the National Maternity Hospital and the St Vincent's Hospital Group to meet before further engagement over the new hospital planned for Elm Park. ...

500+ cancers detected by BowelScreen

Over 500 cancers were detected by the National Bowel Screening Programme, BowelScreen, between October 2012 and December 2015, a new report has shown. However, uptake of the programme remains low, with just 40% of those invited during this period taking up ...

Why care homes should take part in the general election | Sara Livadeas

people is too often neglected in favour of bad news stories and funding crisis discussions. When it comes ...

Childhood lead exposure associated with lower IQ, socioeconomic decline in adulthood

Children in New Zealand exposed to high lead levels exhibited lower cognitive function, socioeconomic status and declines in IQ scores by age 38, highlighting the possible long-term ramifications of lead exposure at young ages.“Lead is a ubiquitous polluta ...

Interferon-alpha led to remission in patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis

Among 30 patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, treatment with interferon-alpha led to remission in 25 patients, according to a recently published, observational cohort study.“The data demonstrated that [interferon-alpha] IFN-α is an ...

Q&A: Stigma remains major challenge in combating STD epidemic in US

Each year, the CDC recognizes April as STD Awareness Month to raise public awareness about the impact of STDs and the importance of prevention, screening and treatment. This year, the CDC is particularly focused on syphilis prevention, as the rate of repor ...

Feature: The C.E.O. of H.I.V.

Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him? ...

General election 2017: Labour promises pay rises for NHS staff

The party says it wants to tackle workforce shortages that it says are risking patient safety. ...

Older people want to be cared for at home. Micro-providers are the answer

A scheme in rural Somerset has plugged the social care gap for 700 people and could be a model for the rest of the UK When Jenny Dutton arrived at Pam King’s home the other day, she had to apologise for being covered in mud. On her way to King’s isolated ...

Alcohol binge can upset heart's rhythm, say researchers

Researchers studied the impact in volunteers visiting the Munich Oktoberfest. ...

Commission presents the European Pillar of Social Rights

Building a fairer Europe and strengthening its social dimension is a key priority for this Commission. Today, it delivers on its promise to adopt its proposal for the European Pillar of Social Rights. ...

Novel DCB may improve outcomes in patients with femoropopliteal artery lesions

Patients with femoropopliteal artery lesions who were treated by angioplasty with a drug-coated balloon showed improved symptoms and freedom from target lesion revascularization compared with those with uncoated balloons, according to results presented at ...

Integrated bed bug control strategies necessary to fight insecticide resistance

Some types of bed bugs showed signs of resistance when exposed to the common insecticides chlorfenapyr and bifenthrin, suggesting that these chemical methods should be combined with other, nonchemical approaches to provide long-term efficacy, according to ...

Cryolipolysis associated with fat layer reduction in submental region

Bilateral submental cyrolipolysis demonstrated safety and efficacy in reducing lateral and central fat a small cohort of patients. The researchers treated 14 patients for unwanted subcutaneous fat between Jan. 22 and June 30, 2016. They used a small-volume ...

Topical imiquimod may be effective alternative to surgery for melanoma in situ

Topical imiquimod cream may be an effective treatment for patients with melanoma in situ who are not candidates for surgery, according to long-term study outcomes published in Dermatologic Surgery. Researchers conducted a retrospective chart review of 12 w ...

Steroid dose, TNFi use linked to increased risk of herpes zoster in patients with RA

Use of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors and a higher dose of corticosteroids correlated with an increased risk for herpes zoster in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to recently published data from Japan.Masayoshi Harigai, MD, PhD, at Tokyo Wom ...

FDA grants fast track designation to tazemetostat for follicular lymphoma

The FDA granted fast track designation to tazemetostat for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma, according to the drug’s manufacturer.The designation applies use of tazemetostat (Epizyme) regardless of whether patients ...

Donor age, sex not associated with survival of patients receiving transfusions

Survival is not influenced by the age and sex of blood donors among patients receiving blood transfusion, and blood allocation does not need to consider these factors, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.“Following reports from animal ...

Bivalirudin linked to reduced bleeding in patients with STEMI undergoing PCI

Compared with heparin or heparin combined with glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors, bivalirudin treatment was associated with reduced adverse clinical events in patients with STEMI undergoing PCI after thrombolytic therapy treatment, according to findings pub ...

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