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OSN’s top news of the week

Here are the top stories on Healio.com/OSN this past week:   FDA approves Dextenza for treatment of postoperative ocular pain Dextenza (dexamethasone ophthalmic insert 0.4 mg) is the first FDA-approved intracanalicular insert to deliver dexamethasone to tr ...

Centrica's motion tracker service aims to assist unpaid carers

Firm will install devices in homes of elderly, disabled and ill people for monthly fee British Gas owner Centrica is planning to put motion trackers in the homes of elderly, ill and disabled people as part of a service aimed at easing the concerns of mill ...

Pensioner poverty rises as benefits freeze bites

Declining home-ownership and rising rents mean that one in six may have to choose between food and heat, warns Joseph Rowntree Foundation One in six pensioners is now living in poverty as a result of declining home ownership, soaring rents and the benefits ...

Government bans fax machines in the NHS

Almost 9,000 fax machines are currently used by the NHS in England- but that is set to change. ...

‘I’ve got two months to find a donor’

Last Christmas, mum-of-twins Meena looked the picture of health. Now she urgently needs to find a stem cell match. ...

Six people in court over Dublin drugs seizures

Six people have appeared in court charged in relation to three separate drugs seizures in Dublin by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the Finglas Drugs Unit. ...

Around 20 million face food insecurity in Yemen- UN

Around 20 million Yemenis are food insecure, UN agencies have said, adding the conflict ravaging the impoverished country was the key driver behind rising hunger levels. ...

Prevalence of anogenital warts declines significantly in US adults attending STD clinics

There was a significant decline in the prevalence of anogenital warts between 2010 and 2016 among adults who attended STD clinics, according to research findings published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Researchers noted significant declines in pre ...

What These Medical Journals Don’t Reveal: Top Doctors’ Ties to Industry

Academic research publications rely on doctors to voluntarily disclose their payments from drug and health companies in a lax reporting system some say is broken. ...

Trump attacks Paris climate pact, cites French protests

US President Donald Trump has once again attacked the Paris agreement on fighting climate change, citing the ongoing protests in the French capital as proof that he was right to reject the pact. ...

Antios Therapeutics raises $25 million for potential HBV curative therapy

Antios Therapeutics completed a $25 million oversubscribed Series A financing to develop ATI-2173, an oral drug candidate for treating patients with hepatitis B and potentially coinfected with hepatitis D, according to a press release. “The next frontier i ...

Target PharmaSolutions, Bristol-Myers Squibb partner to advance IBD research

Target PharmaSolutions has announced a strategic partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb to conduct a longitudinal observational study that will evaluate patients with inflammatory bowel disease, including adult and pediatric patients with ulcerative colitis ...

Read OSN’s Dec. 10 publication exclusives online

The Dec. 10 issue of Ocular Surgery News had a focus on the popularity of trifocal IOLs in Europe. ...

Read OSN’s Dec. 10 publication exclusives online

The Dec. 10 issue of Ocular Surgery News had a focus on the popularity of trifocal IOLs in Europe. ...

Top five news stories posted in November

Endocrine Today has compiled a list of the top five news reports posted in September. ...

Trilobites: Seeking Clues to Longevity in Lonesome George’s Genes

The giant tortoise lived for more than a century, carrying genes linked to a robust immune system, efficient DNA repair and resistance to cancer. ...

Reducing the risk of sudden infant death

Parents are being reminded to take steps to reduce the risk of sudden infant death- get medical advice quickly if your baby becomes unwell ...

Are real or fake Christmas trees better for the planet?

Artificial trees are getting more popular, but environmentalists say they have a downside If the surge in sales of artificial trees at John Lewis and other stores signals an attempt by consumers to go green, then they should perhaps think again. With 8m r ...

Iran: US sanctions are 'economic terrorism'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said US sanctions were "economic terrorism", as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials. ...

Vicky Phelan: The woman who exposed an Irish health scandal

Vicky Phelan exposed a health scandal in Ireland after discovering her smear test for cervical cancer had been misread. ...