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Trigeminal nerve stimulation effective, safe for pediatric ADHD

Trigeminal nerve stimulation, or TNS, a minimal-risk noninvasive neuromodulation method, improved symptoms and brain functioning in children with ADHD in a blinded sham-controlled pilot study. "ADHD is estimated to affect 9.5% of school-age children a ...

Treatment delays common among children with scrub typhus

Many children in northern Thailand who were infected with scrub typhus were not treated in a timely manner with appropriate antibiotics, according to research published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Researchers warned that de ...

Hepatic steatosis common in young adults with life-long HIV

Thirty-three percent of young adults with HIV since birth or early childhood have hepatic steatosis, a prevalence comparable to older adults with HIV and “significantly higher” than HIV-negative controls, according to research published in The Journal of I ...

Multisite pain linked to increased fall risk in older, community-dwelling patients

Multisite pain is associated with an increased risk for falls among community-dwelling patients aged 50 years and older, according to recent findings in Arthritis Research & Therapy. “Falls prevention guidelines are based upon management of known risk ...

Brexit: Flu vaccine 'could be airlifted into UK'

Drugs firm Sanofi has plans to fly supplies into the UK if transport routes are disrupted by Brexit. ...

Disorderly Brexit could cost 80,000 Irish jobs- ESRI

The Economic and Social Research Institute says the economic impact of Brexit on Ireland will be considerable in either a deal or no-deal scenario, with a cost to output this year of between €1.8bn and €7.5bn. ...

Memo to be brought to Cabinet on bogus self-employment

The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection will bring a memo to Cabinet regarding improving protection for workers trapped in bogus self-employment. ...

2018 spike in energy demand spells climate trouble: IEA

A 2.3% jump in global energy demand last year outstripped the expansion of renewables and helped drive record-high greenhouse gas emissions, according to the International Energy Agency. ...

Surgeons who want you to touch knife crime

A medical team is trying to intervene to stop stabbings, rather than waiting to treat them when they happen. ...

Women at Breast Implant Hearing Call for Disclosure of Safety Risks

While industry representatives insisted the implants are safe, others at an F.D.A. panel meeting urged for warnings about links to illnesses and cancer. ...

Scotland urged to eliminate new HIV transmissions by 2030

A charity says a drug and other advances mean Scotland is at a point where new HIV transmissions are preventable. ...

Two Top Medical Groups Call for Soda Taxes and Advertising Curbs on Sugary Drinks

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association said the measures were necessary to combat the nation’s crisis of obesity and chronic disease ...

VIDEO: International organization rules on controversial new women's sports eligibility rule

NEW ORLEANS — In this video exclusive, Endocrine Today Editorial Board Member Tamara Wexler, MD, PhD, a neuroendocrinologist and reproductive endocrinologist, and clinical assistant professor in the department of rehabilitation medicine at NYU Langone Medi ...

Iluvien protects against neuroretinal loss

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Patients with diabetic retinopathy experienced less neuroretinal loss after receiving a fluocinolone acetonide implant, according to a speaker here. “We found preclinical and clinical evidence that diabetic retinopathy is a neurodeg ...

Weight loss can relieve migraine disability in obesity

NEW ORLEANS — Adults and children with obesity and migraine reported reduced migraine frequency, duration, pain intensity and disability after weight loss, according to results of a meta-analysis presented at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting. “The asso ...

Cannabis-related ED visits increase 3-fold after legalization in Colorado

Cannabis-related ED visits were most often linked to inhaled cannabis, but edible cannabis was associated with acute psychiatric visits and ED visits than expected, according to findings from a retrospective observational study. “Despite edible cannabis pr ...

VIDEO: Reproductive hormone may predict PCOS in premenarchial girls

NEW ORLEANS — In this video exclusive, Andrea Dunaif, MD, chief of the Hilda and J. Lester Gabrilove division of endocrinology, diabetes and bone disease at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an Endocrine Today Editorial Board Member, highligh ...

Crack use up in England after 'aggressive marketing'

Health workers say there is less stigma about the form of cocaine and new users are being attracted. ...

Tofacitinib plus methotrexate sustain improvements for 2 years in RA

A twice daily 5-mg or 10-mg dose of tofacitinib plus methotrexate was associated with improved clinical and radiographic responses between 1 and 2 years among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, with no new safety signals, according to findings published i ...

Breast cancer risk among BRCA carriers influenced by timing, number of pregnancies

The timing and number of full-term pregnancies appeared to influence the risk for breast cancer among women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations, according to study results published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute Cancer Spectrum. BRCA1 carriers who ...

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