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Murphy says O'Devaney agreement cannot proceed

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said an agreement claimed to have been reached by a group of Dublin city councillors on O'Devaney Gardens cannot go ahead due to a lack of funding and legal concerns. ...

Has the European Region embraced the One Health approach in the fight against antimicrobial resistance?

Each year, 33 000 people in Europe and 700 000 people worldwide die as a result of infection with drug-resistant bacteria. WHO/Europe advocates the One Health approach as the only viable solution to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). ...

Has the European Region embraced the One Health approach in the fight against antimicrobial resistance?

Each year, 33 000 people in Europe and 700 000 people worldwide die as a result of infection with drug-resistant bacteria. WHO/Europe advocates the One Health approach as the only viable solution to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). ...

Why more people are talking about the issue of social care

Social care pledges will be under intense scrutiny during the election, but why is it so important? ...

NHS staff shortages put 'cancer survival rates at risk'

A Holyrood committee finds 18% of cancer patients in June were not seen within the six-week target. ...

Genetic variant that causes vegetables to taste bitter makes heart-healthy diet challenging for some

PHILADELPHIA — People with a gene variant that makes certain vegetables taste bitter had lower vegetable intake compared with people without the variant, making adherence to a heart-healthy diet a challenge, according to data presented at the American Hear ...

Priest took 'very brave' stance over QIH attacks

The Association of Catholic Priests has said it supports Ballyconnell parish priest Fr Oliver O'Reilly for taking a "very brave" stance against those behind attacks on Quinn Industrial Holdings executives. ...

DAPA-HF: Dapagliflozin’s HF benefits consistent regardless of age, symptom severity

PHILADELPHIA — Treatment with the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin reduced risk for CV death and worsening HF across a broad spectrum of age, independent of symptomatic impairment at baseline, according to two new post-hoc analyses of the DAPA-HF trial presen ...

COMPLETE OCT: Nearly half of patients with obstructive nonculprit lesions have vulnerable plaque

PHILADELPHIA — In an OCT substudy of the COMPLETE trial, researchers determined that 47% of patients had obstructive nonculprit lesions with vulnerable plaque, which could explain why complete revascularization conferred better outcomes than culprit lesion ...

PARAGON-HF: Sacubitril/valsartan benefit in HFpEF most prominent in women, lower EF

PHILADELPHIA — Sacubitril/valsartan reduced the risk for HF hospitalization more in women compared with men, and the overall benefit of sacubitril/valsartan was driven by a benefit in patients with chronic HF and a left ventricular ejection fraction below ...

TWILIGHT-ACS: Ticagrelor monotherapy beneficial in PCI for ACS

PHILADELPHIA — Among patients with ACS who underwent PCI, ticagrelor monotherapy reduced bleeding risk compared with dual antiplatelet therapy, with no additional ischemic risk, according to new data from the TWILIGHT study presented at the American Heart ...

Heart-healthy pregnancy improves future CV health in children

PHILADELPHIA — A new study highlights an independent association between maternal CV health during the third trimester and subsequent offspring CV health at 10 to 14 years of age. Using a CV health scoring system that assessed BMI, BP, total cholesterol, f ...

Artificial intelligence examining ECGs may predict mortality, AF

PHILADELPHIA — Deep neural networks identified potential adverse outcomes and atrial fibrillation from 12-lead ECGs that were originally interpreted as normal, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. “Appl ...

GALILEO: Rivaroxaban raises death, thrombotic, bleeding risk vs. antiplatelet therapy after TAVR

PHILADELPHIA — Among patients who underwent successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement and were not on chronic oral anticoagulation, rivaroxaban was linked to higher risk for death/thromboembolic complications and bleeding compared with antiplatelet ...

Stryker reports increase in sales and adjusted earnings per share for third-quarter 2019 results

Stryker reported its third-quarter operating results for 2019. “We delivered another strong quarter of results, with organic sales growth of 8.6% and adjusted [earnings per share] EPS growth of 13%,” Kevin A. Lobo, Stryker’s chair and CEO, said in a compan ...

Liver patients exposed in data breach

Patients at a Dublin-based company, which conducts liver scanning procedures, have been informed of a significant data breach affecting the company's email system. ...

Association of Community Cancer Centers presents Innovator Awards

The Association of Community Cancer Centers presented its ACCC Innovator Awards to seven member programs. The awards recognize innovative strategies that improve access, quality and value in cancer care delivery. This year’s recipients are: • Ascension SE ...

Five arrested following Dublin drugs seizure

Five people have been arrested by gardaí in Dublin following the seizure of drugs with a potential street value of €400,000. ...

Outdated ombudsman rules frustrate consumers

Enforced wait of eight weeks before a complaint can be lodged should be axed, say campaigners Customers are being left out of pocket because of arcane rules that force them to wait eight weeks before they can take unresolved complaints to an ombudsman. Cam ...

Impact of climate change on Africa's Sahel region

The United Nations has identified climate change as a driving force in creating conflicts in the Sahel region of Africa. ...

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