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Babies Floating in Fluid-Filled Bags

When babies are born at 24 weeks’ gestation, “it is very clear they are not ready to be here,” says Emily Partridge, a research fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Doctors dress the hand-sized beings in miniature diapers and cradle them in ...

Massive funds needed to avert Yemen famine- UN

The United Nations needs massive funds to avert famine in Yemen and warring parties there must ensure humanitarian aid can be delivered, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. ...

Importance of vaccines highlighted

The HSE is reminding people of the importance of vaccinations, following a number of measles outbreaks and related deaths in Europe. It has insisted that complacency about vaccines could lead to deaths in Ireland. A number of European countries have report ...

Brexit economy: living standards are falling as the snap election looms

June. But the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news shows living standards are already falling as ...

Psoriatic arthritis linked with diabetes, other endocrine disorders

Psoriatic arthritis was linked with diabetes, Cushing disease, hypothyroidism and osteoporosis, according to a recent analysis of Israeli patients.Using a Clalit Health Services database, Amir Haddad, MD, at Carmel Medical Center in Israel, and colleagues ...

Labour pledges to guarantee EU citizens' rights in UK

Britain's opposition Labour Party will immediately guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the country if it wins the 8 June general election, it said this morning, setting out a Brexit strategy aimed at eating into Prime Minister Theresa May� ...

Driverless pods plot new course to overtake humans

Autonomous cars used at Heathrow and being trialled in south-east London now beg the question- should humans be banned from driving? In a little over two years, a fleet of driverless cars will make its way from Oxford to London, completing the entire jour ...

Exercise 'keeps the mind sharp' in over-50s, study finds

The brain is fed with more oxygen and nutrients, boosting thinking and memory skills. ...

Microbial keratitis risk similar in contact lens patients vs. LASIK

The risk for microbial keratitis was similar between patients using contact lenses for 1 year compared with patients who had undergone LASIK, according to a study in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.The literature review included eight stud ...

Inequality and poverty – what action is being taken by Member States?

The 2017 Joint Employment Report (JER) and its Scoreboard of Key Employment and Social Indicators, adopted on 3 March 2017, provide a snapshot of recent employment and social policies implemented in Member States in line with the Employment Guidelines. ...

Study compares outcomes of pediatric primary and secondary IOL implantation

Pediatric patients who underwent secondary IOL implantation for pediatric cataract experienced generally worse best corrected visual acuity and a higher risk for developing strabismus than patients who underwent primary IOL implantation, according to a stu ...

Waist circumference stronger predictor of death risk than BMI

Normal-weight individuals with central obesity had a higher risk for death compared to those with overweight or obesity who carry their weight elsewhere, according to findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine. “The association between obesity, defi ...

Physical activity associated with reduced odds of subclinical myocardial damage

Physical activity is associated with decreased risk for myocardial damage in high-risk patient groups and may mitigate the association between obesity and myocardial damage, according to findings published in JACC: Heart Failure. ...

Adjunctive memantine reduces agitation in Alzheimer's disease

Memantine plus cholinesterase inhibitors reduced agitation, delusion and other behavioral symptoms in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, according to data presented at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting.“Agitation, a common, problematic ne ...

Kevzara receives positive CHMP opinion

The European Medicine Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has issued a positive opinion for the marketing authorization of Kevzara, by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. ...

Tranilast 8% liposomal gel demonstrates efficacy in treating postcesarean scars

Tranilast 8% liposomal gel provided significantly better aesthetic postcesarean surgical scar treatment when compared with placebo, according to study results published in Dermatologic Surgery.“The good cosmesis and hidden anatomical area make most [cesare ...

Shire studies SHP640 for infectious conjunctivitis

The first U.S. patient has been enrolled in a phase 3 clinical trial for Shire’s SHP640, a combination broad-spectrum antiseptic and corticosteroid being evaluated for treating infectious keratitis in adults and children.International clinical trial sites ...

Tiziana announces phase 2 safety trial of milciclib for treating HCC

Tiziana announced approval in Israel of a phase 2 clinical trial to test the safety of milciclib, a novel inhibitor of cell cycle dependent kinases, in patients with refractory hepatocellular carcinoma, according to a press release.“The prognosis for liver ...

Take a Number: Common Nursery Products Send Thousands of Children to Hospitals

Baby carriers, mattresses, strollers and other fixtures lead to injuries and emergency room visits for some 66,000 young children a year, a study finds. ...

Study investigates role of PVD and VMA in progression of AMD

A higher incidence of vitreoretinal interface abnormalities was found in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration as compared with patients with dry AMD and normal subjects, according to a study. The study included 206 eyes of 138 patients ...

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