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Doctor in the House

Dr Rangan Chatterjee, from Doctor in the House, on the options available to people living with back pain. ...

Merkel: Europe can no longer completely rely on allies

Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week. ...

Reported preventable deaths in Australian nursing homes quadrupled over a decade

After falls, the second-most common cause of death was choking, 7.9%, and suicide, 4.4% The number of reported preventable deaths in nursing homes increased fourfold in a 11-year period, according to the Medical Journal of Australia. ...

Drug dealer avoided jail after 'incomplete' evidence

A Circuit Court Judge has said that a female drug dealer avoided a "likely" prison sentence as a result of incomplete evidence given to his court by a garda, according to court documents seen by RTÉ. ...

Govt cannot express confidence in ODCE, says Harris

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said the Government cannot express confidence in the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement and nothing is off the table regarding its future. ...

Researchers to target receptors for possible exercise pill

Researchers at St. Louis University, in St. Louis, Missouri, have received grants to develop a pill that mimics the metabolic effects of exercise, according to a press release from the university. Thomas Burris, PhD, chair of pharmacology and physiology, a ...

Bigger wine glasses make us drink too much, says researcher

Today’s glasses, 450ml compared with 65ml 300 years ago, encourage consumption, Cambridge scientist tells Hay festival Wine glasses have increased in size from a capacity of 65ml 300 years ago to 450ml today and the change has encouraged us to drink far m ...

Loyola Medicine appoints vice chair in radiation oncology department

Raymond B. Wynn, MD, FACR, has been appointed vice chair of network operations in the department of radiation oncology at Loyola Medicine.Wynn — who also will serve as medical director at Presence Resurrection Medical Center — will provide direct oversight ...

Modernizing Medicine announces $231 million equity investment from Warburg Pincus

Modernizing Medicine Inc. recently announced Warburg Pincus has made a $231 million investment in the company to provide liquidity to existing shareholders. ...

Early mortality risk persists after ventricular tachycardia ablation

A percentage of patients with scar-related ventricular tachycardia who underwent radiofrequency catheter ablation experienced early mortality, which may have been predicted by procedural and clinical outcomes, according to a study in the Journal of the Ame ...

G7 leaders divided on climate change as summit closes

Under pressure from the G7 nations, US President Donald Trump backed a pledge to fight protectionism today, but refused to endorse a global climate change accord, saying he needed more time to decide. ...

Epigenetic modifications may increase obesity risk

Researchers have identified a possible association between epigenetic modifications, which control the activity of genes, and increased obesity risk, according to a press release. Karen Lillycrop, professor of epigenetics at the University of Southampton, ...

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute appoints gastrointestinal cancer center director

Brian Wolpin, MD, MPH, has been appointed director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.Wolpin is chair in pancreatic cancer at Dana-Farber, as well as associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He also has ...

PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: Improvements in instruments, sterilization and anesthesia set stage for office-based vitreoretinal surgeries

Remarkable advances in vitreoretinal surgery have occurred in the past 20 years. Diversified and miniaturized instruments have been produced, surgical time has dropped, and most procedures are done under local anesthesia, all of which have made hospitaliza ...

Enrollment begins for feasibility study of heart pump in patients with STEMI needing PCI

The first patients have been enrolled in an FDA-approved feasibility study to evaluate a heart pump for reduction of infarct size in patients with STEMI requiring PCI, according to a press release from Abiomed. The study will assess the safety of the heart ...

PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: Improvements in instruments, sterilization and anesthesia set stage for office-based vitreoretinal surgeries

Remarkable advances in vitreoretinal surgery have occurred in the past 20 years. Diversified and miniaturized instruments have been produced, surgical time has dropped, and most procedures are done under local anesthesia, all of which have made hospitaliza ...

Will Goodbody: Time social media firms stopped the rot

Will Goodbody: Time social media firms stopped the rot ...

Serious Fraud Office warns of £120m pension scam

Retirees have been persuaded to switch all their cash into schemes involving self-storage facilities and there are fears they may have lost huge sums Fears are growing that large numbers of people may have lost huge sums of money after investing their reti ...

Could you cut out plastic from your weekly shop? One family tried

With fruit sold in tubs, chicken in trays – and remote Pacific islands awash in plastic debris – the McCreadies found the plastic challenge tough The grotesque images of rubbish-strewn Henderson Island, a remote and uninhabited Pacific coral atoll where mi ...

Autism diagnoses 'could be reduced under NHS plan'

The National Autistic Society says it is deeply concerned about NHS plans in south-west London. ...

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