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Depo-Medrol warning tops OSN’s news of the week

Here are some of the top stories on Healio.com/OSN in the past week:   Remove Depo-Medrol from ophthalmological surgical suites to avoid accidental retinal toxicity Methylprednisolone acetate, which has similar packaging and appearance to triamcinolone ace ...

Harmful medications prescribed to nearly 25% of patients with HFrEF

Approximately 24% of patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction were prescribed a medication that could potentially lead to or worsen HF as defined by current guidelines, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology. Paulino A. ...

Extended humeral head hemiarthroplasty may be safe, effective for rotator cuff tears

Patients with rotator cuff tear arthropathy, preserved active motion and a stabilizing coracoacromial arch may experience safe and effective treatment with extended humeral head hemiarthroplasty, which researchers of a published study described as a less i ...

Recent FDA actions center on endocrine drugs

Endocrine Today has compiled a list of recent FDA news stories relating to endocrine practice. ...

The profoundly deaf girl who found her voice after brain surgery

Leia was born profoundly deaf but pioneering surgery and therapy has enabled her to hear sounds. ...

Germans injured in Madeira bus crash flown home

A group of 15 Germans who were injured in a deadly Madeira bus crash have been flown home aboard a medically-equipped German military plane, Germany's air force said. ...

Tiger attacks zoo keeper after 'error' encounter

A rare Sumatran tiger attacked a worker at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas today, wounding the back of her head and neck before other staff members were able to coax the animal away with food, officials have said. ...

Total of activists arrested in London passes 750

More than 750 climate change activists blocking roads at some of London's most famous landmarks have been arrested over the last six days, police have said, up from a Friday total of 682. ...

‘Significant’ proportion of health care workers, patients shed flu virus before symptoms appear

Researchers tracking influenza transmission at a tertiary care hospital in Switzerland found that a “significant” proportion of patients and health care workers shed influenza virus before the appearance of symptoms. The researchers said they found several ...

ADT may increase depression risk among men with prostate cancer

Men with prostate cancer who underwent androgen deprivation therapy with definitive radiation therapy demonstrated increased risk for depression and use of outpatient psychiatric services compared with men who received radiation therapy alone, according to ...

OSN’s Publication Exclusives focus on preparing for future of ophthalmology

The April 25 issue of Ocular Surgery News focuses on practice management and prepping for how ...

OSN’s Publication Exclusives focus on preparing for future of ophthalmology

The April 25 issue of Ocular Surgery News focuses on practice management and prepping for how ...

Links between culture, health to be explored at CMHC West

The Cardiometabolic Health Congress is in the final stages of planning for the upcoming CMHC West: Advancing Cardiometabolic Health From East to West taking place in Phoenix from May 3 to 5. The annual conference will offer an extensive agenda, with sessio ...

VIDEO: Givosiran may ‘transform’ lives of patients with acute hepatic porphyria

VIENNA — In this exclusive video from the 2019 International Liver Congress, Akin Akinc, PhD, of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, discusses results of a study in which givosiran, a novel RNAi therapy, significantly lowered acute hepatic porphyria recurrent attacks ...

The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction names new director of orthopedic innovation

Lew C. Schon, MD, FACS, was named director of orthopedic innovation at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center and will begin seeing patients in August, according to a press release. “The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconst ...

Researchers pinpoint microbial strains that delay healing in diabetic foot ulcers

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified specific strains of microbiota in patients with slow-healing diabetic foot ulcers, indicating the microbiomes of foot ulcers could predict clinical outcomes and responses to therapeutic int ...

Why you should pay your parents £100 board a month

Researchers calculated that young adults save £8,000 a year by living at home – and worked out how much they should pay for board each month The ‘boomerang’ generation still living with their parents Young adults should be paying at least £100 a month to ...

The 'boomerang' generation still living with their parents

Soaring house prices leave millions of young adults unable to afford to move out How do the finances work for ‘boomerang’ generation families? Would you want to move back into your parents’ home after university? How much rent, if any, should you pay? Can ...

Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health. ...

Targeted checks 'prevent one-in-10 heart attacks'

Around 5,000 heart attacks and strokes a year could be prevented by personalising heart health checks. ...