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Sick baby's condition 'will not improve', High Court told

Doctors tell the High Court intensive care treatment for Isaiah Haastrup is not in his interests. ...

€70K drugs seizure at Tipperary fire station

An investigation is under way after more than €70,000 worth of drugs, believed to be cocaine, was discovered at a fire station in Tipperary. ...

Revamped first-time buyers loan scheme announced

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has announced a revamped Government-backed loan scheme targeted at first-time buyers struggling to obtain finance. ...

The New Health Care: Kentucky’s New Idea for Medicaid Access: Pass Health Literacy Course

A lot of people could do with a little more health and financial literacy, not just Medicaid recipients. But linking it to retaining medical eligibility may not make sense. ...

Belfast hospital uses 3D model kidney to assist surgery

A consultant at Belfast City Hospital who used a 3D-printed model of a kidney to assist in a life-saving kidney transplant says the model allowed him to rehearse and plan his strategy before going into theatre. ...

INMO figures show 552 patients waiting for hospital bed

There were 552 patients on trolleys or on wards this morning waiting for admission to a hospital bed, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. ...

Oxfam reports biggest ever increase in billionaires

Oxfam has released its annual report on global wealth, ahead of the meeting of the world's elite in Davos, Switzerland this week. ...

Trust in US institutions plunges in Trump's first year

Trust in US institutions, particularly the government, has plunged in President Donald Trump's first year in office, according to a survey released on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos. ...

Innovative diabetes device to be reimbursed

An innovative device that makes the management of type 1 diabetes easier is to be reimbursed for children and teenagers. However, adults with the condition will not be reimbursed- a decision that has been criticised by the national charity, Diabetes Irelan ...

More than 1m UK older people risk 'withering away' from hunger

Cross-party group of politicians says isolation and cuts are driving ‘hidden’ malnutrition More than 1 million older people are at risk of “withering away in their own homes” as a result of malnutrition caused by social isolation and cuts to public servic ...

New tool has ‘tremendous potential’ in predicting prostate cancer risk

of age of onset of aggressive prostate cancer was recently described in BMJ. “The good news is we ...

VIDEO: Sjögren’s syndrome testing necessary

WAILEA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2018, Cynthia A. Matossian, MD, discusses the need to test for Sjögren’s syndrome in dry eye patients who do not respond to therapy. ...

VIDEO: Sjögren’s syndrome testing necessary

WAILEA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2018, Cynthia A. Matossian, MD, discusses the need to test for Sjögren’s syndrome in dry eye patients who do not respond to therapy. ...

Sanofi, Facing Threat From Generics, Moves to Buy Hemophilia Drug Maker

The $11.6 billion deal for Bioverativ would bolster the French pharmaceutical giant’s portfolio as it faces falling sales for its diabetes drug, Lantus. ...

Alcohol consumption in young men increases risk for severe liver disease later

Alcohol consumption in young men was associated with an increased, dose-dependent risk for severe liver disease up to 39 years later in life, according to results of a recently published study. “The exact amount of alcohol needed to inflict liver damage is ...

What happens during a smear test?

Doctor Philippa Kaye talks us through what's involved during a cervical screening test. ...

A&E stats may have to be recalculated

Changes to the collection of A&E statistics raise concerns the NHS is under more pressure than thought. ...

Top stories to kick off National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Today marks the first day of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, a national health awareness week that offers teenagers information on drugs, alcohol and addiction based on clinical research. According to data from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse ...

Biologic non-TNF inhibitors increase HBV reactivation risk in rheumatic diseases

Antonis Fanouriakis Patients with rheumatic diseases who have a history of hepatitis B virus and who are receiving treatment with non-TNF inhibitor biologic therapies are at risk for hepatitis B virus reactivation, and may need to be monitored, according t ...

Personal Health: When a Partner Cheats

Couples that figure out how to rebuild after infidelity, rather than divorcing, often end up with stronger relationships, experts say. ...

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