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Clinical trial tracking HIV-positive liver transplant outcomes begins

The NIH announced the start of the first large-scale clinical trial to track liver transplants between HIV-positive donors and HIV-positive recipients. The trial will evaluate liver recipients for potential transplant-related and HIV-related complications ...

Kaiser Permanente’s New Medical School Will Waive Tuition for Its First 5 Classes

By eliminating the financial burden of a medical education, the school hopes that more students will choose family medicine and other vital but lower-paid specialties. ...

Breath test has 'potential to revolutionize' cancer detection, diagnosis

Researchers in the United Kingdom have launched a 2-year trial to evaluate whether a breath test can be used for early detection of multiple cancer types. The PAN trial will test the Breath Biopsy (Owlstone Medical) technology by analyzing volatile organic ...

Smokers less likely to survive melanoma

People who develop the most deadly type of skin cancer are 40% less likely to survive the disease if they smoke, the results of a new study indicate. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Ireland. The majority of cases are non-melanoma skin ...

Major improvements in CF care in last decade

While there have been major improvements in the care of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) in Ireland, there is still a lot more to do to ensure that those affected ‘experience world-class health services to enable them to live their best lives possible' ...

Meet the women helping fill Russia's rural healthcare gap

After the closure of thousands of clinics in rural Russia, one region has taken matters into its own hands. ...

Michael Harty to back no-confidence vote in Harris

Independent TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Health Committee Michael Harty has announced that he will vote no-confidence in the Minister for Health, in a motion proposed by Sinn Féin. ...

Cohesion Policy after 2020: preparing the future of EU investments in health

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Factsheet- European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) for Health 2014-2020

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Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before My Chronic Illness

Finding out you have a chronic illness — one that will, by definition, never go away — changes things, both for you and those you love. ...

Adjuvant chemotherapy with radiotherapy improves survival in locally advanced bladder cancer

SAN FRANCISCO — Adding adjuvant chemotherapy to postoperative radiotherapy improved DFS and OS among patients with locally advanced bladder cancer after radical cystectomy, according to results of a randomized phase 3 study presented at Genitourinary Cance ...

Recombinant zoster vaccine offers better value, protection against shingles

Vaccination with the recombinant zoster vaccine demonstrated higher cost-effectiveness and prevention of herpes zoster, compared with live zoster vaccine and no vaccination, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine. “A new herpes zost ...

Despite differences, JAK inhibitor safety similar across options

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Despite various options, there is a similar safety profile across JAK inhibitors, according to an expert at the Annual Basic and Clinical Immunology for the Busy Clinician symposium. “Interestingly enough, JAK inhibitors have very simil ...

Hemopure synthetic oxygen solution salvages initially rejected donor livers

Hemoglobin Oxygen Therapeutics announced results from a pilot study of its hemoglobin-based oxygen-carrying solution, Hemopure, in which initially rejected donor livers were salvaged for transplantation, according to a press release. “The United Network fo ...

E-cigarette use rises among patients with cancer

Rates of electronic cigarette use among patients with cancer have risen over the past several years as rates of conventional smoking have remained steady, according to survey results reported in a research letter published in JAMA Oncology. “[E-cigarettes] ...

Origami-inspired malaria field test performs similarly to PCR

A low-cost, DNA-based paper field test inspired by the art of origami was able to rapidly diagnose malaria species in Ugandan school children and performed similarly compared with laboratory-based real-time PCR, according to research presented in Proceedin ...

UN criticises Govt's scheme for fishermen outside EEA

Four top United Nations human rights officials have strongly criticised the Government's scheme governing protection and labour rights for migrant fishermen from outside the European Economic Area. ...

Decreased lean psoas cross-sectional area may increase all-cause mortality rate after trauma

Results published in The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma showed a decreased lean psoas cross-sectional area may be associated with an increased all-cause mortality rate at 1 year among elderly patients who experienced orthopedic trauma. ...

Training program helps improve optical polyp diagnosis

A comprehensive training program helped improve real-time optical diagnosis of colorectal polyps and reduce individual variability in less experienced endoscopists, according to results of a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. ...

Global Liver Institute to head second annual International NASH Day

The second annual International NASH Day — a public education campaign for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis — will be led this year by the Global Liver Institute and take place on June 12, according to a press release. “Fatty liver disease and NASH are impendi ...