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We are sleeping through climate change wake-up calls

The latest data from leading climate trend record keepers published last week shows that 2017 was among the top three warmest years on record. ...

Pediatric oncologist named executive director of Israel Cancer Research Fund

Mark A. Israel Mark A. Israel, MD, has been appointed executive director of the Israel Cancer Research Fund, the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to funding cancer research in Israel. Israel — a pediatric oncologist and translational scientist — pr ...

UNRWA seek more Irish funding as US slash contribution

The head of the UN welfare agency for Palestinian refugees has said that it will have to seek more funding from Ireland and other existing donors as a result of the US decision to radically reduce its funding contribution. ...

VIDEO: Advanced diagnostics used to predict glaucoma progression

WAILEA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2018, David Huang, MD, PhD, discusses a longitudinal study conducted at three centers with follow-up every 6 months over 4 years using advanced diagnostics to predict glaucoma progression. ...

VIDEO: Advanced diagnostics used to predict glaucoma progression

WAILEA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2018, David Huang, MD, PhD, discusses a longitudinal study conducted at three centers with follow-up every 6 months over 4 years using advanced diagnostics to predict glaucoma progression. ...

Sheeran fans heartbroken as singer announces engagement

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced on social media that he is engaged to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. ...

Transgender people calling for better healthcare

Over 200 people, many belonging to the transgender community in Ireland, marched towards Leinster House this afternoon calling for better healthcare services for people who are seeking gender reassignment treatment. ...

A conversation with John P. Kirwan, PhD

John P. Kirwan John P. Kirwan, PhD, director of the Metabolic Translation Research Center and professor of molecular medicine at Cleveland Clinic, has been named executive director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University. ...

Yes, People Really Are Eating Tide Pods. No, It’s Not Safe.

An improbable and dangerous idea promoted on the internet has become a cause for genuine concern, the authorities said. ...

Novel liquid biopsy identifies combinations of mutations in early-stage pancreatic cancer

A novel blood assay successfully identified tumor-specific DNA and protein biomarkers in a cohort of patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer. “Few patients with pancreatic cancer survive longer than 5 years, in part because most patients are identified ...

VIDEO: How to manage the unhappy multifocal IOL patients

WAILEA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2018, John P. Berdahl, MD, discusses the steps to take to identify the reasons for an unhappy multifocal IOL patient and how to turn that patient into a happy patient. ...

VIDEO: How to manage the unhappy multifocal IOL patients

WAILEA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2018, John P. Berdahl, MD, discusses the steps to take to identify the reasons for an unhappy multifocal IOL patient and how to turn that patient into a happy patient. ...

Tom Petty died from an accidental overdose

The Los Angeles Coroner's Office has ruled that singer Tom Petty died from an accidental drug overdose, and not a cardiac arrest as was first reported at the time of his death in October 2017. ...

Boxer Bradley Smith: 'How anxiety nearly ruined me'

Bradley Smith, 20, from St Ives, says people should talk more about mental health. ...

Why do supermarkets sell organic products wrapped in non-cyclable plastic?

We find organic mushrooms in non-recyclable trays next to plain veg in compostable wrapping My environmentally conscious wife Clare is the keenest recycler possible. She even collects and recycles the silver milk bottle tops that I tend to chuck out. But w ...

Ultra wide-field imaging deepens knowledge of Stargardt’s disease

Wide-field retinal imaging revealed the presence of peripheral pigmented retinal lesions resembling congenital hypertony of retinal pigment epithelium lesions in a significant percentage of patients with Stargardt’s disease, an inherited, juvenile form of ...

Persian shallot 'could help fight TB antibiotic resistance'

Properties in Persian shallots could boost the effects of antibiotic treatment, a study says. ...

Trump Passed a Cognitive Exam. What Does That Really Mean?

The exam, called the Moca, is widely used in doctor’s offices, but it is not sophisticated enough to diagnose mental decline, experts say. ...

Clinical practice guidelines released for anticoagulant use in surgery

New guideline recommendations regarding the use of anticoagulants during heart surgery have been released by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology. The guidel ...

UC patients with delayed IPAA have fewer complications after surgery

LAS VEGAS — Patients with ulcerative colitis who underwent ileal pouch anal anastomosis experienced fewer complications when the surgery was performed in the traditional three stages rather than in two stages, according to new research presented at the Cro ...

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