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Diabetes in pregnancy linked to future risks

Women who develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy are 20 times more likely to go on to develop type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy- most often in the second or third trimes ...

FDA resources can help prescribers better understand biosimilars

by Leah Christl, PhD The Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, included within the Affordable Care Act, established an abbreviated licensure pathway for biosimilars in 2010. Since then, the FDA has approved biosimilars to six of the most widely u ...

Anxious-depressive symptoms an early sign of Alzheimer’s in cognitively normal elderly

Elevated amyloid beta levels were associated with increasing anxious-depressive symptoms among older adults with normal cognitive health and may predict preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, according to study results. Prior research collected from multiple epi ...

Government to set up regional climate action offices

The Government is to set up four regional climate action offices involving local authorities to provide a more coordinated approach for adapting to the challenges of climate change. ...

Horse trampling woman's face rebuilt

Libby Keating's face was repaired by experts at St George's Hospital in Tooting. ...

Ask Well: What Is the Health and Nutritional Value of Mushrooms?

Mushrooms are a “powerhouse of nutrition” and not a white food to be avoided, said one nutritionist. ...

New WHO Country Office to open in Greece

Dr Ioannis Baskozos, Secretary General of Public Health in Greece, and Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, signed off on the final details to open a WHO country office in Greece. ...

WHO/Europe and ECDC intensify collaboration on infectious diseases and health emergencies

Dr Andrea Ammon, Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) made her first official visit to the WHO Regional Office in Copenhagen. During a meeting on 15 January 2018, the 2 organizations strengthened their commitment to col ...

WHO/Europe and ECDC intensify collaboration on infectious diseases and health emergencies

Dr Andrea Ammon, Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) made her first official visit to the WHO Regional Office in Copenhagen. During a meeting on 15 January 2018, the 2 organizations strengthened their commitment to col ...

ACR, medical societies urge Congress to reverse Part B change

More than 100 medical societies, including the American College of Rheumatology, have urged Congress to reverse a recent CMS policy that applies Merit-based Incentive Payment System adjustments to Medicare Part B payments, warning that it will create massi ...

New agreement between UN Environment and WHO to further strengthen collaboration in the Region

On 10 January 2018, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and WHO agreed upon a new global collaboration framework to tackle environment and health risks. ...

Nine delayed diagnoses after Kerry scan review

The number of patients with a delayed or missed diagnosis due to the University Hospital Kerry scans issue has increased from seven to nine. ...

VIDEO: Address astigmatism in cataract surgery in glaucoma patients

WAILEA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2018, Savak “Sev” Teymoorian, MD, MBA, discusses the importance of treating astigmatism in cataract surgery in patients with glaucoma. ...

Science Is Giving the Pro-Life Movement a Boost

The first time Ashley McGuire had a baby, she and her husband had to wait 20 weeks to learn its sex. By her third, they found out at 10 weeks with a blood test. Technology has defined her pregnancies, she told me, from the apps that track weekly developme ...

'The infection took my nose and legs'

Oxford professor Liz Frood was fit and healthy until she was struck by what she thought was a stomach bug. ...

NHS bail-outs could become new normal, National Audit Office says

Money meant to transform services has been used to shore up finances, the National Audit Office says. ...

VIDEO: Use OCT to diagnose diseases in the peripheral retina

WAILEA, Hawaii — At Retina 2018, Jay S. Duker, MD, discusses how to use OCT to diagnose disease in the peripheral part of the retina. ...

Local therapies useful for treating uveitis

WAILEA, Hawaii — Appropriate local therapy can work as well as systemic therapy for treatment of uveitis, according to a speaker. “So much of uveitis happens in the draining lymph nodes and doesn’t happen in the eye,” Thomas A. Albini, MD, said at Retina 2 ...

VIDEO: Demographic shifts impact OD-MD comanagement relationship

WAILEA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2018, Elizabeth Yeu, MD, discusses how changing demographics such as an aging population and dwindling number of ophthalmologists are necessitating a change in relationship between ophthalmologists and optometrists regardin ...

VIDEO: Dry eye algorithm helps determine treatment regimen

WAILEA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2018, Mark S. Milner, MD, discusses an algorithm for diagnosing dry eye that will also help determine what treatments are appropriate in which patients. ...

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