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Multivitamins may reduce risk for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

Christine Ambrosone Gary Zirpoli Multivitamin supplements may reduce incidence of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy among women undergoing treatment with paclitaxel for breast cancer, according to results of a study led by researchers at Roswell P ...

Teenage cannabis, cigarette use may heighten risk for later psychosis

Study findings showed that adolescents who use cannabis or tobacco are at increased risk for subsequent psychotic experiences; however, this association was greater among cannabis users. “Individuals who use cannabis regularly have a 2- to 3-fold increased ...

10 reports on hepatitis A outbreaks, prevention from 2017

In 2017, researchers and physicians observed multiple outbreaks of hepatitis A throughout the United States and Europe, and they have been following an ongoing epidemic in Taiwan. They noted that in the U.S. and Europe, the outbreaks have heavily affected ...

Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Risk of Diabetes

Mothers who breast-feed may be at reduced risk of diabetes, a new study reports. ...

How community spirit helps a girl with autism and severe anxiety

A scheme to let parents close their streets to cars so children can play is hugely beneficial to one young resident, who has autism and severe anxiety. ...

Fundraising page set up for disgraced liver surgeon

A former patient says Simon Bramhall is a "man of excellence." ...

Fastballs yielded greater torque vs other throws among high school, collegiate pitchers

High school and collegiate baseball pitchers experienced significantly greater torque when throwing fastballs compared with curveballs and change-ups, according to results published in Arthroscopy. “The take home message of the study is that there’s a lot ...

Nivolumab plus ipilimumab demonstrates clinical benefit for certain metastatic colorectal cancers

Thierry Andre Combining nivolumab with ipilimumab demonstrated clinical benefit and a manageable safety profile among patients with DNA mismatch repair-deficient/microsatellite instability-high metastatic colorectal cancer, according to results of a study ...

Gestational diabetes confers risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, CHD

Women with gestational diabetes had elevated risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension and ischemic heart disease, according to the results of a retrospective cohort study. The researchers compared 9,118 women diagnosed with gestational diabetes with 37,281 c ...

What’s in the New Issue of Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP)?

The latest issue of Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP) is rich with articles on a wide variety of topics related to family planning. GHSP is a no-fee, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published quarterly by K4Health – based at the Johns Hopkins ...

Endovascular therapy results for acute ischemic stroke similar by anesthesia type

Among patients treated with endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke with large vessel occlusions in the anterior circulation, infarct growth did not differ based on general anesthesia vs. conscious sedation, researchers reported. For the GOLIATH tri ...

AAFP: ‘Time to get the job done on CHIP’

AAFP’s president told Healio Family Medicine the time for disagreement on funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program needs to be concluded, in light of the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation report that determined t ...

How nursing in the NHS has changed

Nurses haven been an integral part of the NHS since its inception. Here they talk about what has changed. ...

Doctor denies allegations of inappropriate behaviour

A doctor is facing allegations that he made inappropriate remarks of a sexual nature to a patient and squeezed and touched her at a clinic in 2014. ...

What is the Treatment Abroad Scheme?

The Treatment Abroad Scheme provides funding to allow Irish public patients get healthcare in other EU countries, the European Economic Area or Switzerland that is not available in Ireland. ...

Subsequent RA treatment varies after discontinuing methotrexate monotherapy

Janet E. Pope Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who discontinued methotrexate monotherapy were more likely to receive subsequent monotherapy treatment than those who had used the drug in combination with other disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, accord ...

INMO says 558 on trolleys- 53 waiting at CUH

There are 558 patients on trolley, or on wards, waiting admission to a hospital bed, according to the latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. ...

GAA healthy clubs have lasting impact

The GAA Healthy Club Project (HCP) has resulted in significant and lasting health improvements in communities nationwide, it has been claimed. The HCP began in 2013 and its aim was to make every GAA club in the country a hub for health- providing members a ...

Starting periods early ups heart disease risk

Girls who start their periods before the age of 12 may have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life, the results of a new study indicate. Cardiovascular disease includes all diseases of the heart and circulatory system, but it ...

Flu widespread in US; no antiviral resistance reported

Influenza is widespread across virtually the entire continental United States this season, and H3N2 remains the dominant circulating strain, CDC officials said during a Grand Rounds presentation. “This is something we don’t normally see, but the take-home ...

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