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What next for Catalonia and would-be leader Puigdemont?

Catalonia's new parliament meets for the first time today, a step towards choosing a president for Spain's wealthiest region, a daunting challenge when the top candidate has fled abroad and other potentials are in jail. ...

Rhinovirus affects bacterial infection risk as infants age

Anne J. Blaschke   Although human rhinovirus in febrile infants did not change the risk of bacterial infections in very young infants, it was a factor in the risk of invasive bacterial infection in infants aged 29 to 90 days, according to recently publishe ...

NHS 'haemorrhaging' nurses as 33,000 leave each year

More than one in 10 leave the NHS in England every year, enough to staff more than 20 hospitals. ...

One story: Experience of the Treatment Abroad Scheme

Galway woman Karen Brennan, who was diagnosed with lymphedema after receiving cancer treatment, said she felt "very let down" with the Treatment Abroad Scheme process. ...

Breastfeeding reduces diabetes risk- US study

Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or more may be able to cut their risk of developing diabetes by nearly half, according to a new study. ...

Treatment Abroad Scheme 'too complex' for patients

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has called on the Health Service Executive to change how it administers the Treatment Abroad Scheme because it is too complex and difficult for patients to access. ...

Changing profession

From nurses who operate on their patients to those who run general practices, nursing is changing. ...

Why are so many nurses quitting the NHS?

Why are so many nurses quitting the NHS? One, Mary, tells us her reasons. ...

Trump Is Surprisingly Healthy

On Tuesday, the White House physician Ronny L. Jackson announced the results of President Donald Trump’s annual physical at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. After a four-hour exam on Friday, Jackson found that “all clinical data indicates tha ...

The President Can Draw a Clock

Amid growing speculation about President Trump’s unfitness to hold the nuclear codes he has threatened to use, anyone who was suspicious that he could not identify a camel or draw the face of a clock can rest more easily tonight. ...

Right-sided colorectal tumors have worse outcomes

Patients with stage III and high-risk stage II colorectal cancer had worse DFS if they had right-sided tumors compared with left-sided tumors, according to results of a study scheduled for presentation at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. “This is th ...

Liquid biopsy test detects early-stage colorectal cancer

A test that identifies circulating tumor cells present in the bloodstream accurately detected early-stage colorectal cancer, according to results of a study scheduled for presentation at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. “Our study is important becau ...

Late pregnancy SSRI use linked to anxious, depressed behaviors in offspring

Although prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors did not increase the risk for externalizing, emotional and social problems in preschool-aged children, exposure was linked to anxious/depressed behaviors in offspring when taken in late ...

HCV liver cancer resection outcomes similar in patients with diabetes

Results of a comparative study of patients with and without diabetes who underwent curative liver resection for hepatitis C-related hepatocellular carcinoma showed that diabetes did not affect surgical outcomes and was not an unfavorable factor in selectin ...

Economic Scene: Making Medicaid a Tool for Moral Education May Let Some Die

There is a precedent for letting states impose work requirements on the poor for medical coverage. It bodes ill for public health. ...

Early menarche, other reproductive factors increase risk for CVD

Women who had a history of miscarriage, stillbirth or hysterectomy, early menarche, early menopause and early age at first birth had an increased risk for CVD later in life, according to a study published in Heart. “This study shows that reproductive facto ...

FDA accepts application for new Humira biosimilar

Sandoz announced that the FDA has accepted a biologics license application for a proposed biosimilar of the anti-inflammatory drug adalimumab, known commercially as Humira. Adalimumab is an anti-TNF medicine used to treat several immunological diseases, in ...

High return-to-sport rate seen after ORIF for forearm fractures in NFL players

Investigators found a high rate of return to sport among National Football League players who had open reduction and internal fixation for treatment of forearm fractures. “Forearm fractures can be career-threatening injuries for professional athletes,” Jos ...

High-Fat Diet May Fuel Spread of Prostate Cancer

New research suggests a strong link between genes, dietary fat and prostate cancer. ...

NASH, HCV cirrhosis predict coronary artery disease in liver transplantation

Patients who underwent liver transplantation evaluation had a high prevalence of coronary artery disease, especially those with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis-related cirrhosis, hepatitis C-related cirrhosis and alcoholic cirrhosis, according to a recently p ...

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