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Anxiety and depression linked to increased cancer death risk

"Depression linked to higher chance of dying from cancer," The Independent reports. Analysis of English and Scottish data found a link between mental distress and cancer mortality, which remained even after other factors such as smoking were tak ...

Determined young mother overcomes debilitating health condition to graduate from Ulster University

Determined young mother overcomes debilitating health condition to graduate from Ulster University ...

Foreign Nationals: PPSN Allocations, Employment and Social Welfare Activity- 2017

25.1% of foreign nationals assigned PPSNs in 2012 had employment activity in Ireland in 2017 ...

Q&A: Defining ‘antibiotic never events’

Researchers recently reported that the number of deaths due to multidrug-resistant infections in the United States could be seven times higher than previously estimated, with at least 153,000 patients dying from the illnesses each year. Antibiotic overuse ...

Guardian podcast: We need to talk about … the death of the high street

Guardian journalists, supporters and industry experts discuss the failing health of UK high streets and the impact on communities. What can local spaces offer that out-of-town shopping centres and online giants can’t? ...

Wild reindeer numbers plummet as temperatures rise

Rising Arctic temperatures have more than halved reindeer populations, even though melting ice has freed up more land for grazing ...

Abortion bill completes Committee Stage in Seanad

Committee Stage consideration of the Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy Bill ended this morning in the Seanad. ...

Economy to grow regardless of Brexit outcome- ESRI

The Economic and Social Research Institute says the economy will continue to grow next year, even in the event of a no-deal Brexit. ...

How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose?

Amid an opioid crisis, police and strangers with cameras are posting raw images of drug users passed out. For those whose bleakest moments now live online, life is never the same. ...

Greater hip abductor strength improves long-term function in knee OA

CHICAGO — Greater hip abductor strength reduced the 5-year risk for poor functional outcomes and the 2-year risk for tibiofemoral cartilage damage worsening among certain patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to findings presented at the ACR/ARHP 20 ...

Sea views linked to lower depression risk

Older people who have extensive sea views from their homes have a much lower risk of developing depression, according to new research from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). This is the first study to look at the separate effects of proximi ...

Campaign to take stress out of Christmas cooking

At least one in four people in Ireland has experienced a Christmas cooking disaster, such as undercooking their turkey, or forgetting to defrost it in the first place, Safefood has said. Almost one million turkeys are cooked in Ireland on Christmas Day, so ...

Big jump in demand for Simon Community services

The number of people accessing emergency, housing and support services from the Simon Communities of Ireland jumped significantly between 2015 and 2017, and 2018's figures look set to be even worse, the organisation has said. It has just launched its ...

CervicalCheck support group unhappy with meeting delay

The CervicalCheck Patient Support Group has expressed disappointment that a planned meeting this afternoon with Minister for Health Simon Harris was postponed. ...

2 Red Book changes physicians should know

NEW YORK — Numerous changes have been made to the AAP’s 2018 Red Book, but two specific sections have significant implications for return-to-school policies for Streptococcus infection and the timing of HPV vaccination. David W. Kimberlin, MD, professor an ...

Gottlieb decries 'anti-competitive practices' delaying biosimilar testing

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, on Tuesday announced a series of guidance documents aimed at expanding the availability of biosimilar drugs, specifically by targeting what he called “anti-competitive practices” that abuse current regulations and distr ...

Exparel may improve economic, clinical outcomes after TKA

Patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty who received Exparel experienced shorter hospital length of stay, increased home discharge, lower total hospitalization costs and decreased opioid use, according to published in Journal of Medical Economics. ...

Integral Molecular receives $1.4 million from NIH for NASH therapeutic

Integral Molecular received $1.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop its lead antibodies against cannabinoid receptor 1 for treating nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and metabolic disorders, according to a press release. The small busines ...

Perioperative oral anticoagulant management strategy safe among patients with atrial fibrillation

SAN DIEGO — A procedure for interrupting direct oral anticoagulant therapy in the perioperative setting conferred low rates of bleeding among both low-risk and high-risk patients with atrial fibrillation, according to findings from the prospective PAUSE st ...

Pfenex submits new drug application for follow-on osteoporosis drug

Pfenex this week submitted a new drug application to the FDA seeking approval for PF708, a follow-on biosimilar referencing teriparatide for the treatment of osteoporosis, according to a press release from the company. PF708 is considered a therapeutic equ ...