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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 ...

Listeria outbreak: More affected hospitals named

Eight hospitals have reported cases of listeria linked to sandwiches and salads eaten by patients. ...

First-in-human implanted vagus nerve device shows benefit in RA

A novel device that stimulates the vagus nerve was associated with encouraging DAS28-CRP response in a small cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to findings presented at the EULAR Annual Congress. “Our pilot study suggests this novel Mi ...

CGM use limits ‘glycemic extremes’ in childhood type 1 diabetes

SAN FRANCISCO — Consistently using a continuous glucose monitor may be able to lessen the time spent in hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia for children with type 1 diabetes, but the technology’s impact on time in range may be less substantial, according to fin ...

Living liver-donor transplant awareness low, even among physicians

A survey released by WebMD and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center revealed that lack of awareness, misperceptions and biases about liver disease and transplantation, especially living donation, are significant factors contributing to a lack of ava ...

Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine to discuss horse welfare

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will discuss horse welfare at its meeting on Tuesday, 18 June at 3.30pm in Committee Room 1, Leinster House. ...

Dosing begins in topical ST-266 trial for persistent corneal epithelial defects

Noveome Biotherapeutics has dosed the first patient in a phase 2 trial of ST266 for persistent corneal epithelial defects, according to a press release. Subjects in the open-label, multicenter clinical trial will receive four topical doses per day of ST266 ...

Older women with osteoporosis, multiple comorbidities have high probability of hip fracture

Women aged 80 and older with osteoporosis and substantial comorbidity have a high 5-year probability of hip fracture and may still benefit from drug therapy for prevention of hip fracture, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. “Women 80 ...

Obstructive sleep apnea increases risk for type 2 diabetes

Patients with untreated moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea were at higher risk for incident type 2 diabetes that was nonlinear along the continuum of apnea-hypopnea index, according to study results published in Chest. “We further demonstrated that ...

Ocular imaging may facilitate early Alzheimer's diagnosis

a report on the workshop to Primary Care Optometry News. The AOA’s chief public health officer, Michael ...

Drug Prices Are a Populist Campaign Issue. Here Are the Latest Proposals to Lower Costs.

After years of public outrage, some bipartisan solutions are emerging. But whether they will make it through a divided Washington is still unclear. ...

How does this climate plan differ from others?

Governance- that's the key policy innovation in the government's new Climate Action Plan. ...

BLOG: Don’t get burned: Physician burnout and what you can do

The bottom line Physician burnout continues to garner headlines in medical literature so much so that the WHO recently added it to their international diseases handbook as an occupational hazard. The earlier that this entity is recognized by oneself and in ...

Claudin-specific CAR T cells safe, effective in advanced gastric, pancreatic adenocarcinoma

CHICAGO — One-third of a small cohort of patients with advanced gastric or pancreatic adenocarcinoma achieved objective responses to treatment with a novel claudin 18.2-specific chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, according to results of a single-arm ...

California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Alarm’ for Mental Distress

The state is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make mental health services more available. Promises abound, and so do potential problems. ...

Wind farms, electric cars and smart meters in Govt plan

After many months of preparation, debate, consideration, and planning the long-awaited Government action plan on climate change is due to be published later this afternoon. ...

Trump administration sued regarding rule that puts drug prices in TV ads

Amgen, Merck, Eli Lilly and the Association of National Advertisers sued the Trump administration last week, seeking to avoid complying with an HHS rule that requires the list prices of certain prescription drugs in direct-to-consumer television advertisem ...

Polymicrobial flora, gram-negative organisms seen in pelvic endoprostheses affected by infection following tumor resection

In patients with pelvic endoprostheses affected by infection following tumor resection, infections were mostly polymicrobial flora, caused by gram-negative microorganisms and may be correlated with intestinal flora, according to recently published results. ...

Model identifies ideal vancomycin concentrations for infants

Researchers have developed a population-based pharmacokinetic model to identify target levels for vancomycin treatment so that infants infected with Staphylococcus aureus receive effective therapy. Study researcher Amanda Gwee, PhD, a general pediatrician, ...

Blood pressure drug shows promise in Alzheimer’s disease

Nilvadipine, a hypertension drug, increased cerebral blood flow to the hippocampus without affecting other brain regions among people with Alzheimer’s disease, study findings revealed. These findings, published in Hypertension, indicated that the known dec ...