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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 ...

Young people’s annual statistics from NDTMS released today

The latest 2015-16 young people’s statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) show that there were 17,077 young people (under the age of 18) in substance misuse services,. ...

Can exercise offset some of the harms of regular drinking?

"Adults who booze regularly but exercise for five hours a week are no more likely to die than teetotallers," the Mail Online reports. ...

2017 NDTMS reporting consultation

Public Health England (PHE) is keen to gather information on how the reports and toolkits from the NDTMS (National Drug Monitoring Treatment System) are being used in the current operating environm. ...

Detailed guide: Paraguay: migrant health guide

Culture, politics and history BBC News and The World Factbook provide background information on the ...

Poor services for complex nutritional problems

Services for patients with complex nutritional problems in Ireland are inadequate, experts have insisted. Good nutrition is key among people affected by or recovering from illness, however malnutrition and disease often go hand in hand. Malnutrition refers ...

F.D.A. Approves First Drug to Treat Severe Multiple Sclerosis

The drug, Ocrevus by Genentech, can also be used to treat patients with the more common form of the disease. ...

Trump signs order to roll back Obama climate measures

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to scrap Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says are hindering oil drillers and coal miners. ...

VIDEO: Intralesional therapies may improve personalized care for patients with melanoma

NEW YORK — Merrick I. Ross, MD, professor in the department of surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discussed the impact of intralesional therapies on preventing recurrent melanoma at HemOnc Today Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancie ...

Calabrese: Checkpoint inhibitors may produce rheumatic side effects

NEW YORK — Checkpoint inhibitors — which are effective as cancer therapy — may yield side effects that are rheumatic, according to Leonard H. Calabrese, DO, at the Interdisciplinary Autoimmune Summit.“In general, 90% of patients who get these drugs will ex ...

Inexpensive, oral bovine rotavirus vaccine effective for children

Three doses of a live, low-cost and heat-stable oral bovine rotavirus pentavalent vaccine could prevent cases of severe rotavirus gastroenteritis in 66.7% of children in Niger, according to a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.“S ...

National Council addresses shortages in psychiatric care

The National Council for Behavioral Health recently released a report that discussed causes of the current shortage of trained psychiatrists and provided recommendations to reverse it. “The coverage of, and increasing demand for, psychiatric services is oc ...

Marathons Injure Kidneys

to be taken from this news? Is it at least a reasonable takeaway that a person can run too long? ...

Paid malpractice claims among US physicians declined significantly

Between 1992 and 2014, there was a significant decline in paid malpractice claims, possibly due to several factors, including the passage of traditional tort reforms during this period, improvements in patient safety, how institutions and insurers resolve ...

FDA approves Dupixent for atopic dermatitis

The FDA has approved Dupixent injection to treat adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis whose disease in not adequately controlled with topical therapies or when those therapies are not advisable.Dupixent (dupilumab, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and ...

Patients with autism at significantly higher risk for injury-related death

Patients with autism are nearly three times more likely as the general population to die of injuries, with children at an exceptional risk, according to research published in the American Journal of Public Health. The researchers also noted that the number ...

CDC: incidence of influenza-like illnesses, deaths remain elevated in US

Despite a decrease in influenza activity in the United States, the number of outpatient visits and deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza remain high, according to a recent report prepared by CDC’s Influenza Division. The report included data on infl ...

The 3 Gastronomic Inns Every Foodie Should Visit

These intimate American hotels—including California Wine Country’s newest culinary pilgrimage site—are tiny but feature massive multi-course meals. ...

Our neighbour Les was salt of the earth | Letters

Carol Birch’s article (The cruelty of a me-first age that makes the lonely invisible, 27 March) struck a chord in the days after our neighbour and helpful pensioner, Les Rhodes, was hit by the car on Westminster Bridge and subsequently died. His life was ...

Breastfeeding 'doesn't boost children's intelligence'

"Scientists found tots given the boob had the same IQ at age three and five compared to bottle-fed youngsters," The Sun reports in its own unique way. A new study followed about 8,000 babies in Ireland for five years to look at whether breastfee ...