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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. ...

Fewer anti-VEGF injections needed over time

BOSTON — A real-world look at the treat-and-extend regimen of anti-VEGF agents for treating neovascular age-related macular degeneration showed improved vision in patients with fewer injections per year, according to a poster presented at the American Soci ...

Constant Anxiety Won't Save the World

It’s contagious.” Just as social media allowed fake news to spread untrammeled through ideological ...

Prospect of losing new GPs so early in their careers could be disastrous the for NHS says RCGP

She said: "This research is confirming findings that have emerged elsewhere and is incredibly concerning – for the future of general practice, the wider NHS, and the care we’re able to deliver to our patients. “We really do need all the family doctors ...

Prevent Blindness advocates for essential health benefits, children’s vision

Prevent Blindness is committed to protecting the children’s vision benefits included in the Affordable Care Act as well as the critical services provided through Medicaid, the group announced in a press release.“Each Congressional attempt at health care re ...

Tissue plasminogen activator resolves submacular hemorrhage

BOSTON — A tissue plasminogen activator and pneumatic displacement of submacular hemorrhage offered nearly a 90% success rate for patients in a poster presented at the American Society of Retina Specialists meeting. Colin S. Tan, MBBS, MMed (Ophth), FRCSEd ...

Ten-year-old rape victim gives birth in India

A ten-year-old rape victim whose plea for an abortion was rejected by India's Supreme Court has given birth to a baby girl, a doctor said. ...

Breakthrough in peanut allergy research

Australian researchers have reported a major breakthrough in the relief of deadly peanut allergy with the discovery of a long-lasting treatment they say offers hope that a cure will soon be possible. ...

Sports clubs good for mental health

Being an active member of a sports club has a positive impact on mental health, irrespective of age or gender, a new study has found. According Austrian researchers, while social networking is increasingly popular thanks to things like Facebook, Whatsapp a ...

Minister Simon Harris encourages submissions to autism services review

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today (Thursday) encouraged people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), parents and clinicians to make submissions to a review the HSE is undertaking of the supports and services available for ASD. ...

Seatbelts prevent more than 232 pediatric deaths each year

Although there was significant state-to-state variation in the cause of pediatric deaths resulting from motor vehicle crashes, a lack of restraints or inappropriate restraints was a leading predictor of mortality; uniform enforcement of seatbelts and restr ...

Appointments to the Children’s Hospital Group Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has re-appointed the following persons as members of the Children’s hospital Group Board. These re-appointments are from 31 July 2017 to 31 July 2020. ...

More premature babies surviving, but risk for developmental delay still high

Rates of developmental delays are still high among premature babies despite increased survival rates over the past 20 years, according to findings recently published in BMJ. “The Ages and Stages Questionnaire is the most commonly used parent-completed deve ...

WHO calls for urgent support to combat Somalian measles outbreak

WHO and its health partners urgently need support in response to a measles outbreak in Somalia, according to a press release. They are currently working with Somalian health authorities to offer essential health services.To improve outbreak response activi ...

Survey suggests partisanship doomed health care reform, public split on many ACA components

A greater Republican division on the issue of health care reform than originally thought in addition to the Democrats’ determination to not repeal the Affordable Care Act, led to the failure of health care reform efforts thus far, according to a special re ...

Survey suggests partisanship doomed health care reform, public split on many ACA components

A greater Republican division on the issue of health care reform than originally thought in addition to the Democrats’ determination to not repeal the Affordable Care Act, led to the failure of health care reform efforts thus far, according to a special re ...

State of the Art: A Start-Up Suggests a Fix to the Health Care Morass

Aledade, a tech start-up, is working to reduce health care costs while improving care. The results are on view at two medical practices in southeast Kansas. ...

Respiratory infections common in pediatric long-term care settings

Respiratory tract infections are the most commonly acquired viral illness among pediatric residents in long-term care facilities; however, the modifiable risk factors for these infections are unknown.“Infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortali ...