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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 ...

Peer Review on 'Germany’s latest reforms of the long-term care system', Berlin, Germany, 11-12 January 2018

Increased longevity, medical advances, shrinking working-age population and changing family patterns mean that Member States of the European Union, while diverse, face a common challenge of growing needs for long-term care. Improving access to quality and ...

Exercise May Aid Parkinson’s Disease, but Make It Intense

Vigorous treadmill exercise was safe and slowed progression of Parkinson’s disease, a new study reports. ...

Maternal RA linked to thyroid disease, epilepsy in children

Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk for chronic diseases, including thyroid disease, epilepsy and rheumatoid arthritis, during childhood and adolescence, according to findings published in Arthritis Care and Research. ...

Lyme disease diagnosis based on clinician suspicion often inaccurate

Clinician suspicion had minimal accuracy in differentiating between children with and without Lyme disease who presented to the ED, according to findings published in Pediatrics. “Clinicians use clinical prediction rules to combine available demographic, c ...

Guidance: Public Health England: approach to surveillance

Surveillance ensures that PHE has the right information available at the right time to inform public health decisions and actions. This guide focuses on the need for high quality evidence from our surveillance systems and sets out how strategies can be de ...

India Bans Condom Ads From Prime-Time TV

Conservative social groups pressured the government to crack down on the commercials, saying they were inappropriate for children. ...

Majority of FDA advisory committee finds anular closure device unsafe for prevention of disc reherniation

The Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee of the FDA had mixed votes for three questions regarding the safety, efficacy and benefits of an anular closure device to prevent reherniation in patients who underw ...

ESRI forecasts strong growth in the economy and jobs

A new report from the Economic and Social Research Institute says the economy will have another year of strong growth this year and next. ...

Supreme Court proceedings to be televised again

For only the second time, the Supreme Court is allowing television cameras into court again this morning to record the court delivering its decision in a number of cases, writes RTÉ's Legal Affairs Correspondent Orla O'Donnell. ...

No visual acuity improvement seen with dexamethasone in bacterial endophthalmitis after cataract surgery

Patients with suspected bacterial endophthalmitis after cataract surgery showed no visual acuity improvement with intravitreal dexamethasone in addition to intravitreal antibiotics, according to a study. The prospective, multicenter, randomized, placebo-co ...

No visual acuity improvement seen with dexamethasone in bacterial endophthalmitis after cataract surgery

Patients with suspected bacterial endophthalmitis after cataract surgery showed no visual acuity improvement with intravitreal dexamethasone in addition to intravitreal antibiotics, according to a study. The prospective, multicenter, randomized, placebo-co ...

VIDEO: Dietary choices empower patients to control BP levels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — In this Cardiology Today video perspective, John P. Higgins, MD, MPhil, MBA, FACC, FACP, FAHA, discusses the benefits of the low-sodium DASH diet in light of preliminary results presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessi ...

AMA: 4 out of 5 US physicians are cyberattack victims

Slightly more than 80% of U.S. physicians have experienced a type of cybersecurity attack, with the most common being phishing and computer viruses, according to a new AMA survey. The association said the poll’s findings indicate the health care and other ...

AMA: 4 out of 5 US physicians are cyberattack victims

Slightly more than 80% of U.S. physicians have experienced a type of cybersecurity attack, with the most common being phishing and computer viruses, according to a new AMA survey. The association said the poll’s findings indicate the health care and other ...

VIDEO: Infectious diseases related to underwater birthing

NEW YORK – At the 2017 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium, Sarah S. Long, MD, discussed microbiota and the many roles they have. Microbiota — microbes that live on the body and skin — have roles that people depend on, including metabolism and educat ...

FDA expands approval of Nucala for eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis

Badrul Chowdhury The FDA has expanded the approved use of Nucala to treat adult patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a rare autoimmune disease that causes vasculitis. According to an FDA press release, the new indication for Nucala ...

Subclinical atherosclerosis present in many adults without CV risk factors

Early subclinical atherosclerosis was present in approximately one-half of middle-aged adults who were free from CV risk factors, according to results published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “Subclinical atherosclerosis underlies mo ...

Childhood maltreatment may lead to nonsuicidal self-injury

Childhood maltreatment and its subtypes, with the exclusion of childhood emotional neglect, were linked to nonsuicidal self-injury, according to data published in Lancet Psychiatry. “Nonsuicidal self-injury is a stronger predictor of suicide attempts than ...

Net neutrality repeal may diminish telemedicine access, harm small practices

A repeal of net neutrality as proposed by the Federal Communications Commission could lead to unintended and devastating consequences for physicians in small practices, as well as telemedicine and patients in rural areas that receive state-of-the-art medic ...