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FDA panel unanimously supports CV event risk reduction indication for icosapent ethyl

The Endocrinologic and Metabolic Diseases Advisory Committee of the FDA voted 16-0 in favor of the safety and efficacy of icosapent ethyl, based on available data, to support its approval for an indication to reduce risk for CV events. “Even with all the c ...

Obesity is biggest threat to children's health

The single greatest threat to the health and wellbeing of children in Ireland today is obesity, the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) has said. It pointed out that children as young as eight are presenting with high blood pressure, while some teenagers have the ...

Complementary cancer therapies 'do more harm than good'

Garlic and ginger pills can delay the healing of skin wounds when breast cancer spreads, expert says. ...

To Drive Down Insulin Prices, W.H.O. Will Certify Generic Versions

About 80 million people with diabetes around the world need the hormone, and half of them can’t afford it. Creating competition could help, the agency said. ...

General election 2019: Is the NHS the best health service possible?

The major parties in England have pledged billions more for the NHS over the next five years. ...

Teen Instagrammers open up on mental health chat

Harry and Samuel post videos with advice and tips for sufferers in the hope others will open up. ...

Getting NHS back on track 'could take many years'

Targets covering A&E, cancer and routine operations have been missed for more than three years. ...

Election 2019: NHS policy check- what to look out for in party manifestos

If you care about what the parties are promising on the NHS, here are some key issues to watch for. ...

HSE to publish Winter Plan details later today

The HSE will publish its Winter Plan today, to try and alleviate overcrowding levels in hospitals. ...

New York Identifies Hospitals and Nursing Homes With Deadly Fungus

The policy change, for the virulent drug-resistant germ Candida auris, came as the C.D.C. reported that more people are dying of drug-resistant infections than it previously estimated. ...

Exercise remains only nondrug intervention for OA as draft guidelines progress

ATLANTA — Exercise is the one nonpharmacological intervention for which there is a strong recommendation in hip, knee, and hand osteoarthritis, according to a guideline update presented at ACR/ARP 2019. “These are considered draft recommendations at this t ...

Apple Heart Study publication offers further insights on AF detection from wearables

Results of the Apple Heart Study that were presented earlier this year at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session have been published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Presented data at ACC ...

Secondary surgery does not prolong survival in recurrent ovarian cancer

Secondary surgical cytoreduction followed by chemotherapy did not extend OS compared with chemotherapy alone among women with platinum-sensitive, recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer, according to results of the randomized phase 3 GOG-0213 study published i ...

UK consumers will expect EU standards in FTA- Hogan

Ireland's EU commissioner Phil Hogan has said British consumers will expect the UK to sign up to the EU's labour, environmental and food standards as part of a free trade agreement for which he will be chief negotiator next year. ...

Experts publish ‘comprehensive’ pediatric psoriasis guidelines

The new guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation are the first of its kind to focus on pediatric psoriasis, according to Joel M. Gelfand, MD, MSCE, professor of dermatology and epidemiology at University of ...

New group A strep strain may pose global scarlet fever threat

Researchers recently identified a new strain of group A Streptococcus that became the predominant cause of scarlet fever in England and may be responsible for a rise in more severe cases. According to researchers, the strain has been identified outside the ...

VIDEO: Blood-based panel detects early-stage liver cancer

BOSTON — In this exclusive video from The Liver Meeting 2019, Naga P. Chalasani, MD, from the Indiana University School of Medicine, discusses the accuracy of combined methylated DNA and protein markers for early-stage detection of hepatocellular carcinoma ...

FDA warns Mylan over valsartan manufacturing violations

The FDA announced it issued a warning letter to Mylan Laboratories Limited over violations of current good manufacturing practice observed during an inspection of a drug manufacturing facility in India. As Healio previously reported, Mylan Laboratories Lim ...

Consider underlying conditions with MGD

Segment Section Symposium, which was sponsored by Primary Care Optometry News. “They also reported that ...

Diabetes more effectively treated with immediate sitagliptin, metformin combination therapy

Insulin is needed less frequently and HbA1c is lowered more robustly when adults with type 2 diabetes do not delay combination therapy but begin treatment by taking sitagliptin and metformin together, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. “ ...