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Peer review on 'Work-capacity assessment and employment of persons with disabilities', Riga, Latvia, 26-27 April 2018

The peer review will be hosted by the Latvian Ministry of Welfare and discuss approaches for assessing and establishing work-capacity or disability, measures to improve labour market integration of persons with disabilities and the role of labour market in ...

Labour is dreaming if it believes Britain wants socialism

The government might be in disarray but anxious over-50s, keen to protect their wealth and savings, have still got its back At this stage of the Brexit talks there seem to be few barriers to the Tory party dominating the outcome. It’s not the string of opi ...

Scoliosis: Doubts over four-month target for surgery

A four month surgery wait that was agreed by the Government and HSE for children with scoliosis is in doubt. ...

Are 'alcohol can cause cancer' labels 'a step too far'?

The Public Health Alcohol Bill has been crawling through the houses of the Oireachtas for three years. ...

The New Old Age: America at Home: Grandparents in the Attic, Children in the Basement

Multigenerational and shared housing arrangements are on the rise, reversing a decades-long trend. ...

Still Talking After All These Years

At the annual meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the seminars covered the quantum hologram (huh?) and President Trump. ...

6 articles celebrating Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation celebrated Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, which runs from Feb. 11-17 to raise awareness of cardiac rehabilitation’s contribution to improving the health and physical performance of peopl ...

Warren Evans buyers sleep uneasily as bed firm folds

Customers are scrambling to get credit card refunds after the award-winning ethical retailer fell into administration Customers who recently ordered from bedmaker Warren Evans, which went into administration last week, look to have lost their cash after st ...

FDA approves Imfinzi for unresectable stage III NSCLC tumors

The FDA has approved durvalumab for treatment of patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer with unresectable tumors and whose cancer has not progressed after treatment with chemoradiation, according to an FDA press announcement. ...

Checking Facts and Falsehoods About Gun Violence and Mental Illness After Parkland Shooting

Paul Ryan, Bernie Sanders and others stated facts and falsehoods in the wake of the Parkland Shooting. ...

Esophagectomy prolongs esophageal cancer survival

Patients who underwent esophagectomy after neoadjuvant therapy for esophageal cancer survived significantly longer than those who refused surgery, according to study results presented at the Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The number of ...

Patricia Frustaci, 63, Dies; Septuplets Put Her in Spotlight

Her multiple births set a record in 1985, and they led to a medical ordeal, early deaths, a lawsuit and a flood of media attention. ...

Childhood infection linked to lower IQ, higher risk for psychosis in Swedish men

Research published in JAMA Psychiatry demonstrated that exposure to infections during the first year of life was associated with lower IQ and higher risk for nonaffective psychosis in adulthood. “Prospective birth cohort studies suggest that childhood infe ...

Global Health: Lassa Fever Erupts in Nigeria

The disease, carried by rodents, is sometimes mild but can lead to hemorrhagic fever and death. W.H.O. has sent additional staff to help contain the outbreak. ...

Strong evidence lacking for interventions for below-the-knee lesions

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Although some technologies have shown promise, the best interventions for treatment of below-the-knee lesions in patients with critical limb ischemia are yet to be determined, a speaker said at the International Symposium on Endovascular ...

NEXT: Biodegradable DES remains noninferior to durable stent at 5 years

A biodegradable-polymer biolimus-eluting stent was noninferior to a durable-polymer everolimus eluting stent at 5 years, according new data from the NEXT trial. The results are consistent with 1-year and 2-year data, researchers reported. In the large, pro ...

More homes, hospitals and transport links in Govt plans

The Government's €116 billion development plan for the country over the next two decades has been launched in Sligo. ...

Decision to restrict Versatis access criticised

A decision by the HSE to restrict access to Versatis patches, which are used by people living with various types of chronic pain, has been widely criticised. The medicated plasters were removed from the Drug Payment Scheme at the end of last year, meaning ...

AAP releases Choosing Wisely list for pediatric orthopedics patients

The AAP, along with the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, has released a list of procedures and orthopedic tests that are often ordered but not always necessary for treating children with hip, foot and musculoskeletal conditions. “There shoul ...

Outpouring of grief for Florida shooting victims

Tributes have been paid on social media to the 17 victims of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. ...

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