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Autism diagnoses 'could be reduced under NHS plan'

The National Autistic Society says it is deeply concerned about NHS plans in south-west London. ...

Michael Bliss, Historian Who Dispelled Myths of Insulin’s Discovery, Dies at 76

Professor Bliss unraveled the story behind the discovery of the hormone, which transformed diabetes from a death sentence into a manageable condition. ...

G7 nations vow to step up fight against terrrorism

The G7 nations have demanded action from internet providers and social media firms against extremist content online, vowing to step up their fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack. ...

Family of murdered woman in warning about social media

The family of a 31-year-old mother who was murdered in a hotel in Tallaght in Dublin by her former boyfriend has urged people to be extremely careful on social media. ...

Both HA and PRP linked with significantly improved pain relief in patients with knee OA

Patients with knee osteoarthritis who received either platelet-rich plasma or hyaluronic acid injections experienced a significant improvement in pain relief at early follow-up, according to results.“The findings of this study support a significant improve ...

Higher risk of complications for children with MRSA despite lower mortality rate

Although mortality rates were lower for children with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus compared with adults, children experienced more frequent treatment failure and complications, with the chances of bacteremia-related complications increasing ...

Varadkar bats off suggestion Coveney closing gap

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has dismissed suggestions Simon Coveney is closing the gap in the race to become the next leader of Fine Gael. ...

Warby Parker announces refraction app

Warby Parker introduced a “mobile refraction service,” Prescription Check, which allows an eye doctor to assess a user’s vision, based on results of the at-home self-test conducted through the use of an iPhone app, and provide an updated eye wear prescript ...

VIDEO: Treatment approaches for narcissistic personality disorder

SAN DIEGO — Frank Yeomans, MD, of Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University, and colleagues found individuals with narcissistic personality disorder were their most challenging patients.Current research confirmed this s ...

Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise

Parents could be fined up to €2,500 if they fail to see a doctor about vaccinating their children. ...

11 beds to close at mental health facility for children

Campaigners for mental health service reform have said next week's closure of 11 beds at a unit in west Dublin will increase the risk of children being admitted to adult psychiatric wards in contravention of regulations. ...

WHO reports first three Zika virus cases in India

Officials have confirmed the first three cases of Zika virus to surface in India, according to WHO.India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) recently reported the laboratory-confirmed cases in Gujarat State, which sits on the country’s west coa ...

VIDEO: Speaker talks about bioinductive implant for patients with rotator cuff disease

DENVER — At the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting, Martha Shadan, discussed a study from Rotation Medical which showed a bioinductive implant may heal the tendon by inducing new tissue growth in cases with rotator cuff disease. She al ...

Trilobites: An Effect of Climate Change You Could Really Lose Sleep Over

Hotter nights in a warming world could have significant effects on how well people sleep, a new study suggests. ...

VIDEO: Neurostimulator the latest tool for dry eye treatment

LOS ANGELES ― At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting here, Cynthia A. Matossian, MD, discusses the TrueTear neurostimulator device from Allergan. TrueTear is the first medical device to be approved for the treatment of dry eye, ...

COMPASS: Volanesorsen may lower triglyceride levels in patients with hypertriglyceridemia

PHILADELPHIA — Confirming results previously announced, patients with hypertriglyceridemia treated with volanesorsen experienced a decrease in their triglyceride levels, according to a poster presented at National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions.“We ...

African-Americans with glaucoma voice need for education

African-American glaucoma patients wish to have more information on glaucoma, and most of them would like to receive it from their doctors, according to a study carried out by a team at the University of North Carolina. The study included 49 patients who w ...

World Health Assembly approves budget aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The World Health Assembly has approved WHO's programme budget of US$4.4 billion for 2018-2019, which sets out the Organization’s priorities in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. ...

World Health Assembly Day 3: WHO priorities aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Delegates at the World Health Assembly approved the Organization’s proposed programme budget of US$4421.5 million for the biennium 2018-2019. This proposed budget sets out the Organization’s priorities in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. ...

Recent developments in allergy, asthma care during the height of the season

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America designates May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month each year to raise awareness for these common diseases, as it is peak season for both conditions. Although there is no cure for asthma or allergies, ...

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