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Meal timing may affect cholesterol levels

LDL cholesterol levels can be lowered by eating less at night and shifting late-evening fat intake to earlier in the day, according to findings published in Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases. “The timing of eating and nutrient intake and ...

Novel analytic model predicts risk for PTSD in recent trauma survivors

A novel logistic model using early PTSD symptom severity as a predictor — as measured by the initial Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale total score — yielded accurate estimates of follow-up PTSD in recent trauma survivors seen in acute care centers, accordi ...

WHO raises concern about infectious disease risk in Syrian settlement

WHO expressed “severe concern” today over the conditions in the Rukban settlement in Syria, located near the border of Jordan, where approximately 40,000 people remain stranded. In a statement, the organization requested immediate access to the settlement ...

Meanwhile: There’s Radon in the Water (and Tourists Are Gulping It Down)

The E.P.A. warns that radon causes cancer. But some tourists head to mines in Montana to soak it up. ...

CDC: Opioid prescriptions 87% more likely in rural areas

Residents of the most rural locations in the United States were nearly 90% more likely to receive an opioid prescription than residents of large central metropolitan locations during a recent 3-year period, according to data recently published in MMWR. Mac ...

Nailing, plating may be reasonable options for treatment of humeral shaft fractures

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — When performing surgical treatment of humeral shaft fractures, surgeons may experience positive outcomes with nailing or plating, according to a presenter at Orthopedics Today Hawaii. ...

New York Confronts Its Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades

The disease spread within ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities where vaccination rates are low and some are suspicious of government health workers. ...

Presenter: Limb length should be determined during preoperative planning for THA

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — In preparation of total hip arthroplasty, surgeons should determine limb length from physical examination and discussion with the patient, according to a presenter at Orthopedics Today Hawaii. In his presentation, Thomas P. Schmalzried, ...

MEP Brian Crowley to retire after period of ill-health

The Ireland South MEP Brian Crowley is to retire from politics after a sustained bout of ill-health over recent years. ...

Refreshed Aer Lingus brand includes new shamrock logo

Aer Lingus has unveiled its new brand livery, more than two decades since the airline's last refresh. ...

Adding dairy to Mediterranean diet may enhance cognitive function, psychological well-being

Supplementing the Mediterranean diet with dairy foods improved mood and processing speed in Australian adults aged 45 years or older who were also at risk for CVD and dementia, according to a study published in Nutritional Neuroscience. “Results from our s ...

IND application accepted for Aerie's AR-1105

The FDA has accepted an investigational new drug application for AR-1105, a treatment candidate for macular edema due to retinal vein occlusion, Aerie Pharmaceuticals announced in a press release. AR-1105 (dexamethasone intravitreal implant) is a bioerodib ...

CDC awards grant to study incentives, smartphone app for buprenorphine adherence

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have received a $2.1 million grant from the CDC to examine whether financial incentives plus a smartphone app will improve medication adherence to buprenorphine therapy for patients with opioid use ...

Human diet causing 'catastrophic' damage- Lancet

A major report on healthy diets and food systems commissioned by the Lancet Medical Journal has called for a comprehensive shift in how the world eats. ...

VIDEO: The important questions about toric IOL selection

NEW YORK — From OSN New York 2018, Mitchell P. Weikert, MD, associate professor at the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, gives his presentation on toric IOL selection for astigmatic cataract surgery. ...

Deficiencies found in glaucoma care by ODs in retail-based clinics

A telemedicine project reported poor adherence to the American Academy of Ophthalmology Preferred Practice Patterns guidelines for primary open angle glaucoma and primary open angle glaucoma suspect care by optometrists practicing in retail-based clinics. ...

Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it could also increase out-of-pocket costs for some Medicare beneficiaries, according to a study published in ...

'Flashover effect' saw Carrickmines fire spread quickly

Black smoke which caused the deaths of ten people would have enveloped a mobile home within minutes, an inquest has heard. ...

Children at risk face long response delays- HIQA

Child protection and welfare services in some of Dublin's most deprived neighbourhoods have been heavily criticised by the independent watchdog HIQA ...

Students and rail users 'penalised by flawed inflation measure'

Lords report accuses ministers of ‘inflation shopping’ with tactical use of RPI and CPI Students and rail passengers have been unfairly penalised by the government using a “flawed” measure of inflation that needs to be urgently fixed, according to a highl ...