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E.U. Officials Agree to Deal to Soften Coronavirus’s Economic Blow: Live Updates

The ministers were unable to reach an agreement on issuing joint bonds, known as “corona-bonds.” Critics say their €540 billion loan package does too little for Spain and Italy. ...

Restrictions to fight virus should be extended- NPHET

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is today expected to recommend that the current tight restrictions on movement introduced nearly two weeks ago to help contain the spread of Covid-19 should be extended past Easter Sunday. ...

Another 28 people have died from COVID-19

A further 28 people with COVID-19 have died in the Republic, and the number of new cases has jumped to its highest daily figure yet. According to the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), 15 females and 13 males have died. Twenty-two of these were ...

Emergency ophthalmic services still available

People who are looking to access ophthalmic services have been reassured that those with emergencies will still be cared for. According to the Irish College of Ophthalmologists (ICO), while all elective and routine ophthalmology work has been postponed for ...

What counts as severe asthma?

The Asthma Society of Ireland (ASI) has explained in full what severe asthma is, after many people were confused about who should be cocooning or not during the COVID-19 crisis. People who are considered "extremely medically vulnerable", includin ...

Coronavirus: Sick children hospital treatment 'hit' during pandemic- leaked email

Children with illnesses unrelated to Covid-19 could be coming to harm, NHS official's leaked email says. ...

'Covid-19 is kicking our butts'- New York medic's view

Irish-American healthcare worker Jim Nealon- a physician assistant at NYU Hospital in Brooklyn- is on the frontline of New York's fight against coronavirus and says "Covid-19 is kicking our butts". ...

Ophthalmic industry keeps focus on patient care during COVID-19

As practicing optometrists and their staffs have adjusted hours and operations amidst the new environment brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, so too has the eye care industry found avenues to continue business and provide much-needed information and produ ...

Coronavirus: Can we 3D-print our way out of the PPE shortage?

The 3D printer community is creating kit for healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Hospitals Warn Nurses and Doctors Not to Speak Out on Coronavirus

Hospitals have warned, disciplined and even fired staff members who went public with workplace concerns about coronavirus precautions. ...

Ryanair cannot rule out job cuts in coming months

Ryanair has warned pilots that it cannot rule out extended lay-offs and/or job losses in the coming months to protect the long-term viability of its Irish operation, as it has no certainty about when aviation services will return to normal. ...

PPV, subretinal tissue plasminogen activator injection effective for submacular hemorrhage

Pars plana vitrectomy with subretinal tissue plasminogen activator injection led to significant vision improvement in patients with fovea-involving macular hemorrhage, according to a study. “Patients with submacular hemorrhage from any cause should be cons ...

PPV, subretinal tissue plasminogen activator injection effective for submacular hemorrhage

Pars plana vitrectomy with subretinal tissue plasminogen activator injection led to significant vision improvement in patients with fovea-involving macular hemorrhage, according to a study. “Patients with submacular hemorrhage from any cause should be cons ...

Coronavirus: UK claps for its carers

People around the UK did a round of applause for all of the people working on the NHS front line. ...

At the Center of a Storm: the Search for a Proven Coronavirus Treatment

Taking an experimental drug can be worse than taking nothing at all, warns Dr. Andre Kalil: “You are treating emotion.” ...

'We haven't had time to grieve': care homes struggle as Covid-19 deaths rise

UK’s largest provider says 10% of all staff are self-isolating as lack of PPE and testing takes toll across sector The coronavirus has blown like a storm through Julie Roche’s Buckinghamshire care home. In less than three weeks, eight of her patients with ...

Optometry’s Meeting canceled in response to COVID-19

The 2020 Optometry’s Meeting, originally scheduled for June 24 to 28 in Washington, D.C., has been canceled as part of the organization’s commitment to prioritize the health and safety of members, staff and attendees along with their families and patients, ...

COVID-19: Limited health care access further divides ‘haves’ from ‘have-nots’

Like most other aspects of health care in the United States, social determinants of health play a role in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, a report released by the Federal Reserve found that in 2018, nearly 40% of people in the United States would not be a ...

Myocardial flow reserve may guide successful treatment strategy in ischemic HF

Myocardial flow reserve from PET imaging in patients with ischemic HF may identify those with a greater outcome benefit from CABG vs. PCI, according to data presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session. This study was the second-place ...

Improve breast cancer survival through knowledge, behaviors, coordination

Although significant progress has been made in breast cancer care, challenges and opportunities remain in cancer survivorship. “There are a growing number of breast cancer survivors. It is estimated that there will be more than 18 million cancer survivors ...