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Waist-to-hip ratio linked to womb cancer

Women who have a higher hip-to-waist ratio may have an increased risk of developing cancer of the womb, a new study has found. The findings strongly suggest that central obesity may have a key role to play in this type of cancer. Central obesity refers to ...

Be careful giving medicine to children

Parents are being reminded to be particularly cautious when giving medicines to children, as an incorrect dose can be harmful. According to the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), the correct dose of medicine can vary depending on a child's age, weight and sy ...

Funding provided for end-of-life sanctuaries

Eight hospitals around the country have received funding to create end-of-life sanctuaries for patients and their families. The aim of this is to provide space and sanctuary to families as they go through very difficult times within the hospital setting. T ...

Boss of British Gas owner handed 40% pay rise as millions live in fuel poverty

Centrica chief Iain Conn’s package leaps to £4.15m – enough to pay heating and lighting bills for nearly 4,000 customers The boss of British Gas’s parent company was handed a pay increase of nearly 40% last year, a raise Labour attacked as “astronomical” ...

New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day

A lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries, researchers said. ...

100 HIV/AIDS organizations sign letter urging Congress to oppose American Health Care Act

One hundred HIV/AIDS organizations signed a letter to Congress today strongly urging members to oppose passing the American Health Care Act, or AHCA, because an estimated 24 million Americans would likely lose health insurance coverage, including thousands ...

Pest management no more effective than education for reducing pediatric mouse allergen-related asthma

Intensive year-long professional pest management combined with education on reducing exposure to mouse allergens did not significantly reduce asthma symptoms compared with education alone among mouse-sensitized children. “Mouse infestation is endemic in ma ...

As Rivals Stand Silent, One Health Insurer Protests G.O.P. Plan

Dr. J. Mario Molina, one of the few insurance executives to criticize the House bill publicly, says it could harm insurers and patients alike. ...

AMA urges members of Congress to oppose American Health Care Act

The American Medical Association today released a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose the American Health Care Act, citing projections that it will cost millions of Americans their health insurance coverage. The AMA noted that it is necessa ...

AMA urges members of Congress to oppose American Health Care Act

The American Medical Association today released a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose the American Health Care Act, citing projections that it will cost millions of Americans their health insurance coverage. The AMA noted that it is necessa ...

VIDEO: Multidisciplinary cardio-obstetrics team helps women with CVD have safe pregnancies

WASHINGTON — In this Cardiology Today video perspective, Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD, associate director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program and co-director of the Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, discuss ...

Dermatologist: Many Hispanics don't believe they're at risk for skin cancer

Although many Hispanic people believe they are not at risk for skin cancer, the population is more likely to be diagnosed with the disease in more advanced stages, according to a presenter at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in Orlando, F ...

ASCO issues global guidance on HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer

The American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, has released the first guideline on primary prevention of cervical cancer that accommodate multiple regions of the world and their varied socioeconomic and structural resources.Although HPV vaccine has be ...

Imaging modalities provide confirmative results of NAFLD, NASH

WASHINGTON — Imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance imagining and magnetic resonance elastography, provided significantly confirmative results of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in an adult patient cohort, accord ...

ACP: New amendments to AHCA ‘even less acceptable’

ACP recently sent a letter to the Congressional leadership in strong opposition of the manager’s amendments to the American Health Care Act, arguing that several new proposals fail to improve access, quality and cost of health care for patients. Moreover, ...

ACP: New amendments to AHCA ‘even less acceptable’

ACP recently sent a letter to the Congressional leadership in strong opposition of the manager’s amendments to the American Health Care Act, arguing that several new proposals fail to improve access, quality and cost of health care for patients. Moreover, ...

‘We can do better’: ASCO report outlines persistent health care disparities, need for funding

Over the next 10 years, the number of cancer survivors in the United States is expected to grow from 15.5 million to 20.3 million, according to ASCO’s State of Cancer Care in America: 2017 report released today.To care for that burgeoning population, ASCO ...

Combined procedures do not increase risk of pseudophakic CME

The combination of ab interno glaucoma surgery with phacoemulsification does not increase the risk of pseudophakic cystoid macular edema as compared with phacoemulsification alone, according to a study.The retrospective study included 126 eyes that underwe ...

FDA clears device for simplifying enteral nutrition delivery

The FDA has issued marketing clearance to a new enteral nutrition delivery device designed to simplify the administration of tube feeding formulas, the manufacturer announced.Safe-T Feed (Trovita Health Science) is a disposable ready-to-feed pouch that pro ...

ACP: Ethical use of EHRs must be examined, addressed

Electronic health records should facilitate high-quality patient-centered care, assist and enhance clinical reason, and maintain privacy and confidentiality, according to a paper authored by the ACP and published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine ...

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