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September a risky time for those with asthma

September is one of the riskiest times of the year for people with asthma, particularly children, the Asthma Society of Ireland has warned. According to the society, asthma-related hospital visits and admissions tend to spike significantly during this mont ...

More home care linked to shorter hospital stays

Older patients who live in areas with more access to home care and residential care have shorter hospital stays, new research by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has found. According to the findings, which focused on the period 2010 to 201 ...

Car Free Day on College Green

Dublin's College Green is to be closed to traffic on September 22 as part of European Mobility Week. The area will be closed to all motorised traffic and filled with a range of fun activities and events in an attempt to demonstrate the health and envi ...

Heart valve disease often mistaken for old age

Older adults are being encouraged to find out more about heart valve disease, as many of those affected assume that their symptoms are simply down to old age. The heart and stroke charity, Croí, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the condition a ...

Broad-spectrum antibiotics may weaken flu vaccine response

Healthy adults who take broad-spectrum antibiotics may impair their body’s immune response to influenza vaccination, according to findings from a small study published in Cell. “Strikingly, this effect on the antibody response was only evident in people wh ...

US healthcare is booming. So why do one in five workers live in poverty?

Employment in the industry is projected to grow, but women – particularly women of color – are being left behind “One of the biggest challenges is explaining that you are not a maid. That your job is not to clean up after everyone,” said Marisol Rivera, w ...

Alex Trebek Says He’s in a New Round of Chemotherapy

The “Jeopardy!” host revealed in March that he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. ...

World at risk of killer pandemics- report

The world is facing a mounting threat of disease pandemics that could kill millions and wreak havoc on the global economy, a international expert panel has warned ...

States Rush to Limit Vaping, but Results Remain Uncertain

Without knowing what has caused a spate of vaping-related illnesses, experts said it was unclear whether new state and local regulations could have much immediate effect. ...

Can you turn around the health of an entire town?

Three years on, how is a project aimed at transforming the health of people in Fleetwood faring? ...

Slow digital services are marginalising rural areas, MPs warn

Lack of fast-broadband and 5G make country communities feel ‘second-class’, MPs say Rural inhabitants risk becoming “second-class” citizens in the digital revolution as urban dwellers benefit from next-generation broadband and 5G mobile, MPs have said. ...

Govt to ensure emergency health cover for NI citizens

The Taoiseach has confirmed in the Dáil that the Government is preparing legislation that would allow Northern Ireland citizens to access EU emergency health care after the UK leaves the European Union. ...

FDA announces international collaboration, approves pembrolizumab plus lenvatinib for endometrial cancer

The FDA, in conjunction with decisions by regulatory agencies in Australia and Canada, granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab in combination with lenvatinib for the treatment of certain women with advanced endometrial carcinoma, according to a press ...

Inquiry into safety and wellbeing concerns at two hospitals

It follows problems at the new children's hospital in Edinburgh and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. ...

Paid family leave improves timely vaccination for low-income families

Infants were less likely to be late on vaccinations when their parents received 6 weeks of paid family leave, especially those born to families living below the poverty line, according to a report published in IZA Institute of Labor Economics Discussion Pa ...

Q&A: Shaq gets real about HF awareness in black population

PHILADELPHIA — Shaquille O’Neal, PhD, FHFSA, retired basketball star and winner of four NBA championships, discussed the recently launched campaign Shaq Gets Real, which focuses on raising awareness about HF in the black population and providing support fo ...

Infusion reactions to rituximab more significant in SLE than other diseases

Infusion reaction rates to rituximab may be more significant among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus than other diseases, according to findings published in BMC Rheumatology. “There would obviously be a clear benefit in identifying those patients ...

Takeda recalls parathyroid hormone injection for potential rubber contamination

Takeda recently announced it is issuing a U.S. recall for all doses of its parathyroid hormone injection due to potential rubber particulate contamination originating from the rubber septum of the product’s cartridge, according to a statement released by t ...

Type 2 diabetes less likely with increasing plasma strontium levels

Adults with higher levels of plasma strontium were less likely to have type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose regulation than those with smaller amounts, according to findings published in Clinical Nutrition. “Strontium is one of the ubiquitous trace elements ...

Radiation improves outcomes with pembrolizumab for metastatic lung cancer

The addition of stereotactic body radiotherapy after progression on pembrolizumab prolonged PFS among patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, according to results of a prospective phase 2 study presented during the plenary session of American ...