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Major research summit on Down syndrome

People with Down syndrome have a much higher risk of developing dementia, however it can be a struggle for them to get a diagnosis, a major summit in Dublin has been told. The summit was hosted by the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability ( ...

Early menopause linked to bladder cancer risk

Women who experience early menopause may have an increased risk of developing bladder cancer, especially if they are smokers, a new study has found. Bladder cancer is the 6th most common cancer diagnosed in Europe, with around 27,000 European women diagnos ...

'Baby Grady' gives hope to infertile boys with cancer

A new approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment- thanks to a baby monkey. ...

A.I. Can Improve Health Care. It Also Can Be Duped.

As medical insurers and billing companies begin using machine-learning software, they can learn to game the underlying algorithms for profit. ...

Genetic testing can detect melanoma earlier, but tailored approach is required

Genetic testing can help increase early detection of melanoma among patients and their family members, according to a presenter at HemOnc Today New York. However, the approaches toward genetic testing and counseling must be tailored depending on the cancer ...

Rice apologises as old social media post highlighted

Declan Rice has issued an apology after an old social media post re-surfaced in which he used a phrase associated with the IRA. ...

VIDEO: Zeiss expands diagnostics portfolio

NEW YORK – Carl Zeiss Meditec’s Angelo Rago said the company is introducing products here at Vision Expo East, “that bring patients to your office.” The Cirrus 5000 has been on the market for a number of years, but the new Epithelial Thickness Mapping can ...

Amnesty challenges electric car makers to 'come clean'

Amnesty International has accused the electric vehicle industry of selling itself as environmentally friendly, despite producing many of its batteries using polluting fossil fuels and unethically sourced minerals. ...

Prophylactic laser peripheral iridotomy may be overused

SAN FRANCISCO — As a prophylactic measure in patients labeled primary angle-closure suspects, laser peripheral iridotomy may be overused, a speaker said. At the American Glaucoma Society annual meeting, David S. Friedman, MD, MPH, PhD, delivered 72-month f ...

Standards evolve for adjuvant therapy of melanoma

NEW YORK — A strong rationale exists for offering adjuvant therapy to certain patients with melanoma, but several aspects of treatment remain controversial, according to a presenter at HemOnc Today New York. “Regardless of the treatment advances we have se ...

Treatment for moderate to severe HF receives breakthrough device designation

The FDA announced that it has approved a device for the treatment of patients with chronic, moderate to severe HF who are not able to be treated with other devices such as cardiac resynchronization therapy. The device (Optimizer Smart, Impulse Dynamics) wa ...

Man sentenced to life in prison for Co Longford murder

A father-of-one has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a fellow drug dealer, who had threatened his family over a €100 debt. ...

Smokeless coal manufacturer puts plans on hold

One of the largest smokeless coal manufactures has said it is putting its investment plans on hold and considering its future plans in Ireland due to the lack of clarity by the Government about a nationwide smoky coal ban. ...

PANACHE: Neladenoson unsuccessful in improving walking distance in HFpEF

NEW ORLEANS —A partial adenosine A1 receptor agonist in patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction did not have a dose-response effect for 6-minute walk distance at 20 weeks and other endpoints such as activity levels, ECG monitoring and echocardiog ...

Screen for dry eye in every exam

NEW YORK – Jason Miller, OD, MBA, screens patients for dry eye in all comprehensive exams. Miller spoke as part of a contact lens panel here at Vision Expo East. Miller explained that he first administers the Standard Patient Evaluation of Eye Dryness (SPE ...

Scott named new AAO executive director

Peter Scott, CAE, APR, MBA, will assume the position of executive director of the American Academy of Optometry in mid-April, according to an announcement from the AAO. Lois Schoenbrun, CAE, FAAO, the current executive director, will retire from her post a ...

More immunotherapy regimens ‘desperately needed’ for salvage treatment of advanced NSCLC

NEW YORK — Results of the KEYNOTE-189 trial dramatically altered initial treatment for patients with advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors do not harbor targetable alterations, according to a presenter at HemOnc Today New York. However, no ...

Nicox begins phase 2 blepharitis treatment trial

Nicox has initiated a phase 2 clinical trial of NCX 4251, an ophthalmic suspension of fluticasone propionate nanocrystals, for the treatment of acute exacerbations of blepharitis. The multicenter, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled, dose-escalat ...

Children born to mothers with mental illness less likely to finish school

Children of mothers with mental disorders were more likely not to complete primary education than children of mothers without mental disorders, study findings showed. In addition, the timing of disorder onset was associated with this finding: The most vuln ...

Small dense LDL cholesterol predicts CVD events post-liver transplant

According to a study published in Hepatology, small dense LDL cholesterol independently predicted cardiovascular disease events among liver transplant recipients, according to a study published in Hepatology. “The present study employs detailed lipoprotein ...