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Over a third of Britons admit ageist behaviour in new study

Research by SunLife found those in their 30s most likely to use discriminatory language More than a third of British people admit that they have discriminated against others because of their age, according to new research on everyday ageism, with those in ...

Iceland commemorates glacier lost to climate change

Iceland has honoured the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate. ...

Herd immunity drives down invasive pneumococcal disease in adults

Herd immunity generated by the introduction of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the United States —  first in 2010 for children, then in 2012 for immunocompromised adults, in series with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine — ha ...

Ben Wheatley to direct zombie-pensioner TV satire on divided Britain

Kill List and High-Rise director’s drama for Channel 4 will skewer tensions between age groups ...

Eylea prefilled syringe approval leads weekly ophthalmology headlines

Here are some of the recent top stories on Healio.com/OSN:   FDA approves Eylea prefilled syringe The 2-mg, single-dose, sterilized prefilled Eylea (aflibercept) syringe, which requires fewer preparation steps compared with vials, is expected to be availab ...

Bempedoic acid/ezetimibe combination lowers LDL, CRP

Compared with placebo or either agent alone, a combination of bempedoic acid and ezetimibe lowered LDL to a greater degree, researchers reported. The researchers also wrote that the combination was effective at reducing high-sensitivity C-reactive protein. ...

Stryker adjusts commercial organizational structure

Stryker announced it has adjusted its commercial organizational structure, according to a company press release. Spencer S. Stiles will now be the group president of orthopedics and spine. He will also oversee the joint replacement, trauma and extremities ...

LGBTQ community needs improved diabetes care

HOUSTON — Despite a dearth of information on how diabetes affects individuals in the LGBTQ community, diabetes care and education specialists can still better serve these patients, according to information presented at the American Association of Diabetes ...

UK elderly suffer worst poverty rate in western Europe

Britain’s low basic pension, combined with means-tested supplements, puts thousands of older people at risk The proportion of elderly people living in severe poverty in the UK is five times what it was in 1986, the largest increase among western European ...

UK papers say no deal makes hard border likely- report

Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border on the island of Ireland, according to official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times. ...

Models calculate risk for post-hepatectomy liver failure in cirrhosis

A pair of preoperative and postoperative models estimated the probabilities for post-hepatectomy liver failure in patients with cirrhosis, according to a recently published study. While the safety of elective hepatectomies in patients with cirrhosis has in ...

Key clinical features distinguish peripheral, axial spondyloarthritis

HILTON HEAD, S.C. — In a duet session focused on spondyloarthritis, Grace Wright, MD, PhD, and Reeti Joshi, MD, detailed the differences between axial and peripheral disease and identified the various features of both in an effort to aid early diagnosis. “ ...

Varadkar says legal basis for PSCs needs to be examined

The Taoiseach has said the Government will examine if it can change the law to allow the Public Services Card to be a requirement for purposes other than accessing social welfare services. ...

Incidence of West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease increased 25% in 2018

The incidence of West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease was approximately 25% higher in 2018 than the median annual incidence during the previous decade, according to study findings published recently in MMWR. The CDC collects data on endemic arboviral dise ...

Landos Biopharma secures $60M Series B round for IBD treatment

Landos Biopharma has completed a $60 million Series B round. “I am delighted to announce the closing of a $60 million Series B financing,” Josep Bassaganya-Riera, DVM, PhD, president and CEO of Landos, said in a press release. “This financing is an importa ...

DART passengers can now text to report incidents

Iarnród Éireann has launched a new text alert system for DART passengers as part of efforts to tackle and reduce anti-social behaviour. ...

Five FDA ophthalmology updates you might have missed

The FDA has issued multiple approvals and denials of drugs, formulations and devices over the past month. Here are five recent ophthalmology-related FDA actions you might have missed:   Alembic s generic dorzolamide hydrochloride solution approved Indicate ...

New targets, treatment strategies create ‘exciting time’ in triple-negative breast cancer

By Gregory A. Vidal, MD, PhD; Rana Muhammad Usman, MD; and Janice Mullins, DO Although breast cancer mortality has declined by 40% over the past several decades, more than 40,000 women will die of the disease this year, according to SEER data. This is part ...

MI prevalence elevated in areas of high fast food availability

Areas with high density of fast food outlets had greater prevalence of MI compared with other areas, according to findings presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. The addition of one fast food outlet ...

Similar results seen with knotless vs knotted anchors for arthroscopic shoulder stabilization

BOSTON — Patients who underwent arthroscopic shoulder stabilization with knotless anchors had outcomes similar to patients who had traditional knotted anchors, according to a presentation at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeti ...

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