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Social care green paper: it would be wrong to bail out business as usual | Paul Burstow

Plans that say nothing on long-term funding will have failed, but neither must they offer a better-funded status quo Related: Social care green paper can deliver if it sees the bigger picture | Ewan King Few would deny that social care in England is under ...

Older women are victims of domestic violence, too

More than 10% of women killed by a partner or ex-partner are aged 66 or over but they are the group least likely to leave their abuser and seek help Shortly before she reached retirement age, Marie Burke’s husband had a stroke. After a week in intensive ca ...

Forest bathing: How a walk in the woods could do you good

Examining the art of how trees can help you find health and happiness. ...

New prostate therapy recommended on NHS

It's non-surgical and can treat an enlarged, non-cancerous condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia. ...

F.D.A. Cracks Down on ‘Juuling’ Among Teenagers

The agency has begun an aggressive campaign to target retailers and manufacturers that market e-cigarettes to minors. The devices’ popularity has alarmed parents, schools and public health officials. ...

With George H.W. Bush Hospitalized, the World Wonders: Is It a Broken Heart?

Failing health after sudden grief — especially the loss of a spouse — has been reported by medical researchers. But it seems to be statistically quite rare, experts said. ...

Communication from the Commission on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market; empowering citizens and building a healthier society (COM (2018) 233)

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Press release- Data in the EU: Commission steps up efforts to increase availability and boost healthcare data sharing

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Windrush: Albert Thompson gets date for cancer treatment

Albert Thompson was initially denied NHS treatment for prostate cancer until he proved his status. ...

Gilead presents new data on treatments for NASH fibrosis at ILC2018

PARIS — In this exclusive interview from the International Liver Congress 2018, Mani Subramanian, PhD, provides an update on Gilead’s ongoing clinical trials for the treatment of advanced fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. “We know tha ...

FDA draft guidance on drug compounding may limit access to affordable medications

The FDA has introduced draft guidance that, if finalized, would expand the agency’s oversight of drug compounding and restrict the production of compounded drugs in FDA-registered outsourcing facilities. Although the guidance — which is open for public com ...

VIDEO: CorT, vector planning improve refractive surgery outcomes

WASHINGTON ― At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting, Noel A. Alpins, MD, discusses astigmatism correction using CorT and vector planning to achieve the “perfect laser treatment.” ...

VIDEO: CorT, vector planning improve refractive surgery outcomes

WASHINGTON ― At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting, Noel A. Alpins, MD, discusses astigmatism correction using CorT and vector planning to achieve the “perfect laser treatment.” ...

Ten takeaways from the AACR Annual Meeting

This year’s American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting featured several potentially practice-changing studies, including many that evaluated novel immunotherapy regimens and assessed biomarkers that may predict treatment response. HemOnc Today ...

Heading in soccer influenced players’ cognitive performance more than unintentional head impacts

There was a correlation between poorer neuropsychological test performance and frequent heading during practice and competition in the 2 weeks prior to testing among amateur soccer players, according to recently published results. However, unintentional he ...

CMHC West to offer latest knowledge in cardiometabolic health

The Cardiometabolic Health Congress is planning for the upcoming CMHC West event: Advancing Cardiometabolic Health from East to West, which will offer a forum in which primary care practitioners and professionals can simultaneously learn from expert facult ...

Cannabis use temporarily eases symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress

Findings from a naturalistic examination showed that although medical cannabis use reduced perceived symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress in the short-term, continued use did not lead to any long-term reductions in these symptoms. “Only two of the 32 ...

Patients aged 45-64 years may have higher THA revision rate

Despite a significant increase in the revision rate of total hip arthroplasties performed in patients between aged 45 years to 64 years, results published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery also showed a significant decrease in the rate of surgically ...

Reduction of autotaxin may decrease itch in cholestatic liver disease

PARIS — Reduced serum bile acids after treatment with the ileal bile acid transporter inhibitor A4250 correlated with reductions in autotaxin levels among children with cholestatic liver disease and pruritus, according to a presentation at the Internationa ...

FDA Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan holds JUUL, tobacco retailers accountable

Scott Gottlieb Today, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, revealed the organization’s plan to curb youth use of electronic nicotine delivery systems, which includes a large-scale undercover crackdown on the sale of these products in stores and online and ...

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