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BMI and obesity: Where are you on the UK fat scale?

Use this calculator to find out how your BMI compares with the rest of the nation and get tips from health experts. ...

FDA panels to discuss CV safety of celecoxib

Two FDA advisory committees will have a joint meeting on April 24-25, 2018 to discuss a supplemental new drug application submitted by Pfizer requesting an update of CV safety information on the labeling of celecoxib. The discussion by the Arthritis Adviso ...

Quality of life equally impaired in hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism

Line Underbjerg Patients with nonsurgical hypoparathyroidism and pseudohypoparathyroidism report experiencing an equally impaired health-related quality of life, whereas both groups of patients experience a reduced quality of life vs. patients with diabete ...

CV safety of celecoxib, other NSAIDs debated before FDA

In patients treated for arthritis, the timing and dose of celecoxib, ibuprofen or naproxen, when taken with aspirin, affects the degree of CV risk, according to presenters at a joint meeting of two FDA advisory committees. The joint meeting of the Arthriti ...

Fireproof chemical concentrations in children decreased 5% annually

Prenatal and postnatal concentrations of pentabromodiphenyl ether, a flame-retardant chemical that can be found in furniture, decreased 5% every year between 1998 and 2013; however, these levels remained present in all children that provided samples for an ...

Controversy persists for palindromic rheumatism: RA precursor or distinct entity?

SAN DIEGO — Although often considered a rare subset of rheumatoid arthritis, palindromic rheumatism remains a controversial diagnosis with conflicting data supporting its status as a separate disease entity and as a preclinical form of rheumatoid arthritis ...

New ban on epilepsy drug in pregnancy

Valproate will no longer be given to girls and women of childbearing age unless they sign a consent form. ...

Education, collaboration critical to maximize EMR potential

Kendall Rogers NEW ORLEANS — Ongoing training, tweaking the technology to what benefits you, and discussing needed changes with information technology departments can help primary care physicians and internists recognize the full potential of the electroni ...

Education, collaboration critical to maximize EMR potential

Kendall Rogers NEW ORLEANS — Ongoing training, tweaking the technology to what benefits you, and discussing needed changes with information technology departments can help primary care physicians and internists recognize the full potential of the electroni ...

'I enjoy the comradeship and giggles': care home residents get active

A £1m programme is bringing adapted activities including weightlifting and volleyball to older people in care settings Related: Balloon buddies and cycle rides: the care staff getting active at work ...

Voices: My Life-Threatening Bout With E. Coli Food Poisoning

Before my illness, I was a healthy 22-year-old. But, my doctors speculated, I must have eaten some leafy greens contaminated by E. coli bacteria. ...

Measles still a major threat in Europe

The vast majority of measles cases reported in Europe in recent years were among people who were not vaccinated, a new study has revealed. According to the findings, infants affected by the disease faced the highest risk of death. The study was carried out ...

President Higgins to address UN in New York

President Michael D Higgins will deliver a speech on peace-building today at the United Nations in New York, which will also provide an opportunity for Ireland to make its case for a seat at the UN Security Council. ...

Kim's 'sorrow' as bus crash kills 32 Chinese tourists

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has expressed his "bitter sorrow" after dozens of Chinese tourists were killed when a bus they were travelling in plunged off a bridge. ...

Britain's Fat Fight: Why we're losing

With Britain becoming the most obese country in Western Europe, chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall investigates. ...

Listening to your heartbeat can help with your feelings

“I wish I could feel happy or excited”- Tom is trying a new treatment that could help people with autism to better recognise their emotions. ...

How bacteria are changing your mood

Scientists think "mood microbes" are a new frontier for improving the health of the brain. ...

Parents facing 'unfair child abuse claims' over bruising

Chelsea's son was taken away for a year, until his bruising was found to be down to a medical condition. ...

Trump Administration Pushes Abstinence in Teen Pregnancy Programs

New rules don’t explicitly exclude teaching about contraception and protected sex, but favor “sexual risk avoidance” and don’t require as rigorous evidence of efficacy. ...

Awyr Las: Health board NHS charity cash probe urged

£450,000 is spent on a staff engagement plan to help a health board get out of special measures. ...

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