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Anxiety and depression linked to increased cancer death risk

"Depression linked to higher chance of dying from cancer," The Independent reports. Analysis of English and Scottish data found a link between mental distress and cancer mortality, which remained even after other factors such as smoking were tak ...

Peer review on 'Work-capacity assessment and employment of persons with disabilities', Riga, Latvia, 26-27 April 2018

The peer review will be hosted by the Latvian Ministry of Welfare and discuss approaches for assessing and establishing work-capacity or disability, measures to improve labour market integration of persons with disabilities and the role of labour market in ...

Autism: Scientists take 'first steps' towards biological test

Differences were found in blood proteins between children with and without autism, a study says. ...

How baby stroke survivors' brains adapt

They use the right sides of their brain for language instead of the normal left side. ...

Inquiry call after Trudy Jones' cardiac arrest death

The family of a woman who died of a cardiac arrest later found out she was involved in drugs trial after her death. ...

New clinic for victims of sexual violence

Women who have been raped often cannot face going to the doctors for intimate examinations. ...

Doherty: 'Job of work' to convince people on referendum

The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty has said she believes there is a "job of work to be done" to convince people to pass the Government's proposals on the Eighth Amendment. ...

Home Office denies medical cannabis pleas for boy age six

The family of epilepsy sufferer Alfie Dingley, six, says he has fewer seizures after taking the drug. ...

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli army say medics

Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli army fire in Gaza in a flare-up after soldiers were wounded by an explosive device along the Palestinian enclave's border, Gaza medical sources have said. ...

Labour is dreaming if it believes Britain wants socialism

The government might be in disarray but anxious over-50s, keen to protect their wealth and savings, have still got its back At this stage of the Brexit talks there seem to be few barriers to the Tory party dominating the outcome. It’s not the string of opi ...

Scoliosis: Doubts over four-month target for surgery

A four month surgery wait that was agreed by the Government and HSE for children with scoliosis is in doubt. ...

Are 'alcohol can cause cancer' labels 'a step too far'?

The Public Health Alcohol Bill has been crawling through the houses of the Oireachtas for three years. ...

The New Old Age: America at Home: Grandparents in the Attic, Children in the Basement

Multigenerational and shared housing arrangements are on the rise, reversing a decades-long trend. ...

Still Talking After All These Years

At the annual meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the seminars covered the quantum hologram (huh?) and President Trump. ...

6 articles celebrating Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation celebrated Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, which runs from Feb. 11-17 to raise awareness of cardiac rehabilitation’s contribution to improving the health and physical performance of peopl ...

Warren Evans buyers sleep uneasily as bed firm folds

Customers are scrambling to get credit card refunds after the award-winning ethical retailer fell into administration Customers who recently ordered from bedmaker Warren Evans, which went into administration last week, look to have lost their cash after st ...

FDA approves Imfinzi for unresectable stage III NSCLC tumors

The FDA has approved durvalumab for treatment of patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer with unresectable tumors and whose cancer has not progressed after treatment with chemoradiation, according to an FDA press announcement. ...

Checking Facts and Falsehoods About Gun Violence and Mental Illness After Parkland Shooting

Paul Ryan, Bernie Sanders and others stated facts and falsehoods in the wake of the Parkland Shooting. ...

Esophagectomy prolongs esophageal cancer survival

Patients who underwent esophagectomy after neoadjuvant therapy for esophageal cancer survived significantly longer than those who refused surgery, according to study results presented at the Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The number of ...

Patricia Frustaci, 63, Dies; Septuplets Put Her in Spotlight

Her multiple births set a record in 1985, and they led to a medical ordeal, early deaths, a lawsuit and a flood of media attention. ...