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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 ...

Babies Can Be Raised Vegan With Proper Guidance, Experts Say

A judge in Australia said a couple had left their baby “severely malnourished” on a strict vegan diet. The case stirred debate about raising the very young solely on plant-based foods. ...

'There was no hope': Treatable disease often mistaken for Alzheimer's

Normal pressure hydrocephalus, which causes mobility and memory issues, can be mistaken for dementia. ...

Early syphilis, HIV infection associated with ocular syphilis

A case-control study conducted in British Columbia showed an increase in the incidence of ocular syphilis over 8 years, and according to researchers, an association between ocular syphilis and early syphilis and HIV infection. “As clinicians working in the ...

Isolated open anterior shoulder release improved brachial plexus birth palsy outcomes

Published results showed isolated open anterior release of the shoulder reduced posterior joint subluxation and improved passive and active shoulder ranges of motion in patients with brachial plexus birth palsy. ...

Parents appeal for drug awareness after son's death

The parents of a teenager who died after taking a substance at a music festival this month have urged parents to talk to their children about drugs, saying it is a problem that affects everyone regardless of class. ...

OSN cover story focuses on ophthalmic drug shortages

Some features in the Aug. 25 issue of Ocular Surgery News focus on ophthalmic drug shortages and ...

Top 5 articles from the ASPC Congress on CVD Prevention

Cardiology Today and Healio have compiled a list of the top 5 articles from the American Society for Preventative Cardiology’s Congress on CVD Prevention, held July 19 to 21 in San Antonio.   VIDEO: Sex differences, barriers persist for women with heart di ...

Nutrient pill delays GLP-1 peak to control hunger

Adults with obesity and type 2 diabetes who consumed a delayed-release nutrient pill took longer to reach peak GLP-1 levels compared with when they consumed an unformulated nutrient powder, according to findings published in Nutrition & Diabetes. “We h ...

Beyond Celiac awards nearly $450,000 in research grants

Beyond Celiac – a leading nonprofit supporting research in celiac disease – announced the award of two long-term grants funding an established researcher as well as a new pilot study. “The scientific world is looking at celiac disease as part of the broade ...

The omen of the inverted yield curve

The wail of the banshee is an omen of death in Irish folklore and just as frightening in economic terms in the US is the omen of the inverted yield curve. ...

Half of adults seek health advice online

Half of Irish adults seek health information or advice online, while one in five has never spoken to a healthcare professional about their health concerns, a new survey has found. According to the findings, people under the age of 25 are the age group leas ...

Low vitamin levels linked to frailty

Irish researchers have found that lower levels of certain dietary vitamins and antioxidants are associated with frailty in older people. Frailty affects up to one in four adults over the age of 65 and over half of those over the age of 80. It is characteri ...

Belfast team in ovarian cancer test breakthrough

Researchers in Belfast have developed a test that may be able to detect the most common type of ovarian cancer up to two years earlier than current tests. Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common female cancer in Ireland, with over 400 women newly diagnosed ...

Your Long-Term Care Insurance Rate Spiked. Now What?

Long-ago miscalculations by insurers have led to policyholders’ facing steep premium increases. But there are ways to keep costs down. ...

Athletes have poor teeth despite brushing

Are sugary sports drinks and gels the problem? ...

Potential cases of lung illness linked to vaping

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it has identified 193 potential cases of severe lung illness linked to vaping in 22 states, including one adult in Illinois who died after being hospitalized ...

First Death in a Spate of Vaping Sicknesses Reported by Health Officials

An Illinois patient has died following a respiratory illness linked to vaping. Health officials offered few details about the circumstances. ...

Hospital choice could affect pediatric mortality during emergencies

Findings published in Pediatrics suggest that a child’s chance of survival in an emergency may depend on the hospital where they receive care. Researchers assessed the pediatric readiness of EDs in five states and found that hospitals with the highest scor ...

Wet AMD gene therapy well tolerated through 3 years

Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration who responded well to rAAV.sFLT-1 subretinal gene therapy at 1 year maintained that response through 3 years, but the existence of a biologic efficacy signal was unable to be confirmed. ...