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Ohio House Passes Bill to Criminalize Abortions on Fetuses With a Heartbeat

The measure would punish doctors who perform an abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, with few exceptions. ...

Statin use reduces disease activity in AS

CHICAGO — Statin use, in combination with NSAIDs, significantly reduced disease activity among patients with ankylosing spondylitis, according to data presented at the ACR/ARHP 2018 Annual Meeting. During a presentation, Jonathan Dau, MD, third-year intern ...

Irish people 'taking too many antibiotics'

The overuse and misuse of antibiotics is one of the most significant threats to long-term public health worldwide, the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) has warned. Antibiotics are used to treat some bacterial infections. Their discovery and development in the 19 ...

Man arrested after €145k drug seizure in Dublin

Drugs worth an estimated €145,000 have been seized by gardaí in Dublin. ...

Half-dose PDT resolves subretinal fluid in chronic central serous chorioretinopathy

Half-dose photodynamic therapy for the treatment of chronic central serous chorioretinopathy had superior results when compared with high-density subthreshold micropulse laser treatments. The PLACE trial, an open-label, multicenter, randomized controlled c ...

Half-dose PDT resolves subretinal fluid in chronic central serous chorioretinopathy

Half-dose photodynamic therapy for the treatment of chronic central serous chorioretinopathy had superior results when compared with high-density subthreshold micropulse laser treatments. The PLACE trial, an open-label, multicenter, randomized controlled c ...

Breastfeeding support for hospital employees increasing, except child care

ORLANDO — Although hospitals in the United States provided more breastfeeding support to their employees between 2007 and 2015, less than 2% of respondents offered all seven breastfeeding supports included in a CDC survey of the hospitals, according to a p ...

VIDEO: Echosens discusses future of Fibroscan with new biomarkers

SAN FRANCISCO — In this exclusive video from The Liver Meeting 2018, Sven Henrichwark, CEO of Echosens, discusses the company’s Fibroscan technology and the potential to combine Fibroscan with new biomarkers and scoring systems. “Initially, in the identifi ...

Vergence, accommodation influence sideline concussion testing

SAN ANTONIO – Researchers found accommodation and vergence deficits in children and adolescents after concussion, which influence sideline concussion testing results and, in turn, may lead to a change in the management of these patients, according to resea ...

Preemptive DAA therapy improves outcomes of negative-to-positive HCV heart transplant

SAN FRANCISCO — Preemptive administration of pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral therapy resulted in rapid viral suppression of hepatitis C in patients without HCV who received a heart transplantation with an HCV-positive organ, according to data presente ...

Sleep duration affects daytime functioning in teens with ADHD

Insufficient sleep may cause impairments in daytime functioning among teenagers with ADHD, according to findings from a crossover sleep restriction/extension study. “The need for experimental research examining the impact of sleep in youth with ADHD has re ...

Butcher, baker and revenue-maker: Crickhowell named UK's best high street

Brecon Beacons town is fighting the dominance of supermarkets HJ and D Webb and Sons (motto: everything for your home and garden) has been trading in the market town of Crickhowell since 1936. As you pass the shop’s windows, the eye is caught by items ran ...

FDA seeks to remove dogs from some clinical trials

The FDA outlined details of a study today that it said might allow animal drug developers to conduct certain types of research without the use of dogs. “The aim is this: by doing a single study to help establish a non-animal-based model, we can potentially ...

AF, CVD, diabetes strong risk factors for early ischemic stroke

Atrial fibrillation, CVD and type 1 or 2 diabetes were strong risk factors for early-onset ischemic stroke, according to a case-control analysis. Reetta Kivioja, MD, from the department of clinical neurosciences at the University of Helsinki and department ...

Drug combination shows promise in rare GI cancers

A combination of dabrafenib and trametinib demonstrated promising efficacy in patients with rare gastrointestinal cancers linked to a mutation of the BRAF gene, according to research presented at the EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer ...

Man to stand trial over 'crude circumcision' on baby

A 55-year-old man is to stand trial after a ten-month old baby boy needed hospital treatment after a "crude circumcision" carried out in the midlands three years ago. ...

Who is Steve Barclay? Lawyer is new UK Brexit Secretary

Largely unknown before his appointment as Theresa May's new Brexit Secretary, former junior health minister Steve Barclay is taking on the high-profile role previously held by Dominic Raab and David Davis. ...

Progress reported in improving patient waiting times

Overall hospital waiting lists have reduced by 975 patients, according to the latest figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund. ...

VIDEO: Revision surgery for implant failure after pedicle subtraction osteotomy

In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Marco Brayda-Bruno, MD, from IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan, discussed how to perform revision surgery for implant failure in a 38-year-old woman after pedicle subtraction osteotomy. ...

Depression, COPD increase risk for persistent opioid use in patients with IBD

New persistent opioid use is becoming increasingly common among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, particularly for patients with mental health disorders and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to research published in Alimentary Pharma ...