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Interim leader appointed by global nursing organisation
An Irish nursing education expert has been appointed as interim chief executive of the International Council of Nurses, in the wake of the sudden departure of the previous incumbent. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Climate deniers want to protect the status quo that made them rich
Sceptics prefer to reject regulations to combat global warming and remain indifferent to the havoc it will wreak on future generationsFrom my vantage point outside the glass doors, the sea of grey hair and balding pates had the appearance of a golf society event or an active retirement group. Instead, it was the inaugural meeting of Ireland ’s first climate denial group, the self-styledIrish Climate Science Forum (ICSF) in Dublin in May. All media were barred from attending.Its guest speaker was the retired physicist and noted US climate contrarian,Richard Lindzen. His jeremiad against the “narrative of hysteri...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: John Gibbons Tags: Climate change scepticism Environment Science UK news Ireland World news Source Type: news

More Than $500K in Prizes on the Line for Four Startups
It’s down to just four companies in the 2017 MedTech Innovator $500K Competition, whittled down from a field of almost 600 companies. The finalists, which emerged from the 20-company MedTech Innovator Accelerator, will vie for the top prize next week. Representatives from each company will pitch to an audience and judging panel during a session at The MedTech Conference in San Jose, CA on September 26. The panel of judges, which includes leaders from Johnson & Johnson, Baxter Ventures, Becton Dickinson, and Kaiser Permanente Ventures, will ask questions before the session audience casts their votes. The medical t...
Source: MDDI - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Many teenagers reporting symptoms of depression
Conclusion This large cohort study highlights high levels of depressive symptoms in children and adolescents. It is however important to note that these are symptoms – we don't know how many of the children would be diagnosed with depression. When parents complete the Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire, it is estimated that it will accurately identify 75% of children with depression and 73% of children without depression. But it is less accurate when children complete it. Recent research suggests that it can identify 60% of children with depression and 61% of children without depression. Despite these limitatio...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Source Type: news

Record number of joint replacements
A record number of joint replacement procedures were performed last year, according to the latest annual report of the orthopaedic joint replacement register for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

This Is the Most Popular Hotel on TripAdvisor
This article originally appeared on Travel+Leisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacey Leasca / Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

The London Attack Was a Grim Reminder That Homemade Bombs Are An Ongoing Threat
London was struck Friday by its fourth terrorist incident this year, when an improvised explosive device, or IED, partially detonated on a morning rush hour train, triggering a panicked rush from the scene and leaving 22 injured but none dead. Images of what appeared to be a homemade bomb soon began circulating on social media, showing what looked like a smoldering white bucket with wires attached. “Clearly, this was a device that was intended to cause significant harm,” Prime Minister Theresa May said following the attack. Friday’s assault marks the latest in a disturbing trend of IED attacks throughout ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John Tags: Uncategorized onetime United Kindgom Source Type: news

All NHS staff need a pay rise that ’s above inflation, say health unions
NHS unions are today (Friday) breaking with tradition and submitting a pay claim directly to the government on behalf of more than one million health workers across the UK. In a letter to the Chancellor, 14 health unions including UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Unite and the GMB, are asking Philip Hammond to earmark funds in the November Budget for a pay rise in line with inflation (Retail Price Index). The claim also calls for an additional £800 to restore some of the pay lost over the past seven years. Cleaners, nurses, radiographers, pha...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health inflation NHS nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Amarin Appoints Mark W. Salyer to New Position of Chief Commercial Officer
BEDMINSTER, N.J. and DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 13, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ:AMRN) today announced that Mark W. Salyer has joined Amarin as Chief Commercial Officer. In this newly created position, Mr. Sa... Biopharmaceuticals, Cardiology, Personnel Amarin, Vascepa, icosapent (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The 2017 Man Booker Shortlist Is Heavy on Americans and Debut Novelists
The 2017 Man Booker Prize shortlist was announced on Wednesday, and the final six books are heavy on American authors and debut novelists. Until 2014, the prize was only open to writers from the U.K. and the Commonwealth, Ireland and Zimbabwe. It has since been opened up to any author writing in English and published in the U.K.; last year Paul Beatty became the first American novelist to win the award for The Sellout. This year’s list is half American — Paul Auster, Emily Fridlund and George Saunders all made the cut — and, depending on how you count it, half debut novelists. Fridlund and Fiona Mozley w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized Books onetime Source Type: news

Janssen to stop further development of JNJ-4178 hepatitis C treatment
Janssen Sciences Ireland has taken a strategic decision to discontinue further development of its investigational regimen JNJ-4178 for the treatment of patients with hepatitis C. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vasorum Launches Celt ACD(R) Second Generation Vascular Closure Device in the USA
DUBLIN, Ireland, September 12, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Vasorum Ltd, following FDA approval of its PMA supplement, the developer and manufacturer of the novel Celt ACD® vascular closure device has added a 7F sized Celt ACD&reg... Devices, Interventional, Product Launch Vasorum, Celt ACD, vascular closure (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Little evidence that light drinking in pregnancy is harmful, say experts
Women worried by guidance advising abstinence should be told there is little evidence that the odd glass of wine causes harm to the baby, says studyMothers who are consumed by anxiety and guilt for having drunk the odd glass of wine when they are pregnant should be reassured by a new study showing there is very little evidence that it harms the baby, say experts.Drinking in pregnancy is a fraught issue and causes much anxiety. Last year new guidance to the NHS in England urged women to try not to drink at all, but in the real world, say the new study ’s authors, up to 80% in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Alcohol Pregnancy Family Health & wellbeing Life and style Parents and parenting Society Science Medical research Source Type: news

U.K. Lawmakers Have Backed a Key Brexit Bill but a Fight Still Looms
(LONDON) — British lawmakers voted a key Brexit bill past its first big hurdle in Parliament early Tuesday. But many legislators branded the bill a government power grab, and vowed to change it before it becomes law. After a debate that stretched past midnight, the House of Commons backed the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill by a vote of 326 to 290. That means lawmakers approve the bill in principle, but the government will now face attempts to amend it before a final vote later this year. A key plank in the Conservative government’s Brexit plans, the bill aims to convert thousands of EU laws and regulations in...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill Lawless / AP Tags: Uncategorized Brexit onetime United Kingdom Source Type: news

Cancer Patients Struggle to Understand Clinical Trials Cancer Patients Struggle to Understand Clinical Trials
A nationwide study of cancer patients in Ireland found that many did not understand concepts of randomization or clinical equipoise, even when they had participated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

J & J unit ends hepatitis C drug development in crowded market
(Reuters) - Janssen Sciences Ireland UC, a unit of Johnson& Johnson, said it would discontinue further development of its hepatitis C research, citing increased availability of a number of effective hepatitis C therapies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pay cap forces public service staff into debt, says UNISON
  Staff providing vital public services are being forced into debt, into cutting back on groceries, having to go without heating and even a daily meal, because of the government’s pay cap, according to research by UNISON.   The findings released today (Sunday) will increase pressure on ministers to give all public service employees a proper pay rise ahead of the annual Trades Union Congress (TUC), which opens in Brighton later today A survey* of nearly 11,000 employees including paramedics, teaching assistants, hospital porters and police staff across the UK hi...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

Cancer patients struggle with key aspects of clinical trial methodology
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Clinical trials are fundamental to the development of new treatments for cancer, yet the annual accrual to cancer clinical trials worldwide is low, estimated at three to five percent. A nationwide study in Ireland, the preliminary results of which are to be presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid, shows that although most oncology patients consider it important to have clinical trials available, many struggle with the central concepts that underpin trial methodology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is Medtronic Making Good on Its Post-Merger Promise?
Two years ago and some change, Medtronic sent shockwaves through the medical device world with the news of its $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien through a tax inversion deal that moved the company’s corporate headquarters to Ireland and freed up $9.3 billion in cash that had previously been trapped overseas. The announcement came with a promise, however. As a direct benefit of the company’s new financial structure, Medtronic vowed to make $10 billion in U.S. technology investments over the coming decade in areas such as early stage venture capital investments, acquisitions, and R&D – above and bey...
Source: MDDI - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Watch out for the northern lights tonight – UK could be in for a big display
Those in the UK should look northwards for the aurora tonight as the aftermath of the biggest solar flare for more than a decade continues to pummel EarthThe particle ‘debris’ created by a monstrously large solar flare reached Earth at around 00:00 BST last night. It sparked displays of the northern lights that were seen as far south as Edinburgh in Scotland and Arkansas in the US.At 00:12 BST, Lancaster University ’sAurorawatch issued an amber alert, meaning that aurora is likely across Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland. A dozen minutes later, they upgraded to red alert, saying “It is...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Science Space Astronomy Source Type: news

Epileptic boy Billy Caldwell's recovery from CANNABIS OIL
Billy Caldwell, from Northern Ireland, started taking the cannabis oil treatment in the US last November. He made headlines in April when doctors prescribed him the drug on the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epileptic boy's 'incredible' recovery from CANNABIS OIL
Billy Caldwell, from Northern Ireland, started taking the cannabis oil treatment in the US last November. He made headlines in April when doctors prescribed him the drug on the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-fall reporting in aged acute inpatient mental health units: an 18-month observational cohort study - Furness T, Mnatzaganian G, Garlick R, Ireland S, McKenna B, Hill KD.
BACKGROUND: Despite the high risk of falling for people with severe mental illness, there is limited falls research in mental health settings. Therefore, the objective of this observational cohort study was to conduct a focused post-fall review of fall epi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

NI midwives ‘freed of prosecution fear’ for abortion referral
Midwives working in Northern Ireland need no longer fear prosecution for referring women for abortions elsewhere in the UK, it was confirmed today. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Join the rally for EU citizens living in the UK
A rally to celebrate the contribution of EU citizens living in the UK, and British citizens living in Europe, is to be held on Wednesday 13 September. UNISON’s Christina McAnea and an array of politicians, scientists and comedians will speak at the event, which will take place at Trafalgar Square from 6pm. Earlier that day UNISON members and others will be lobbying their MPs at Parliament, urging them to commit to EU citizens’ right to remain in the UK after Brexit. Irish Comedian Grainne Maguire will compere the rally and at 7pm over 15 choirs will lead a joint singing session (with lyrics provided). The day o...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News BREXIT EU eu migrant Source Type: news

Emergency Physician Rhiana Ireland Helps Hundreds in the Wake of Harvey
When Harvey hit, I found out that the small church near me had volunteered to take in 100 people. The church is an official Red Cross center, and the only one for League City, Texas. Initially, they were only able to send three volunteers to staff it. This city has over 100,000 people in it.  When people searched for a place to go, this church was the only one listed for the entire city and they poured in. So I decided to offer my services as an emergency physician. We had 200 cots, so the church agreed to take 200 people.   Like the rain, what started in drips turned into a torrent of people: soaking wet, clut...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Rhiana Ireland, MD Tags: Major Incidents Patient Care News Source Type: news

Emergency Physician Rhiana Ireland Helps Hundreds in the Wake of Harvey
When Harvey hit, I found out that the small church near me had volunteered to take in 100 people. The church is an official Red Cross center, and the only one for League City, Texas. Initially, they were only able to send three volunteers to staff it. This city has over 100,000 people in it.  When people searched for a place to go, this church was the only one listed for the entire city and they poured in. So I decided to offer my services as an emergency physician. We had 200 cots, so the church agreed to take 200 people.   Like the rain, what started in drips turned into a torrent of people: soaking wet, clut...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Rhiana Ireland, MD Tags: Major Incidents Patient Care News Source Type: news

The Farthest review – Nasa documentary voyages to the outer limits
A witty, fascinating film about the Voyager I and II probes, launched in 1977 and now carrying their golden records beyond the solar system and into deep spaceThis exquisite, exemplary science documentary, directed by Irish editor turned helmer Emer Reynolds, recounts the rich and fascinating story of the Voyager mission, arguably Nasa ’s finest, noblest contribution to scientific understanding. Launched in 1977,Voyager I and II were sent billions of miles to the outer limits of our solar system to gather information about Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune and then into deep space. In 2012, Voyager I slipped throug...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Leslie Felperin Tags: Documentary Film Culture Nasa Science Space Source Type: news

Nasal spray effective at protecting vaccinated children from flu
Data published by Public Health England (PHE) has shown that the flu vaccine nasal spray reduced the risk of vaccinated children getting flu by 65.8% in the 2016 to 2017 season in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 1, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Deprivation strongly linked to mortality, report shows
Policy makers must act now, urge lead doctors Related items fromOnMedica GP inspections to include new checks on equality CCGs rated best and worst for tackling health inequalities New report reveals 1 in 4 children in UK lives in poverty Widening inequalities jeopardising health of children in Northern Ireland Poorer patients more likely to leave hospital against doctors ’ advice (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sudan: England Approves Evaluation of Surgical Training of Council of Medical Specialties
[SNA] Khartoum -The meeting held between the delegation of the Sudanese Medical Association in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Council of Sudanese Medical Specialties at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, has approved that the Royal College of Surgeons of England would evaluate the surgical training programs at the Council of Sudanese Medical Specialties to ensure that they are adapted to similar programs worldwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

GE Healthcare's Investment in Zenith Technologies
In April this year, GE Healthcare Life Sciences announced that GE completed a strategic minority investment in Irish-owned Zenith Technologies. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Act now on health reform in Northern Ireland demand doctors ’ leaders
Medical royal colleges band together on behalf of patients Related items fromOnMedica GPs in Northern Ireland on edge of ‘crisis’ QOF suspended in Northern Ireland NI GPs willing to leave NHS to protect services Widening inequalities jeopardising health of children in Northern Ireland Doctors seek assurances on extra funding for health in Northern Ireland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Deals this week: Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Kangmei Pharmaceutical
Ireland-based biopharmaceutical company Jazz Pharmaceuticals plans to raise $500m through a private placement of senior notes. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Endocrine Specialist Nurse
Type: 18 hours per week (flexible)Location: Home or based in our Bristol office, with occasional nationwide travel.Salary: £32,000 -£36,000 pro-rataWe are looking for an Endocrine Specialist Nurse, with experience predominantly in pituitary disease, to join our charity’s Patient and Family Services Team. You will be responsible for delivering our telephone Endocrine Nurse Helpline Service.  This post will be for 18 hours per week, with some flexibility and will include three or more Helpline sessions. The Nurse is the clinical lead amongst our staff team and is part ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FDA approves Malin ’ s Hourglass peripheral embolization plug
Irish life sciences company Malin Corp said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Hourglass peripheral embolization plug. The company said the Hourglass plug is designed to be deployed over-the-wire for peripheral embolization procedures, and can provide immediate occlusion with a single integrated device. “This is the 1st integrated, over-the-wire device designed for peripheral embolization procedures. The goal with over-the-wire design is to provide physicians with accurate, stent-like delivery of the device in the vessel,” Hourglass co-developer George Wallace, said in prepared remarks. “The Hourgl...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Regulatory/Compliance Vascular malincorp Source Type: news

Northern Ireland ’s nursing workforce grows but turnover high
The number of nurses and midwives working in health and care services in Northern Ireland continues to climb but turnover is high, with nearly 1,300 leaving in the past year, new figures show. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Global Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 7.7 per 1,000
Highest prevalence of FASD among children seen in South Africa, Croatia, Ireland (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Regeneron investing in renovations and construction in New York, Ireland over next six months
The drug maker has steadily expanded its East Greenbush manufacturing plant, and tripled its workforce in Rensselaer County over the past five years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin K. Cooper Source Type: news

Shire chief financial officer joins Boston ag-tech startup
Charlestown-based agricultural technology startup Indigo Inc. announced Monday that it is bringing on Jeff Poulton, the chief financial officer of pharmaceutical giant Shire plc, as its own CFO. Poulton will leave Shire at the end of the year, according to the Irish drugmaker. "It has been a privilege to work for Shire and to have played a part in the exceptional growth story of such an inspirational company," Poulton said in a statement. "It has been a difficult decision, but in departi ng Shire,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Kelly J. O'Brien Source Type: news

Saudi-Irish study highlights major differences in MRI practice
An investigation of quality management for abdominal and pelvic MRI scans in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study: Reject pelvic x-rays if axial rotation exceeds 10° High-pitch, low-contrast CTA transforms abdominal studies 3D-printed phantoms take shape for PET/MRI pelvic use (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Promoting evidence-based health care in Africa
Charles Shey Wiysonge, Director ofCochane  South Africa, gave an interview to the World Health Organization Bulletin. Here is a re-post , with premission, from their  recent publication.Charles Shey Wiysonge is devoted to encouraging better use of scientific evidence for health policies and programmes in African countries. He is the director of the South African Cochrane Centre, a unit of the South African Medical Research Council, and a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the department of Global Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He was C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

NI mum considered suicide due to the vaginal mesh implant
EXCLUSIVE Janette Nelson, 43, from Newtownards, Northern Ireland, battles guilt every day as she depends on her children to help her wash, dress and even catheterise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smarter travel, car restriction and reticence: understanding the process in Ireland's active travel towns - Lambe B, Murphy N, Bauman A.
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the factors that precluded the introduction of car restrictive policies in two towns participating in Ireland's Smarter Travel programme to promote sustainable travel. A total of 14 semi-structured inter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Zenith Announces Graduate Intake of More Than 30 at Headquarters in Ireland
Zenith Technologies has announced its largest graduate intake at the Cork HQ. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A multi-faceted intervention to reduce alcohol misuse and harm amongst sports people in Ireland: a controlled trial - O'Farrell A, Kingsland M, Kenny S, Eldin N, Wiggers J, Wolfenden L, Allwright S.
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Alcohol misuse and harm are more prevalent amongst sports people than non-sports people. Few studies have trialled interventions to address alcohol misuse for this group. The study aimed to test the effectiveness of an intervention t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Researchers advise caution about recent US advice on aggressively lowering blood pressure
Medical researchers at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, are advising caution when treating blood pressure in some older people - after results from a study contrasted with recent advice from the US to attempt to aggressively lower blood pressure in all adults to targets of 120mmHg. Researchers from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin, in collaboration with Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, have recently published the findings in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Internal Medicine). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Scientists unearth cell 'checkpoint' that stops allergic diseases
(Trinity College Dublin) Scientists from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the regulation of immune cells that play a pivotal role in allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema. They have identified a 'checkpoint' manned by these immune cells that, if barred, can halt the development of the lung inflammation associated with allergies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NI former-paramilitaries can help deter future generations
(University of Huddersfield) Researchers at the University of Huddersfield look at the important role former-paramilitaries can play in de-mythologizing the Troubles in Northern Ireland and deterring young people from embracing violence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does baseline depression increase the risk of unexplained and accidental falls in a cohort of community-dwelling older people? Data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) - Briggs R, Kennelly SP, Kenny RA.
BACKGROUND: Depression independently increases the risk of falls in older people, but the mechanism for this relationship, as well as the specific falls type involved, remains unclear. Accidental falls (AFs) are due to slips or trips, while the cause of un... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news