Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of CABENUVA (rilpivirine and cabotegravir), the First Long-Acting Regimen for the Treatment of HIV
TITUSVILLE, N.J., January 21, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CABENUVA (consisting of Janssen’s rilpivirine and ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir), the first and only once-monthly, long-acting regimen for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults. The novel regimen was co-developed as part of a collaboration with ViiV Healthcare and builds on Janssen’s 25-year commitment to make HIV history. In the U.S., ViiV Healthcare is the marketing authorization holde...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Military medics to work in UK hospitals as Covid admissions soar
London and Midlands sent 400 MoD staff and 110 being deployed to Northern Ireland to ease NHS pressure (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NUI Galway contribute to significant breast cancer risk genes study
(National University of Ireland Galway) Breast cancer investigators in the Lambe Institute at NUI Galway have collaborated on a pivotal international study into breast cancer risk which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine today. The results of the study have identified that there are nine specific genes associated with breast cancer risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UK Covid live: 1,820 deaths reported in new record high alongside 38,905 new cases
Latest updates: a further1,820 die in the UK within 28 days of a Covid test; Downing Streetsays police must waitfor phase two of vaccine rolloutUK reports 1,820 Covid deaths in record daily highVaccines may need updating to protect against new variantPriti Patel says she wanted UK borders shut last MarchTalking can spread Covid as much as coughing, says researchCoronavirus – latest updates4.48pmGMTThe government is to announce new Brexit guidance within the “next day or two” to try and end food shortages in supermarkets in Northern Ireland.Northern Ireland secretaryBrandon Lewis said trials with hauliers ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Keir Starmer PMQs House of Commons Infectious diseases Priti Patel Police Vaccines and immunisation Patrick Vallance Wales Welsh politics Health Medical research Source Type: news

Saving lives, improving mothers' care: lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2016-18
This report examines the care received by women who die during or up to a year after pregnancy and covers all pregnancy-associated deaths involving UK women between 2016 and 2018. The results indicate that while maternal death is still rare in the UK, there are some important actions identified to prevent women from dying in the future. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane Ireland vs COVID-19: iHealthFacts.ie ‘fact checking’ claims in a pandemic
In March 2020, in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic,Cochrane Ireland,Evidence Synthesis Ireland and the HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN), worked with partners to set up the Emergency Evidence Response Service at NUI Galway. As part of this initiative, they creatediHealthFacts, an online resource where members of the public can check the current evidence for health claims.iHealthFacts helps the public to use evidence to make informed decisions about their own health while also providing a platform where members of the public can submit health claim questions to be ‘fact checked’ by a tea...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Long Covid sufferer, 28, must take blood thinners for a year
Rachel Gunn, 28, from Ireland, has penned an emotional Instagram post urging people not to ignore symptoms of long covid, after she was diagnosed with blood clots on her lungs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Girls aren't meant to exercise": perceived influences on physical activity among adolescent girls-the HERizon Project - Cowley ES, Watson PM, Foweather L, Belton S, Thompson A, Thijssen D, Wagenmakers AJM.
This study investigated factors perceived to influence PA a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Christmas festivities blamed as Ireland battles new Covid wave
Restrictions came too late to avert surge that has put massive strain on hospitals (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Irritant contact dermatitis in healthcare workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study. " Clinical and experimental dermatology 46(1): 142-144
COVID-19 healthcare workers (HCWs) require frequent handwashing and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent infection. However, evidence is emerging that these practices are causing adverse effects on their skin integrity. A single-centre, cross-sectional study of HCWs from an Irish hospital was undertaken to evaluate the degree of COVID-19-related irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) between April and May 2020. Of 270 participants surveyed, 223 (82.6%) reported symptoms of ICD. The hands were the most commonly affected site (76.47%) and the most frequently reported symptom was dry skin (75.37%). Nearly all (268...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Covid: arrivals from South America and Portugal banned from Friday over Brazilian variant concerns – as it happened
Latest updates:arrivals from Brazil, Argentina and the rest of South America, alongside Portugal, banned from Friday. This live blog is now closed -please follow the global live blog for the latest updatesUK bans travellers from South America and Portugal from FridayEngland ’s schools told not to provide free school meals at half-termCovid vaccines and immunity: does past infection help?Pimlico Plumbers to introduce ‘no jab, no job’ work contracts6.05pmGMTRelated:Coronavirus live news: curfew in Brazil's largest state after surge in fatalities; record deaths in Sweden6.05pmGMTA further 48,682 lab-confirme...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Infectious diseases Science Medical research Patrick Vallance Health NHS Northern Ireland Brexit Fishing industry Wales Welsh politics Keir Starmer Labour Conservatives Scottis Source Type: news

Prime minister of Ireland apologized to thousands of victims who faced widespread abuse and death at institutions for unwed mothers and...
"Each of you is blameless, each of you did nothing wrong and has nothing to be ashamed of. Each of you deserved so much better." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19): antibody testing, DHSC (updated 14th January 2021)
Information about the government's coronavirus antibody testing programme. Antibody tests are to check whether a person has had the virus. 14 January 2021Updated to remove reference to antibody tests from NHS England test sites. 17 December 2020Updated with information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine and antibody testing. 1 October 2020Updated to reflect that the guidance now applies in Northern Ireland. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers show Irish soil can offer more hope in fight against antibiotic resistance
(Swansea University) Scientists who highlighted the bug-busting properties of bacteria in Northern Irish soil have made another exciting discovery in the quest to discover new antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘It’s Unimaginably Bad.’ How Government Failures and the New COVID-19 Variant Are Pushing the U.K.’s Health System Into Crisis
Dr Rachel Clarke never dreamed that in her medical career, she would say out loud that hospitals in Britain are running out of oxygen. Yet some hospitals in the U.K. are now in that critical situation, as doctors say the U.K.’s third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the country’s National Health Service to its limits. “We’re seeing younger patients, we’re seeing sicker patients, and we’ve never really recovered from the first wave,” says Clarke, who works on an acute medical ward in a hospital in Oxfordshire, England, and also in an in-patient hospice setting. “You...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Second click United Kingdom Source Type: news

Characteristics of cyclist collisions in Ireland: analysis of a self-reported survey - Gildea K, Simms C.
As both a utility mode of transport and recreational activity, cycling has well-known health, environmental, and economic benefits. For these reasons it has been encouraged in many countries, including the Republic of Ireland. However, with increasing popu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

HealthHero acquires Irish telehealth provider MyClinic
The acquisition means that HealthHero now has a direct-to-consumer offer in Ireland. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes
Infant human remains were located during an excavation at Sean Ross mother and baby home, but appear to have been buried in coffins,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9,000 children died at 'brutally misogynistic' homes for unmarried mothers in Ireland
The Irish prime minister will make an official state apology after an investigation found evidence of widespread abuse. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ireland's 'brutally misogynistic culture' saw the death of 9,000 children in mother and baby homes, report finds
Thousands of babies and children died in 18 of Ireland's mother and baby homes -- church-run institutions where unmarried women were... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ireland to lay bare scandal of baby deaths at Church-run homes
An Irish inquiry into alarming death rates among newborns at church-run homes for unwed mothers will hand down its final report on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Ireland surges to worst infection rate in world; Spain sees record rise in weekend cases
Ireland ’s10,100 cases per million puts hospitals under severe strain; more than 61,000 new casesreported in Spain since FridayEngland told to prepare for worst weeks of Covid pandemicChina agrees to let in WHO team investigating Covid originsFrench vaccine scepticism reflects ‘dissatisfaction with politicians’UK coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage10.39pmGMTNearly nine million Americans had been given their first Covid-19 vaccination dose as of Monday morning, as states scrambled to step up inoculations that have yet to slow rising cases.The 8,987,322 people who have been gi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now); Archie Bland, Kevin Rawlinson and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news UK news Science Infectious diseases US news Ireland Source Type: news

The impact of COVID-19 on trauma referrals to a National Neurosurgical Centre - Horan J, Duddy JC, Gilmartin B, Amoo M, Nolan D, Corr P, Husien MB, Bolger C.
BACKGROUND: To investigate the impact of COVID-19 on trauma referrals to a National Neurosurgical Centre during the first wave of COVID-19 in Ireland. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database of all trauma referrals ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Even Mild COVID Can Leave 'Long-Haul' Illness
The study, of patients at one Irish medical center, found that 62% said they had not returned to "full health" when they had a follow-up appointment a few months after their COVID-19 diagnosis. Nearly half complained of ongoing fatigue. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Reckless' Christmas easing of rules blamed for Ireland Covid surge
Country has world ’s highest rate of infection with critics blaming socialising over festive periodCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIrelandemerged from a six-week lockdown in early December with the European Union ’s lowest coronavirus infection rate.It eased restrictions in belief it could contain a rise in the virus over Christmas unlike, say, Germany and the UK, countries that had more than four times the level of infection. Then all hell broke loose.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent Tags: Ireland Coronavirus Europe Infectious diseases Science UK news European Union World news Source Type: news

Even Mild Cases of COVID Can Leave'Long-Haul' Illness, Study Shows
MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- Even people with mild cases of COVID-19 may commonly feel run down and unwell months later, a new study suggests. The study, of patients at one Irish medical center, found that 62% said they had not returned to " full... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even Mild Cases of COVID-19 Can Leave'Long-Haul' Illness, Study Shows
  MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- Even people with mild cases of COVID-19 may commonly feel run down and unwell months later, a new study suggests. The study, of patients at one Irish medical center, found that 62% said they had not returned to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: UK set for 'worst weeks of pandemic', warns Whitty; China says WHO team to arrive within days
Worst is yet to come for the UK, warns England ’s chief medical adviser;China says WHO Covid-19 origins inquiry team to arrive 14 JanuaryChina agrees to let in WHO team investigating Covid origins‘South Africa is going to get a third wave, even a fourth’Vaccine explainer: when will things go back to normal?See all our coronavirus coverage8.38amGMTThe UK ’s test and trace system does not work effectively and needs to be fixed, the chief executive of the NHS Confederation has said, as he warned of high infection rates. Speaking to Sky News,Danny Mortimer said:We need the rate of infection to go down w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news UK news Science Infectious diseases US news Source Type: news

Read Free Online: 'The Mountains Wild' By Sarah Stewart Taylor
I am so excited to share The Mountains Wild with you and to introduce you to my new detective, Maggie D ’arcy. ... Like me, Maggie grew up in a Long Island town with a vibrant Irish American communi... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 11, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Northern Ireland ’s human rights commission (NIHRC) has launched a landmark legal action against the UK government for its failure to...
Exclusive: government accused of failing to ensure access more than a year after terminations legalised (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk related to spread of new SARSCoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA, ECDC
New variants of current concern: The United Kingdom (UK) has faced a rapid increase in COVID-19 case rates in the South-East, the East and the London area, which is associated with the emergence of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, VOC 202012/01. As of 26 December 2020, more than 3 000 cases of this new variant, confirmed by genome sequencing, have been reported from the UK. An increasing proportion of cases in the South East, the East and the London area are due to this variant, but cases have also been identified in other parts of the UK. Although it was first reported in early December, the initial cases were retrospectively id...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I can't stay here'
Mulvaney, President Trump's former chief of staff, told CNBC he has resigned as special U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PS5 Restock Expected Later This Week In US, UK & Ireland
Other factors could add complications. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association of tiered restrictions and a second lockdown with COVID-19 deaths and hospital admissions in England: a modelling study, The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Study estimates tier 2 restrictions result in a 2% reduction effective reproduction number, tier 3 restrictions result in a 10% reduction, and Northern Ireland and Wales stringency lockdown with school closures results in a 35% and 44% reduction respectively. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk factors for violent dissident Republican incidents in Belfast: a comparison of bombings and bomb hoaxes - Marchment Z, Gill P, Morrison J.
To identify risk factors for bombings and bomb hoaxes committed by dissident  Republicans in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Methods Risk terrain modelling (RTM) was applied to each type of incident to identify significant risk layers. Results Pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Following loss to Alabama, Brian Kelly has bizarre advice for Notre Dame fans
Kelly doesn't want fans of the Irish to take the loss too hard. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alabama vs. Notre Dame score, Rose Bowl: Tide rout Irish en route to fifth College Football Playoff title game
Alabama advances to play in its fifth CFP National Championship in the last six seasons (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicola Coughlan health: Bridgerton actress 'couldn't get out of bed' due to depression
NICOLA COUGHLAN plays Penelope Featherington in Netflix's romantic period drama Bridgerton. Previously, the Irish star found fame on the comedy series Derry Girls. In the past, Nicola was crippled by a dark depression - what are the signs of the mental health condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ireland to bypass post-Brexit Britain with more direct sea routes to Europe
More ships are to run directly to Cherbourg, in France, and the Spanish city of Bilbao in the early months of 2021 (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'A dagger at the heart of the Union': Brexit reality for Northern Ireland will fuel Nationalist hopes of Irish unity
Sinn Feinn's Michelle O'Neill says Brexit is a gamechanger, but the DUP's Arlene Foster doesn't consider Irish unity inevitable. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unpacking violent contention: the Troubles in Northern Ireland, 1968-1972 - Fazio GD.
This paper systematically describes the different types of political violence that occurred in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1972, examining how they interacted and fueled each other. To measure the level of political violence in Northern Ireland, trad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Deaths in England and Wales were 7% higher than usual during week ending Dec 18
The figures were produced by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' mortality monitor, which uses data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and its equivalents in Scotland and Northern Ireland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Notre Dame ready to beat Alabama and college football's elite when it matters most?
The last time the Irish made the playoff, they lost 30-3. The last time they played Alabama, they lost 42-14. Despite coming off a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Howard Cross, Alabama-Notre Dame matchup will be ‘pretty cool’
Son Howard III is sophomore defensive lineman for Fighting Irish (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New COVID-19 strain spreading faster than all forecasts
A new strain of COVID-19 that reached Ireland from the United Kingdom is spreading faster than the country's most pessimistic forecasts,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Variants
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has had a major impact on human health globally; infecting a large number of people; causing severe disease and associated long-term health sequelae; resulting in death and excess mortality, especially among older and vulnerable populations; interrupting routine healthcare services; disruptions to travel, trade, education and many other societal functions; and more broadly having a negative impact on peoples physical and mental health. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO has received several reports of unusual public health events possibly due to variants of SARS-CoV-2....
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

New Year honours 2020: citizens awarded for response to pandemic crisis
Among those honoured are health and social care workers, Covid response volunteers, virus experts and fund-raising centenariansHundreds of key workers and community champions who battled the pandemic have been recognised in the New Year honours list for the UK which celebrates people ’s extraordinary response to the Covid-19 crisis.Lewis Hamilton, the Formula One driver, and the cinematographer Roger Deakins are among the celebrities knighted, while the architect David Chipperfield gets the Companion of Honour. The actor Toby Jones and Jed Mercurio, creator ofthe TV series Line of Duty, are given OBEs for services to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Topping Tags: New Year honours list UK news Humanitarian response Coronavirus British empire Doctors Acting Society Mental health Public sector careers Communities LGBT rights Wales Northern Ireland Science Culture Source Type: news

Ireland Baldwin corrected after using term 'Latinx' amid stepmom Hilaria's heritage controversy
The star recently stepped in to support her stepmother, Hilaria Baldwin, as fans debate the authenticity of her Spanish heritage, having... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association of tiered restrictions and a second lockdown with COVID-19 deaths and hospital admissions in England: a modelling study, The Lancet
We examined the impact of these tiered restrictions, and alternatives for lockdown stringency, timing, and duration, on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission and hospital admissions and deaths from COVID-19. Methods We fit an age-structured mathematical model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to data on hospital admissions and hospital bed occupancy (ISARIC4C/COVID-19 Clinical Information Network, National Health Service [NHS] England), seroprevalence (Office for National Statistics, UK Biobank, REACT-2 study), virology (REACT-1 study), and deaths (Public Health England) across the seven NHS En...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: 24 December 2020, ONS
In the most recent week, the percentage of people testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in England has continued to increase; during the most recent week (12 to 18 December 2020), we estimate 645,800 people (95% credible interval: 610,100 to 683,100) within the community population in England had the coronavirus (COVID-19), equating to around 1 in 85 people (95% credible interval: 1 in 90 to 1 in 80). Over the most recent week, the percentage of people testing positive has continued to increase sharply in London, the East of England, and the South East; London now has the highest percentage of people testing p...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news