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Accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking effective for stabilizing keratoconus

In patients with mild to moderate keratoconus, accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking is effective for stabilizing topographic parameters after 12 months, according to study findings. Researchers retrospectively reviewed data from 16 eyes of 14 patient ...

Survey: Optometrists uncomfortable discussing tobacco behaviors with patients

A survey recently published in Optometry & Vision Science reported that optometrists are not consistently addressing tobacco cessation and prevention with patients.Kennedy and colleagues also found that these behaviors exist despite optometrists' ...

V.A. Official Says Fixing Issues at Root of Waiting-List Scandal Will Cost Billions

The Veterans Affairs’ acting secretary told a Senate committee that hiring 1,500 doctors and 8,500 nurses and other clinicians to work at V.A. hospitals would cost $17.6 billion over three years. ...

Three Tips To Finding Social Media Balance

You don’t have to quit social media; the trick is finding balance. ...

Gene Therapy Is Used to Adjust Pigs’ Heartbeat

The technique, in which a gene is injected into the heart to reprogram cells, may one day be an alternative to electronic pacemakers, researchers say. ...

Psychiatric medications common cause of ED visits in US

Many adverse drug events treated in US emergency departments can be attributed to psychiatric medications, according to recent study findings published in JAMA Psychiatry. Lee M. Hampton, MD, MSc, of the division of healthcare quality promotion at the CDC, ...

Risk factors for sleep-related infant deaths differ by age

Risk factors for sleep-related infant deaths, such as bed-sharing and objects in the sleep area, differ among different age groups, according to study findings in Pediatrics.Jeffrey D. Colvin, MD, JD, of Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas Cit ...

U.S. News & World Report announces top hospitals for endocrinology and diabetes care

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Dengue vaccine efficacious in phase 3 trial

Sanofi Pasteur’s investigational quadrivalent dengue vaccine demonstrated an overall efficacy of 56.5% and led to an 88.5% reduction of severe disease among children, according to the results of a phase 3 trial published in The Lancet. “The results of this ...

Survival after pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest varies widely in US

Survival rates after pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest varied significantly across hospitals that participated in the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation registry, according to new study results.Using registry data from 20 ...

Alcon, Google enter into agreement for smart lens technology

Alcon has entered into an agreement with a division of Google to in-license its smart lens technology for all ocular medical uses, according to an Alcon press release. The company stated that the transaction will remain subject to anti-trust approvals. The ...

More functional disability seen in Japanese patients with RA who have cervical spine surgery

More functional disability seen in Japanese patients with RA who have cervical spine surgery ...

Poor patient safety, record keeping common violations in clinical trials

Failure to protect patient safety and maintain documentation were among the most common violations US regulators cited in warning letters regarding the conduct of clinical trials, according to new data.“All research stakeholders have a fundamental responsi ...

Adjunctive use of E. coli Nissle failed to improve outcomes in active UC

Adjunctive use of the probiotic Escherichia coli strain Nissle 1917 with conventional therapy did not appear to confer any benefit in patients with active ulcerative colitis, including greater clinical remission, according to recent findings.In the single- ...

Patient age, norovirus genotype may be related

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Long noncoding RNA in gastric juice, plasma may be marker for gastric cancer

Changes in long noncoding RNA-AA174084 levels in the tissues, gastric juice and plasma of patients with gastric cancer were associated with clinicopathological factors, suggesting utility as a biomarker for early screening and predicting prognoses, accordi ...

FDA grants priority review to Avastin for advanced cervical cancer

The FDA has granted priority review to bevacizumab plus chemotherapy for the treatment of women with persistent, recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer, according to a press release issued by the drug’s manufacturer.The FDA based its decision in part on r ...

History of stroke yielded worse outcomes after noncardiac surgery

Patients with a history of ischemic stroke had worse outcomes after elective noncardiac surgery than patients who did not, especially if surgery occurred less than 9 months after stroke, researchers found.They conducted a nationwide cohort study in Denmark ...

Scottish Power gas bill was £150 off the mark

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VIDEO: PM and Miliband trade health statistics

Ed Miliband calls for David Cameron to "correct the record" over hospital waiting times claims. ...

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