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Route of flu vaccination does not affect cellular immune response

In a study of more than 150 men infected or uninfected with HIV, whether participants received influenza vaccination intradermally or intramuscularly had no impact on cellular immune responses regardless of HIV status, though the response to vaccination wa ...

Three treated after gas leak at medical device plant

Three staff members at a medical device factory at Carrigtwohill in east Cork needed precautionary hospital treatment overnight following a gas leak in a refrigeration room at the plant. ...

VIDEO: Bimatoprost SR shows long-term IOP lowering

SAN DIEGO — At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting, E. Randy Craven, MD, discusses a study looking at the long-term IOP-lowering effects of Bimatoprost SR (Allergan) in patients with glaucoma. ...

VIDEO: Alan S. Brown, MD, shares highlights from NLA 2019

MIAMI — In this video exclusive, Alan S. Brown, MD, FNLA, FACC, FAHA, provides insight into major sessions from the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions with topics such as diets from different regions, medications for treatment beyond lipids and ...

Mount Sinai thoracic surgeon receives award

Raja M. Flores, MD, received New York University’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award, which recognizes his accomplishments and services to the institution as both a student and alumnus. Flores is founding chairman of the department of thoracic surgery at ...

OSSIO announces US launch and first commercial use of its bone pin for hammertoe correction

OSSIO Inc. announced the U.S. launch and first commercial use of its OSSIOfiber bone pin family for bone fractures, osteotomies, arthrodesis and bone grafts. ...

New partnership examines effect of pollution on type 2 diabetes risk

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute is launching a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to study the correlation between type 2 diabetes and pollution expo ...

United Ireland, migration, climate- exit poll issues

Conor McMorrow takes a closer look at the indications from last night's RTÉ TG4 Exit Poll. ...

Exit poll indicates strong support for Irish language

A RED C exit poll for RTÉ and TG4 indicates that 60% of the population believe it is important to use, promote and protect the Irish language. ...

In Russia’s Provinces, the Doctor Is in (the Streets)

A new doctors’ union is organizing job actions and demanding greater pay than the $8,670 one surgeon said he was making. ...

This New Treatment Could Save the Lives of Babies. But It Costs $2.1 Million.

The price set by the Swiss drugmaker Novartis may be the world’s highest for a single treatment — prompting renewed debate about how society will pay for gene-therapy breakthroughs. ...

Mumps- is it the forgotten disease?

Hippocrates described the classic signs centuries ago, so what else do we know about the ancient illness? ...

Photofragmentation technique minimizes endothelial cell loss

SAN DIEGO — Use of a nanosecond laser during cataract surgery causes minimal intraocular trauma and imparts very low energy into the eye, Gangolf Sauder, MD, said at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting. Using the Cetus na ...

June Dobbs Butts, Sex Therapist Who Preached Frankness, Dies at 90

By many accounts the first African-American to train with William Masters and Virginia Johnson, she brought their uninhibited view of sex therapy to black patients. ...

FDA approves Piqray, first PI3K inhibitor for advanced breast cancer

The FDA on Friday approved alpelisib, the first PI3K inhibitor to treat postmenopausal women and men with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, PIK3CA-mutated breast cancer that progressed during or after an endocrine-based regimen, according to an age ...

Checkpoint inhibitor management represents 'quintessential' interdisciplinary juncture

CLEVELAND — Interdisciplinary management of immune-related adverse events associated with checkpoint inhibitors, with collaboration between rheumatologists and oncologists, represents the ideal paradigm for interdisciplinary patient management, noted Leona ...

Teens with HIV have similar cognitive outcomes to HIV-negative peers

Teens who were perinatally infected with HIV and received treatment have similar cognitive outcomes compared with their HIV-negative peers, according to research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. However, researchers observed that HIV-positive ado ...

Older People Are Contributing to Climate Change, and Suffering From It

Growing numbers of seniors are using more energy. They also are most likely to suffer in extreme weather, which has become more common as the planet warms. ...

FDA approves Jakafi for acute graft-versus-host disease

The FDA approved ruxolitinib for the treatment of steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease among adults and children aged 12 years and older. Ruxolitinib (Jakafi, Incyte) — a first-in-class JAK1/JAK2 inhibitor — is the first FDA-approved treatmen ...

FDA approves first gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy in children

The FDA on Friday approved the first gene therapy for children aged 2 years or younger with spinal muscular atrophy, a leading genetic cause of infant mortality, according to an agency press release. Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi, AveXis Inc.) i ...