A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, reveals experimental research published online in the Journal of Clinical Pathology.
Newly prescribed long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) combination therapy was associated with a lower risk of death or hospitalisation among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) compared with newly prescribed LABAs alone
Transmission of bacterial infections, such as MRSA and MSSA, could be curbed by coating hospital surfaces with microscopic bumps that mimic the scaly surface of shark skin, according to research published in the open access journal
With any arrhythmia, the particular type of heart involved is a key factor, Gary Culliton reports in his latest Clinical Update. Diseases of the atrium – AF and atrial flutter – account for well over half of arrhythmias.
Senior Counselling Psychologist Fergal Rooney says not only is psychosexual health central to clients’ overall health but also to their quality of life.
The development of the first alpha-emitting radionuclide is set to usher in a new era in prostate cancer treatment. Dawn O’Shea spoke to UCD graduate and Belfast oncologist Prof Joe O’Sullivan who was one of the lead investigators involved in developing the new ground-breaking therapy.
Ailbhe Jordan speaks with Viennese gastroenterologist Prof Walter Reinisch during a trip to Ireland about optimising the use of current treatment options in moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.
Dr Shelagh Wright PhD, retired lecturer in Psycho-oncology at the School of Nursing and Human Sciences DCU and Facilitator in Pain Management, reports on the Irish Pain Society’s recent Annual Scientific Meeting in Dublin, which concentrated on the classification and management of orofacial pain.
The development of common diabetes complications that can lead to blindness and amputations could be reduced by taking statins, indicates new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
Low doses of fish oil may help curb the frequency of epileptic seizures when drug treatment no longer works, suggests a small study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.