Following implementation of rotavirus vaccination in 2006, all-cause acute gastroenteritis hospitalisation rates among US children younger than five years of age declined by 31 per cent – 55 per cent in each of the post-vaccine years from 2008 through 2012, according to a study in the June 9 issue of JAMA.
Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and Mount Sinai in New York have published new research, which for the first time provides strong evidence on the economic benefits of early palliative care intervention for people with an advanced cancer diagnosis.
Older people in The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Norway are more than twice as likely to have access to the Internet when compared to Irish people, new research has found. However, Internet use in Ireland is increasing at similar rates to the rest of Europe, with resulting health benefits.
Dental surgeon Dr Danielle Colbert examines the origins and diagnosis of the various subtypes of halitosis, and the different treatments available.
A new review carried out by Trinity College Dublin and two other universities highlights that women with obesity should lose weight before they become pregnant, to avoid complications.
In his latest Clinical Update, Gary Culliton reports that the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) picks up almost three times as many maternal deaths as the official statistics.
Despite improvements in reducing perinatal mortality in recent decades, the perinatal period continues to be a time of relatively high risk, with stillbirths accounting for 63.5 per cent of perinatal deaths in 2013, reports Gary Culliton.
Aerobic exercise seems to curb the severity of asthma symptoms and improves quality of life, a small study published online in the journal Thorax has found. It should be routinely added to the drug treatment of moderate to severe asthma.
A study analysing the Finnish homicide and prescription drug databases discovered that the use of certain drugs that affect the central nervous system may be associated with an increased risk of committing a homicide.
An analysis of approximately 3.8 million pregnancies has found that use of antidepressants late in pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), according to a study in the June 2 issue of JAMA.