Consultant Physician in Care of the Elderly Medicine

The Altnagelvin Area Hospital in Londonderry is seeking candidates for a position with a salary range of £88,799 to £119,723 per annum. The closing date for applications is Friday 26 April 2024 at 3:30pm. Interested applicants can find the full criteria, job description, and application form on jobs.hscni.net. A waiting list may be established for…

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Trials of Psychological Interventions for Depression Rarely Assess Suicidality

A systematic review and meta-analysis published in The Lancet Psychiatry found that clinical trials of psychological interventions for depression often do not assess suicidality, despite the known association between depression and suicide risk. Most trials did not include assessments for suicide, with only a small number reporting on suicidal thoughts and behaviors as adverse events….

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A tribute to Alain Cribier, MD, FACC, FESC

Alain Cribier, a pioneer of interventional cardiology, passed away at the age of 79. He performed the first tanscatheter aortic valve replacement that ushered in a new era of treatment for people with severe aortic stenosis. Throughout his career, he made numerous contributions to the field of cardiology and mentored up-and-coming interventional cardiologists. His passing…

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New research examines past and guides future efforts to reduce cancer disparities

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have examined the historical evolution of Community Outreach and Engagement initiatives at both the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers (NCI-DCCs). The team’s assessment of these activities and recommendations for future efforts were recently published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians….

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The Top 7 Meal Replacement Shakes For Busy Lifestyles

Meal replacement shakes are ideal for those on the go or on a wellness journey, replacing a meal with fewer calories but packed with nutrients and proteins. Choosing the right brand can be challenging, considering your nutritional needs and protein content. Some top picks include Almased, which aids in weight loss and overall well-being; Ka’Chava,…

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Q&A: Former Walt Disney Imagineer on creating immersive experiences for healthcare

Joe Lanzisero, a former Walt Disney Imagineer, discussed how his experience in creating immersive worlds can be used to design experiences to improve patient care in healthcare. He consulted with Reimagine Well to create environments for children in hospitals, using his knowledge of designing children’s spaces at Disney. Lanzisero emphasized the importance of understanding the…

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CAR T cells target senescent cells, improve healthspan in mice

CAR T cell therapy pioneered at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is showing promise in treating age-related diseases, such as metabolic decline, and could extend lifespan. The approach, using engineered immune cells to target senescent (nondividing) cells, has potential for diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), osteoarthritis, metabolic syndrome, and…

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AI-driven eQMS company Dot Compliance scores $17.5M

Dot Compliance, based in Phoenix, has received $17.5 million in Series B extension funding, totaling $50 million. The funding round was led by IGP Capital and Vertex Ventures, with additional investment from TPY Capital. Dot Compliance offers AI-powered quality management solutions for compliance needs, including document, change, and supplier quality management. The company will use…

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Ketamine vs Esketamine: Critical Differences Explained

Media reports have been promoting ketamine as a fast and effective treatment for depression, partially due to the FDA’s approval of its cousin, esketamine. However, there are key differences between the two, including their chemical compositions, approved indications, and administration. The proliferation of ketamine clinics, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to concerns about…

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