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No register of children with FASDs in Ireland

A national survey of paediatricians in Ireland regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders was published in the March edition of the Irish Medical Journal.  The aim of the study was to evaluate self-reported knowledge and practice of doctors working in paediatrics in...

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Lack of clarity on violence management across European mental health services One-in-five mental health professionals do not receive training in violence and aggression management according to a new European study led by the RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in...

Japan tackle issue of 5 million dementia sufferers

Tokyo, Japan A city in Tokyo has engaged in the unique experiment of bar-coding its elderly, in a bid to cope with its growing numbers of elderly people with dementia. Over five million of Japan’s elderly are suffering with dementia. 10,000 dementia patients are...

Let there be sight thanks to new retinal implant

ITALY Scientists who have created a retinal implant that has restored lost vision in rats are planning a clinical trial on humans later this year.The implant converts light into an electrical signal that then stimulates retinal neurons. The hope is that it could...

Pregnancy reveals tumour beneath mum-of-five’s birthmark

West Lancashire, England Pregnancy saved the life of a mum of five who has lived with a birthmark on her forehead all her life. Nicknamed “the unicorn” in school, Sam Davies thought little of the blemish on her face until she noticed that it flared up each time she...