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Why does Lung Disease have Ireland fighting For breath?

An average of one in five people will die of lung disease in Ireland. We have the highest incidence rates of asthma in the world and lung cancer claims more lives here than any other cancer. In addition, rates of rare lung diseases, such as Cystic Fibrosis, Alpha-1...
Effect of sleep on baby brain development

Effect of sleep on baby brain development

Infant, the world leading research Centre at University College Cork (UCC) and Cork University Maternity Hospital, announced this week that it will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Services for the Baby Enrichment Research Programme (ENRICH) to explore...
UCC professor’s trial could boost heart-attack patients

UCC professor’s trial could boost heart-attack patients

A UCC professor has shown in a world-first trial that low dose insulin-like growth factor that is injected into the heart to repair damage to the muscle, can improve remodelling for heart attack patients. Professor Noel Caplice, Chair of Cardiovascular Sciences at...

HIQA chief urges improved safeguarding measures

‘Those who purchase a service must follow-up and evaluate it. For example, if the HSE purchases service from a private provider they must ensure that standards are being upheld. The State distributes large sums of funding to various organisations to provide a service...