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Q: We are selling our four-bedroom home after 30 years and moving to an apartment in a more urban location which hopefully will result in lower maintenance costs, less time struggling to tame  a large mostly-overgrown garden.  Improved access to public transport and...

AstraZeneca earnings up seen as boost for investors

The group reported results for the fourth quarter of 2016 recently that were better than some analysts had predicted   It is proving to be a long wait for investors in AstraZeneca, the bio-pharma group originally set up by 400 Swedish doctors and pharmacists, which is...

Managing rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy

Active RA in pregnancy is associated with numerous negative outcomes including pre-term delivery, caesarean section and pre-eclampsia Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an immune mediated inflammatory disease causing significant disability, morbidity and mortality. RA...

The Evolution of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists

Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists (RAs) are an evolving treatment option for patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, and are an attractive one, as they carry a low risk of causing hypoglycaemia. GLP-1 RAs mimic the action of GLP-1, one of two natural...

Getting breathless in cycling challenge to boost COPD

Registration for the ‘Get Breathless for COPD’ Cycle 2017, in partnership with A. Menarini Pharmaceuticals Ireland, has opened for its second year. This involves a two-day challenge to cycle from Galway to Dublin raising vital funds for COPD services which last year...