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The financial attraction of being a married couple

“Marriage is a wonderful institution but who wants to live in an institution” is a bon mot attributed to comedian Groucho Marx. However couples who want to maximise their after-tax income and assets should seriously consider the legal (rather than the moral) bonds of...

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...

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...

Patients to receive “life-saving” drug for one more month

Twenty-one Irish patients suffering with genetic emphysema, a severe lung disease, have been given a month’s extension on what the Alpha One Foundation, the advocacy and representative body for these patients, have described as a “life-changing” drug treatment. The...