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A lesser known cause of malnutrition
Thursday, 14 June 2012
THE DRASTIC weight loss and emaciation seen with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) is more than obvious, yet the condition itself remains... Read more...
Probiotics: Evidence-based guidelines
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Thursday, 02 February 2012
  The term “probiotics” was first introduced in 1965 by Lilly and Stillwell; in contrast to antibiotics, probiotics were defined as... Read more...
New global strategy for COPD
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Thursday, 02 February 2012
Early stage COPD carries a significant healthcare burden that is currently underrecognised, underdiagnosed and undertreated. Furthermore, patients at... Read more...
Diagnosing lung cancer: Guideline update
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Thursday, 07 July 2011
The long-awaited updated guidance on diagnosing lung cancer was released last week by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the... Read more...
Advances in treatment of chronic total occlusion
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Friday, 17 June 2011
Marie Feely learns of the unique advances in the Mater Private Hospital’s Heart Centre that are improving patients’ lives Read more...
An overview of atopic dermatitis
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Eczema, or  atopic dermatitis, is a common inflammatory disease of the skin. The condition often has its start in childhood and follows a variable... Read more...
Silver bullet treatments in lung cancer
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
In lung cancer, even patients presenting with early, more manageable disease have a low five-year survival rate. A Scottish analysis reported that 50... Read more...
Ask the specialist: Depression
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Consultant psychiatrist and author Dr Conor Farren answers questions on managing depression in the community Read more...
Complications of chronic kidney disease
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) includes any conditions that affect the kidney with the potential to cause either progressive loss of kidney function or... Read more...
Barrett’s oesophagus: Diagnosis and management
Friday, 11 March 2011
Barrett’s oesophagus is a benign condition where the normal (stratified squamous) lining of the oesophagus is replaced by abnormal cells... Read more...
Performance intelligence future of healthcare
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
TRAG Performance Intelligence Group Ireland and UK (TRAGPI) is an advisory company focused on providing integrated cost and quality management... Read more...
New data on Zytiga presented at ASCO
Friday, 22 June 2012
  Data related to Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) clinical studies have been selected for presentation at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American... Read more...
MSD Launches Elonva in Ireland
Friday, 22 June 2012
  MSD has announced the availability of Elonva in Ireland (corifollitropin alfa injection), a new treatment for fertility. Elonva is approved for... Read more...
Campaign to highlight awareness of sight-threatening condition in people with diabetes
Friday, 22 June 2012
According to research, over three quarters (75 per cent) of people with diabetes in Ireland have not heard of the condition diabetic macular oedema... Read more...
Boots Ireland lowers cost of prescription medicines
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Friday, 22 June 2012
  Boots Ireland has announced new lower prescription medicine prices. The changes will reduce the price of the majority of prescription medicines. Read more...
Laya healthcare marks launch by announcing 100 new jobs
Friday, 25 May 2012
  Laya healthcare has marked its official launch by announcing 100 new jobs over the next three years. The company currently employs 343 people at... Read more...
Survival advantage shown with Betaferon in MS trial
Friday, 04 May 2012
  Bayer HealthCare has announced data published this month in Neurology from the Betaferon 21-year Long-term Follow-up (LTF) Study, which showed... Read more...
Teva's Naramerg name change
Monday, 23 April 2012
  Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland would like to announce the following name change: Naramerg (naratriptan) film coated tabs 2.5mg has changed to... Read more...
EFIC-Grünenthal grant supports young scientists
Monday, 23 April 2012
  Young scientists from across Europe are invited to apply for the EFIC-Grünenthal Grant (E-G-G) 2012, one of the most highly regarded pain... Read more...
Boehringer Ingelheim gains approval for extended time-window for Actilyse
Monday, 23 April 2012
  Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that Actilyse has been approved for thrombolytic treatment of acute ischaemic stroke up to 4.5 hours after... Read more...

IAEM warns of 'worst winter yet' for overcrowding

The President of the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine has warned that this winter could be the worst yet in terms of emergency department overcrowding.

 

 

The right site or the right now site?

 

With the national children’s hospital reaching a crucial development stage, Danielle Barron assesses whether the glass is simply half full of empty promises as the general election nears

 

 

19 GMS lists vacant nationally

THE HSE is unable to source permanent GPs to fill several of the 19 GMS GP scheme vacancies across the country, updated data from the Executive reveals.

 

   

Agreement reached on consultant pay scales

A major stalemate between the IMO and health service management around consultant pay scales has been resolved, IMN has learned.

 

 

Doctors' group calls for Yes vote

Doctors have established a group calling for a Yes vote in the upcoming same sex marriage referendum.

 

   

When the future looks a lot like the past

PLAYING THE LONG GAME IN HEALTH CERTAINLY DOESN’T MEAN TAKING IT EASY, WRITES DANIELLE BARRON

 

 

DOCTOR ABROAD: A tale of two cities

 

Emergency medicine registrar Dr Brendan Morrissey explains why he is a reluctant member of the 'Humpty Dumpty generation'

 

   

THE STUDENT PERSPECTIVE: Stopping the haemorrhage of medical graduates

Should we stay or should we go, asks Neasa Connolly

 

 

A new era in prenatal screening

Danielle Barron speaks to consultant obstetrician Professor Fergal Malone about how new technologies have resulted in easier, safer, and faster prenatal screening for women

 

   

Poll suggests half of GPs won’t sign contract

An online poll has indicated that over half of GPs are not prepared to sign up to the new under-six contract, while almost a third remain unsure.

 

 

The Phoenix rises while Leo glides

THE MEDIA WERE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD BUT THERE WAS A WARM RECEPTION FOR THE HEALTH MINISTER, WRITES DANIELLE BARRON

 

   

NAGP urges rejection of under-six deal

The NAGP has expressed its hope that GPs will reject the new under-six contract "en masse", following a meeting of their council in Dublin today.

 

 

Media left out in the cold but warm welcome for Leo

Onerous cuts to general practice made during the recession will be reversed but will not return to previous levels, the Minister for Health told GPs at the IMO AGM in Kilkenny today.


   

Prescription charges debate at IMO AGM

Polarising views on the controversial prescription charge were the only sticking point in a subdued first morning of the IMO AGM 2015.

 

 

OUR VIEW: When does a crisis become a crisis?

The perennial problem of emergency department overcrowding will not be fixed overnight, writes DANIELLE BARRON

   

Fitness to Practise under scrutiny

The Medical Council is attempting to build a case to change the manner in which Fitness to Practise cases are handled, IMN has learned.

   

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