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‘Two billion people suffering with obesity-related health complications’

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‘CervicalCheck should change primary screening method to HPV testing says HIQA’

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‘460,000 people possibly at risk from unsafe exposure in Ireland’

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‘Increasing incidence of major trauma in older people’

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‘ Quality of life for Irish people with MS one third lower than general population’ 

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‘Persistent pain affects travel plans’ 

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First EU certified app for contraception

In a world first, an app has been certified as a contraceptive within the European Union, from a European health agency. The Stockholm-based company was established by Elina Berglund and Raoul Scherwitzl, a couple with a background in physics who also designed the...

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Record Levels Of Overcrowding In First Six Months Of 2017

Latest figures have revealed that there were 51,321 admitted patients on trolleys or overcrowded wards between January and June of this year. These trolley/ward watch figures, compiled on a daily basis by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), confirm a...

Eye can’t believe it

The BMJ has reported that a 67-year-old British woman was discovered to have had a shocking 27 contact lenses in her right eye, after arriving for a routine cataract surgery last November. While being prepped for the procedure, the woman’s anesthesiologist initially...

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Ireland to introduce opt-out organ donation A public consultation will take place before the end of the summer on the matter of the introduction of the opt-out system of consent for organ donation. This system means that consent will be deemed unless the person has,...

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Huntington’s Disease: Time to break the silence

Huntington’s Disease (HD) has been around for years but the stigma surrounding it means that sufferers and their families are less inclined to speak openly about this incurable illness. In the nineteenth century, people with chorea were mistakenly believed to have...

Ombudsman publishes results of Tusla investigation

The Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall, has highlighted issues such as long delays and failure to follow procedure in his investigation into how the Child and Family Agency (Tusla) handles complaints about its services, the results of which were published on Tuesday 18th July....

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Report reviews “striking absence” of women in surgery

While more than 50 per cent of medical graduates are female, just 34 per cent of surgical trainees are women, and less than 7 per cent of consultant surgeons are women. In a report, produced by RCSI’s (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) Working Group on Gender...

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“FYI – could everyone please heed this plea ASAP?”

Maureen Browne

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Quality of life for  Irish people with MS one third lower than general population”

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