Latest figures have revealed that in Ireland the incidence rate of ovarian cancer is 15.6 in every 100,000 people, almost a quarter higher than the average of 12.6 across the rest of the EU. The Irish Cancer Society teamed up with Ovacare, SOCK, the Emer Casey...read more
‘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...read more
The level of inequality currently occurring between American socioeconomic classes has not been seen since before the Great Depression, according to a study recently published in The Lancet. Income inequality in the USA has increased over the past four decades; the...read more
Rapping around a hospital enabled Dr. Tapas Mukherjee to reach 209,754 people with his latest project, ‘The Inhaler Song’. Although not the first person to make a music video in medicine, teaching an entire set of guideline was quite a unique undertaking by the...read more
3M has commissioned the UCD based National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) to carry out in-depth research into its Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier. 3M believes Emphaze could have a significant impact on the biotechnology industry. The project...
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...read more
‘The process of healthcare reform can also help establish a level playing field between the private and public systems. We believe the current strategy of double-charging private patients for beds in public hospitals and charging private patients 10 times the public...read more
INMO figures reveal 36,043 patients waited on trolleys for in-patient bed in first four months of 2017
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) carried out its analyses of its Trolley/Ward Watch figures ahead of its three day Annual Delegate Conference last week. A total 36,043 patients waited on trolleys for an in-patient bed in the first four months of this...read more
IrSPEN’s (Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism) national conference and policy seminar in Dublin discussed the urgent need for better treatment of patients with serious and long-term nutritional problems and the management of patients with chronic...
Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin is chaired by the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, but ownership rests with the board of directors. Dr Martin is also the chairman of the National Maternity Hospital, which is governed under legislation passed in...read more
Professor Cormac Taylor was the first ever non-US based recipient of the Takeda Distinguished Research Award, presented by the American Physiological Society (APS), since its establishment in 2007. The prestigious award is presented annually, by the Society’s...read more
‘These figures show that we had around one death every week in Ireland related to sun exposure at work’ - Kevin O’Hagan, Cancer Prevention Manager with the Irish Cancer Society Almost one in four (23 per cent) of skin cancer deaths in Ireland are from the...read more
Beacon Consultants Clinic, located at Beacon Hospital in Dublin, has become the first private facility in Ireland to offer Fibrosca, a screening that potentially eradicates the need for a liver biopsy in many cases. It was launched by Professor Suzanne Norris,...read more