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Gaping need for research investment into silent epidemic, experts warn

Approximately 13,000 lives are devastated in Ireland every year by brain injuries acquired through falls, road collisions, attempted suicides and strokes, prompting Acquired Brain Injury Ireland to dub it a "silent epidemic" that leaves families struggling to cope...
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 Transplant Team Ireland eagerly await 10th European Championships

One of the most decorated Gaelic footballers of all time, Peter Canavan, dropped in to offer the wisdom of his sporting career in a motivational talk to members of Transplant Team Ireland ahead of their departure next month to represent Ireland at the 10th European...
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Hay Fever warning issued by pharmacists as pollen count set to rise

While it may occur at any time, early summer and autumn are particularly difficult times of the year for the one in five members of the Irish population who suffer from hay fever, also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis, which is caused by pollen and spores that...
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Medical Council launches updated guidance on relationships between doctors and Industry

The Medical Council has published revised guidance for doctors on relationships with industry, including pharmaceutical and medical device companies and other industry bodies, to clarify its stance on the ethics of the matter. Updates and new additions to the guidance...
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HPV vaccine uptake 11 per cent higher than last year

The preliminary figures of the HPV vaccine uptake rate is 11 per cent higher than last year, according to the HSE National Immunisation office. The end of March saw the HSE launching the next phase of the HPV Vaccine Information Campaign, with the aim of supporting...

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“FEMPI cuts undermine the pharmacy sector”, claims IPU

The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) has called on the government to provide a clear timetable for the restoration of funding to pharmacists following repeated cuts under the FEMPI legislation. These cuts came under strong criticism from the IPU President, Daragh Connolly,...

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