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IHCA releases 2018 pre-budget submission to tackle “over a decade of underfunding”

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) claimed that over the last decade, budget balancing has taken precedent over patient safety, asserting that the time had come for this attitude to change as they announced details of their 2018 Pre-Budget Submission on...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis drug approved by European Union

The European Commission has authorised the marketing for Kevzara® (sarilumab), to be used in combination with methotrexate (MTX) to treat moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis(RA) in adult patients who have not responded well to, or are intolerant to, one...

Traces of banned chemicals found in umbilical cord blood

Babies are receiving trace amounts of flame-retardants, which have been banned in America for over a decade, through umbilical cord blood from their mothers, a study based in Indiana University has found. These chemicals could create health complications and concerns,...

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...

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Burnout especially prevalent among doctors, claims US expert

Burnout is a challenge that many people may experience, often due to high-stress careers. While this is true of many professions, Professor Lotte Dyrbye, Professor of Medicine, Medical Education, and Consultant in the Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine at Mayo...

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‘Diabetes Ireland highlight gaps in care for paediatric diabetes’

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