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New research programme focuses on improved survival rates among children and teens affected by cancer of the blood 

Approximately 40 per cent of cancers in children and teenagers up to the age of 16 are of the haematological variety. A new research programme, launched yesterday (Thurs 5th April) aims to asses how normal gene regulation is subverted in acute leukaemia, with the...

Treating a patient who has experienced sexual assault

In light of recent media coverage of the Belfast rape trial, IMN reached out to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) and to Dr Maeve Eogan, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Rotunda Hospital, asking for insight for doctors who might find themselves treating a...

Irish-based researcher makes new discovery in fight against breast cancer

Doctors may be able to spare cancer patients diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer from the harsh effects of chemotherapy in a few short years. Researchers from the Irish Cancer Society cancer research centre ‘BREAST-PREDICT’ have developed a tool which may...

‘Healthcare manpower crisis to continue while pay cuts remain unaddressed’, new IMO President warns

The new President of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), Dr. Peadar Gilligan, has highlighted that until the 30 per cent pay cut to consultants is fully addressed, Ireland will continue to face challenges in recruiting the almost 500 currently unfilled consultant...

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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New campaign encourages exercise among IPF patients

A new campaign has been launched today to share the personal experiences of those living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). It is unclear what causes the chronic progressive condition which causes scarring in the lungs but by the time symptoms appear,...

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Girl (8) speaks for the first time in four years

A young girl with Progressive Dystonia, a very rare disease in children that causes painful seizing of the muscles, has uttered her first word in four years, "Mama", following treatment. The patient, Mary-Ann Cleary, had progressed so severely that she was unable to...

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Organ transplants increase by 11 per cent in 2017

There was a record-breaking rise in organ transplants in Ireland last year: 311 organ transplants from 99 deceased organ donations were carried, which is an increase of 11 per cent on the previous year. Kidney transplants from deceased donation has grown to 141, 51 of...

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Founder of CRY Ireland steps down as chairman

The co-founder of CRY Ireland has announced that he will be stepping down as chairman of the charity, 16 years after he founded it with his wife, Marie Greene,  following the sudden death of their son Peter in June 1996. During Michael’s time as chairman, CRY Ireland...

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Medical Council elections open for voting

The Medical Council election for six medical elected representatives to sit on the council is currently underway. The nomination process has come to an end and voting for the nominees will remain open until 12 noon on 21st March, 2018. All registered doctors are now...

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