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Can women avoid recurrent miscarriages?

The recent plight of 25 year-old singer Lily Allen has catapulted the incidence of recurrent miscarriage into the public eye. Thousands grieve this type of loss privately each year, but when the victim is well known, their suffering is shared.


Putting depression into remission

Despite advances in pharmacotherapy for patients with depression, and better awareness of mental health issues throughout the general population, many people are not receiving optimal treatment for their illness.


Time for a change in COPD

Although it has been around for hundreds of years, the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has not come as far as other chronic diseases like asthma and diabetes.


An update on management of childhood epilepsy

Childhood epilepsy effects one-in-200 children in Ireland, and contributes 60-70 per cent of the workload of a child neurologist. Over the last 10 years our understanding of these epilepsies has improved with the advent of modern neuroimaging, genomic technologies and concepts in molecular biology.


No evidence for morning sickness therapies

A new Cochrane review, led by Dr Anne Matthews at the School of Nursing in Dublin City University (DCU), has found that there is no evidence to prove the effectiveness of treatments for morning sickness in pregnancy.

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