Irish Medical News


An ode to Nigella

It’s not just the onions that are sweating  

Slow progress in PCT development

Niamh Cahill examines why primary care team progress has been so poor  

The first of the hospital groups

Paul Mulholland reports on the establishment and management of the Galway/Roscommon Hospital group …

  • An ode to Nigella

    Friday, 19 October 2012 12:50
  • Slow progress in PCT development

    Friday, 19 October 2012 12:44
  • The first of the hospital groups

    Friday, 19 October 2012 12:37
A lesser known cause of malnutrition
Thursday, 14 June 2012
THE DRASTIC weight loss and emaciation seen with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) is more than obvious, yet the condition itself remains… Read more…
Probiotics: Evidence-based guidelines
Thursday, 02 February 2012
  The term “probiotics” was first introduced in 1965 by Lilly and Stillwell; in contrast to antibiotics, probiotics were defined as… Read more…
New global strategy for COPD
Thursday, 02 February 2012
Early stage COPD carries a significant healthcare burden that is currently underrecognised, underdiagnosed and undertreated. Furthermore, patients at… Read more…
Diagnosing lung cancer: Guideline update
Thursday, 07 July 2011
The long-awaited updated guidance on diagnosing lung cancer was released last week by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the… Read more…
Advances in treatment of chronic total occlusion
Friday, 17 June 2011
Marie Feely learns of the unique advances in the Mater Private Hospital’s Heart Centre that are improving patients’ lives Read more…
An overview of atopic dermatitis
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Eczema, or  atopic dermatitis, is a common inflammatory disease of the skin. The condition often has its start in childhood and follows a variable… Read more…
Silver bullet treatments in lung cancer
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
In lung cancer, even patients presenting with early, more manageable disease have a low five-year survival rate. A Scottish analysis reported that 50… Read more…
Ask the specialist: Depression
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Consultant psychiatrist and author Dr Conor Farren answers questions on managing depression in the community Read more…
Complications of chronic kidney disease
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) includes any conditions that affect the kidney with the potential to cause either progressive loss of kidney function or… Read more…
Barrett’s oesophagus: Diagnosis and management
Friday, 11 March 2011
Barrett’s oesophagus is a benign condition where the normal (stratified squamous) lining of the oesophagus is replaced by abnormal cells… Read more…
Performance intelligence future of healthcare
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
TRAG Performance Intelligence Group Ireland and UK (TRAGPI) is an advisory company focused on providing integrated cost and quality management… Read more…
New data on Zytiga presented at ASCO
Friday, 22 June 2012
  Data related to Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) clinical studies have been selected for presentation at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American… Read more…
MSD Launches Elonva in Ireland
Friday, 22 June 2012
  MSD has announced the availability of Elonva in Ireland (corifollitropin alfa injection), a new treatment for fertility. Elonva is approved for… Read more…
Campaign to highlight awareness of sight-threatening condition in people with diabetes
Friday, 22 June 2012
According to research, over three quarters (75 per cent) of people with diabetes in Ireland have not heard of the condition diabetic macular oedema… Read more…
Boots Ireland lowers cost of prescription medicines
Friday, 22 June 2012
  Boots Ireland has announced new lower prescription medicine prices. The changes will reduce the price of the majority of prescription medicines. Read more…
Laya healthcare marks launch by announcing 100 new jobs
Friday, 25 May 2012
  Laya healthcare has marked its official launch by announcing 100 new jobs over the next three years. The company currently employs 343 people at… Read more…
Survival advantage shown with Betaferon in MS trial
Friday, 04 May 2012
  Bayer HealthCare has announced data published this month in Neurology from the Betaferon 21-year Long-term Follow-up (LTF) Study, which showed… Read more…
Teva’s Naramerg name change
Monday, 23 April 2012
  Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland would like to announce the following name change: Naramerg (naratriptan) film coated tabs 2.5mg has changed to… Read more…
EFIC-Grünenthal grant supports young scientists
Monday, 23 April 2012
  Young scientists from across Europe are invited to apply for the EFIC-Grünenthal Grant (E-G-G) 2012, one of the most highly regarded pain… Read more…
Boehringer Ingelheim gains approval for extended time-window for Actilyse
Monday, 23 April 2012
  Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that Actilyse has been approved for thrombolytic treatment of acute ischaemic stroke up to 4.5 hours after… Read more…

MPS review identifies risks at NEDOC



Service fragmentation, cumbersome communication and a lack of adequate IT facilities have been identified as representing the greatest risk in an assessment of GP out-of-hours cooperative NEDOC.



IBTS Board membership ‘insufficient’




Concerns have been expressed about the composition the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) Board, with insufficient board members having been appointed, IMN has learned.



IMO calls for suicide intervention teams


Suicide intervention teams should be placed in all hospitals on a 24-hour basis in order to help young people at risk of suicide and self-harm, the IMO has said.



IMO to ballot following imminent Labour Court rulling


The IMO will immediately ballot its members following the Labour Court decision on proposals regarding rest days and payment for second opinions, IMN has learned.



First mobile TB unit for Dublin


A mobile TB screening unit will arrive in Dublin for the first time next week to screen for TB at a number of locations across the city.



Department backtracks on NCCP move

The clinical care programmes and the (NCCP) National Cancer Control Programme will not be moving into the Department of Health as planned, IMN has learned.




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