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# Doctor

All time
# saying goodbye
Doctor criticised after saying cancer is 'the best way to die'
Robert Smith recognised his comments represented “a romantic view of dying”.
# doubt
Muhammad Ali doctor queries Parkinson's link
Dr Abraham Lieberman said it was impossible to be sure regarding the root cause of his condition.
# protection
There's currently no obligation for doctors to have insurance but there soon will be
Does your doctor have medical indemnity insurance?
# Emigration
20% of GPs who graduated in 2010 now live abroad
And current trainees may be following suit…
# Acquitted
Canadian Idol contestant found not guilty of terrorism charges
The judge found that Khurram Sher, a doctor, had probably had jihadist sympathies, but was not going to join a conspiracy.
# Men's Health
'PSA' prostate cancer screening reduces deaths by a fifth
The authors of the study said it is not the time to introduce population-based screening.
# ZMapp
Here's everything we know about the 'secret serum' used to treat an American with Ebola
An experimental drug called ZMapp reportedly improved the patient’s condition.
# Hidden Ireland
The mysterious young doctor who captured Ireland in black and white
John J Clarke loved taking photographs of the world around him – and luckily for us, 200 of his photos have been digitised.
# type 1
Parents say full time consultant needed at Limerick hospital for children with diabetes
The locum full time consultant post at the University Hospital Limerick is being replaced with a half time position.
# Concussion
Uruguay's Álvaro Pereira plays on after serious knock to the head
There was outcry after the São Paulo FC left back overruled the team doctor.
# Safe sex
Uganda tests 'rubber band circumcision' in battle against HIV
The simple device – two plastic rings and an elastic band – cuts off blood supply to the foreskin, which then shrivels and is removed with the band after a week.
# to boldly go
"An adventure of a lifetime.." This Irish doctor's also on the shortlist to go to Mars
Dr Catherine McGrath joins Trinity scientist Joseph Roche and Cork-based IT engineer Steve Menaa on the list of Irish-based candidates for the ambitious ‘Mars One’ project.
# let's rap
Amazing doctor raps 'cast rules' to little girl with broken leg
He’s got mad skillz.
Video column: Have you ever been tested for an STI?
Katie Varvos asks why young Irish people aren’t getting STI tests and she even takes one online.
# Challenge
Interview: The Irishwoman set to be part of the first all-female four to row across the Pacific Ocean
Aoife Ní Mhaoileoin, a doctor from Dublin, is preparing to undertake an intensive 2,400 mile-journey from California to Hawaii.
# Controversy
German anti-doping doctor resigns over pic of Kevin-Prince Boateng drinking and smoking
The Schalke midfielder was photographed in the dressing room while waiting for a drugs test.
# young sci 2014
How clean are Irish apples? This student put it to the test
A Limerick student looked at organic and non-organic apples for a BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition project.
Reilly emphatically rejects claims HSE knew about CRC top-ups
A former CRC chairman claimed that “very top people” at the HSE attended a 2009 meeting at which which privately-funded payments for staff were agreed to.
# Donegal
Letterkenny Hospital investigating claims child was hit by doctor
It’s understood a doctor at the facility has been suspended as the inquiry is carried out.
# Legend
Meet the world’s most talented 70-year-old goalkeeper
In addition to regularly playing for Papiano, Lamberto Boranga is also a poet, doctor and world-record-holding athlete.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you in favour of free GP care for under-5s?
It will take away a costly expense for parents – but the high cost has been criticised. What do you think?
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Love spells, a gold-plated phone and a really clever chair
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Tragic
Woman drowns off Achill Island
The Coast Guard was at the scene within minutes after a report of a near drowning, but the woman had passed away.
# Health system
Reilly: Free GP care for under 5s still on track
The Health Minister added that he did not do this job to be popular.
# Hospitals
"Be prepared" - Doctors get ready to go on strike
Doctors and the HSE met today to talk about contingency plans if doctors do strike from next month – but the doctors aren’t happy.
# Prime Numbers
Microsoft, mortgages and a one-man party: The week in numbers
Plus: how much was spent on alcohol in Ireland last year?
# Healthcare
GP fees in Dublin are the most expensive in the country
A new survey reveals the average consultation fee in Dublin is €53.29, while the national average stands at €46.26.
# giving birth
Study: Better for women to be cared for by midwives than doctors when giving birth
Women who had midwife-led care had fewer epidurals, fewer episiotomies and were less likely to give birth early.
# GP visits
One third of Irish people have avoided a GP visit due to money constraints
Worryingly, six per cent of parents in a survey also said they could not afford to bring a sick child to the doctor over the past year.
# Clare
Clare's Davy Fitz: 'When it involves head injuries, we just have to be so careful'
The Banner manager has called for an independent doctor to make judgements in suspected concussion cases in the GAA.
# GP
GPs have this stark warning for their former colleague James Reilly...
The NAGP say the latest round of cuts will undermine patient care and could result in GP practices closing.
# amputation
First person to have two-leg transplant has both limbs amputated again
Doctors said that the patient contracted an unrelated illness that forced him to stop taking anti-rejection drugs.
# Medication
Irish people warming up to generic medicines
The Irish Medicine Board expects lists of interchangeable medicines to be ready within two months of legislation on the drugs commencing.
# India
Successful life-saving surgery on baby's rare, swollen head disorder
Doctors say the surgery was a success although it’s too early to say what the quality of her life will be like.
# Kermit Gosnell
US abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell found guilty of murder
Kermit Gosnell could face the death penalty after he was found guilty of three counts of murder in the deaths of babies born alive at his clinic.
# bedwetting
Just one in ten parents seek GP help about child's bedwetting
New research has also shown that children are missing out on summer activities because they wet the bed.
# Blood Tests
Updated: Tallaght Hospital patients told to call premium line for blood test appointments
In a note issued to GP-referred patients, the hospital said calls to the number will be charged at the premium rate of €2.03 per call.
# coosmetic surgery
Thinking of cosmetic surgery? Here’s the Medical Council’s advice
The Medical Council said it has been concerned about private clinics operating unregulated – which is set to change when a draft bill passes.
# Murder
Brazil doctor accused of murder probed over more deaths
A team is re-examining the 1,872 deaths that have happened in the last seven years in an intensive care unit run by a doctor charged with murder.
Teachers 'afraid they could be fired for being gay'
This is due to the Government’s failure to meet its own deadline for publishing legislation to end discrimination against LGBT staff, Senator Averil Power has said.