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# Medical

This year
Ulcerative colitis: I kept losing weight and was exhausted - I collapsed every time I stood up
Brian Tyrrell documents his experience dealing with ulcerative colitis, from diagnosis to an operation to living a full life.
Last year
Juventus complete €75m signing of Vlahovic from Fiorentina
The Serbian striker has signed a contract until 2026 to join the Turin giants.
Everton full-back Digne set for Villa medical as €30m fee is agreed
Steven Gerrard is close to adding the French international to his squad, having already secured a loan deal for Philippe Coutinho.
All time
Randolph's West Ham medical is the longest I've ever known - Boro boss
The Republic of Ireland goalkeeper has been heavily linked with the Premier League club.
Whistleblower says Google is collecting personal medical data of 50 million people from health providers
The anonymous Google employee shared the information in a video online.
Expert tips for parents who discover that their teenager drinks alcohol
Teenagers will always push the boundaries, here is what you should do if you find out your teen is drinking over the holiday period, writes Dr Gerry McCarney.
Opinion: Legislating for abortion is very complex and a clear guiding principle is required
The ‘yes’ side contained a wide range of views about when abortion should be permitted – the government can’t please them all, writes Professor Dermot Cox.
Ireland's first charity-funded community air ambulance lands in Kerry
The service will cost €2 million to run annually.
John Terry reportedly set for shock move to Spartak Moscow after undergoing medical
The 37-year-old is said to have undergone a medical with Spartak officials in Rome.
James McClean undergoes Stoke medical with Ireland international set for transfer
The winger is expected to sign for Championship side Stoke City this weekend after undergoing a medical.
Drivers seeking compo through Personal Injuries Board will have to take a medical under new law
When one or both parties refuse taking medicals, it can result in claimants taking their case to the courts.
'Negotiations have not succeeded' - Lyon announce Nabil Fekir's move to Liverpool is off
The Lyon playmaker seemed to be heading towards Anfield but the move is off again.
BreastCheck director concerned as programme receives 15 solicitor's letters in past two weeks
BreastCheck says it doesn’t want “to be diverting taxpayers funds on litigation services”.
Simon Harris says the State will pay for women to have a repeat cervical screening
Earlier the HSE apologised after a helpline for concerned people was down due to a technical glitch.
A single concussion may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease by 56%
Researchers also found that those with a traumatic brain injury were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease an average of two years earlier than those without.
Living with Parkinson's in Ireland: 'If I was dependent on the HSE I wouldn't be able to move now'
There are 12,000 people in Ireland living with Parkinson’s disease and numbers are continuing to rise.
Medical staff sleep in wards and brave dangerous weather to make it to hospitals
The work doesn’t stop in Ireland’s hospitals just because there is a weather warning in place.
Could you pass the cognitive fitness test taken by Donald Trump this week?
Trump scored 30 out of 30 on the test.
Donald Trump has no cognitive problems - but should eat less fat and exercise more
Trump asked for the cognitive test.
Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients
Instead, frailty, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment and smoking were associated with postoperative complications.
Minister: Hospital followed procedure in case of man who suffered heart attack after being turned away
In August, a Wicklow man suffered a heart attack hours after being refused treatment at a hospital.
Almost half of all abortions happening around the world every year are unsafe
Of the 55.7 million abortions that take place worldwide every year, 25.5 million are unsafe.
'A chronic haemorrhage': Just one in five trainee doctors plan to definitely stay in Ireland to work
The RSCI has published a survey about the medical workforce in Ireland.
Many mislabelled moisturisers are causing problems for skin disorder sufferers
A new study has found that moisturisers marked ‘fragrance free’ and ‘hypoallergenic’ often were not.
A patient in Ireland has contracted Hepatitis B from a blood transfusion
The Irish Blood Transfusion Board has tested 1.2 million donations for the infection.
HSE looking for company to operate pilot supervised injection centre
The facility will look “like any other health or social care premises” said a HSE national addiction lead.
Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism
Experts say this isn’t a cause for alarm.
Double hand transplant success: 'The boy wanted to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball bat'
“The boy wanted to be able to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball.”
Male nurse who contacted patient on Whatsapp and Facebook found guilty of professional misconduct
The nurse was also found guilty of non-compliance with the nurses’ professional code of conduct.
Flight diverts to Shannon after a passenger dies on board
Last Monday, an 88-year-old man also died on a flight that was diverted to Shannon.
'The depression was just gone': People are microdosing LSD to try to improve their lives
Microdosing acid is becoming increasingly popular in the US.
Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today
The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.
'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance
Misuse and overuse of medication will “almost certainly lead to a health crisis”, it has been warned.
92% of Irish people believe that cannabis should be legalised when recommended by a doctor
The vast majority of Irish people are in favour of cannabis being legalised for medical purposes upon the recommendation of a doctor.
Chelsea Manning hospitalised after reports of attempted suicide
Manning’s lawyer and support team were unable to immediately confirm reports.
These two apps could really help you in a medical emergency
Hopefully, you will never need to use them but you never know.
The ins and outs of a transfer-window medical
Omnisport’s Dom Farrell gets an inside track on pre-signing protocols.
Trainee doctors say nurses and doctors bully them as they're shown the ropes
A new report also found trainees who gained their medical qualification outside Ireland rated learning environments significantly more highly.
Medical staff rapidly arrived at hospitals spontaneously on night of the Paris attacks
A crisis plan, which was developed 20 years ago, was activated for the first time.
Google is making a big move to help treat diabetes
A new partnership sees it developing new technology that will help treat diabetes.