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# Medicine

This year
Dr Chris Luke: Knives are lethal weapons - we must not sleepwalk into a rise in their use
The retired medical consultant outlines the severe injuries incurred by victims of knife crime and says tackling this crime should be a priority.
Medicine shortages: Dept Health says 'numerous alternatives available to ensure continuity of care'
Figures released today showed that three out of five patients have experienced medicine shortages in the last 12 months.
Almost 1 million doses of illegal and counterfeit medicine seized by HPRA in 2022
Almost half of the substances seized were sedative medicines or anabolic steroids.
Over 200 medicines unavailable in Ireland, including cough syrups and soluble painkillers
There is a major shortage of over-the-counter treatments for respiratory illnesses and bacterial infections.
Last year
FactFind: How much does it cost the State to train a doctor in Ireland?
Figures cited online range can vary by hundreds of thousands
Minister 'disappointed' by BOI decision to end graduate medical student loan
Fees for graduate entry medicine (GEM) students are now set at €16,290 per year for Irish students.
All time
GP: When a super-spreadable virus meets a super-spreader event like Christmas we need to pause
Our GP details how the booster programme is set to work via GP practices and advises readers to step up and get the shots.
Covid vaccines have saved 9,000 lives in Ireland among 60+ age group, study estimates
New research by the ECDC and the WHO says that nearly 500,000 people across Europe are alive thanks to Covid vaccines.
Opinion: Coping with Long Covid - how exercise and other treatments can help
The focus on research into and symptoms of Long Covid needs to be complimented by treatment options, writes Dr Jennifer Dineen.
Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'
Dr Greg Korpanty of University Hospital Limerick on cancer treatment in Ireland during a pandemic.
Final year medicine studies and Leinster career keeping Murphy busy
The 25-year-old back row is nearing the end of his degree in UCD.
The former Munster centre now helping to fight Covid-19 as a doctor in Cork
Tom Gleeson had to retire from rugby in 2012 due to injury.
'A significant gamechanger': PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates being rolled out from today
The pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment is the most recent development in the field of HIV prevention.
A record 1,450 doctors voluntarily withdrew from the Medical Council of Ireland last year
To practice medicine in Ireland you must be registered with the council.
Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs
That council has warned that over-prescriptions of the drugs is affecting the safety of Irish patients.
Mahrez missed Man City's Community Shield win due to doping control worries
Pep Guardiola did not risk Riyad Mahrez against Liverpool to avoid any complications with the winger’s medicine and doping control.
Benzodiazepine use in Irish over 65s is higher than international average
Benzodiazepine medicine use in women over 65 years is 40% higher than in men, finds a new report.
Clinical trials involving Irish patients 'saved the health service €13m' over two years
A new report published today is calling for a scaling-up of clinical research infrastructure in Ireland.
Opinion: Cancer screening can't provide 100% certainty - but the programme saves many lives
A recent judgement said doctors must have absolute confidence that results are normal – unfortunately, that just isn’t possible, writes Dr Ciarán Ó Riain.
We've found the cure in feature race, it's Medicine
Listed races like these at tracks like Navan will be Medicine Jack’s bread and butter.
Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'I remember the detail of my errors and the guilt and shame I felt are burnt onto my mind'
Dr Anthony O’Connor writes about how doctors make mistakes – and what we can do about creating an atmosphere that’s not about ‘blame and shame’.
'Any time there is medication involved everyone needs to be very, very cautious'
Leinster coach Leo Cullen underlined the quality of the province’s medical team.
Opinion: HIV positive women face a unique set of challenges
On the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, women who have HIV still face increased stigma, writes Dr Denise Proudfoot
Explainer: Is Ireland in danger of a medicines shortage because of Brexit?
Here we do our best to explain…
Dr Dora Gorman: Ireland's football, hockey and GAA star who just graduated medicine at UCD
Dora Gorman discusses captaining Ireland at World Cups and European Championships, playing gaelic for Galway and recently graduating top of her class at UCD.
Alcohol, tobacco and medicine seized at Dublin Port
The contraband products have a combined estimated retail value of almost €9,000.
Government looking at how to best source 'quality' medical cannabis for new access programme
Minister Harris told his Cabinet colleagues his department are looking at how to give “quality assurance” to patients.
Breakdown: Average number of public patients per GPs across the country
Some GPs have as many as 1,218 public patients, while others have just 442.
People are absolutely convinced that Harry Styles' new track is his 'bisexual anthem'
“We really out here loving a queer man.”
'I could never work again after I got sick, that really affected me'
Every year at least 80 people in Ireland develop acute intestinal failure.
New blood test to detect Alzheimer's disease developed by Irish researchers
Doctors have said that early diagnosis of the disease is key for improving the quality of life.
The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money
Its cost could be outweighed by health savings in the area of air pollution disease and death.
Pharmacists urge people to ensure they have 'supply of essential medicines' before storm hits
The Irish Pharmacy Union has warned that patients could experience “significant disruption for several days”.
'I had to look after this puppy when I could barely look after myself'
Irish Alpine skier Kirsty McGarry chats to The42 about representing Ireland twice at the Winter Olympics and the difficult aftermath.
Medicine students forced to resit exam after initial Christmas paper revealed to be 'compromised'
A high proportion of second-year medical students studying the ‘Cell Cell Communication’ module were found to have achieved A grades in the ‘compromised’ exam.
Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study
One in three women are estimated to use ibuprofen in the first three months of pregnancy.
The 1918 pandemic killed millions - Now scientists are trying to design a stronger flu shot to prevent a repeat
There’s currently no way to predict what strain of the shape-shifting flu virus could trigger another pandemic.
This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations
Physicians who played the game had a 53% failure rate, compared to 74% for those who studied the textbooks.
Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs
Researchers from Harvard Medical School found there is no correlation between achy joints and rainfall.
A huge breakthrough has been made that could stop the devastating Huntington’s disease
The research was made at University College London.