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# medicine - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Should Charlie Gard's name have been made public?
# Ethical Questions
# Ethical Questions

Should Charlie Gard's name have been made public?

Aug 3rd 2017, 6:10 AM 12,379 Views 29 Comments

In life or death cases involving children, should they be kept anonymous?

# medicine - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect
# America
# America

Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect

Jul 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,453 Views 34 Comments

A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations caused a threefold increase in annual measles cases, a new study found.

# medicine - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Jul 23rd 2017, 10:30 AM 13,164 Views 39 Comments

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

# medicine - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Watch: 'I'm still the same kid - just instead of having no hands, I have two'
# Transplant
# Transplant

Watch: 'I'm still the same kid - just instead of having no hands, I have two'

Jul 19th 2017, 2:45 PM 13,052 Views 7 Comments

Zion Harvey is the first person to undergo a double hand transplant.

Double hand transplant success: 'The boy wanted to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball bat'
# Medical History
# Medical History

Double hand transplant success: 'The boy wanted to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball bat'

Jul 19th 2017, 6:00 AM 16,440 Views 7 Comments

“The boy wanted to be able to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball.”

# medicine - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle
# Flu Patch
# Flu Patch

A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle

Jun 28th 2017, 6:15 AM 8,131 Views 23 Comments

First human trial of the ‘microneedle patch’ that ‘punctures skin painlessly’ can be self-administered.

# medicine - Thursday 22 June, 2017

As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff
# Brain Drain
# Brain Drain

As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff

Jun 22nd 2017, 12:21 PM 28,681 Views 58 Comments

Africa and Pakistan contribute the highest number of non-Irish doctors here.

Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules

Jun 22nd 2017, 10:57 AM 21,235 Views 108 Comments

The decision stems from the case of a man who developed MS shortly after being vaccinated against hepatitis B.

# medicine - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years
# Heart Attack
# Heart Attack

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years

Jun 20th 2017, 7:27 AM 8,126 Views 31 Comments

The medication has shown promise in mice.

# medicine - Friday 21 April, 2017

Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy
# Warning
# Warning

Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy

Apr 21st 2017, 3:18 PM 16,261 Views 48 Comments

Some 40,000 people are living with foetal alcohol syndrome in Ireland.

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today
# IMO
# IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

Apr 21st 2017, 6:10 AM 10,989 Views 29 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

# medicine - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief
# Blennies
# Blennies

Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief

Apr 8th 2017, 4:00 PM 15,087 Views 19 Comments

Experiments using lab mice found the rodents showed no sign of pain once injected with the fish venom.

# medicine - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Groundbreaking science allows paralysed man use his brain to control his arms again
# Bionic Man
# Bionic Man

Groundbreaking science allows paralysed man use his brain to control his arms again

Mar 29th 2017, 3:45 PM 8,926 Views 6 Comments

Bill Kochevar says the device is “better than I thought it would be”.

# medicine - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions
# Medicine
# Medicine

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:05 AM 12,163 Views 6 Comments

People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.

# medicine - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Users of Epipens warned to check theirs as batch is recalled
# Warning
# Warning

Users of Epipens warned to check theirs as batch is recalled

Mar 21st 2017, 3:49 PM 15,730 Views 6 Comments

The recall affects around 1,000 units.

'My daughter is seriously in need of this medication' - Vera Twomey is coming back to the Dáil
# Medicinal Cannabis
# Medicinal Cannabis

'My daughter is seriously in need of this medication' - Vera Twomey is coming back to the Dáil

Mar 21st 2017, 6:05 AM 14,895 Views 21 Comments

Twomey says nothing will happen until the law is changed.

# medicine - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Humans have a new organ and it's thanks to surgeons in Limerick
# Mesentery
# Mesentery

Humans have a new organ and it's thanks to surgeons in Limerick

Jan 7th 2017, 8:00 AM 47,500 Views 20 Comments

The mesentery is now being classified as a single structure.

# medicine - Monday 2 January, 2017

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK
# Cbd
# Cbd

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK

Jan 2nd 2017, 1:41 PM 13,618 Views 44 Comments

Companies wishing to sell CBD can apply for a licence from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

# medicine - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Cannabis-based products won't be in pharmacies tomorrow, but we have a timeline
# Medicinal
# Medicinal

Cannabis-based products won't be in pharmacies tomorrow, but we have a timeline

Dec 1st 2016, 9:11 PM 46,870 Views 50 Comments

The Dáil has been debating a medicinal cannabis bill this evening.

# medicine - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'It's time we got on with it': Support for medicinal cannabis bill could mean it's a runner
# Legalise
# Legalise

'It's time we got on with it': Support for medicinal cannabis bill could mean it's a runner

Nov 29th 2016, 8:10 PM 12,412 Views 82 Comments

The bill, which is due to be debated on this Thursday, aims to regulate use of cannabis for medical purposes.

# medicine - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging

Nov 13th 2016, 7:45 AM 11,271 Views 25 Comments

Pharmacists have said misusing and overusing antibiotics is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ireland”.

# medicine - Monday 7 November, 2016

Pharmaceutical industry paid Irish doctors €3.7 million for "undisclosed" reasons in 2015
# Big Pharma
# Big Pharma

Pharmaceutical industry paid Irish doctors €3.7 million for "undisclosed" reasons in 2015

Nov 7th 2016, 5:01 PM 24,121 Views 61 Comments

The industry’s payments to both doctors and healthcare institutions here is under the spotlight at present.

# medicine - Monday 31 October, 2016

'Orkambi saved my life, other people should get access to it'
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'Orkambi saved my life, other people should get access to it'

Oct 31st 2016, 7:30 AM 18,192 Views 24 Comments

The drug, which costs about €160,000 per patient per year, is giving some people with cystic fibrosis a new lease of life.

# medicine - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Face transplants: Some experts still question risks associated with operation
# A Decade On
# A Decade On

Face transplants: Some experts still question risks associated with operation

Sep 10th 2016, 9:15 AM 9,543 Views 3 Comments

Following the death of the first face transplant patient, some experts say the risks are too great given the surgery is not life-saving.

# medicine - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

HSE to cut what it pays drug companies after talks fail
# Take It Or Leave It
# Take It Or Leave It

HSE to cut what it pays drug companies after talks fail

May 17th 2016, 5:31 PM 16,276 Views 56 Comments

The state entered into negotiations to reduce the price of medicines to the Irish taxpayer.

# medicine - Monday 16 May, 2016

Doctors have a plan to dispense medicine and pharmacists aren't happy
# Spoonful Of Sugar
# Spoonful Of Sugar

Doctors have a plan to dispense medicine and pharmacists aren't happy

May 16th 2016, 12:11 PM 27,794 Views 122 Comments

The NAGP says the plan would work, the IPU says it would harm patients.

# medicine - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Doctors rebuilt a man's throat using regenerating tissue
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

Doctors rebuilt a man's throat using regenerating tissue

Apr 9th 2016, 9:00 AM 10,537 Views 16 Comments

The results are a major breakthrough in the field of regenerative tissue.

# medicine - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

'I've been trying to bring cheap medicine to Irish patients. Too many are struggling to pay'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I've been trying to bring cheap medicine to Irish patients. Too many are struggling to pay'

Mar 9th 2016, 10:08 AM 6,599 Views 105 Comments

I used to dread bringing an inhaler out to a patient and asking for €85, writes Shane O’Sullivan.

# medicine - Monday 15 February, 2016

200 new jobs in ground handling on the way at Dublin Airport
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

200 new jobs in ground handling on the way at Dublin Airport

Feb 15th 2016, 11:21 AM 24,343 Views 47 Comments

Separately, a healthcare company has announced 200 jobs in Carlow, Cork and Tipperary.

# medicine - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Chinese medicines are packed with endangered animal DNA
# Tiger's Tale
# Tiger's Tale

Chinese medicines are packed with endangered animal DNA

Feb 6th 2016, 8:30 AM 9,057 Views 16 Comments

“Dried geckos are used as an aphrodisiac; monkey skeletons are used to treat general pain”.

# medicine - Thursday 4 February, 2016

WATCH: Despised ex-drug CEO smirks his way through questioning by US politicians
# MARTIN SHKRELI
# MARTIN SHKRELI

WATCH: Despised ex-drug CEO smirks his way through questioning by US politicians

Feb 4th 2016, 8:49 PM 33,049 Views 96 Comments

Martin Shkreli, who unapologetically raised the price of a life-saving drug 50 times over, later called the politicians “imbeciles.”

# medicine - Saturday 16 January, 2016

'I was getting sick all day when I was pregnant. The doctor told me to have cold milk and Rice Krispies'
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

'I was getting sick all day when I was pregnant. The doctor told me to have cold milk and Rice Krispies'

Jan 16th 2016, 8:00 PM 184,016 Views 74 Comments

Severe vomiting affects 2% of pregnant woman, but some say there is not enough awareness about it, even among the medical profession.

# medicine - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Toddler's head reattached after internal decapitation
# Australia
# Australia

Toddler's head reattached after internal decapitation

Oct 6th 2015, 9:05 AM 36,365 Views 37 Comments

Jackson Taylor’s recovery following a car accident has been described as “a miracle”.

# medicine - Monday 5 October, 2015

Irish-born scientist given a Nobel Prize for his work fighting a horrible parasite
# William Campbell
# William Campbell

Irish-born scientist given a Nobel Prize for his work fighting a horrible parasite

Oct 5th 2015, 2:45 PM 21,639 Views 31 Comments

Irishman William Campbell shared one half of the prize with Satoshi Omura of Japan.

# medicine - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

WATCH: Doctors save man's hand - by inserting it into his belly
# Tummy Tuck
# Tummy Tuck

WATCH: Doctors save man's hand - by inserting it into his belly

Sep 2nd 2015, 7:45 PM 20,462 Views 25 Comments

“Kind of like a hoodie…”

# medicine - Monday 20 July, 2015

225,000 animals used for scientific testing in Ireland, in a single year
# Animal Testing
# Animal Testing

225,000 animals used for scientific testing in Ireland, in a single year

Jul 20th 2015, 9:00 PM 20,243 Views 86 Comments

Animals used in scientific procedures included rabbits, dogs, pigs and ferrets.

# medicine - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Assistants for doctors with no medical degree are being hired at Beaumont Hospital
# Supporting Doctors
# Supporting Doctors

Assistants for doctors with no medical degree are being hired at Beaumont Hospital

Jul 5th 2015, 8:00 AM 38,255 Views 69 Comments

Physician Associates support doctors in their diagnosis and management of patients.

# medicine - Thursday 2 July, 2015

This logo could protect you from buying dangerous fake meds online
# Buyer Beware
# Buyer Beware

This logo could protect you from buying dangerous fake meds online

Jul 2nd 2015, 6:10 AM 8,569 Views 21 Comments

A new EU logo will be shown on all legally-operating pharmacies and retailers.

# medicine - Monday 22 June, 2015

An ancient Chinese medicine could help treat MS and diabetes
# Miracle
# Miracle

An ancient Chinese medicine could help treat MS and diabetes

Jun 22nd 2015, 2:45 PM 16,112 Views 34 Comments

Seriously.

# medicine - Friday 19 June, 2015

Doctors find 92-year-old woman has been bearing a mummified fetus for 50 years
# Lithopedion
# Lithopedion

Doctors find 92-year-old woman has been bearing a mummified fetus for 50 years

Jun 19th 2015, 11:58 PM 52,093 Views 17 Comments

The incredibly rare phenomenon is known as “lithopedion”.