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# medicine - Friday 5 June, 2015

This man has just had the world's first skull transplant
# Noggin
# Noggin

This man has just had the world's first skull transplant

Jun 5th 2015, 7:57 AM 10,176 Views 9 Comments

For good measure, Jim Boysen also got a new kidney and pancreas.

# medicine - Monday 1 June, 2015

'Spectacular' breakthrough as doctors trial drugs that could 'replace chemo in five years'
# Effective Cure
# Effective Cure

'Spectacular' breakthrough as doctors trial drugs that could 'replace chemo in five years'

Jun 1st 2015, 12:39 PM 21,202 Views 40 Comments

The immune system can be taught to attack cancer.

# medicine - Friday 3 April, 2015

The first drug to reduce alcohol consumption hits the shelves here
# Treatment
# Treatment

The first drug to reduce alcohol consumption hits the shelves here

Apr 3rd 2015, 6:30 AM 29,383 Views 34 Comments

It is the first product to be granted a licence for alcohol reduction.

# medicine - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients

Mar 31st 2015, 5:11 PM 10,670 Views 9 Comments

GPs have blamed the HSE, but the organisation says the issue has been addressed.

# medicine - Saturday 14 March, 2015

How many people want to bring Jeremy Clarkson back? It's the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

How many people want to bring Jeremy Clarkson back? It's the week in numbers

Mar 14th 2015, 7:30 PM 19,570 Views 35 Comments

Plus: How many hours were drugs legal for in Ireland this week?

# medicine - Monday 23 February, 2015

Doctor denies sterilising woman without her permission
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Doctor denies sterilising woman without her permission

Feb 23rd 2015, 4:41 PM 16,066 Views 0 Comments

Dr Declan Egan, a consultant at Galway University Hospital, said that the actions he carried out were reversible.

# medicine - Monday 29 December, 2014

9 big ideas that could change medicine forever
# Medical Advancements
# Medical Advancements

9 big ideas that could change medicine forever

Dec 29th 2014, 6:45 PM 17,439 Views 17 Comments

Could one-drop blood testing and wireless pacemakers soon be a reality?

# medicine - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Wexford company making catheters and stents targets job growth of 200
# Medical Devices
# Medical Devices

Wexford company making catheters and stents targets job growth of 200

Nov 5th 2014, 12:22 PM 6,005 Views 9 Comments

Clearstream Technologies says a completed new facility could accommodate growth up to 2019.

# medicine - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Opinion: I had childhood cancer – I know St James is entirely unsuitable for a children's hospital
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

Opinion: I had childhood cancer – I know St James is entirely unsuitable for a children's hospital

Nov 2nd 2014, 8:45 AM 289 Views 35 Comments

I understand what is needed for the promised National Children’s Hospital – St James’s is a laughably poor choice.

# medicine - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Could magic mushrooms be used to treat pneumonia patients?
# Watch This Space
# Watch This Space

Could magic mushrooms be used to treat pneumonia patients?

Oct 29th 2014, 2:20 PM 11,878 Views 31 Comments

Irish researchers are attempting to find out.

# medicine - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Irish pharmacists say epilepsy and pain relief drugs in short supply
# Medication
# Medication

Irish pharmacists say epilepsy and pain relief drugs in short supply

Oct 22nd 2014, 11:55 AM 6,742 Views 14 Comments

The Department of Health said medicine shortages are a global issue but it works with health professionals to avoid and manage them when they arise.

# medicine - Friday 10 October, 2014

'Worst Ebola epidemic in history': Medical experts say new treatments need to be fast-tracked
# Stop The Spread
# Stop The Spread

'Worst Ebola epidemic in history': Medical experts say new treatments need to be fast-tracked

Oct 10th 2014, 4:59 PM 9,606 Views 41 Comments

Health professionals say randomised controlled trials are unethical and impractical.

# medicine - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Science Changes Lives: From glass syringes and insulin bottles to a handy pen
# Diabetic Not Different
# Diabetic Not Different

Science Changes Lives: From glass syringes and insulin bottles to a handy pen

Sep 20th 2014, 8:31 PM 15,925 Views 11 Comments

Liz Murphy is one of tens of thousands of Irish people benefiting from huge research into treating diabetes.

# medicine - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Tests on "artificial pancreas" described as the "next revolution" in diabetes care
# Prototype
# Prototype

Tests on "artificial pancreas" described as the "next revolution" in diabetes care

Sep 18th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,688 Views 8 Comments

Closed-loop insulin delivery systems are the future it seems.

# medicine - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Opinion: Deforestation isn't just changing our climate, it could be destroying life-saving medicines
# Rainforest
# Rainforest

Opinion: Deforestation isn't just changing our climate, it could be destroying life-saving medicines

Sep 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 3,488 Views 15 Comments

The impact on the local biodiversity in the deforested areas is detrimental and potentially irreversible.

# medicine - Monday 11 August, 2014

Junior doctors won't bother staying in Ireland unless tax breaks are introduced
# NCHDs
# NCHDs

Junior doctors won't bother staying in Ireland unless tax breaks are introduced

Aug 11th 2014, 10:14 AM 12,391 Views 75 Comments

Students on the Graduate Entry Programme are required to pay full fees of up to €16,000 per year.

# medicine - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Epilepsy drug for children recalled over contamination risk
# Seizures
# Seizures

Epilepsy drug for children recalled over contamination risk

Jul 30th 2014, 1:47 PM 8,279 Views 14 Comments

The Health Products Regulatory Authority said this is just a precautionary measure and patients do not have to return packs to their pharmacy.

# medicine - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Suffer from lower back pain? Paracetamol might not be effective in relieving symptoms
# Placebo
# Placebo

Suffer from lower back pain? Paracetamol might not be effective in relieving symptoms

Jul 24th 2014, 6:45 AM 12,503 Views 46 Comments

A study has found the drug to be no more effective than a placebo in treating the condition.

# medicine - Sunday 13 July, 2014

What can people remember about being in a coma?
# Memories
# Memories

What can people remember about being in a coma?

Jul 13th 2014, 5:00 PM 29,670 Views 12 Comments

People report strange memories, dreams, or even visions after being in a coma. But that’s not always the case.

# medicine - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Don't flush expired medicines down the toilet
# Hazardous Waste
# Hazardous Waste

Don't flush expired medicines down the toilet

Jun 26th 2014, 7:15 AM 19,296 Views 25 Comments

The EPA wants a take-back scheme to be introduced so people dispose of expired medicines properly.

# medicine - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Opinion: Giving pharmacists greater powers to help patients should be a no-brainer
# Health
# Health

Opinion: Giving pharmacists greater powers to help patients should be a no-brainer

Jun 24th 2014, 8:00 AM 990 Views 88 Comments

With proper support, pharmacists could play a greater role in alleviating pressure on the healthcare system.

# medicine - Monday 16 June, 2014

'I was treated disgracefully': Fears over possible widespread misdiagnosis of Lyme disease
# Ticks
# Ticks

'I was treated disgracefully': Fears over possible widespread misdiagnosis of Lyme disease

Jun 16th 2014, 8:15 AM 49,845 Views 109 Comments

One woman with the condition is administrating antibiotics herself at home, as doctors have refused to recognise the condition.

# medicine - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Man sues hospital for making his penis an inch shorter
# Shrinking Feeling
From The Daily Edge
# Shrinking Feeling

Man sues hospital for making his penis an inch shorter

Jun 14th 2014, 1:30 PM 46,750 Views 78 Comments

*wince*

# medicine - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Number of discretionary medical cards falls by over 16,000
# HSE
# HSE

Number of discretionary medical cards falls by over 16,000

May 27th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,953 Views 29 Comments

In January 2013, 63,126 were eligible for a discretionary medical card. In April 2014, just 46,535 now have a discretionary medical card.

# medicine - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Couples with fertility problems warned about cholesterol link
# Health
# Health

Couples with fertility problems warned about cholesterol link

May 24th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,307 Views 5 Comments

And it is not just women’s levels that are the problem.

# medicine - Saturday 17 May, 2014

This is what happens to your body when you binge drink
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

This is what happens to your body when you binge drink

May 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 34,445 Views 47 Comments

Fever, inflammation, tissue destruction…the list goes on.

# medicine - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Minister: 'A decision to see a doctor should never be a financial dilemma'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Minister: 'A decision to see a doctor should never be a financial dilemma'

Apr 26th 2014, 2:11 PM 11,942 Views 95 Comments

The draft legislation will be debated in the Dáil in May and enacted in July.

# medicine - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Free GP care will lead to 750,000 extra consultations per year
# Under 6s
# Under 6s

Free GP care will lead to 750,000 extra consultations per year

Apr 15th 2014, 9:15 AM 7,243 Views 64 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation says that figure will “overwhelm” the health system.

# medicine - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Scientists want to figure out the best way to use codeine - without getting addicted to it
# Codemisused
# Codemisused

Scientists want to figure out the best way to use codeine - without getting addicted to it

Apr 5th 2014, 4:00 PM 11,970 Views 7 Comments

A €2 million research project has got underway in Waterford.

# medicine - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Doctors say the best way to curb obesity could be... sleep
# Zzzzzzzz
# Zzzzzzzz

Doctors say the best way to curb obesity could be... sleep

Mar 25th 2014, 6:45 AM 17,516 Views 54 Comments

The new study has said the key to fighting a whole range of illnesses could be a good night’s sleep.

# medicine - Monday 24 March, 2014

Column: I can’t bear to look into someone's eyes and tell them they will probably die
# Drug Resistance
# Drug Resistance

Column: I can’t bear to look into someone's eyes and tell them they will probably die

Mar 24th 2014, 8:00 AM 78 Views 9 Comments

My patients see my white coat as a lifejacket. But the truth is that the chance of surviving drug-resistant TB is down to the roll of a dice, writes Dr Jennifer Hughes.

# medicine - Friday 21 February, 2014

Genius Girl Scout sells hundreds of cookies outside medical marijuana clinc
# High Sales
From The Daily Edge
# High Sales

Genius Girl Scout sells hundreds of cookies outside medical marijuana clinc

Feb 21st 2014, 6:00 PM 37,606 Views 86 Comments

Just gettin’ that green.

# medicine - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Here's how a radioactive injection could be avoided when assessing cancer in children
# Diagnosis
# Diagnosis

Here's how a radioactive injection could be avoided when assessing cancer in children

Feb 19th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,477 Views 3 Comments

Initial trials of the MRI scanning technique has shown similar results to PET/CT, without using a radioactive injection.

Quarter of miscarriages "could be prevented" by lifestyle changes
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Quarter of miscarriages "could be prevented" by lifestyle changes

Feb 19th 2014, 6:30 AM 23,353 Views 60 Comments

A study of pregnancies in Denmark found that alcohol consumption was a factor in 1 in 10 miscarriages.

# medicine - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Doctor guilty of professional misconduct after death of 20-year-old
# Vicki Core
# Vicki Core

Doctor guilty of professional misconduct after death of 20-year-old

Feb 18th 2014, 11:54 AM 19,297 Views 0 Comments

A report is being prepared for the Medical Council ahead of sanctions.

New way to avoid risky biopsies in diagnosis of deadly lung disease
# CT Scans
# CT Scans

New way to avoid risky biopsies in diagnosis of deadly lung disease

Feb 18th 2014, 6:45 AM 7,222 Views 4 Comments

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis kills as many people as breast cancer does every year in the United States.

# medicine - Monday 30 December, 2013

HSE spent €7.5m providing injectable treatment for MS patients in 2013
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

HSE spent €7.5m providing injectable treatment for MS patients in 2013

Dec 30th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,704 Views 21 Comments

In the first ten months of this year, the HSE paid for 814 patients to receive the treatment.

# medicine - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Drop the goody-two-shoes approach to economic policy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Drop the goody-two-shoes approach to economic policy

Dec 22nd 2013, 8:30 AM 63 Views 49 Comments

Job figure increases are welcome – but Government needs to be bolshy to grab the three things it needs for proper growth.

# medicine - Saturday 21 December, 2013

All set for Christmas, but now you're sick? What should you take to help?
# Flu Be Gone
# Flu Be Gone

All set for Christmas, but now you're sick? What should you take to help?

Dec 21st 2013, 8:45 AM 18,624 Views 49 Comments

Confused about over-the-counter medicines? If you’re sick what should you ask for?

# medicine - Friday 22 November, 2013

Ireland's casual attitude to antibiotics leading to 'alarming rise' in superbugs
# Antibiotics
# Antibiotics

Ireland's casual attitude to antibiotics leading to 'alarming rise' in superbugs

Nov 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 7,730 Views 32 Comments

A new campaign is being launched today to encourage better practice in relation to antibiotics among both doctors and patients.