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# medicine - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Resistance crisis looms as antibiotics 'handed out like cough sweets'
# Medicine
# Medicine

Resistance crisis looms as antibiotics 'handed out like cough sweets'

Nov 17th 2013, 8:00 AM 8,593 Views 28 Comments

Experts have called on global healthcare systems to take action in key areas.

# medicine - Friday 1 November, 2013

Health Ministers announce reduction in cholesterol medicine pricing
# Health
# Health

Health Ministers announce reduction in cholesterol medicine pricing

Nov 1st 2013, 6:50 AM 6,750 Views 45 Comments

Patients can expect to save up to 70 per cent on cholesterol medication from today.

# medicine - Saturday 26 October, 2013

A spaceship crash, near apocalypse, and six other major miscalculations and mistakes
# Misperceptions
# Misperceptions

A spaceship crash, near apocalypse, and six other major miscalculations and mistakes

Oct 26th 2013, 9:15 AM 11,126 Views 17 Comments

You’ll be making sure your i’s are dotted and your t’s crossed after this.

# medicine - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide
# Health
# Health

Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide

Oct 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,170 Views 13 Comments

A major new study also shows that strokes caused by high blood pressure and unhealthy lifestyles were now to blame for over half of stroke deaths.

# medicine - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Charity tells of "appalling scenes of murder" in Central African Republic
# Africa
# Africa

Charity tells of "appalling scenes of murder" in Central African Republic

Oct 16th 2013, 2:52 PM 6,703 Views 37 Comments

Médicins sans Frontiéres says that a religious division in the country has left tens of thousands fleeing violence.

# medicine - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Column: NCHD working hours are part of a bigger picture for young Irish workers
# Column
# Column

Column: NCHD working hours are part of a bigger picture for young Irish workers

Oct 8th 2013, 7:15 AM 516 Views 9 Comments

While the pressures on young doctors are unique, Government decisions have focused the worst effects of the crisis on workers who are 35 and under across all sectors, write Dan Hayden and Dr Antoine Murray.

# medicine - Monday 7 October, 2013

Column: Happy 60th Birthday to the science that makes transplantation work
# Column
# Column

Column: Happy 60th Birthday to the science that makes transplantation work

Oct 7th 2013, 1:00 PM 25 Views 8 Comments

Until Peter Medawar’s ground-breaking article 60 years ago, the idea of using one person’s body parts to save the life of another was little more than science fiction, writes Prof Daniel M. Davis.

# medicine - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Auto-Brewery syndrome causes you to brew beer in your gut
# Six Pack
From The Daily Edge
# Six Pack

Auto-Brewery syndrome causes you to brew beer in your gut

Sep 19th 2013, 11:39 AM 1,479 Views 0 Comments

Well that would save us a lot of time.

# medicine - Monday 9 September, 2013

Man live-tweets his own vasectomy
# Snip
From The Daily Edge
# Snip

Man live-tweets his own vasectomy

Sep 9th 2013, 7:30 PM 2,168 Views 2 Comments

Don’t pretend you’re not curious.

# medicine - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Column: The politics of food – why we need to take the power back
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The politics of food – why we need to take the power back

Sep 8th 2013, 12:00 PM 47 Views 53 Comments

The failure of our government to challenge Big Pharma and Big Food shows how effective lobbying by large corporations can be. It is left to concerned individuals, as part of civil society, to challenge a pathogenic status quo, writes Frank Armstrong.

# medicine - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Poll: Do you shop across the border to save money?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you shop across the border to save money?

Aug 24th 2013, 10:17 AM 13,416 Views 148 Comments

A report suggests high medicine prices are pushing consumers across the border, but prices of other items are leveling up. So do you travel to Northern Ireland to shop?

# medicine - Friday 23 August, 2013

Doctor angered at ‘outrageous breach of patient confidentiality’ at Holles Street
# Holles Street
# Holles Street

Doctor angered at ‘outrageous breach of patient confidentiality’ at Holles Street

Aug 23rd 2013, 8:15 AM 29,860 Views 89 Comments

The Irish Times reports this morning that a termination of a twin pregnancy was carried out on a patient at risk of sepsis – the first to be performed under new legislation.

# medicine - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Most young doctors are female while most older doctors are male
# Medicine
# Medicine

Most young doctors are female while most older doctors are male

Aug 20th 2013, 6:00 PM 12,065 Views 141 Comments

Over one in every three doctors working here qualified outside of Ireland.

# medicine - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff
# Medecins Sans Frontieres
# Medecins Sans Frontieres

Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff

Aug 14th 2013, 1:21 PM 4,094 Views 17 Comments

After 22 years of work, MSF blames civilians leaders’ tolerance of these abuses.

# medicine - Friday 2 August, 2013

Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction
# Addiction
# Addiction

Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction

Aug 2nd 2013, 6:30 AM 7,716 Views 24 Comments

Researchers said that knowing this detail may help identify new treatments for addicts.

# medicine - Thursday 18 July, 2013

GPs have this stark warning for their former colleague James Reilly...
# GP
# GP

GPs have this stark warning for their former colleague James Reilly...

Jul 18th 2013, 4:20 PM 9,550 Views 70 Comments

The NAGP say the latest round of cuts will undermine patient care and could result in GP practices closing.

# medicine - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Kid asks for pizza from hospital window... internet sends dozens
# Good Deeds
From The Daily Edge
# Good Deeds

Kid asks for pizza from hospital window... internet sends dozens

Jul 16th 2013, 4:30 PM 28,450 Views 30 Comments

Hazel Hammersley was bored while awaiting cancer treatment, so she put up a sign.

# medicine - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Doctors warn patients: Expect long waiting times to see your GP
# Cuts
# Cuts

Doctors warn patients: Expect long waiting times to see your GP

Jul 2nd 2013, 11:37 AM 9,627 Views 70 Comments

Doctors say government cuts will lead to the ‘normalisation’ of long waiting times. “This move is not only mean-spirited, it is stupid,” said one GP.

# medicine - Monday 1 July, 2013

Good news, women: RCSI finds oestrogen cuts risk of liver and heart disease
# Research
# Research

Good news, women: RCSI finds oestrogen cuts risk of liver and heart disease

Jul 1st 2013, 8:15 PM 4,169 Views 6 Comments

The team said their research may help to develop new drugs to prevent liver and heart disease in women.

Column: A campaign of misinformation has turned the public against doctors
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: A campaign of misinformation has turned the public against doctors

Jul 1st 2013, 7:30 PM 236 Views 67 Comments

Dangerously long working hours, understaffing, and lower pay than you might think – these are the things the HSE doesn’t want you to know about how hospital doctors are treated, a junior doctor writes.

# medicine - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Generic drugs are more expensive in Ireland than the EU
# Drugs
# Drugs

Generic drugs are more expensive in Ireland than the EU

Jun 27th 2013, 8:52 PM 9,734 Views 50 Comments

Although we are taking more generic drugs, it had not led to any savings for the State or the cash-paying patient.

Poll: Do you request generic drugs?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you request generic drugs?

Jun 27th 2013, 10:12 AM 6,888 Views 68 Comments

A new report has said that Irish people and the Irish State are not saving as much as they should by using generic drugs.

# medicine - Friday 21 June, 2013

Watch this 3-year-old hear his dad's voice for the first time
# All Ears
From The Daily Edge
# All Ears

Watch this 3-year-old hear his dad's voice for the first time

Jun 21st 2013, 9:18 AM 2,934 Views 4 Comments

Born totally deaf, this is the moment Grayson Clamp first heard the words ‘I love you’.

# medicine - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Irish drug prices 'now matching European average' - drugs firms
# Drug Prices
# Drug Prices

Irish drug prices 'now matching European average' - drugs firms

Jun 20th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,981 Views 32 Comments

Market research commissioned by pharmaceuticals firms suggests its members’ medicines match an average European price.

# medicine - Monday 17 June, 2013

Safety warning over giving codeine tablets to under-18s
# Healthscare
# Healthscare

Safety warning over giving codeine tablets to under-18s

Jun 17th 2013, 9:48 AM 15,664 Views 23 Comments

The European Medicines Agency says codeine, which is converted to morphine in the body, can pose problems for kids.

# medicine - Thursday 30 May, 2013

35 new complaints a month against doctors to Medical Council
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

35 new complaints a month against doctors to Medical Council

May 30th 2013, 1:00 PM 8,391 Views 10 Comments

That’s an increase of 12 per cent between 2011 and 2012, according to the council’s annual report.

Man had pencil lodged in his head for 15 years
# Ouch
From The Daily Edge
# Ouch

Man had pencil lodged in his head for 15 years

May 30th 2013, 10:04 AM 15,478 Views 28 Comments

Before having it surgically extracted. OW.

# medicine - Monday 27 May, 2013

Column: Small and mighty – why nanoscience is booming in Ireland
# Nano
# Nano

Column: Small and mighty – why nanoscience is booming in Ireland

May 27th 2013, 7:30 PM 174 Views 18 Comments

Ten years ago, the global market for nano-enabled materials was €420 million. In 2015, it will be $2.5 trillion. Nanoscience is the future and Ireland is very much part of it, writes John Boland.

# medicine - Saturday 25 May, 2013

'You can't just stop': The science behind the decision to retire (or keep going)
# What's Your Secret?
From The42
# What's Your Secret?

'You can't just stop': The science behind the decision to retire (or keep going)

May 25th 2013, 8:14 AM 2,993 Views 4 Comments

One of the world’s leading experts in sports medicine explains the intricacies of what it really means to ‘call time’.

# medicine - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Column: Plants are at the heart of many crucial global issues facing us today
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Plants are at the heart of many crucial global issues facing us today

May 18th 2013, 1:30 PM 3,383 Views 26 Comments

The economic and societal importance of plants is hard to underestimate; in order to meet the global challenges facing us today, we need to invest time and money into this sector, writes Eoin Lettice.

# medicine - Monday 6 May, 2013

Poll: Do you read the product information on your medicines?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you read the product information on your medicines?

May 6th 2013, 1:54 PM 7,695 Views 38 Comments

Have your say…

3 in 5 people read product information on prescription medication: IMB
# Medicine
# Medicine

3 in 5 people read product information on prescription medication: IMB

May 6th 2013, 12:15 PM 4,180 Views 14 Comments

Meanwhile, just one in two people read the information supplied with over-the-counter medicines, according to a new Irish Medicines Board survey.

# medicine - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Campaign to reform Irish organ donation practices spearheaded by GAA pundit Brolly
# Opt For Life
From The42
# Opt For Life

Campaign to reform Irish organ donation practices spearheaded by GAA pundit Brolly

May 1st 2013, 7:10 AM 4,480 Views 16 Comments

The former Derry player was lauded last year for his selfless gesture in donating a kidney to his friend Shane Finnegan.

# medicine - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Drugs bought on the internet 'can contain rat poison', warn pharmacists
# Danger
# Danger

Drugs bought on the internet 'can contain rat poison', warn pharmacists

Apr 28th 2013, 7:30 AM 7,317 Views 60 Comments

Pharmacists have said people who buy drugs online are risking their health – and possibly their life.

# medicine - Friday 26 April, 2013

Not just Suarez: Plastic surgeons handle as many as 200 bites every year
# Biting
# Biting

Not just Suarez: Plastic surgeons handle as many as 200 bites every year

Apr 26th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,601 Views 49 Comments

The Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons has taken the opportunity of the publicity surrounding biting this week to warn of the consequences of serious biting.

# medicine - Monday 22 April, 2013

Appeal for Irish to take part in global food allergy study
# Anaphylaxis
# Anaphylaxis

Appeal for Irish to take part in global food allergy study

Apr 22nd 2013, 3:00 PM 8,819 Views 6 Comments

Data is being compiled to shed light on how allergies develop from infancy and to track their occurence in a community.

# medicine - Thursday 18 April, 2013

HSE introduces preferred drug initiative to save €15 million in budget
# Drugs
# Drugs

HSE introduces preferred drug initiative to save €15 million in budget

Apr 18th 2013, 5:56 PM 7,741 Views 22 Comments

The recommended drugs are for ulcer disease and high cholesterol which account for 15 per cent of the drugs budget.

# medicine - Saturday 13 April, 2013

"Serious concern" over staff shortages in Emergency Departments
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

"Serious concern" over staff shortages in Emergency Departments

Apr 13th 2013, 3:01 PM 8,534 Views 44 Comments

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine has said that the problem will worsen after July.

# medicine - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

New research shows brain tumours can be killed with anti-nausea drug
# Cancer
# Cancer

New research shows brain tumours can be killed with anti-nausea drug

Mar 19th 2013, 8:45 PM 12,433 Views 7 Comments

The drug is currently being used to help patients recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy.

# medicine - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Science, business and agriculture courses increase in CAO popularity
# Third Level
# Third Level

Science, business and agriculture courses increase in CAO popularity

Mar 9th 2013, 4:20 PM 7,103 Views 16 Comments

However teaching, medicine and arts have all dropped.