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# medicine - Sunday 10 February, 2013

A year in robotic legs: paralysed adventurer hits new milestone
# Science
# Science

A year in robotic legs: paralysed adventurer hits new milestone

Feb 10th 2013, 7:45 AM 8,002 Views 6 Comments

Mark Pollock has spent a year gathering data on how robotic exoskeleton is working on his body – and he hopes scientists might get on board for formal study.

# medicine - Thursday 7 February, 2013

VIDEO: This dog has EXACTLY the right reaction to medicine
# Nope
From The Daily Edge
# Nope

VIDEO: This dog has EXACTLY the right reaction to medicine

Feb 7th 2013, 6:30 PM 1,453 Views 1 Comment

Yep.

# medicine - Thursday 24 January, 2013

19 lives saved since introduction of defibrillators at Dublin Airport
# Lifesavers
# Lifesavers

19 lives saved since introduction of defibrillators at Dublin Airport

Jan 24th 2013, 11:05 AM 11,639 Views 41 Comments

One 85-year-old man and his family return to thank crew for saving his life after a cardiac arrest last September.

# medicine - Friday 4 January, 2013

Scientists say vaccine temporarily puts brakes on HIV
# Research
# Research

Scientists say vaccine temporarily puts brakes on HIV

Jan 4th 2013, 6:40 AM 5,462 Views 11 Comments

Team in Spain says it is best indication yet that a ‘therapeutic vaccine’ might be possible in place of anti-retroviral drugs.

# medicine - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Pharmacists: Increased prescription charges may lead to people being hospitalised
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Pharmacists: Increased prescription charges may lead to people being hospitalised

Dec 5th 2012, 9:17 PM 8,623 Views 26 Comments

The Irish Pharmacy Union has warned that hiking up the cost of prescriptions for people on low incomes could end up costing the government a lot more money than it will save.

Pictures: Results of most extensive face transplant ever
# Face Transplant
# Face Transplant

Pictures: Results of most extensive face transplant ever

Dec 5th 2012, 5:30 PM 18,379 Views 26 Comments

The man who was disfigured in a gun accident says he can now walk past people without a second look seven months after the surgery.

# medicine - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Pioneering transplant doctor Joseph Murray dies in Boston
# RIP
# RIP

Pioneering transplant doctor Joseph Murray dies in Boston

Nov 27th 2012, 7:40 AM 4,407 Views 8 Comments

The Nobel Prize winner was 93.

94 per cent of consumers favour increase in use of generic medicines
# Medicine
# Medicine

94 per cent of consumers favour increase in use of generic medicines

Nov 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,173 Views 51 Comments

The survey showed the majority of people cite cost as the dominant reason for switching to generics.

# medicine - Monday 19 November, 2012

Legislation to address street trading of benzodiazepines 'due in early 2013'
# Drugs
# Drugs

Legislation to address street trading of benzodiazepines 'due in early 2013'

Nov 19th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,846 Views 35 Comments

Deputy Roisín Shorthall had approved the move to amend the Misuse of Drugs Regulations earlier this year. It has been confirmed that it will be 2013 before it is introduced.

# medicine - Sunday 11 November, 2012

How art and social media helps us understand what it's like to be ill
# Experience
# Experience

How art and social media helps us understand what it's like to be ill

Nov 11th 2012, 11:00 AM 3,997 Views 1 Comment

International symposium in Cork to hear how experience of illness expressed through music, dialogue, fiction, film and other arts – as well as through social media.

# medicine - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Israel pushing ahead in medical marijuana industry
# Medical Cannabis
# Medical Cannabis

Israel pushing ahead in medical marijuana industry

Nov 3rd 2012, 12:35 PM 21,638 Views 59 Comments

The medical cannabis industry is expanding in Israel – fuelled by medical research, government encouragement, and liberal religious and secular attitudes.

# medicine - Friday 2 November, 2012

Drug combination ‘shrinks’ secondary brain tumours in breast cancer patients
# Breast Cancer
# Breast Cancer

Drug combination ‘shrinks’ secondary brain tumours in breast cancer patients

Nov 2nd 2012, 7:50 PM 7,014 Views 7 Comments

A ‘sizeable and increasing’ proportion of women with advanced breast cancer are developing secondary brain cancer.

# medicine - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

'Millions of lives' could be saved by new global subsidy for malaria drugs
# Malaria
# Malaria

'Millions of lives' could be saved by new global subsidy for malaria drugs

Oct 31st 2012, 6:45 AM 2,969 Views 4 Comments

The first independent evaluation of the international scheme shows promise.

# medicine - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Teva to reduce price on 'wide range' of generic medicines by 20%
# Drugs
# Drugs

Teva to reduce price on 'wide range' of generic medicines by 20%

Oct 28th 2012, 2:00 PM 6,023 Views 12 Comments

The company says it’s prepared to cut prices further if Government plans to introduce medicine reference pricing and generic substitution go ahead.

# medicine - Friday 12 October, 2012

Guidelines issued on relationships between doctors and industry
# Guidance
# Guidance

Guidelines issued on relationships between doctors and industry

Oct 12th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,301 Views 11 Comments

The President of the Medical Council said that the public needs to be confident that their doctor’s professional opinion is not influenced by marketing or promotional activities.

# medicine - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

US pair share chemistry Nobel for cell receptors
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

US pair share chemistry Nobel for cell receptors

Oct 10th 2012, 6:29 PM 4,509 Views 3 Comments

“I was fast asleep and the phone rang… my wife gave me an elbow – and there it was. A total shock and surprise,” said Robert Lefkowitz.

# medicine - Monday 8 October, 2012

Pioneering stem cell work wins Nobel Prize for researchers
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Pioneering stem cell work wins Nobel Prize for researchers

Oct 8th 2012, 6:04 PM 4,159 Views 7 Comments

Shinya Yamanaka of Japan and John Gurdon of Britain found that adult cells could be transformed back to stem cells.

Nobel Prize season kicks off with medicine award
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize season kicks off with medicine award

Oct 8th 2012, 9:11 AM 3,356 Views 2 Comments

This week, some of the world’s top scholars will look to Stockholm and Oslo as the 2012 Nobel Prizes are announced.

# medicine - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

You really can die of a broken heart
# Lovesick
# Lovesick

You really can die of a broken heart

Sep 26th 2012, 12:27 PM 5,467 Views 16 Comments

It’s now a medical syndrome, you know.

# medicine - Friday 21 September, 2012

Report recommends that HPAT system be included in review
# Review
# Review

Report recommends that HPAT system be included in review

Sep 21st 2012, 7:45 PM 4,792 Views 6 Comments

The HPAT test must be completed by Leaving Certificate students hoping to study medicine.

# medicine - Monday 17 September, 2012

James Reilly: New consultants will have to face a hefty pay cut
# New Deal
# New Deal

James Reilly: New consultants will have to face a hefty pay cut

Sep 17th 2012, 1:21 PM 8,664 Views 71 Comments

Consultants may also have to work weekends under the terms of the new deal.

# medicine - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Key to healthy pregnancy weight gain? Low-GI foods
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Key to healthy pregnancy weight gain? Low-GI foods

Sep 11th 2012, 3:13 PM 6,413 Views 17 Comments

According to a study done by Dublin scientists and the National Maternity Hospital, women who changed to a low-GI diet gained less weight while pregnant.

# medicine - Friday 3 August, 2012

TCD scientists help major new study on immune system
# Immunology
# Immunology

TCD scientists help major new study on immune system

Aug 3rd 2012, 7:30 AM 2,326 Views 1 Comment

Irish researchers were part of a pan-European study which may lead to new ways for treating infectious diseases.

# medicine - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Life on Mars: how close are we to living in space?
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Life on Mars: how close are we to living in space?

Jul 28th 2012, 1:00 PM 5,144 Views 26 Comments

Mankind’s fascination with space has long sparked fantasies of living away from Earth, but is this any closer to becoming a reality?

New drug for cystic fibrosis approved by European regulators
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

New drug for cystic fibrosis approved by European regulators

Jul 28th 2012, 12:29 PM 4,279 Views 7 Comments

Regulators in Ireland must now approve the drug ahead of negotiations between the drug’s manufacturer and the HSE regarding pricing.

# medicine - Friday 27 July, 2012

Doctors' union accuses HSE of trying to collapse talks
# Health Sector
# Health Sector

Doctors' union accuses HSE of trying to collapse talks

Jul 27th 2012, 2:58 PM 2,096 Views 6 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation says talks last night on new work practices in the Health Sector were less constructive than hoped.

# medicine - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Survey: Majority of medical students plan to leave Ireland after internships
# Junior Doctors
# Junior Doctors

Survey: Majority of medical students plan to leave Ireland after internships

Jul 17th 2012, 3:59 PM 9,431 Views 31 Comments

A Fine Gael senator says we need a national debate to figure out why young trainee doctors are so keen to emigrate.

# medicine - Monday 16 July, 2012

New Bill will let chemists substitute cheaper generic drugs for more expensive ones
# Drugs
# Drugs

New Bill will let chemists substitute cheaper generic drugs for more expensive ones

Jul 16th 2012, 4:31 PM 7,503 Views 33 Comments

The new Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Bill 2012 could mean cheaper trips to the pharmacy.

# medicine - Sunday 15 July, 2012

These are the surprising things that can help you live longer
# Longevity
# Longevity

These are the surprising things that can help you live longer

Jul 15th 2012, 8:00 AM 11,803 Views 45 Comments

Here’s what the scientists say…

# medicine - Sunday 24 June, 2012

What happens during a clinical trial?
# Clinical Trials
# Clinical Trials

What happens during a clinical trial?

Jun 24th 2012, 8:00 AM 3,543 Views 5 Comments

Medicines available in Ireland are required to undergo clinical trials before being granted a license – but just what is involved in a clinical trial?

# medicine - Friday 22 June, 2012

# medicine - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Column: Don’t just blame the Catholic Church for symphysiotomies – blame the doctors
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Don’t just blame the Catholic Church for symphysiotomies – blame the doctors

Jun 19th 2012, 8:15 PM 1,411 Views 17 Comments

Catholic fundamentalism goes some way towards explaining the mid-set of obstetricians who performed the barbaric surgery, but it is not the entire story, writes Ruadhán Mac Aodháin.

# medicine - Monday 18 June, 2012

New deal means some cheaper drugs on the way, says James Reilly
# Medicine
# Medicine

New deal means some cheaper drugs on the way, says James Reilly

Jun 18th 2012, 7:20 PM 4,745 Views 24 Comments

The price of off-patent medicines will be reduced under a new deal agreed between the HSE and the body representing the pharmaceutical industry.

# medicine - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Man saves cousin by lifting car off him
# Superhuman
From The Daily Edge
# Superhuman

Man saves cousin by lifting car off him

May 30th 2012, 9:45 AM 4,378 Views 13 Comments

Scientific effect of so-called “hysterical strength” caused by surge of adrenaline still not fully proven – but New Zealand case provokes interest.

# medicine - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Afraid of needles? 'Jet-injected' drugs may have solution
# Jet Injection
# Jet Injection

Afraid of needles? 'Jet-injected' drugs may have solution

May 27th 2012, 5:00 PM 4,792 Views 27 Comments

Scientific researchers are developing a ‘jet-injector’ to get medicine to the right spot – by using pressure, rather than a puncture of the skin.

# medicine - Saturday 26 May, 2012

‘Breakthrough’ in premature birth research by Irish scientists
# Medicine
# Medicine

‘Breakthrough’ in premature birth research by Irish scientists

May 26th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,433 Views 6 Comments

Premature births are the leading cause of infant mortality worldwide.

# medicine - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Cannabis use by adolescents hits brain areas associated with schizophrenia
# Health
# Health

Cannabis use by adolescents hits brain areas associated with schizophrenia

May 8th 2012, 11:41 AM 5,322 Views 99 Comments

Research at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland found that cannabis use makes physical changes to parts of the brain when smoked by adolescents.

# medicine - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Pharmacists warn lack of vital medicines may endanger patients
# Medicine
# Medicine

Pharmacists warn lack of vital medicines may endanger patients

Apr 28th 2012, 12:39 PM 2,693 Views 7 Comments

The head of the Irish Pharmacy Union has said it is unacceptable that pharmacists and patients have put up with medicine shortages.

# medicine - Thursday 19 April, 2012

75 per cent of Irish GPs "in favour of limited abortion"
# Abortion
# Abortion

75 per cent of Irish GPs "in favour of limited abortion"

Apr 19th 2012, 11:20 AM 2,187 Views 19 Comments

Limited circumstances include major foetal abnormalities and rape, said the doctors surveyed. New research also shows that 97 per cent of the GPs had had a consultation dealing with abortion.

# medicine - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Government likely to come under fire at IMO conference
# Health
# Health

Government likely to come under fire at IMO conference

Apr 12th 2012, 8:06 AM 1,565 Views 8 Comments

The theme of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) is Our Patients – Our Priority, and the organisers said they will be discussing pivotal issues including health inequality.