#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 13°C Monday 28 September 2020


# rcsi - Monday 31 August, 2020

More than a quarter of over-65s at risk of harm from mixing alcohol and medication

Alcohol-medication interactions can cause accidents, problems with blood pressure, and liver damage.

# rcsi - Monday 17 August, 2020

Irish researchers begin new study on whether lockdown has led to more allergies

The research project will involve 1,000 babies born in Ireland at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# rcsi - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Link between strokes and air pollution rise in winter, RCSI research finds

Higher levels of nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide showed a 3.5% higher risk of stroke.

# rcsi - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Opinion: 'Those with intellectual disabilities have not featured in discussions around coronavirus'

Much of the discussion and planning around Covid-19 was not relevant or appropriate to our populations in institutional care, writes Seamus Cowman.

# rcsi - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Doctors to be sent to 'cover gaps' at Cavan General Hospital after Covid-19 outbreak among staff

It was reported today that two wards in the hospital were closed following an outbreak of infection.

# rcsi - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

New approach to treating cystic fibrosis could reduce the need for lung transplants, RCSI study finds

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects around 1,300 children and adults in Ireland.

# rcsi - Monday 10 June, 2019

Irish researchers make discovery which may lead to epilepsy 'warning system'

The discovery was made by researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

# rcsi - Friday 8 June, 2018

This is Ireland's favourite building

The shortlist for the public choice award included 31 entries around the island of Ireland and one in India.

# rcsi - Friday 2 February, 2018

Just 28% of Irish people actually know what sepsis is - do you?

The deadly illness can cause tissue damage, organ failure and death.

# rcsi - Thursday 4 January, 2018

How this extremely life-like robotic baby is helping students at RCSI Robot Baby Training This post contains videos

How this extremely life-like robotic baby is helping students at RCSI

The robot baby was on display for RCSI’s Open Day.

# rcsi - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'They can make mistakes and there's no consequence': How Ireland's medical students train for surgery

Robots and virtual reality tools are being used to train aspiring medics at the new RCSI building.

# rcsi - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

This robotic birthing 'mother' is being used to teach Irish medical students

The new RCSI building has installed robotic mannequins that can simulate the birthing process.

# rcsi - Thursday 31 August, 2017

'The last thing a cancer patient needs is to be charged this much for parking'

A petition is being delivered to a group which operates hospitals in Dublin, Cavan and Louth today.

# rcsi - Monday 10 July, 2017

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

# rcsi - Thursday 22 June, 2017

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

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

# rcsi - Friday 26 May, 2017

Irish cancer research gets a boost with its first ever brain tumour biobank

It is one of only a handful of its kind in Europe.

# rcsi - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

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

# rcsi - Friday 3 March, 2017

'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance Superbugs This post contains videos

'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance

Misuse and overuse of medication will “almost certainly lead to a health crisis”, it has been warned.

# rcsi - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

From The42 'I love the game': The Saudi Arabian goalkeeper who starred at the Sigerson Cup weekend Growth Of Gaa This post contains videos

'I love the game': The Saudi Arabian goalkeeper who starred at the Sigerson Cup weekend

RCSI’s Ahmed Alsarrif has a newfound love for gaelic football.

# rcsi - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Study on ancestry of Irish Travellers details genetic connection to settled community

The research comes as the Irish State is expected to formally recognise Travellers as an ethnic group.

# rcsi - Monday 31 October, 2016

Irish children's first dentist visit is years too late, says RCSI

“Research has shown that fixing decayed first teeth results in better sleep patterns for children and better performance in schools.”

# rcsi - Thursday 17 December, 2015

'There is always the chance of not waking up after a seizure'

Irish-led research could lead to a breakthrough in treatment for people with epilepsy.

# rcsi - Monday 6 April, 2015

Over 300 people donated their bodies to medical science from 2012 - 2014

There are five medical schools who take donations in Ireland.

# rcsi - Monday 26 January, 2015

From The42 Senator Catherine Noone now backing MMA to be recognised by Irish Sports Council Support

Senator Catherine Noone now backing MMA to be recognised by Irish Sports Council

The Fine Gael senator was speaking at an injury prevention event at the Royal College of Surgeons over the weekend.

# rcsi - Friday 31 October, 2014

Irish dentists say your kids' teeth will decay if we remove fluoride from water

A meeting yesterday heard that dental surgeries are “brimming with children under seven who are already showing signs of irreparable tooth decay

# rcsi - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Science Changes Lives: Medical trial is saving me from illness that took my two sisters

A genetic test pinpointed a destructive lung condition in Michael McNamee’s family – now experimental medicine is helping him to beat the odds.

# rcsi - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs

One of the most frequently inappropriately prescribed drugs was aspirin – given to those with no history of brain or heart problems.

# rcsi - Friday 11 July, 2014

Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa

The new mobile surgical training unit simulators and can be used by up to ten trainees at any one time.

# rcsi - Monday 16 June, 2014

New drug is "a complete paradigm shift" in cancer treatment

Nine Irish people have been treated with Ibrutinib thus far.

# rcsi - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don't get help

The Irish Heart Foundation is urging speedy action from health authorities to ensure services focus on psychological as well as physical recovery.

# rcsi - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Sunlight can make this dirty water clean...and save lives

Today is World Water Day…but clean tap water is a pipe dream for 780 million people across the globe.

# rcsi - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Why do the Irish courts not care about women?

Our courts seem to have affected an uncaring view towards violent and sexual crimes against women – allowing offenders to escape jail sentences by simply giving their victims a payoff. It is horrific and unacceptable.

# rcsi - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Irish hospitals using maggots, honey and silver to cure wounds

Silver can help clean the bacteria out of a wound and, believe it or not, maggots will make it smell better.

# rcsi - Friday 24 January, 2014

Women's Aid accepts donation from man who beat up girlfriend

Women’s Aid say the €5,000 will be used to cover legal fees for women who are unable to pay themselves.

# rcsi - Thursday 10 October, 2013

One in five young people is experiencing a mental disorder - RCSI

‘The Mental Health Of Young People in Ireland’ report also raised concerns about levels of drug and alcohol abuse among young adults.

# rcsi - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Bullying in childhood can lead to psychotic experiences, new study shows

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has published a report linking childhood trauma to psychotic symptoms like ‘hearing voices’.

# rcsi - Monday 1 July, 2013

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

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

# rcsi - Monday 8 April, 2013

Gum disease sufferers at risk of diabetes and heart disease

Gum disease affects four out of five people in Ireland and the level of gum disease worsens as we get older.

# rcsi - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Breakthrough in understanding how cancer cells 'hijack' and spread

A new research study is investigating how cancer cells spread around the body.

# rcsi - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Research could predict how bowel cancer patients react to chemo

Scientists at the RSCI and Beaumont Hospital develop a method that could avert chemotherapy if it won’t work.

1 2