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# rcsi - Last year 2021

New Irish study finds link between poor sleep schedules and diseases like arthritis and cancer
# I Can't Get No Sleep
# I Can't Get No Sleep

New Irish study finds link between poor sleep schedules and diseases like arthritis and cancer

Nov 24th 2021, 12:51 PM 21,184 Views 7 Comments

The study was carried out by the RCSI.

Less invasive saliva PCR test 'almost as accurate' as nose/throat swab
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Less invasive saliva PCR test 'almost as accurate' as nose/throat swab

Sep 8th 2021, 11:41 AM 21,465 Views 11 Comments

In a new Irish study 94% of the positive nose/throat samples also tested positive for Covid-19 via the saliva test.

Irish scientists identify how some Covid patients develop life-threatening blood clots
# RCSI
# RCSI

Irish scientists identify how some Covid patients develop life-threatening blood clots

Jun 15th 2021, 7:07 AM 44,340 Views 8 Comments

The work was led by researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

# rcsi - All time

Stark contrast between Ireland's richest and poorest college students revealed by new study
# Third Level
# Third Level

Stark contrast between Ireland's richest and poorest college students revealed by new study

Dec 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 38,970 Views 40 Comments

The study breaks down the socio-economic composition of Ireland’s student body.

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

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

Aug 31st 2020, 5:51 PM 18,319 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 17th 2020, 7:16 AM 23,036 Views 29 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 11th 2020, 12:07 PM 9,925 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

May 6th 2020, 7:30 PM 17,073 Views 28 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 9th 2020, 3:22 PM 34,534 Views 43 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:10 AM 9,283 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 10th 2019, 5:48 PM 13,266 Views 2 Comments

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

This is Ireland's favourite building
# Dublin
# Dublin

This is Ireland's favourite building

Jun 8th 2018, 10:21 AM 42,009 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 2nd 2018, 6:05 AM 36,240 Views 27 Comments

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

How this extremely life-like robotic baby is helping students at RCSI
# Robot Baby Training
# Robot Baby Training

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

Jan 4th 2018, 8:35 PM 8,072 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 22nd 2017, 8:30 PM 14,643 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 18th 2017, 8:30 PM 14,331 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 31st 2017, 6:10 AM 21,181 Views 47 Comments

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

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work
# Bumping Up Figures
# Bumping Up Figures

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

Jul 10th 2017, 1:44 PM 15,544 Views 26 Comments

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

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 28,763 Views 58 Comments

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

Irish cancer research gets a boost with its first ever brain tumour biobank
# YOU CAN BANK ON IT
# YOU CAN BANK ON IT

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

May 26th 2017, 2:55 PM 9,243 Views 2 Comments

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

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 12,178 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:15 AM 11,921 Views 41 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 22nd 2017, 4:40 PM 12,499 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 9th 2017, 4:31 PM 69,019 Views 74 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 31st 2016, 6:15 AM 18,676 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 17th 2015, 6:02 AM 23,035 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 6th 2015, 8:00 AM 12,991 Views 20 Comments

There are five medical schools who take donations in Ireland.

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

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

Jan 26th 2015, 3:31 PM 12,713 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 31st 2014, 6:30 AM 17,853 Views 372 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 13th 2014, 8:30 PM 21,976 Views 12 Comments

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

14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs
# Bad Dose
# Bad Dose

14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs

Jul 16th 2014, 9:10 AM 5,034 Views 4 Comments

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

Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa

Jul 11th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,015 Views 6 Comments

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

New drug is "a complete paradigm shift" in cancer treatment
# Wonder Drug
# Wonder Drug

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

Jun 16th 2014, 9:45 PM 32,848 Views 82 Comments

Nine Irish people have been treated with Ibrutinib thus far.

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

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

Apr 6th 2014, 2:33 PM 9,326 Views 12 Comments

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

Sunlight can make this dirty water clean...and save lives
# World Water Day
# World Water Day

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

Mar 22nd 2014, 4:30 PM 13,031 Views 40 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 874 Views 100 Comments

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.

Irish hospitals using maggots, honey and silver to cure wounds
# It's On Me
# It's On Me

Irish hospitals using maggots, honey and silver to cure wounds

Jan 29th 2014, 7:30 AM 16,417 Views 43 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 24th 2014, 3:30 PM 16,378 Views 66 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 10th 2013, 8:37 AM 4,425 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 11th 2013, 11:01 AM 4,479 Views 12 Comments

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

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