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#Medicine

# medicine - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Minister 'disappointed' by BOI decision to end graduate medical student loan
# Fees
# Fees

Minister 'disappointed' by BOI decision to end graduate medical student loan

Apr 30th 2022, 7:30 AM 27,515 Views 30 Comments

Fees for graduate entry medicine (GEM) students are now set at €16,290 per year for Irish students.

# medicine - Thursday 16 December, 2021

GP: When a super-spreadable virus meets a super-spreader event like Christmas we need to pause
# Booster Rollout
# Booster Rollout

GP: When a super-spreadable virus meets a super-spreader event like Christmas we need to pause

Updated Dec 16th 2021, 10:00 AM 36,461 Views 35 Comments

Our GP details how the booster programme is set to work via GP practices and advises readers to step up and get the shots.

# medicine - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Covid vaccines have saved 9,000 lives in Ireland among 60+ age group, study estimates
# Averted Deaths
# Averted Deaths

Covid vaccines have saved 9,000 lives in Ireland among 60+ age group, study estimates

Dec 2nd 2021, 6:22 PM 15,086 Views 48 Comments

New research by the ECDC and the WHO says that nearly 500,000 people across Europe are alive thanks to Covid vaccines.

# medicine - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Opinion: Coping with Long Covid - how exercise and other treatments can help
# Medicine
# Medicine

Opinion: Coping with Long Covid - how exercise and other treatments can help

Sep 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,676 Views 38 Comments

The focus on research into and symptoms of Long Covid needs to be complimented by treatment options, writes Dr Jennifer Dineen.

# medicine - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'
# World Cancer DAy
# World Cancer DAy

Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'

Feb 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 34,518 Views 7 Comments

Dr Greg Korpanty of University Hospital Limerick on cancer treatment in Ireland during a pandemic.

# medicine - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Final year medicine studies and Leinster career keeping Murphy busy
# BALANCING ACT
From The42
# BALANCING ACT

Final year medicine studies and Leinster career keeping Murphy busy

Jan 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,497 Views 10 Comments

The 25-year-old back row is nearing the end of his degree in UCD.

# medicine - Thursday 9 April, 2020

The former Munster centre now helping to fight Covid-19 as a doctor in Cork
# New Career
From The42
# New Career

The former Munster centre now helping to fight Covid-19 as a doctor in Cork

Apr 9th 2020, 7:30 PM 23,277 Views 9 Comments

Tom Gleeson had to retire from rugby in 2012 due to injury.

# medicine - Monday 4 November, 2019

'A significant gamechanger': PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates being rolled out from today
# HIV
# HIV

'A significant gamechanger': PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates being rolled out from today

Nov 4th 2019, 6:10 AM 9,943 Views 7 Comments

The pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment is the most recent development in the field of HIV prevention.

# medicine - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

A record 1,450 doctors voluntarily withdrew from the Medical Council of Ireland last year
# Doctor Doctor
# Doctor Doctor

A record 1,450 doctors voluntarily withdrew from the Medical Council of Ireland last year

Oct 2nd 2019, 8:30 PM 49,295 Views 23 Comments

To practice medicine in Ireland you must be registered with the council.

# medicine - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs

Sep 19th 2019, 6:20 AM 26,857 Views 36 Comments

That council has warned that over-prescriptions of the drugs is affecting the safety of Irish patients.

# medicine - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Mahrez missed Man City's Community Shield win due to doping control worries
# Medicine
From The42
# Medicine

Mahrez missed Man City's Community Shield win due to doping control worries

Aug 4th 2019, 10:45 PM 18,093 Views 10 Comments

Pep Guardiola did not risk Riyad Mahrez against Liverpool to avoid any complications with the winger’s medicine and doping control.

# medicine - Monday 8 July, 2019

Benzodiazepine use in Irish over 65s is higher than international average
# Medication
# Medication

Benzodiazepine use in Irish over 65s is higher than international average

Jul 8th 2019, 3:00 PM 31,739 Views 79 Comments

Benzodiazepine medicine use in women over 65 years is 40% higher than in men, finds a new report.

# medicine - Monday 20 May, 2019

Clinical trials involving Irish patients 'saved the health service €13m' over two years
# Health
# Health

Clinical trials involving Irish patients 'saved the health service €13m' over two years

May 20th 2019, 5:46 PM 9,096 Views 3 Comments

A new report published today is calling for a scaling-up of clinical research infrastructure in Ireland.

# medicine - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Opinion: Cancer screening can't provide 100% certainty - but the programme saves many lives
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Cancer screening can't provide 100% certainty - but the programme saves many lives

May 11th 2019, 7:30 AM 10,102 Views 22 Comments

A recent judgement said doctors must have absolute confidence that results are normal – unfortunately, that just isn’t possible, writes Dr Ciarán Ó Riain.

# medicine - Saturday 30 March, 2019

We've found the cure in feature race, it's Medicine
# Racing
From The42
# Racing

We've found the cure in feature race, it's Medicine

Mar 30th 2019, 8:05 AM 2,589 Views 0 Comments

Listed races like these at tracks like Navan will be Medicine Jack’s bread and butter.

# medicine - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'I remember the detail of my errors and the guilt and shame I felt are burnt onto my mind'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'I remember the detail of my errors and the guilt and shame I felt are burnt onto my mind'

Dec 8th 2018, 6:00 PM 38,497 Views 47 Comments

Dr Anthony O’Connor writes about how doctors make mistakes – and what we can do about creating an atmosphere that’s not about ‘blame and shame’.

# medicine - Friday 7 December, 2018

'Any time there is medication involved everyone needs to be very, very cautious'
# Painkillers
From The42
# Painkillers

'Any time there is medication involved everyone needs to be very, very cautious'

Dec 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 19,274 Views 62 Comments

Leinster coach Leo Cullen underlined the quality of the province’s medical team.

# medicine - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Opinion: HIV positive women face a unique set of challenges
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: HIV positive women face a unique set of challenges

Dec 1st 2018, 1:00 PM 25,286 Views 17 Comments

On the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, women who have HIV still face increased stigma, writes Dr Denise Proudfoot

# medicine - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Explainer: Is Ireland in danger of a medicines shortage because of Brexit?
# Medicine
# Medicine

Explainer: Is Ireland in danger of a medicines shortage because of Brexit?

Jul 31st 2018, 12:05 AM 14,033 Views 42 Comments

Here we do our best to explain…

# medicine - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Dr Dora Gorman: Ireland's football, hockey and GAA star who just graduated medicine at UCD
# Doctor
From The42
# Doctor

Dr Dora Gorman: Ireland's football, hockey and GAA star who just graduated medicine at UCD

Jun 24th 2018, 10:00 AM 34,035 Views 25 Comments

Dora Gorman discusses captaining Ireland at World Cups and European Championships, playing gaelic for Galway and recently graduating top of her class at UCD.

# medicine - Friday 15 June, 2018

Alcohol, tobacco and medicine seized at Dublin Port
# Revenue
# Revenue

Alcohol, tobacco and medicine seized at Dublin Port

Jun 15th 2018, 5:54 PM 10,421 Views 11 Comments

The contraband products have a combined estimated retail value of almost €9,000.

# medicine - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Government looking at how to best source 'quality' medical cannabis for new access programme
# Longterm Illness
# Longterm Illness

Government looking at how to best source 'quality' medical cannabis for new access programme

May 22nd 2018, 7:21 PM 16,812 Views 44 Comments

Minister Harris told his Cabinet colleagues his department are looking at how to give “quality assurance” to patients.

# medicine - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Breakdown: Average number of public patients per GPs across the country
# Irish Patients Association
# Irish Patients Association

Breakdown: Average number of public patients per GPs across the country

Apr 22nd 2018, 4:28 PM 22,514 Views 25 Comments

Some GPs have as many as 1,218 public patients, while others have just 442.

# medicine - Thursday 15 March, 2018

People are absolutely convinced that Harry Styles' new track is his 'bisexual anthem'
# Harry Styles
From The Daily Edge
# Harry Styles

People are absolutely convinced that Harry Styles' new track is his 'bisexual anthem'

Mar 15th 2018, 2:49 PM 16,778 Views 0 Comments

“We really out here loving a queer man.”

# medicine - Saturday 10 March, 2018

'I could never work again after I got sick, that really affected me'
# Blood Clotting
# Blood Clotting

'I could never work again after I got sick, that really affected me'

Mar 10th 2018, 9:15 AM 18,404 Views 7 Comments

Every year at least 80 people in Ireland develop acute intestinal failure.

# medicine - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

New blood test to detect Alzheimer's disease developed by Irish researchers
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

New blood test to detect Alzheimer's disease developed by Irish researchers

Mar 7th 2018, 7:32 AM 14,959 Views 13 Comments

Doctors have said that early diagnosis of the disease is key for improving the quality of life.

# medicine - Saturday 3 March, 2018

The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money

Mar 3rd 2018, 8:15 AM 15,548 Views 50 Comments

Its cost could be outweighed by health savings in the area of air pollution disease and death.

# medicine - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Pharmacists urge people to ensure they have 'supply of essential medicines' before storm hits
# Beast From The East
# Beast From The East

Pharmacists urge people to ensure they have 'supply of essential medicines' before storm hits

Feb 27th 2018, 10:03 AM 11,855 Views 36 Comments

The Irish Pharmacy Union has warned that patients could experience “significant disruption for several days”.

# medicine - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'I had to look after this puppy when I could barely look after myself'
# Journey
From The42
# Journey

'I had to look after this puppy when I could barely look after myself'

Feb 18th 2018, 8:00 AM 20,752 Views 5 Comments

Irish Alpine skier Kirsty McGarry chats to The42 about representing Ireland twice at the Winter Olympics and the difficult aftermath.

# medicine - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Medicine students forced to resit exam after initial Christmas paper revealed to be 'compromised'
# UCD
# UCD

Medicine students forced to resit exam after initial Christmas paper revealed to be 'compromised'

Feb 3rd 2018, 4:08 PM 26,773 Views 24 Comments

A high proportion of second-year medical students studying the ‘Cell Cell Communication’ module were found to have achieved A grades in the ‘compromised’ exam.

# medicine - Friday 2 February, 2018

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study
# Fertility
# Fertility

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study

Feb 2nd 2018, 7:46 AM 20,302 Views 32 Comments

One in three women are estimated to use ibuprofen in the first three months of pregnancy.

# medicine - Sunday 21 January, 2018

The 1918 pandemic killed millions - Now scientists are trying to design a stronger flu shot to prevent a repeat
# Fighting Back
# Fighting Back

The 1918 pandemic killed millions - Now scientists are trying to design a stronger flu shot to prevent a repeat

Jan 21st 2018, 9:45 AM 18,827 Views 55 Comments

There’s currently no way to predict what strain of the shape-shifting flu virus could trigger another pandemic.

# medicine - Sunday 17 December, 2017

This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations
# Research
# Research

This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations

Dec 17th 2017, 7:30 AM 9,127 Views 2 Comments

Physicians who played the game had a 53% failure rate, compared to 74% for those who studied the textbooks.

# medicine - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs
# Research
# Research

Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs

Dec 16th 2017, 9:15 AM 14,732 Views 46 Comments

Researchers from Harvard Medical School found there is no correlation between achy joints and rainfall.

# medicine - Monday 11 December, 2017

A huge breakthrough has been made that could stop the devastating Huntington’s disease
# Medicine
# Medicine

A huge breakthrough has been made that could stop the devastating Huntington’s disease

Dec 11th 2017, 10:59 PM 28,391 Views 22 Comments

The research was made at University College London.

# medicine - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Epilepsy drug which has left 400 Irish children with disabilities to come under EU review today
# Valproate
# Valproate

Epilepsy drug which has left 400 Irish children with disabilities to come under EU review today

Sep 26th 2017, 6:25 AM 20,684 Views 8 Comments

An Irish woman whose three children have disabilities will give evidence at a public hearing today.

'A chronic haemorrhage': Just one in five trainee doctors plan to definitely stay in Ireland to work
# RSCI
# RSCI

'A chronic haemorrhage': Just one in five trainee doctors plan to definitely stay in Ireland to work

Sep 26th 2017, 6:15 AM 22,537 Views 87 Comments

The RSCI has published a survey about the medical workforce in Ireland.

# medicine - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Many mislabelled moisturisers are causing problems for skin disorder sufferers
# Study
# Study

Many mislabelled moisturisers are causing problems for skin disorder sufferers

Sep 10th 2017, 5:00 PM 21,188 Views 17 Comments

A new study has found that moisturisers marked ‘fragrance free’ and ‘hypoallergenic’ often were not.

# medicine - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

A new meningitis test could stop children being treated unnecessarily
# Revolutionary
# Revolutionary

A new meningitis test could stop children being treated unnecessarily

Aug 30th 2017, 8:22 AM 6,219 Views 4 Comments

The test could also cut testing times from 48 hours to one hour.

# medicine - Monday 21 August, 2017

The CAO points are out - but remember, don't panic
# Cao-2017
# Cao-2017

The CAO points are out - but remember, don't panic

Aug 21st 2017, 6:00 AM 36,902 Views 17 Comments

It’s the first set of offers since a new points system was introduced.

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