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From TheJournal.ie 'Slow drive' Dublin protest as young GPs say 'they will not stay in the country' under current contract Health

'Slow drive' Dublin protest as young GPs say 'they will not stay in the country' under current contract

The NAGP says 700 GPs are set to retire over the next five years.

From TheJournal.ie Health Minister agrees to meet with women affected by vaginal mesh complications Medical Care

Health Minister agrees to meet with women affected by vaginal mesh complications

There have been thousands of reports internationally of painful complications from women who have undergone these procedures.

From TheJournal.ie Terminally ill baby boy at London hospital must be kept alive until at least Tuesday, court rules Charlie Gard

Terminally ill baby boy at London hospital must be kept alive until at least Tuesday, court rules

Charlie Gard’s parents want to take the 10-month-old to the US for an experimental treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Family of girl who suffered cerebral palsy at birth: 'Hospital apology is utterly meaningless' Deficits In Care

Family of girl who suffered cerebral palsy at birth: 'Hospital apology is utterly meaningless'

The High Court approved a €1.9 million settlement today.

Here's what the inquiry into the 'Ms Y' abortion case will look at

The inquiry will examine the operation of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What's your experience with hospital overcrowding? Share Your Story

Open thread: What's your experience with hospital overcrowding?

Just last month more than 5,500 patients admitted found themselves on a trolley or in an emergency department.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people going blind waiting for cataract surgery PREVENTABLE

Irish people going blind waiting for cataract surgery

Ireland could save €76 million annually if earlier intervention was prioritised.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What's happening in the Central African Republic? Opinion

Column: What's happening in the Central African Republic?

Horrific reports of violence have poured out of the Central African Republic this week – with summary executions and mass displacement terrifying civilian communities, writes MSF Director Jane-Ann McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Column: People in the Philippines are desperate, stunned and hopeless Opinion

Column: People in the Philippines are desperate, stunned and hopeless

As a Filipino, I know we’re a resilient nation – but this time the devastation is so great that people are truly desperate. This sort of disaster is simply unprecedented, writes Dr Natasha Reyes.

From TheJournal.ie Column: NCHD working hours are part of a bigger picture for young Irish workers Column

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Happy 60th Birthday to the science that makes transplantation work Column

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why league tables for doctors – but not schools? Opinion

Column: Why league tables for doctors – but not schools?

School “league tables” are not allowed in Ireland, meaning you can’t find out how schools do in national exams or standardised tests. But creating such tables is not as difficult as we are led to believe, writes Kevin Denny.

From TheJournal.ie HSE spend on new primary care centres falls Medical Care

HSE spend on new primary care centres falls

Documents show that the spend went from €17.5m in 2011 to less than €1m so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie GPs have this stark warning for their former colleague James Reilly... GP

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 150 doctors write to Obama offering services to Guantánamo hunger strikers Guantánamo Bay

150 doctors write to Obama offering services to Guantánamo hunger strikers

The more than 100 detainees on hunger strike at the detention facility have said that they do not trust military doctors who engaged in painful force-feeding.

From TheJournal.ie HSE urges public to 'look after health' given hospital crowding Public Health

HSE urges public to 'look after health' given hospital crowding

The combination of holiday ailments and the winter vomiting bug mean hospitals are busier than they might usually be.

From TheJournal.ie Laya Healthcare customers facing premium hike of up to 13% Health

Laya Healthcare customers facing premium hike of up to 13%

The insurer says the price increase is needed to fund a greater number of claims and escalating cost of medical treatment.

Arthritic man robs $1 from bank – so he can get healthcare in jail Sad

Arthritic man robs $1 from bank – so he can get healthcare in jail

An American man resorted to crime simply because he couldn’t afford health care without being in state custody.

From TheJournal.ie Ivory Coast violence threatens access to medical care Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast violence threatens access to medical care

Medecin Sans Frontieres staff providing treatment despite difficulties including lack of supplies, resources and threats of violence, while Concern steps up its work in Liberia after refugees pour in from the Ivory Coast.