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#Medicine

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

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

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’.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: HIV positive women face a unique set of challenges Opinion

Opinion: HIV positive women face a unique set of challenges

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Is Ireland in danger of a medicines shortage because of Brexit? Medicine

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

Here we do our best to explain…

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol, tobacco and medicine seized at Dublin Port Revenue

Alcohol, tobacco and medicine seized at Dublin Port

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

From TheJournal.ie Government looking at how to best source 'quality' medical cannabis for new access programme Longterm Illness

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Breakdown: Average number of public patients per GPs across the country Irish Patients Association

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

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

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

“We really out here loving a queer man.”

From TheJournal.ie 'I could never work again after I got sick, that really affected me' Blood Clotting

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New blood test to detect Alzheimer's disease developed by Irish researchers Breakthrough

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From The42 'I had to look after this puppy when I could barely look after myself' Journey This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Medicine students forced to resit exam after initial Christmas paper revealed to be 'compromised' UCD

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study Fertility

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations Research

This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations

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

From TheJournal.ie Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs Research

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A huge breakthrough has been made that could stop the devastating Huntington’s disease Medicine

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

The research was made at University College London.

From TheJournal.ie Epilepsy drug which has left 400 Irish children with disabilities to come under EU review today Valproate

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'A chronic haemorrhage': Just one in five trainee doctors plan to definitely stay in Ireland to work RSCI

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Many mislabelled moisturisers are causing problems for skin disorder sufferers Study

Many mislabelled moisturisers are causing problems for skin disorder sufferers

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

From TheJournal.ie A new meningitis test could stop children being treated unnecessarily Revolutionary

A new meningitis test could stop children being treated unnecessarily

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

From TheJournal.ie The CAO points are out - but remember, don't panic Cao-2017

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Should Charlie Gard's name have been made public? Ethical Questions

Should Charlie Gard's name have been made public?

In life or death cases involving children, should they be kept anonymous?

From TheJournal.ie Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect America

Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect

A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations caused a threefold increase in annual measles cases, a new study found.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance? Superbugs

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: 'I'm still the same kid - just instead of having no hands, I have two' Transplant

Watch: 'I'm still the same kid - just instead of having no hands, I have two'

Zion Harvey is the first person to undergo a double hand transplant.

From TheJournal.ie Double hand transplant success: 'The boy wanted to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball bat' Medical History

Double hand transplant success: 'The boy wanted to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball bat'

“The boy wanted to be able to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball.”

From TheJournal.ie A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle Flu Patch

A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle

First human trial of the ‘microneedle patch’ that ‘punctures skin painlessly’ can be self-administered.

From TheJournal.ie As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff Brain Drain

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.

From TheJournal.ie Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules Multiple Sclerosis

Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules

The decision stems from the case of a man who developed MS shortly after being vaccinated against hepatitis B.

From TheJournal.ie Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years Heart Attack

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years

The medication has shown promise in mice.

From TheJournal.ie Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy Warning

Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy

Some 40,000 people are living with foetal alcohol syndrome in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

From TheJournal.ie Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief Blennies

Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief

Experiments using lab mice found the rodents showed no sign of pain once injected with the fish venom.

From TheJournal.ie Groundbreaking science allows paralysed man use his brain to control his arms again Bionic Man This post contains videos

Groundbreaking science allows paralysed man use his brain to control his arms again

Bill Kochevar says the device is “better than I thought it would be”.

From TheJournal.ie Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions Medicine

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.

From TheJournal.ie Users of Epipens warned to check theirs as batch is recalled Warning

Users of Epipens warned to check theirs as batch is recalled

The recall affects around 1,000 units.

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