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

Feb 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 34,044 Views 7 Comments

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

Final year medicine studies and Leinster career keeping Murphy busy
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Final year medicine studies and Leinster career keeping Murphy busy

Jan 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,352 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Apr 9th 2020, 7:30 PM 22,904 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Nov 4th 2019, 6:10 AM 9,895 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 2nd 2019, 8:30 PM 49,151 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Sep 19th 2019, 6:20 AM 25,882 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 4th 2019, 10:45 PM 18,076 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 8th 2019, 3:00 PM 31,610 Views 79 Comments

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

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

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

May 20th 2019, 5:46 PM 9,069 Views 3 Comments

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

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

May 11th 2019, 7:30 AM 10,073 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.

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

Mar 30th 2019, 8:05 AM 2,575 Views 0 Comments

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

Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'I remember the detail of my errors and the guilt and shame I felt are burnt onto my mind'
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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 38,307 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’.

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

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

Dec 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 19,258 Views 62 Comments

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

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

Dec 1st 2018, 1:00 PM 25,251 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Jul 31st 2018, 12:05 AM 13,993 Views 42 Comments

Here we do our best to explain…

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

Jun 24th 2018, 10:00 AM 33,822 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.

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

Jun 15th 2018, 5:54 PM 10,402 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

May 22nd 2018, 7:21 PM 16,790 Views 43 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 22nd 2018, 4:28 PM 21,939 Views 25 Comments

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'
# Harry Styles
# Harry Styles

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

Mar 15th 2018, 2:49 PM 16,727 Views 0 Comments

“We really out here loving a queer man.”

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

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

Mar 10th 2018, 9:15 AM 18,110 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 7th 2018, 7:32 AM 14,892 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 3rd 2018, 8:15 AM 15,388 Views 50 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 27th 2018, 10:03 AM 11,809 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 18th 2018, 8:00 AM 20,539 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 3rd 2018, 4:08 PM 26,630 Views 25 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.

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

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

Feb 2nd 2018, 7:46 AM 19,074 Views 32 Comments

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

The 1918 pandemic killed millions - Now scientists are trying to design a stronger flu shot to prevent a repeat
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# 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 18,784 Views 55 Comments

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

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

Dec 17th 2017, 7:30 AM 9,104 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 16th 2017, 9:15 AM 14,623 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Dec 11th 2017, 10:59 PM 28,363 Views 22 Comments

The research was made at University College London.

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

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

Sep 26th 2017, 6:25 AM 20,616 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
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# RSCI

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

Sep 26th 2017, 6:15 AM 22,450 Views 87 Comments

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

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

Sep 10th 2017, 5:00 PM 21,077 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Aug 30th 2017, 8:22 AM 6,210 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 21st 2017, 6:00 AM 36,804 Views 17 Comments

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

Should Charlie Gard's name have been made public?
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Should Charlie Gard's name have been made public?

Aug 3rd 2017, 6:10 AM 12,370 Views 29 Comments

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

Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect
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Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect

Jul 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,439 Views 34 Comments

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

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?
# Superbugs
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# Superbugs

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Jul 23rd 2017, 10:30 AM 13,126 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 19th 2017, 2:45 PM 13,046 Views 7 Comments

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

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