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From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Those with intellectual disabilities have not featured in discussions around coronavirus' Opinion

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New approach to treating cystic fibrosis could reduce the need for lung transplants, RCSI study finds Cystic Fibrosis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish researchers make discovery which may lead to epilepsy 'warning system' Epilepsy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This is Ireland's favourite building Dublin

This is Ireland's favourite building

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

From TheJournal.ie Just 28% of Irish people actually know what sepsis is - do you? Health

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

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

From TheJournal.ie How this extremely life-like robotic baby is helping students at RCSI Robot Baby Training This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'They can make mistakes and there's no consequence': How Ireland's medical students train for surgery Doctor Doctor

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This robotic birthing 'mother' is being used to teach Irish medical students Motherboard

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The last thing a cancer patient needs is to be charged this much for parking' Counting The Cost

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

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

From TheJournal.ie HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work Bumping Up Figures

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

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

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

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

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

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 'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance Superbugs This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Study on ancestry of Irish Travellers details genetic connection to settled community Misconceptions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish children's first dentist visit is years too late, says RCSI RCSI

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'There is always the chance of not waking up after a seizure' Epilepsy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 300 people donated their bodies to medical science from 2012 - 2014 Silent Teachers

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

There are five medical schools who take donations in Ireland.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish dentists say your kids'  teeth will decay if we remove fluoride from water Smile

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Science Changes Lives: Medical trial is saving me from illness that took my two sisters Experimental

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs Bad Dose

14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa Healthcare

Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa

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

From TheJournal.ie New drug is "a complete paradigm shift" in cancer treatment Wonder Drug

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

Nine Irish people have been treated with Ibrutinib thus far.

From TheJournal.ie Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don't get help Recovery

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Sunlight can make this dirty water clean...and save lives World Water Day

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Why do the Irish courts not care about women? Payoff

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish hospitals using maggots, honey and silver to cure wounds It's On Me

Irish hospitals using maggots, honey and silver to cure wounds

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

From TheJournal.ie Women's Aid accepts donation from man who beat up girlfriend Domestic Violence

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

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

From TheJournal.ie One in five young people is experiencing a mental disorder - RCSI Mental Health

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bullying in childhood can lead to psychotic experiences, new study shows Trauma

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Good news, women: RCSI finds oestrogen cuts risk of liver and heart disease Research

Good news, women: RCSI finds oestrogen cuts risk of liver and heart disease

The team said their research may help to develop new drugs to prevent liver and heart disease in women.

From TheJournal.ie Gum disease sufferers at risk of diabetes and heart disease Gum Disease

Gum disease sufferers at risk of diabetes and heart disease

Gum disease affects four out of five people in Ireland and the level of gum disease worsens as we get older.

From TheJournal.ie Breakthrough in understanding how cancer cells 'hijack' and spread Cancer

Breakthrough in understanding how cancer cells 'hijack' and spread

A new research study is investigating how cancer cells spread around the body.

From TheJournal.ie Research could predict how bowel cancer patients react to chemo Cancer

Research could predict how bowel cancer patients react to chemo

Scientists at the RSCI and Beaumont Hospital develop a method that could avert chemotherapy if it won’t work.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I was convicted for treating protesters. Now I face arrest any time. Opinion

Column: I was convicted for treating protesters. Now I face arrest any time.

Irish-trained doctor Ghassan Dhaif, who aided the injured in Bahrain’s Arab Spring, on why the Government must do more to help medics like him.

From TheJournal.ie Why do females fare worse than males with cystic fibrosis? Cystic Fibrosis

Why do females fare worse than males with cystic fibrosis?

A new study from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland shows that the female hormone oestrogen has a role to play in this.

From TheJournal.ie One-fifth of young adolescents hear voices, study reveals Hallucinations

One-fifth of young adolescents hear voices, study reveals

Hallucinations reported by 11 to 13-year-olds in Dublin ranged from isolated sentences to full conversations.

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