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#Doctors

# doctors - Friday 19 May, 2017

'In a utopian society there would be free GP care. In reality, we can't do that'

Doctors are struggling with a jump in consultations and lack of resources.

# doctors - Friday 5 May, 2017

Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs

New rules tighten the restrictions around the possession of benzodiazepines and ‘z-drugs’.

# doctors - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country

There’s been an improvement in Dublin, but things are getting worse in other counties.

# doctors - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Rescuers find trekker who survived in remote mountainous terrain for 47 days

The man’s partner had died three days before rescuers arrived, he said.

# doctors - Friday 21 April, 2017

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.

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.

# doctors - Friday 24 March, 2017

Croatian doctors furious after health minister says 'one priest is worth 20 doctors'

“We ask you, will you call up 215 priests to fill in the shortage of 4,300 doctors?”

# doctors - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

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.

# doctors - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Trainee doctors in the US can work 24-hour shifts under new rules

Groups representing medical students, interns and residents oppose the loosening of work-shift caps.

# doctors - Friday 3 March, 2017

'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.

# doctors - Friday 24 February, 2017

Doctor who skipped work to play tennis among staff investigated in mass absenteeism scam

The two-year investigation was conducted by police into the hospital.

# doctors - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

How to cope with 7 common illnesses

Mild bugs can often be dealt with at home.

# doctors - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Depression, stress and emigration: Why medical students need to talk about mental health

A new campaign is aiming to take away the stigma some people feel about discussing issues such as depression and suicide.

# doctors - Monday 2 January, 2017

Doctors needed to represent Ireland at Medical World Cup this summer

The team of footballers range in age from 27 to 61.

# doctors - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Doctors and professors among 25 alleged human organ smugglers arrested in Egypt

Egyptian authorities said they had arrested

# doctors - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Blood, flies, rotting corpses: Inside Venezuela's crumbling hospitals

The economic situation in the country is so dire that even hospitals are being badly affected.

# doctors - Monday 14 November, 2016

Updated: Health Minister will engage with IMO as junior doctors vote on industrial action

The ongoing dispute centres on the restoration of an agreed €3000 “living-out” allowance.

# doctors - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Trouble and strike: Junior doctors are the latest group to threaten strike action

It’s part of a dispute over a ‘living out allowance’.

# doctors - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Babies should sleep in same room as parents to reduce risk of death - doctors

Close to 3,500 infants die each year in the United States from sleep-related deaths.

# doctors - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be mandatory jail terms for people who assault medical staff?

Frontline employees have to work in very difficult environments.

# doctors - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

"They're not about dying and giving up": Here's how the Irish public misunderstands hospices

Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross has a hair salon, a therapy golden retriever Rían, and an oratory to host services such as christenings and weddings.

# doctors - Friday 26 August, 2016

There's been an increase in the number of people donating their bodies to medical science in Ireland

In total, 397 people have donated their bodies between 2012-2015.

# doctors - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help

The figures are in the latest Medical Council annual report.

# doctors - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Four-year-old boy being treated for mysterious ageing disease

Bayezid Shikdar’s illness makes him look like an old man, in addition to various other health problems.

# doctors - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Team kit stolen from Irish doctors days before Medical World Cup

The team say they will go out there and represent Ireland with passion – even if they have to do it in their white coats.

# doctors - Sunday 19 June, 2016

A terminally ill doctor wants all hospital staff to introduce themselves to patients Hello My Name Is This post contains videos

A terminally ill doctor wants all hospital staff to introduce themselves to patients

St James’s Hospital in Dublin has signed up to her campaign.

# doctors - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Doctor accused of not passing on x-ray of woman who later "suffered greatly" and died

Dr Emmanuel Gbadebo Alabi, originally from Nigeria but with an address in Cork, faces two allegations.

# doctors - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts

2016 has not been a good year for industrial relations.

# doctors - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

“Win-win for everyone” – Irish nurses set to take key tasks out of doctors’ hands

Four key tasks are to be carried out in future by nurses rather than junior doctors.

# doctors - Sunday 31 January, 2016

‘No profession has a public trial for making a mistake at work, other than doctors’

Lorraine Courtney writes that naming doctors in fitness to practice inquiries should be scrapped.

# doctors - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Operation Transformation leader withdraws from the show due to health reasons

Dan Kennedy underwent tests at St Michael’s Hospital in Dun Laoghaire, where he was diagnosed with severe colitis.

# doctors - Saturday 16 January, 2016

'I was getting sick all day when I was pregnant. The doctor told me to have cold milk and Rice Krispies'

Severe vomiting affects 2% of pregnant woman, but some say there is not enough awareness about it, even among the medical profession.

# doctors - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Think the health service is bad now? Doctors say it’s going to get worse

Because people are living longer.

# doctors - Saturday 9 January, 2016

There’s a plastic surgery craze in Iran and people are wearing their nose bandages with pride

In Iran’s largest cities it is easy to spot women — but also men — with bandages on their noses, flaunting the fact they recently went under the knife.

# doctors - Thursday 7 January, 2016

‘We’re not asking for much, just access to a doctor’

The village of Feakle doesn’t have a GP and Kildysart has been relying on locum care for a year.

# doctors - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Women shouldn’t have to sell household items or take out short-term loans to afford an abortion

While over 90% of abortions in England are performed in the first trimester of pregnancy, fatal foetal abnormalities and pregnancies resulting from sexual violence are often the exception.

# doctors - Friday 11 December, 2015

The daughter of a woman who refused medical treatment from Muslim doctors has defended her actions

Her mother had said that she did not want to be treated by a doctor wearing a hijab.

# doctors - Monday 7 December, 2015

Trainee doctors say nurses and doctors bully them as they’re shown the ropes

A new report also found trainees who gained their medical qualification outside Ireland rated learning environments significantly more highly.

# doctors - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Medical staff rapidly arrived at hospitals spontaneously on night of the Paris attacks

A crisis plan, which was developed 20 years ago, was activated for the first time.

# doctors - Monday 16 November, 2015

Tom Clonan: ‘Ireland is on the brink of a perfect storm in our health services’

Minister Varadkar needs to do ‘the bleeding obvious’ and demonstrate real leadership, writes Tom Clonan.

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