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#Medicine

# medicine - Sunday 18 February, 2018

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.

# medicine - Saturday 3 February, 2018

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.

# medicine - Friday 2 February, 2018

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.

# medicine - Sunday 21 January, 2018

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.

# medicine - Sunday 17 December, 2017

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.

# medicine - Saturday 16 December, 2017

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.

# medicine - Monday 11 December, 2017

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

The research was made at University College London.

# medicine - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

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.

'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.

# medicine - Sunday 10 September, 2017

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.

# medicine - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

A new meningitis test could stop children being treated unnecessarily

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

# medicine - Monday 21 August, 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.

# medicine - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Should Charlie Gard's name have been made public?

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

# medicine - Sunday 30 July, 2017

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.

# medicine - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

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

# medicine - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

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.

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.”

# medicine - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

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.

# medicine - Thursday 22 June, 2017

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.

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.

# medicine - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years

The medication has shown promise in mice.

# medicine - 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.

# medicine - Saturday 8 April, 2017

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.

# medicine - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

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”.

# medicine - 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.

# medicine - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Users of Epipens warned to check theirs as batch is recalled

The recall affects around 1,000 units.

'My daughter is seriously in need of this medication' - Vera Twomey is coming back to the Dáil

Twomey says nothing will happen until the law is changed.

# medicine - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Humans have a new organ and it's thanks to surgeons in Limerick Mesentery This post contains videos

Humans have a new organ and it's thanks to surgeons in Limerick

The mesentery is now being classified as a single structure.

# medicine - Monday 2 January, 2017

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK Cbd

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK

Companies wishing to sell CBD can apply for a licence from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

# medicine - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Cannabis-based products won't be in pharmacies tomorrow, but we have a timeline

The Dáil has been debating a medicinal cannabis bill this evening.

# medicine - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'It's time we got on with it': Support for medicinal cannabis bill could mean it's a runner

The bill, which is due to be debated on this Thursday, aims to regulate use of cannabis for medical purposes.

# medicine - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging

Pharmacists have said misusing and overusing antibiotics is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ireland”.

# medicine - Monday 7 November, 2016

Pharmaceutical industry paid Irish doctors €3.7 million for "undisclosed" reasons in 2015

The industry’s payments to both doctors and healthcare institutions here is under the spotlight at present.

# medicine - Monday 31 October, 2016

'Orkambi saved my life, other people should get access to it'

The drug, which costs about €160,000 per patient per year, is giving some people with cystic fibrosis a new lease of life.

# medicine - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Face transplants: Some experts still question risks associated with operation

Following the death of the first face transplant patient, some experts say the risks are too great given the surgery is not life-saving.

# medicine - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

HSE to cut what it pays drug companies after talks fail

The state entered into negotiations to reduce the price of medicines to the Irish taxpayer.

# medicine - Monday 16 May, 2016

Doctors have a plan to dispense medicine and pharmacists aren't happy

The NAGP says the plan would work, the IPU says it would harm patients.

# medicine - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Doctors rebuilt a man's throat using regenerating tissue

The results are a major breakthrough in the field of regenerative tissue.

# medicine - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

'I've been trying to bring cheap medicine to Irish patients. Too many are struggling to pay'

I used to dread bringing an inhaler out to a patient and asking for €85, writes Shane O’Sullivan.

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