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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# injection

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# spiking
'Relatively few' incidents of injection spiking, say emergency medicine doctors
There have been reports of injection spiking in Ireland and the UK in recent weeks.
# Under fire
Mo Farah caught up in controversy over 2014 London Marathon injection
The four-time Olympic champion had been asked by USADA whether he had been injected with L-carnitine.
# Naloxone
'We've had up to five doses given before someone comes around': How an anti-overdose drug is saving lives
Naloxone was rolled out across Depaul services in 2016.
# Drug use
HSE looking for company to operate pilot supervised injection centre
The facility will look “like any other health or social care premises” said a HSE national addiction lead.
# Capital Punishment
US prisoner Tommy Arthur executed in Alabama after three decade legal battle
Arthur, who became known as the Houdini of death row, managed to evade his final sentence seven times.
# Cork
World-first trial shows single injection could help patients recover after heart attacks
The breakthrough could lead to improved quality of life and life expectancy for patients.
'I am not anti-vaccine, but 14-year girls don't lie en masse': Senator pushes for debate on HPV vaccine
Gerard Craughwell said he would like medical experts as well as parents concerned about their daughters to attend.
# supervised injecting centres
'People die in toilets, people die in urine-soaked stairwells'
An Oireachtas Health Committee is hearing submissions in relation to medically supervised injecting centres.
# decriminalisation
The 'War On Drugs' is driving a global epidemic of HIV, TB and hepatitis
Major new study says jails hothouse infectious diseases, which are then passed on to the wider community.
# Cervical Cancer
HSE developing "care pathway" for girls experiencing symptoms after HPV vaccine
The vaccine, Gardasil, has been criticised by some parent groups.
# snowblow
New HIV cases in injecting drug users had a big rise in 2015
A new campaign is being launched this morning which aims to highlight the issue for Irish AIDS Day.
# Boost
Muliaina, Aki and McCartney to provide Connacht with 'a real injection'
Two of the Kiwi trio are still involved in New Zealand’s ITM Cup.
# Your Say
Poll: Should supervised injecting centres be introduced in Ireland?
The call has been made by people involved in providing services for drug users.
HSE confirms shortage in BCG vaccines due to supplier problem
It is anticipated that the vaccine will be available in mid to late July but it will continue to be offered to newborns and those at greatest risk.
# Multiple Sclerosis
HSE spent €7.5m providing injectable treatment for MS patients in 2013
In the first ten months of this year, the HSE paid for 814 patients to receive the treatment.
# Down syndrome
Scientists reverse Down syndrome-like learning deficits in mice
Scientists in the US injected a compound into the mice which enabled part of their brains to grow to normal size.
# Israel
Israel issues rules on contraceptives for immigrants
Allegations surfaced last month that Ethiopian women were coerced into taking contraceptive jabs.
# Walking again
Video: This paralysed sausage dog 'nose' how to walk again
Jasper couldn’t use his back legs but after an injection of cells taken from his nose he showed considerable improvement.
# Forgotten Hero
Irish doctor who invented the modern injection remembered
Plus, some other things that you may not have known were invented by Irish people (spoiler: one is chocolate milk!)
# Vaccine
Older people encouraged to receive pneumo flu jab
Comedian Brendan Grace is one of the advocates for the vaccine after discovering that as he has diabetes he is at risk for pneumo flu.