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# irish medical journal

Last year
Woman perforates palate while eating a Pringle at Christmas
The woman was left with a two-centimetre hole in her palate.
Pensioner goes to A&E with memory loss after day-time sex with wife
The curious case appears in the latest edition of the Irish Medical Journal.
All time
Doctors discover Dublin woman (81) suffering stomach pains had swallowed chicken bone
The woman had no recollection of ingesting the foreign object.
Mother helps save teenage son's life after sliotar blow stopped his heart beating
The boy was playing hurling when the incident occurred.
Man receives hospital treatment after injecting himself with his own semen
The man had been injecting himself with his own semen for quite some time.
Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital
Some also engage in “animated conversation” in an effort to burn calories.
The percentage of 'perfect' births in first-time mothers is less than 1% - study
The study looked at over 8,000 pregnancies in women who hadn’t given birth before.
Cows are by far the most dangerous animal for Ireland's most dangerous job
Two-third of injuries caused by animals to farmers were caused by cows.
Woman presents to Dublin hospital after slicing through her hand cutting an avocado
The phenomenon of ‘avocado hand’ has reached Ireland.
The number of heart-related deaths rose significantly in Ireland after the 2008 crash
A study found a 17.2% increase in cardiovascular-related deaths following the 2008 economic crash.
Most schools with low uptake rate of HPV vaccine are disadvantaged - study
The study examined 577 schools across the country and analysed figures from the 2013/2014 academic year.
Four people broke their wrist in a week in Galway last year... taking selfies
The four people in question all broke the opposite arm to that which was holding the phone.
Study tracking the 20 people who attend the Mater emergency department most finds most are men, all are unemployed
This group of patients often have psychosocial, substance misuse and/or chronic illness issues.
Two Cavan mushroom pickers got really sick because of bird poop
It all ended up okay, in the end.
Could virtual reality help reduce child road deaths?
16 children under the age of 15 died on our roads in 2014.
Childhood asthma rates linked to black smoke in Galway
A study has suggested that a drop in black smoke levels in the mid-nineties improved overall air quality and helped reduce hospital admissions for asthma.
1 in 4 HSE general support workers are smokers
A new report found a huge decrease in the numbers of nurses smoking.
Study finds 42 children in Ireland diagnosed with HIV
The research in the Irish Medical Journal found many of the children’s illnesses were diagnosed at an advanced stage.
One teen under age of 17 dies by suicide each month
New Irish study raises concern over 15- to 17-year-old age group while British study links recession and unemployment to rise in overall suicide rate.