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# Medical Treatment

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# Supreme Court
Parents of brain-damaged boy lose Supreme Court appeal for control of medical treatment
The boy, known as John, suffered a devastating brain injury in road crash in 2020.
# massive tool
An Irish woman has designed this Father Ted t-shirt to raise funds for medical care
Denise Ryan wants to get Pat Mustard to go “from baby maker to life saver”.
# massive tool
An Irish woman has designed this Father Ted t shirt to raise funds for medical care
Denise Ryan wants to get Pat Mustard to go “from baby maker to life saver”.
# global drug survey
Of 23,000 who say they took MDMA, 202 ended up in hospital
There has been a steady rise in the number of people seeking medical treatment after taking the drug over the past few years.
# Stigma
Practice of 'normalising' intersex children at birth denounced by Europe
At least 21 EU States allow medical intervention on children to allocate sex at an early age.
# kelly the giraffe
And you thought going to the dentist was traumatic...
Kelly – a 14-yera-old female giraffe from Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling in Scotland – had to be sedated for the procedure to take place.
# Jose
Doctors extend Salvadoran castaway's hospital stay for psychological examination
However, he is said to be in ‘remarkable physical shape’.
# Germany
Organ transplant scandal erupts in Germany, prompts calls for reforms
Two senior doctors have been suspended from the Leipzig University Clinic’s organ transplant centre as part of an investigation into alleged manipulation of the waiting list.
# Health
Laya Healthcare customers facing premium hike of up to 13%
The insurer says the price increase is needed to fund a greater number of claims and escalating cost of medical treatment.
# president
President Michael D Higgins to have knee surgery next week
Higgins has previously said that he broke his kneecap while on a humanitarian mission in Colombia.
# Health Insurance
Quinn Healthcare announces price rise of 12 per cent
The changes will come into effect next year, the company said today.
# Doctors
Global index shows drop in Irish medical costs
The cost of common dental treatments is down by 21 per cent in some cases, as are elective medical procedures – but the cost of laser eye surgery is up by 21 per cent.
# Teenagers
Teenagers should be given right to refuse treatment, says Law Reform Commission
Report published today recommends 16- and 17-year-olds are allowed to give their consent or refusal for medical treatment.
# Venezuela
Chavez tells supporters "his return has begun"
The Venezuelan president appeared in public in his home country for the first time since his cancer battle was announced.
# Spinal Injury
Video: Paralysed man able to stand and walk after pioneering treatment
Twenty-three-year-old American man says he never thought he would be able to stand up so quickly after starting the ground-breaking treatment.
# Surgery
Little Liam sets off for pioneering brain surgery
Two year old Liam Heffernan, who has Battens Disease, will leave from Dublin Airport today to undergo medical treatment in the USA for the disease, which his older sister died from.
# Mental Health
Electro-shock therapy defended by psychiatric group
But health campaigner says its time treatment was banned without a patient’s clear consent.