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# medical - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

'My daughter died because she didn't have health insurance'

Bridget Glynn has shared her family’s story in the hope it will help others.

# medical - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Unregulated plastic surgery procedures offered to 15 year olds

The Oireachtas Health Committee has been told the industry is largely unregulated here.

# medical - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Opinion: Are new medical card plans unfair for GPs?

Making GPs the new rationers of medical card extension could destroy long-established bonds of trust between them and their patients.

# medical - Friday 14 November, 2014

Seven in ten parents of premature babies want more psychological support

Some 4,500 babies are born prematurely in Ireland each year.

# medical - Monday 13 October, 2014

Google testing service which connects patients with doctors over video chat

The search engine is following in the footsteps of companies like Apple, and Facebook which are also considering entering the healthcare market.

# medical - Monday 29 September, 2014

Porn actor pleads not guilty to killing and dismembering student

Luka Rocco Magnotta had fled to Europe after the killing, and was recognised in a Berlin internet café.

# medical - Monday 15 September, 2014

New treatment could drop recurrence by half for some lung cancer sufferers

A new radiation treatment could lengthen the lives of those suffering from small-cell lung cancer.

# medical - Friday 5 September, 2014

New breakthrough could reduce the number of people suffering from blindness

Research conducted by scientists in NUI Galway could increase the number of successful cornea transplant operations.

# medical - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Science Changes Lives: Pacemaker for a 28-year-old footballer? Yes, it saved me

Sean Prunty was diagnosed with a cardiac condition that put paid to his job as a footballer – but technology has given him a new path in life.

# medical - Thursday 28 August, 2014

People with cancer need dedicated treatment to tackle depression

Major depression is much more common among cancer sufferers – but trial shows a possible way forward.

# medical - Monday 18 August, 2014

'Pay as you go' health insurance set to hit the market

The plan will give people the ability to upgrade their hospital care at the time of need.

# medical - Sunday 3 August, 2014

New app delivers medical marijuana to customer's door in 10 minutes

A new service is delivering cannabis to the people of San Francisco in less time than it takes to order a pizza.

# medical - Friday 1 August, 2014

Up to 3,000 doctors set to leave Ireland

The National Association of General Practitioners is hoping that Leo Varadkar will step in to reverse cuts which affect them.

# medical - Sunday 27 July, 2014

What can your nails tell you about your health?

More than you’d probably like to know.

# medical - Saturday 12 July, 2014

BOI chief Richie Boucher tells staff he is being treated for cancer

The Bank of Ireland chief executive expects to be back to work in September.

# medical - Friday 30 May, 2014

Alex White to meet with medical card campaigners this afternoon

The parents want reassurance those who had their cards removed before the announcement yesterday will get them back.

# medical - Sunday 18 May, 2014

New primary care clinic promises 'over 100 jobs'

A scanning clinic will open in the centre in June, with five jobs immediately – it says over 100 people will be employed when the centre is fully operational.

# medical - Monday 12 May, 2014

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm approved by US medical authorities

The prosthetic arm allows users to perform basic tasks such as using keys and locks, feeding oneself, using zippers and preparing food.

# medical - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Column: After six hours in the waiting room, my little sister's pain reached crisis point

We need innovative solutions to the increasingly dangerous and frustrating problem of overburdened emergency departments, writes Lauren Joslin.

# medical - Sunday 30 March, 2014

“People are being left to rot”: Rare disease sufferers feel let down by health service

The daughter has been advised to get treatment abroad for her condition – but it might cost the family thousands of euro.

# medical - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Here's how a radioactive injection could be avoided when assessing cancer in children

Initial trials of the MRI scanning technique has shown similar results to PET/CT, without using a radioactive injection.

Quarter of miscarriages "could be prevented" by lifestyle changes

A study of pregnancies in Denmark found that alcohol consumption was a factor in 1 in 10 miscarriages.

# medical - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

New way to avoid risky biopsies in diagnosis of deadly lung disease

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis kills as many people as breast cancer does every year in the United States.

# medical - Saturday 25 January, 2014

From The42 Snapshot: Juan Mata arrives in Manchester in style Pastures New

Snapshot: Juan Mata arrives in Manchester in style

The player is expected to complete the move today after undergoing a medical.

# medical - Friday 24 January, 2014

From The42 Manchester United agree club record £37m deal for Mata Ready To Go

Manchester United agree club record £37m deal for Mata

The Red Devils have announced the news on their official Twitter page.

# medical - Thursday 2 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge A man with two penises has done an Ask Me Anything on Reddit Double Trouble

A man with two penises has done an Ask Me Anything on Reddit

Oh, please, don’t pretend like you don’t have a few questions you’d like to ask him yourself.

# medical - Monday 30 December, 2013

From The42 Schumacher is 'fighting for his life' with doctors refusing to speculate on his future Critical Condition

Schumacher is 'fighting for his life' with doctors refusing to speculate on his future

Doctor’s say that the seven-time Formula One world champion would not have survived his skiing accident had he not been wearing a helmet.

# medical - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Breast cancer patients who stop oral hormone therapy at threefold risk of recurrence

Study by Trinity College Dublin scientists found that taking the treatment consistently over five years has real benefits for survival.

# medical - Friday 6 December, 2013

'No-fault' compensation advisory group disbanded

“No plans to re-establish” the group, says Department of Health, but it is due to make recommendations for legal reforms to help people who suffer “catastrophic” injury due to medical negligence.

# medical - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Doctors call for appointment of 500 new GPs to address 'manpower crisis'

The National Association of General Practitioners says 150 practices around the country are at risk of closure due to funding shortages.

# medical - Friday 15 November, 2013

Concern over female teens getting genital cosmetic surgery

Two new papers also say that little research exists about the clinical effectiveness and risks of this surgery.

# medical - Monday 21 October, 2013

Concern Ireland is 'not far behind the US' for obesity

The news comes as Safefood launched a campaign specifically aimed at tackling childhood obesity.

# medical - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Taoiseach: Fall in numbers with medical cards not due to policy change

The Taoiseach was responding to questions from Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin during Leaders’ Questions.

# medical - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Slide in pharmaceutical sales drives a nine per cent drop in exports

There was a decline of €703 million in the year up to June – driven largely by the drop in pharma sales, as patents for major drugs expire.

# medical - Friday 2 August, 2013

Column: Why league tables for doctors – but not schools?

School “league tables” are not allowed in Ireland, meaning you can’t find out how schools do in national exams or standardised tests. But creating such tables is not as difficult as we are led to believe, writes Kevin Denny.

# medical - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Video: Life and death in a makeshift Syrian hospital Syria This post contains videos

Video: Life and death in a makeshift Syrian hospital

A video from Médecins Sans Frontières, which has five fully-functioning makeshift hospitals in Syria, gives an insight into the work it does in the country.

# medical - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Competition Authority starts legal action against doctors

The Irish Medical Organisation had a plan to withdraw GP services to protest Government cuts – but the Competition Authority is going to the High Court to stop it.

# medical - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

TD suggests pro-life experts be excluded from abortion panel

Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett said there is a danger people might bring to bear their personal views and bias in making a judgement.

# medical - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Column: Is society finally able to recognise the pain of a miscarriage?

Until recent years, miscarriage was not something that was spoken about: it was simply brushed under the carpet. But couples should not be afraid to be open about their grief – talking will help them to heal, writes Deirdre Pierce-McDonnell.

# medical - Friday 24 May, 2013

TDs to support abortion amendment to provide for medical terminations

During a meeting at Leinster House this afternoon, two TDs revealed they had children who were “incompatible with life”.