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# medical - Saturday 20 April, 2013

100,000 Irish have sleep apnea - but thousands more undiagnosed

A conference has been told that 100,000 people suffering from sleep apnea in Ireland – but 90 per cent of those are undiagnosed.

# medical - Thursday 24 January, 2013

19 lives saved since introduction of defibrillators at Dublin Airport

One 85-year-old man and his family return to thank crew for saving his life after a cardiac arrest last September.

# medical - Friday 21 December, 2012

Committee hopes to report to government on X Case law by end of January

The Oireachtas Health Committee will hold three days of public hearings in January with its chairman Jerry Buttimer urging that there be a “respectful and tolerant” debate.

# medical - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Man saves work friend... by falling on him

Martin Amriding fell on top of his friend Kevin Brockbank who was falling to floor with cardiac arrest – and it restarted his heart.

# medical - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Pictures: Results of most extensive face transplant ever Face Transplant This post contains images

Pictures: Results of most extensive face transplant ever

The man who was disfigured in a gun accident says he can now walk past people without a second look seven months after the surgery.

# medical - Saturday 3 November, 2012

'Living with Psoriasis' conference to give practical advice to sufferers

Organisers urge those suffering from the skin condition to attend the conference today to receive important information and advice.

# medical - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Study of one million women says giving up smoking can extend life for ten years

The study published in The Lancet found that the earlier women give up, the more likely they are to not to see their lifespan cut by a decade.

# medical - Friday 12 October, 2012

Guidelines issued on relationships between doctors and industry

The President of the Medical Council said that the public needs to be confident that their doctor’s professional opinion is not influenced by marketing or promotional activities.

# medical - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

You really can die of a broken heart Lovesick This post contains videos

You really can die of a broken heart

It’s now a medical syndrome, you know.

# medical - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

From The42 Jerry 'The King' Lawler suffers heart attack during live WWE broadcast Too Real This post contains videos

Jerry 'The King' Lawler suffers heart attack during live WWE broadcast

The wrestling commentator was ringside during a tag-team bout when he collapsed.

# medical - Monday 27 August, 2012

Drug trials show promising results for heart failure patients - report

Study published in The Lancet concerns new drug which could help half of all heart failure patients.

# medical - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Ireland's space programme: what Irish tech developments are heading out of this world?

From exercising in space to 3D animations, here’s how Ireland is contributing to global research for future space missions.

# medical - Friday 3 August, 2012

Young Cork boy with 'bionic ear' completes summer course at US clinic

The Californian clinic specialises in providing educational services to young children to help them overcome hearing loss.

# medical - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Ireland 'not immune to global epidemic of obesity and diabetes'

The number of people in Ireland living with diabetes expected to rise by 30 per cent over the ten years to 2020.

# medical - Friday 27 July, 2012

US can now classify heavily modified stem cells as 'drugs'

THE Food and Drug Administration now have the ability to declare certain stem cells as drugs in the hope of greater policing their use.

TCD study aiming to improve personalisation of ovarian cancer treatment

Study on drug resistant ovarian cancer cells could lead to more personalised treatment of the cancer.

# medical - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Poll: Do you have health insurance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have health insurance?

As another company enters the Irish health insurance market, we’re asking: do you have insurance?

# medical - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Doctors remove 33-pound tumour from child, 2, who weighs 26-pounds

The doctor in Mexico City said it was the first time doctors there had removed a tumour bigger than a person carrying it.

# medical - Monday 25 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge HSE's Johnny hits the town... Here's Johnny This post contains images

HSE's Johnny hits the town...

The mascot from the new sexual health campaign has been alarming… sorry, meeting… people on the street.

# medical - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Symphysiotomy scandal: Survivors 'weren't told'

Powerful testimony at Oireachtas committee today from women who underwent operation – without their knowledge they say.

# medical - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Scientist develop tiny snake robot to perform surgery internally

“The robot is a tool. It is no different in that sense than a scalpel.”

# medical - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Afraid of needles? 'Jet-injected' drugs may have solution Jet Injection This post contains videos

Afraid of needles? 'Jet-injected' drugs may have solution

Scientific researchers are developing a ‘jet-injector’ to get medicine to the right spot – by using pressure, rather than a puncture of the skin.

# medical - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Concern for mother after human foetus discovered in Co Donegal

Gardaí are urging the mother to come forward in case she needs medical treatment.

# medical - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Almost 800 doctors fired in Lagos over pay dispute

Doctors went on indefinite strike last month over the implementation of a pay raise agreed in late 2010.

# medical - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Toddler returns to Ireland after life-saving treatment in Boston

Ellie Madden spent five months in Boston receiving life-saving treatment for an oesophageal condition.

Meadhbh McGivern: "One year on, life is absolutely brilliant" Heartwarming This post contains images

Meadhbh McGivern: "One year on, life is absolutely brilliant"

The Leitrim girl who had a liver transplant operation after a transportation failure last year is fighting fit after finally getting her surgery.

# medical - Thursday 19 April, 2012

75 per cent of Irish GPs "in favour of limited abortion"

Limited circumstances include major foetal abnormalities and rape, said the doctors surveyed. New research also shows that 97 per cent of the GPs had had a consultation dealing with abortion.

# medical - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Government likely to come under fire at IMO conference

The theme of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) is Our Patients – Our Priority, and the organisers said they will be discussing pivotal issues including health inequality.

Irish company to produce medical device invented at UL

The device will help improve success rates in angioplasty procedures.

# medical - Friday 6 April, 2012

Thousands of 'incidents and near misses' at two hospitals last year

Medical Independent sees documents recording accidents and other incidents at Tallaght and Cork University Hospital last year.

# medical - Sunday 25 March, 2012

In pictures: Vintage health campaigns in Ireland Mind Now This post contains images

In pictures: Vintage health campaigns in Ireland

From murderous houseflies to challenging TB…

# medical - Monday 27 February, 2012

Turkey: quadruple limb transplant fails

A Turkish patient has had four transplanted limbs removed – after undergoing 20 hours of surgery – because his body rejected them.

# medical - Friday 24 February, 2012

New national cancer drug fund in pipeline

However, finding the finance for that fund won’t be easy, the NCCP’s director warns.

# medical - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Limerick Hospital so overcrowded that it is “unsafe”

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have called on the HSE to implement the major disaster plan to deal with the overcrowding.

# medical - Monday 6 February, 2012

Air Corps completes eighth air ambulance mission of 2012

A patient was transferred today from London to Dublin on an Air Corps jet.

# medical - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Money from 'sugar tax' should go to dental schemes, say dentists

Irish Dental Association also highlights the fact that the HSE post of Chief Dental Officer has been lying idle for TEN years.

# medical - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Doctor claims he can turn your brown eyes blue Peepers This post contains a poll

Doctor claims he can turn your brown eyes blue

A US doctor says he has developed a way to quickly – and permanently – change the colour of a person’s eyes.

# medical - Friday 7 October, 2011

From The42 Arteta: I never had a medical before joining Arsenal Say Aaaahhh

Arteta: I never had a medical before joining Arsenal

Mikel Arteta has revealed that he completed his move from Everton to Arsenal without first undergoing a medical examination.

# medical - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Almost 2,000 near miss incidents and security events at Crumlin

There were 251 complaints and 1,954 near miss/incidents and security events at the hospital between the months of January and September 2010, according to reports.

# medical - Sunday 3 July, 2011

Irish girl misses out on liver transplant

Coast guard was to due to fly her from Leitrim for London operation last night but medics decided she wouldn’t make it on time.