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# medical - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge US medical authorities revoke licence of 'Octomom' doctor Octomom

US medical authorities revoke licence of 'Octomom' doctor

Officials revoked the licence after an investigation found Dr Michael Kamrava had implanted six times the normal number of embryos into Nadya Suleman.

# medical - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

Bedwetting can lead to low self-esteem in children

Some 46,000 children in Ireland suffer from bedwetting, a treatable medical condition, and many have low self-esteem as a direct result, a new survey has found.

# medical - Thursday 21 April, 2011

HSE paid almost €230k to consultancy firms linked to former Health Board execs

Payments followed severance packages to those executives of almost half a million apiece.

# medical - Friday 4 February, 2011

One in ten adults in the world is obese

Irish men and men from the Czech Republic are the most overweight in Europe.

# medical - Tuesday 1 February, 2011

75% of doctors practice defensive medicine to avoid claims: survey

Survey shows doctors fearing patient complaints and claims – or negative media coverage of the medical profession – have changed the way they practice medicine.

# medical - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

Brother of tragic Saoirse may be sent to US for trial treatment

Parents of little girl who died yesterday of rare Batten’s Disease “hopeful” that her brother Liam may get latest medical help.

# medical - Friday 27 August, 2010

A NUMBER OF IRISH patients who have had hip replacement surgery may have to go back under the knife as a company recalls a hip device.

The recall affects the DePuy ASR AX acetabular system and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing Platform, both of which are distributed by PEI.

The company urges patients to contact their orthopaedic surgeon or hospital to check if the device was used in their surgery.

DePuy has placed a factsheet about the recall on their website. It says “more people than expected who received the ASR Hip System experienced pain and other symptoms that led to a second hip replacement surgery.”

The company recommends that hip replacement patients contact their surgeon if they experience any discomfort post-surgery:

If you are experiencing symptoms of pain or discomfort, regardless of the hip system used, you should contact your orthopaedic surgeon for an evaluation.

DePuy also says it will provide information on reimbusement for medical appointments arising from the recall on its helpline. Callers outside of the US are recommended to ask the operator to make a collect call to +1 813-287-1651.

The line will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to DePuy.

# medical - Thursday 29 July, 2010

THE iPAD has become the latest must have medical gadget for doctors in Cork.

A Cork based tech start-up KM Medical Software has developed iPhone and iPad apps to help medical practitioners access live patient data and medical records while on the move. Surgeons and physicians at the Cork Medical Centre will soon begin using the apps in their work,  according to SiliconRepublic.

The iPad allows quick and effect communication between staff allowing them access to theatre lists, x-ray and lab results and much more.

The iMedDoc app is sold across the world and will be launched in the US in the coming months. 80 consultants in Ireland are currently using the software and full training is provided. A similar product has also been launched in the Beacon Hospital in Dublin

iMedDoc app demo.

# medical - Monday 26 July, 2010

THE HSE’S EMPLOYMENT embargo is affected frontline services more than management staff, RTÉ reports.

A HSE internal review says that the ban on staff recruitment in HSE West has left 9% of nursing and midwifery posts vacant. Of those vacancies, 67% are in frontline services.

20% of nursing posts in mental health services are vacant.

The report said that the maternity service shortages is increasing the level of risk to mothers and babies. It also said that services which were previously provided are not being made available now.

# medical - Monday 19 July, 2010

DOCTORS IN Ghaziabad, New Delhi, India, were following procedure after they declared an accident victim dead, by placing him in the mortuary until his family could take his remains. When his relatives arrived, though, they found the 21-year-old alive and conscious in the hospital’s morgue.

The young man had been struck by a motorbike on Sunday evening and was rushed to the hospital by police. However, doctors at the hospital declared him dead and contacted his relatives. The hospital’s chief medical officer has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

The young man has since been transferred to a different hospital.

NEW VACCINE patches could eliminate the need for painful injections, Al Jazeera reports. US researchers have developed a patch which boosts the body’s immunisation against diseases such as the flu. The researchers, based at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, believe the patch can help eradicate diseases by increasing the number of people who are vaccinated.

People should be able to administer the patch themselves, rather than being attending to by medical personnel with needles. The patch is actually a series of 100 tiny needles which dissolve after entering the skin.

Check out the patch in this Al Jazeera report:

The patch has been tested using a flu vaccine on mice and the researcher says the results are encouraging. Tests on the small needles used in the patch have shown they are safe for use on humans.

# medical - Friday 16 July, 2010

SCIENTISTS IN America have successfully developed a malaria-resistant mosquito, the BBC reports. The genetically-engineered insect is immune to the strain of malaria contracted by humans.

Researchers at the University of Arizona engineered the mosquitoes, and the head of the project, Prof Michael Riehle, told the Arizona Republic that his plan is to eventually replace all wild mosquitoes with these ones.

The development could be a significant breakthrough in the prevention of the disease, which affects an estimated 250 million people every year. One million people, mostly children, are killed by the illness. Although preventative medicines are highly effective in combating the spread of malaria, some resistant strains of the illness have developed.

Although she had followed a course of Malaria preventatives, Cheryl Cole contracted the illness while on holiday in Tanzania. The X Factor star has been released from hospital and is now recovering at home, but has cancelled some of her workload to recuperate from the illness: