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#Medicine

# medicine - Thursday 22 June, 2017

As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff

Africa and Pakistan contribute the highest number of non-Irish doctors here.

Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules

The decision stems from the case of a man who developed MS shortly after being vaccinated against hepatitis B.

# medicine - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years

The medication has shown promise in mice.

# medicine - Friday 21 April, 2017

Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy

Some 40,000 people are living with foetal alcohol syndrome in Ireland.

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

# medicine - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief

Experiments using lab mice found the rodents showed no sign of pain once injected with the fish venom.

# medicine - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Groundbreaking science allows paralysed man use his brain to control his arms again Bionic Man This post contains videos

Groundbreaking science allows paralysed man use his brain to control his arms again

Bill Kochevar says the device is “better than I thought it would be”.

# medicine - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.

# medicine - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Users of Epipens warned to check theirs as batch is recalled

The recall affects around 1,000 units.

'My daughter is seriously in need of this medication' - Vera Twomey is coming back to the Dáil

Twomey says nothing will happen until the law is changed.

# medicine - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Humans have a new organ and it's thanks to surgeons in Limerick Mesentery This post contains videos

Humans have a new organ and it's thanks to surgeons in Limerick

The mesentery is now being classified as a single structure.

# medicine - Monday 2 January, 2017

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK Cbd

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK

Companies wishing to sell CBD can apply for a licence from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

# medicine - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Cannabis-based products won't be in pharmacies tomorrow, but we have a timeline

The Dáil has been debating a medicinal cannabis bill this evening.

# medicine - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'It's time we got on with it': Support for medicinal cannabis bill could mean it's a runner

The bill, which is due to be debated on this Thursday, aims to regulate use of cannabis for medical purposes.

# medicine - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging

Pharmacists have said misusing and overusing antibiotics is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ireland”.

# medicine - Monday 7 November, 2016

Pharmaceutical industry paid Irish doctors €3.7 million for "undisclosed" reasons in 2015

The industry’s payments to both doctors and healthcare institutions here is under the spotlight at present.

# medicine - Monday 31 October, 2016

'Orkambi saved my life, other people should get access to it'

The drug, which costs about €160,000 per patient per year, is giving some people with cystic fibrosis a new lease of life.

# medicine - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Face transplants: Some experts still question risks associated with operation

Following the death of the first face transplant patient, some experts say the risks are too great given the surgery is not life-saving.

# medicine - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

HSE to cut what it pays drug companies after talks fail

The state entered into negotiations to reduce the price of medicines to the Irish taxpayer.

# medicine - Monday 16 May, 2016

Doctors have a plan to dispense medicine and pharmacists aren't happy

The NAGP says the plan would work, the IPU says it would harm patients.

# medicine - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Doctors rebuilt a man's throat using regenerating tissue

The results are a major breakthrough in the field of regenerative tissue.

# medicine - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

'I've been trying to bring cheap medicine to Irish patients. Too many are struggling to pay'

I used to dread bringing an inhaler out to a patient and asking for €85, writes Shane O’Sullivan.

# medicine - Monday 15 February, 2016

200 new jobs in ground handling on the way at Dublin Airport

Separately, a healthcare company has announced 200 jobs in Carlow, Cork and Tipperary.

# medicine - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Chinese medicines are packed with endangered animal DNA

“Dried geckos are used as an aphrodisiac; monkey skeletons are used to treat general pain”.

# medicine - Thursday 4 February, 2016

WATCH: Despised ex-drug CEO smirks his way through questioning by US politicians

Martin Shkreli, who unapologetically raised the price of a life-saving drug 50 times over, later called the politicians “imbeciles.”

# medicine - Saturday 16 January, 2016

'I was getting sick all day when I was pregnant. The doctor told me to have cold milk and Rice Krispies'

Severe vomiting affects 2% of pregnant woman, but some say there is not enough awareness about it, even among the medical profession.

# medicine - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Toddler's head reattached after internal decapitation Australia This post contains videos

Toddler's head reattached after internal decapitation

Jackson Taylor’s recovery following a car accident has been described as “a miracle”.

# medicine - Monday 5 October, 2015

Irish-born scientist given a Nobel Prize for his work fighting a horrible parasite

Irishman William Campbell shared one half of the prize with Satoshi Omura of Japan.

# medicine - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

WATCH: Doctors save man's hand - by inserting it into his belly

“Kind of like a hoodie…”

# medicine - Monday 20 July, 2015

225,000 animals used for scientific testing in Ireland, in a single year

Animals used in scientific procedures included rabbits, dogs, pigs and ferrets.

# medicine - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Assistants for doctors with no medical degree are being hired at Beaumont Hospital

Physician Associates support doctors in their diagnosis and management of patients.

# medicine - Thursday 2 July, 2015

This logo could protect you from buying dangerous fake meds online

A new EU logo will be shown on all legally-operating pharmacies and retailers.

# medicine - Monday 22 June, 2015

# medicine - Friday 19 June, 2015

Doctors find 92-year-old woman has been bearing a mummified fetus for 50 years

The incredibly rare phenomenon is known as “lithopedion”.

# medicine - Friday 5 June, 2015

This man has just had the world's first skull transplant Noggin This post contains videos

This man has just had the world's first skull transplant

For good measure, Jim Boysen also got a new kidney and pancreas.

# medicine - Monday 1 June, 2015

'Spectacular' breakthrough as doctors trial drugs that could 'replace chemo in five years'

The immune system can be taught to attack cancer.

# medicine - Friday 3 April, 2015

The first drug to reduce alcohol consumption hits the shelves here

It is the first product to be granted a licence for alcohol reduction.

# medicine - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients

GPs have blamed the HSE, but the organisation says the issue has been addressed.

# medicine - Saturday 14 March, 2015

How many people want to bring Jeremy Clarkson back? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many hours were drugs legal for in Ireland this week?

# medicine - Monday 23 February, 2015

Doctor denies sterilising woman without her permission

Dr Declan Egan, a consultant at Galway University Hospital, said that the actions he carried out were reversible.