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# medicine - Monday 29 December, 2014

9 big ideas that could change medicine forever

Could one-drop blood testing and wireless pacemakers soon be a reality?

# medicine - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Wexford company making catheters and stents targets job growth of 200

Clearstream Technologies says a completed new facility could accommodate growth up to 2019.

# medicine - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Opinion: I had childhood cancer – I know St James is entirely unsuitable for a children's hospital

I understand what is needed for the promised National Children’s Hospital – St James’s is a laughably poor choice.

# medicine - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Could magic mushrooms be used to treat pneumonia patients?

Irish researchers are attempting to find out.

# medicine - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Irish pharmacists say epilepsy and pain relief drugs in short supply

The Department of Health said medicine shortages are a global issue but it works with health professionals to avoid and manage them when they arise.

# medicine - Friday 10 October, 2014

'Worst Ebola epidemic in history': Medical experts say new treatments need to be fast-tracked

Health professionals say randomised controlled trials are unethical and impractical.

# medicine - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Science Changes Lives: From glass syringes and insulin bottles to a handy pen

Liz Murphy is one of tens of thousands of Irish people benefiting from huge research into treating diabetes.

# medicine - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Tests on "artificial pancreas" described as the "next revolution" in diabetes care

Closed-loop insulin delivery systems are the future it seems.

# medicine - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Opinion: Deforestation isn't just changing our climate, it could be destroying life-saving medicines

The impact on the local biodiversity in the deforested areas is detrimental and potentially irreversible.

# medicine - Monday 11 August, 2014

Junior doctors won't bother staying in Ireland unless tax breaks are introduced

Students on the Graduate Entry Programme are required to pay full fees of up to €16,000 per year.

# medicine - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Epilepsy drug for children recalled over contamination risk

The Health Products Regulatory Authority said this is just a precautionary measure and patients do not have to return packs to their pharmacy.

# medicine - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Suffer from lower back pain? Paracetamol might not be effective in relieving symptoms

A study has found the drug to be no more effective than a placebo in treating the condition.

# medicine - Sunday 13 July, 2014

What can people remember about being in a coma?

People report strange memories, dreams, or even visions after being in a coma. But that’s not always the case.

# medicine - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Don't flush expired medicines down the toilet

The EPA wants a take-back scheme to be introduced so people dispose of expired medicines properly.

# medicine - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Opinion: Giving pharmacists greater powers to help patients should be a no-brainer

With proper support, pharmacists could play a greater role in alleviating pressure on the healthcare system.

# medicine - Monday 16 June, 2014

'I was treated disgracefully': Fears over possible widespread misdiagnosis of Lyme disease

One woman with the condition is administrating antibiotics herself at home, as doctors have refused to recognise the condition.

# medicine - Saturday 14 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Man sues hospital for making his penis an inch shorter Shrinking Feeling

# medicine - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Number of discretionary medical cards falls by over 16,000 HSE

Number of discretionary medical cards falls by over 16,000

In January 2013, 63,126 were eligible for a discretionary medical card. In April 2014, just 46,535 now have a discretionary medical card.

# medicine - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Couples with fertility problems warned about cholesterol link

And it is not just women’s levels that are the problem.

# medicine - Saturday 17 May, 2014

This is what happens to your body when you binge drink

Fever, inflammation, tissue destruction…the list goes on.

# medicine - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Minister: 'A decision to see a doctor should never be a financial dilemma'

The draft legislation will be debated in the Dáil in May and enacted in July.

# medicine - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Free GP care will lead to 750,000 extra consultations per year

The Irish Medical Organisation says that figure will “overwhelm” the health system.

# medicine - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Scientists want to figure out the best way to use codeine - without getting addicted to it

A €2 million research project has got underway in Waterford.

# medicine - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Doctors say the best way to curb obesity could be... sleep

The new study has said the key to fighting a whole range of illnesses could be a good night’s sleep.

# medicine - Monday 24 March, 2014

Column: I can’t bear to look into someone's eyes and tell them they will probably die

My patients see my white coat as a lifejacket. But the truth is that the chance of surviving drug-resistant TB is down to the roll of a dice, writes Dr Jennifer Hughes.

# medicine - Friday 21 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Genius Girl Scout sells hundreds of cookies outside medical marijuana clinc High Sales

# medicine - 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.

# medicine - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Doctor guilty of professional misconduct after death of 20-year-old

A report is being prepared for the Medical Council ahead of sanctions.

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.

# medicine - Monday 30 December, 2013

HSE spent €7.5m providing injectable treatment for MS patients in 2013

In the first ten months of this year, the HSE paid for 814 patients to receive the treatment.

# medicine - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Drop the goody-two-shoes approach to economic policy

Job figure increases are welcome – but Government needs to be bolshy to grab the three things it needs for proper growth.

# medicine - Saturday 21 December, 2013

All set for Christmas, but now you're sick? What should you take to help?

Confused about over-the-counter medicines? If you’re sick what should you ask for?

# medicine - Friday 22 November, 2013

Ireland's casual attitude to antibiotics leading to 'alarming rise' in superbugs

A new campaign is being launched today to encourage better practice in relation to antibiotics among both doctors and patients.

# medicine - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Resistance crisis looms as antibiotics 'handed out like cough sweets'

Experts have called on global healthcare systems to take action in key areas.

# medicine - Friday 1 November, 2013

Health Ministers announce reduction in cholesterol medicine pricing

Patients can expect to save up to 70 per cent on cholesterol medication from today.

# medicine - Saturday 26 October, 2013

A spaceship crash, near apocalypse, and six other major miscalculations and mistakes

You’ll be making sure your i’s are dotted and your t’s crossed after this.

# medicine - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide

A major new study also shows that strokes caused by high blood pressure and unhealthy lifestyles were now to blame for over half of stroke deaths.

# medicine - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Charity tells of "appalling scenes of murder" in Central African Republic

Médicins sans Frontiéres says that a religious division in the country has left tens of thousands fleeing violence.

# medicine - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Column: NCHD working hours are part of a bigger picture for young Irish workers

While the pressures on young doctors are unique, Government decisions have focused the worst effects of the crisis on workers who are 35 and under across all sectors, write Dan Hayden and Dr Antoine Murray.