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# medicine - Monday 7 October, 2013

Column: Happy 60th Birthday to the science that makes transplantation work

Until Peter Medawar’s ground-breaking article 60 years ago, the idea of using one person’s body parts to save the life of another was little more than science fiction, writes Prof Daniel M. Davis.

# medicine - Thursday 19 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Auto-Brewery syndrome causes you to brew beer in your gut Six Pack

Auto-Brewery syndrome causes you to brew beer in your gut

Well that would save us a lot of time.

# medicine - Monday 9 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Man live-tweets his own vasectomy Snip

Man live-tweets his own vasectomy

Don’t pretend you’re not curious.

# medicine - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Column: The politics of food – why we need to take the power back

The failure of our government to challenge Big Pharma and Big Food shows how effective lobbying by large corporations can be. It is left to concerned individuals, as part of civil society, to challenge a pathogenic status quo, writes Frank Armstrong.

# medicine - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Poll: Do you shop across the border to save money? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you shop across the border to save money?

A report suggests high medicine prices are pushing consumers across the border, but prices of other items are leveling up. So do you travel to Northern Ireland to shop?

# medicine - Friday 23 August, 2013

Doctor angered at ‘outrageous breach of patient confidentiality’ at Holles Street

The Irish Times reports this morning that a termination of a twin pregnancy was carried out on a patient at risk of sepsis – the first to be performed under new legislation.

# medicine - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Most young doctors are female while most older doctors are male

Over one in every three doctors working here qualified outside of Ireland.

# medicine - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff

After 22 years of work, MSF blames civilians leaders’ tolerance of these abuses.

# medicine - Friday 2 August, 2013

Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction

Researchers said that knowing this detail may help identify new treatments for addicts.

# medicine - Thursday 18 July, 2013

GPs have this stark warning for their former colleague James Reilly... GP

GPs have this stark warning for their former colleague James Reilly...

The NAGP say the latest round of cuts will undermine patient care and could result in GP practices closing.

# medicine - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge Kid asks for pizza from hospital window... internet sends dozens Good Deeds

Kid asks for pizza from hospital window... internet sends dozens

Hazel Hammersley was bored while awaiting cancer treatment, so she put up a sign.

# medicine - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Doctors warn patients: Expect long waiting times to see your GP

Doctors say government cuts will lead to the ‘normalisation’ of long waiting times. “This move is not only mean-spirited, it is stupid,” said one GP.

# medicine - Monday 1 July, 2013

Good news, women: RCSI finds oestrogen cuts risk of liver and heart disease

The team said their research may help to develop new drugs to prevent liver and heart disease in women.

Column: A campaign of misinformation has turned the public against doctors

Dangerously long working hours, understaffing, and lower pay than you might think – these are the things the HSE doesn’t want you to know about how hospital doctors are treated, a junior doctor writes.

# medicine - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Generic drugs are more expensive in Ireland than the EU

Although we are taking more generic drugs, it had not led to any savings for the State or the cash-paying patient.

Poll: Do you request generic drugs? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you request generic drugs?

A new report has said that Irish people and the Irish State are not saving as much as they should by using generic drugs.

# medicine - Friday 21 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge Watch this 3-year-old hear his dad's voice for the first time All Ears This post contains videos

Watch this 3-year-old hear his dad's voice for the first time

Born totally deaf, this is the moment Grayson Clamp first heard the words ‘I love you’.

# medicine - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Irish drug prices 'now matching European average' - drugs firms

Market research commissioned by pharmaceuticals firms suggests its members’ medicines match an average European price.

# medicine - Monday 17 June, 2013

Safety warning over giving codeine tablets to under-18s

The European Medicines Agency says codeine, which is converted to morphine in the body, can pose problems for kids.

# medicine - Thursday 30 May, 2013

35 new complaints a month against doctors to Medical Council

That’s an increase of 12 per cent between 2011 and 2012, according to the council’s annual report.

From The Daily Edge Man had pencil lodged in his head for 15 years Ouch

Man had pencil lodged in his head for 15 years

Before having it surgically extracted. OW.

# medicine - Monday 27 May, 2013

Column: Small and mighty – why nanoscience is booming in Ireland

Ten years ago, the global market for nano-enabled materials was €420 million. In 2015, it will be $2.5 trillion. Nanoscience is the future and Ireland is very much part of it, writes John Boland.

# medicine - Saturday 25 May, 2013

From The42 'You can't just stop': The science behind the decision to retire (or keep going) What's Your Secret?

'You can't just stop': The science behind the decision to retire (or keep going)

One of the world’s leading experts in sports medicine explains the intricacies of what it really means to ‘call time’.

# medicine - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Column: Plants are at the heart of many crucial global issues facing us today

The economic and societal importance of plants is hard to underestimate; in order to meet the global challenges facing us today, we need to invest time and money into this sector, writes Eoin Lettice.

# medicine - Monday 6 May, 2013

Poll: Do you read the product information on your medicines? Your Say This post contains a poll

3 in 5 people read product information on prescription medication: IMB

Meanwhile, just one in two people read the information supplied with over-the-counter medicines, according to a new Irish Medicines Board survey.

# medicine - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

From The42 Campaign to reform Irish organ donation practices spearheaded by GAA pundit Brolly Opt For Life

Campaign to reform Irish organ donation practices spearheaded by GAA pundit Brolly

The former Derry player was lauded last year for his selfless gesture in donating a kidney to his friend Shane Finnegan.

# medicine - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Drugs bought on the internet 'can contain rat poison', warn pharmacists

Pharmacists have said people who buy drugs online are risking their health – and possibly their life.

# medicine - Friday 26 April, 2013

Not just Suarez: Plastic surgeons handle as many as 200 bites every year

The Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons has taken the opportunity of the publicity surrounding biting this week to warn of the consequences of serious biting.

# medicine - Monday 22 April, 2013

Appeal for Irish to take part in global food allergy study

Data is being compiled to shed light on how allergies develop from infancy and to track their occurence in a community.

# medicine - Thursday 18 April, 2013

HSE introduces preferred drug initiative to save €15 million in budget

The recommended drugs are for ulcer disease and high cholesterol which account for 15 per cent of the drugs budget.

# medicine - Saturday 13 April, 2013

"Serious concern" over staff shortages in Emergency Departments

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine has said that the problem will worsen after July.

# medicine - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

New research shows brain tumours can be killed with anti-nausea drug

The drug is currently being used to help patients recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy.

# medicine - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Science, business and agriculture courses increase in CAO popularity

However teaching, medicine and arts have all dropped.

# medicine - Sunday 10 February, 2013

A year in robotic legs: paralysed adventurer hits new milestone Science This post contains videos

A year in robotic legs: paralysed adventurer hits new milestone

Mark Pollock has spent a year gathering data on how robotic exoskeleton is working on his body – and he hopes scientists might get on board for formal study.

# medicine - Thursday 7 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: This dog has EXACTLY the right reaction to medicine Nope This post contains videos

# medicine - 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.

# medicine - Friday 4 January, 2013

Scientists say vaccine temporarily puts brakes on HIV

Team in Spain says it is best indication yet that a ‘therapeutic vaccine’ might be possible in place of anti-retroviral drugs.

# medicine - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Pharmacists: Increased prescription charges may lead to people being hospitalised

The Irish Pharmacy Union has warned that hiking up the cost of prescriptions for people on low incomes could end up costing the government a lot more money than it will save.

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.