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# medicine - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Pioneering transplant doctor Joseph Murray dies in Boston RIP

Pioneering transplant doctor Joseph Murray dies in Boston

The Nobel Prize winner was 93.

94 per cent of consumers favour increase in use of generic medicines

The survey showed the majority of people cite cost as the dominant reason for switching to generics.

# medicine - Monday 19 November, 2012

Legislation to address street trading of benzodiazepines 'due in early 2013'

Deputy Roisín Shorthall had approved the move to amend the Misuse of Drugs Regulations earlier this year. It has been confirmed that it will be 2013 before it is introduced.

# medicine - Sunday 11 November, 2012

How art and social media helps us understand what it's like to be ill

International symposium in Cork to hear how experience of illness expressed through music, dialogue, fiction, film and other arts – as well as through social media.

# medicine - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Israel pushing ahead in medical marijuana industry

The medical cannabis industry is expanding in Israel – fuelled by medical research, government encouragement, and liberal religious and secular attitudes.

# medicine - Friday 2 November, 2012

Drug combination ‘shrinks’ secondary brain tumours in breast cancer patients

A ‘sizeable and increasing’ proportion of women with advanced breast cancer are developing secondary brain cancer.

# medicine - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

'Millions of lives' could be saved by new global subsidy for malaria drugs

The first independent evaluation of the international scheme shows promise.

# medicine - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Teva to reduce price on 'wide range' of generic medicines by 20%

The company says it’s prepared to cut prices further if Government plans to introduce medicine reference pricing and generic substitution go ahead.

# medicine - 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.

# medicine - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

US pair share chemistry Nobel for cell receptors

“I was fast asleep and the phone rang… my wife gave me an elbow – and there it was. A total shock and surprise,” said Robert Lefkowitz.

# medicine - Monday 8 October, 2012

Pioneering stem cell work wins Nobel Prize for researchers

Shinya Yamanaka of Japan and John Gurdon of Britain found that adult cells could be transformed back to stem cells.

Nobel Prize season kicks off with medicine award

This week, some of the world’s top scholars will look to Stockholm and Oslo as the 2012 Nobel Prizes are announced.

# medicine - 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.

# medicine - Friday 21 September, 2012

Report recommends that HPAT system be included in review

The HPAT test must be completed by Leaving Certificate students hoping to study medicine.

# medicine - Monday 17 September, 2012

James Reilly: New consultants will have to face a hefty pay cut

Consultants may also have to work weekends under the terms of the new deal.

# medicine - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Key to healthy pregnancy weight gain? Low-GI foods

According to a study done by Dublin scientists and the National Maternity Hospital, women who changed to a low-GI diet gained less weight while pregnant.

# medicine - Friday 3 August, 2012

TCD scientists help major new study on immune system

Irish researchers were part of a pan-European study which may lead to new ways for treating infectious diseases.

# medicine - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Life on Mars: how close are we to living in space?

Mankind’s fascination with space has long sparked fantasies of living away from Earth, but is this any closer to becoming a reality?

New drug for cystic fibrosis approved by European regulators

Regulators in Ireland must now approve the drug ahead of negotiations between the drug’s manufacturer and the HSE regarding pricing.

# medicine - Friday 27 July, 2012

Doctors' union accuses HSE of trying to collapse talks

The Irish Medical Organisation says talks last night on new work practices in the Health Sector were less constructive than hoped.

# medicine - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Survey: Majority of medical students plan to leave Ireland after internships

A Fine Gael senator says we need a national debate to figure out why young trainee doctors are so keen to emigrate.

# medicine - Monday 16 July, 2012

New Bill will let chemists substitute cheaper generic drugs for more expensive ones

The new Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Bill 2012 could mean cheaper trips to the pharmacy.

# medicine - Sunday 15 July, 2012

These are the surprising things that can help you live longer

Here’s what the scientists say…

# medicine - Sunday 24 June, 2012

What happens during a clinical trial?

Medicines available in Ireland are required to undergo clinical trials before being granted a license – but just what is involved in a clinical trial?

# medicine - Friday 22 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# medicine - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Column: Don’t just blame the Catholic Church for symphysiotomies – blame the doctors

Catholic fundamentalism goes some way towards explaining the mid-set of obstetricians who performed the barbaric surgery, but it is not the entire story, writes Ruadhán Mac Aodháin.

# medicine - Monday 18 June, 2012

New deal means some cheaper drugs on the way, says James Reilly

The price of off-patent medicines will be reduced under a new deal agreed between the HSE and the body representing the pharmaceutical industry.

# medicine - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Man saves cousin by lifting car off him Superhuman

Man saves cousin by lifting car off him

Scientific effect of so-called “hysterical strength” caused by surge of adrenaline still not fully proven – but New Zealand case provokes interest.

# medicine - 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.

# medicine - Saturday 26 May, 2012

‘Breakthrough’ in premature birth research by Irish scientists

Premature births are the leading cause of infant mortality worldwide.

# medicine - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Cannabis use by adolescents hits brain areas associated with schizophrenia

Research at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland found that cannabis use makes physical changes to parts of the brain when smoked by adolescents.

# medicine - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Pharmacists warn lack of vital medicines may endanger patients

The head of the Irish Pharmacy Union has said it is unacceptable that pharmacists and patients have put up with medicine shortages.

# medicine - 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.

# medicine - 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.

# medicine - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Is Robert Mugabe fighting for his life?

The Zimbabwean leader is reportedly undergoing medical treatment in Singapore amid speculation he may be about to hand over power.

# medicine - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

VIDEO: Full face transplant man, one year on Science This post contains videos

VIDEO: Full face transplant man, one year on

Dallas Wiens, who lost all his facial features in an accident, says he can now feel his daughter kiss him on the cheek.

# medicine - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Column: Here’s how the HSE turned my expectations upside down

Coached by the media, Sean Finn thought HSE care for his mother would be slow, unreliable and impersonal. Here’s his story.

# medicine - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Exercise causes orgasms for some women - study

Need a reason to hit the gym? Here’s one…

# medicine - Thursday 8 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Common heart disease drug could 'combat racism' Chill Pill

Common heart disease drug could 'combat racism'

Scientists believe the results can be explained by the fact that racism is based on fear.