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# rcsi - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

New Irish study finds link between poor sleep schedules and diseases like arthritis and cancer
# I Can't Get No Sleep
# I Can't Get No Sleep

New Irish study finds link between poor sleep schedules and diseases like arthritis and cancer

Nov 24th 2021, 12:51 PM 21,166 Views 7 Comments

The study was carried out by the RCSI.

# rcsi - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Less invasive saliva PCR test 'almost as accurate' as nose/throat swab
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Less invasive saliva PCR test 'almost as accurate' as nose/throat swab

Sep 8th 2021, 11:41 AM 21,464 Views 11 Comments

In a new Irish study 94% of the positive nose/throat samples also tested positive for Covid-19 via the saliva test.

# rcsi - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Irish scientists identify how some Covid patients develop life-threatening blood clots
# RCSI
# RCSI

Irish scientists identify how some Covid patients develop life-threatening blood clots

Jun 15th 2021, 7:07 AM 44,339 Views 8 Comments

The work was led by researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

# rcsi - Monday 7 December, 2020

Stark contrast between Ireland's richest and poorest college students revealed by new study
# Third Level
# Third Level

Stark contrast between Ireland's richest and poorest college students revealed by new study

Dec 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 38,878 Views 40 Comments

The study breaks down the socio-economic composition of Ireland’s student body.

# rcsi - Monday 31 August, 2020

More than a quarter of over-65s at risk of harm from mixing alcohol and medication
# Health
# Health

More than a quarter of over-65s at risk of harm from mixing alcohol and medication

Aug 31st 2020, 5:51 PM 18,307 Views 8 Comments

Alcohol-medication interactions can cause accidents, problems with blood pressure, and liver damage.

# rcsi - Monday 17 August, 2020

Irish researchers begin new study on whether lockdown has led to more allergies
# Study
# Study

Irish researchers begin new study on whether lockdown has led to more allergies

Aug 17th 2020, 7:16 AM 23,032 Views 29 Comments

The research project will involve 1,000 babies born in Ireland at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# rcsi - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Link between strokes and air pollution rise in winter, RCSI research finds
# Pollution
# Pollution

Link between strokes and air pollution rise in winter, RCSI research finds

Aug 11th 2020, 12:07 PM 9,923 Views 10 Comments

Higher levels of nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide showed a 3.5% higher risk of stroke.

# rcsi - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Opinion: 'Those with intellectual disabilities have not featured in discussions around coronavirus'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Those with intellectual disabilities have not featured in discussions around coronavirus'

May 6th 2020, 7:30 PM 17,053 Views 28 Comments

Much of the discussion and planning around Covid-19 was not relevant or appropriate to our populations in institutional care, writes Seamus Cowman.

# rcsi - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Doctors to be sent to 'cover gaps' at Cavan General Hospital after Covid-19 outbreak among staff
# Cavan
# Cavan

Doctors to be sent to 'cover gaps' at Cavan General Hospital after Covid-19 outbreak among staff

Apr 9th 2020, 3:22 PM 34,519 Views 43 Comments

It was reported today that two wards in the hospital were closed following an outbreak of infection.

# rcsi - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

New approach to treating cystic fibrosis could reduce the need for lung transplants, RCSI study finds
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

New approach to treating cystic fibrosis could reduce the need for lung transplants, RCSI study finds

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:10 AM 9,278 Views 5 Comments

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects around 1,300 children and adults in Ireland.

# rcsi - Monday 10 June, 2019

Irish researchers make discovery which may lead to epilepsy 'warning system'
# Epilepsy
# Epilepsy

Irish researchers make discovery which may lead to epilepsy 'warning system'

Jun 10th 2019, 5:48 PM 13,263 Views 2 Comments

The discovery was made by researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

# rcsi - Friday 8 June, 2018

This is Ireland's favourite building
# Dublin
# Dublin

This is Ireland's favourite building

Jun 8th 2018, 10:21 AM 42,005 Views 24 Comments

The shortlist for the public choice award included 31 entries around the island of Ireland and one in India.

# rcsi - Friday 2 February, 2018

Just 28% of Irish people actually know what sepsis is - do you?
# Health
# Health

Just 28% of Irish people actually know what sepsis is - do you?

Feb 2nd 2018, 6:05 AM 36,223 Views 27 Comments

The deadly illness can cause tissue damage, organ failure and death.

# rcsi - Thursday 4 January, 2018

How this extremely life-like robotic baby is helping students at RCSI
# Robot Baby Training
# Robot Baby Training

How this extremely life-like robotic baby is helping students at RCSI

Jan 4th 2018, 8:35 PM 8,066 Views 5 Comments

The robot baby was on display for RCSI’s Open Day.

# rcsi - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'They can make mistakes and there's no consequence': How Ireland's medical students train for surgery
# Doctor Doctor
# Doctor Doctor

'They can make mistakes and there's no consequence': How Ireland's medical students train for surgery

Oct 22nd 2017, 8:30 PM 14,641 Views 9 Comments

Robots and virtual reality tools are being used to train aspiring medics at the new RCSI building.

# rcsi - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

This robotic birthing 'mother' is being used to teach Irish medical students
# Motherboard
# Motherboard

This robotic birthing 'mother' is being used to teach Irish medical students

Oct 18th 2017, 8:30 PM 14,326 Views 13 Comments

The new RCSI building has installed robotic mannequins that can simulate the birthing process.

# rcsi - Thursday 31 August, 2017

'The last thing a cancer patient needs is to be charged this much for parking'
# Counting The Cost
# Counting The Cost

'The last thing a cancer patient needs is to be charged this much for parking'

Aug 31st 2017, 6:10 AM 21,173 Views 47 Comments

A petition is being delivered to a group which operates hospitals in Dublin, Cavan and Louth today.

# rcsi - Monday 10 July, 2017

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work
# Bumping Up Figures
# Bumping Up Figures

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work

Jul 10th 2017, 1:44 PM 15,538 Views 26 Comments

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

# rcsi - Thursday 22 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 22nd 2017, 12:21 PM 28,732 Views 58 Comments

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

# rcsi - Friday 26 May, 2017

Irish cancer research gets a boost with its first ever brain tumour biobank
# YOU CAN BANK ON IT
# YOU CAN BANK ON IT

Irish cancer research gets a boost with its first ever brain tumour biobank

May 26th 2017, 2:55 PM 9,242 Views 2 Comments

It is one of only a handful of its kind in Europe.

# rcsi - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions
# Medicine
# Medicine

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:05 AM 12,178 Views 6 Comments

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

# rcsi - Friday 3 March, 2017

'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:15 AM 11,918 Views 41 Comments

Misuse and overuse of medication will “almost certainly lead to a health crisis”, it has been warned.

# rcsi - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

'I love the game': The Saudi Arabian goalkeeper who starred at the Sigerson Cup weekend
# Growth Of Gaa
From The42
# Growth Of Gaa

'I love the game': The Saudi Arabian goalkeeper who starred at the Sigerson Cup weekend

Feb 22nd 2017, 4:40 PM 12,488 Views 9 Comments

RCSI’s Ahmed Alsarrif has a newfound love for gaelic football.

# rcsi - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Study on ancestry of Irish Travellers details genetic connection to settled community
# Misconceptions
# Misconceptions

Study on ancestry of Irish Travellers details genetic connection to settled community

Feb 9th 2017, 4:31 PM 68,704 Views 74 Comments

The research comes as the Irish State is expected to formally recognise Travellers as an ethnic group.

# rcsi - Monday 31 October, 2016

Irish children's first dentist visit is years too late, says RCSI
# RCSI
# RCSI

Irish children's first dentist visit is years too late, says RCSI

Oct 31st 2016, 6:15 AM 18,670 Views 14 Comments

“Research has shown that fixing decayed first teeth results in better sleep patterns for children and better performance in schools.”

# rcsi - Thursday 17 December, 2015

'There is always the chance of not waking up after a seizure'
# Epilepsy
# Epilepsy

'There is always the chance of not waking up after a seizure'

Dec 17th 2015, 6:02 AM 22,925 Views 18 Comments

Irish-led research could lead to a breakthrough in treatment for people with epilepsy.

# rcsi - Monday 6 April, 2015

Over 300 people donated their bodies to medical science from 2012 - 2014
# Silent Teachers
# Silent Teachers

Over 300 people donated their bodies to medical science from 2012 - 2014

Apr 6th 2015, 8:00 AM 12,976 Views 20 Comments

There are five medical schools who take donations in Ireland.

# rcsi - Monday 26 January, 2015

Senator Catherine Noone now backing MMA to be recognised by Irish Sports Council
# Support
From The42
# Support

Senator Catherine Noone now backing MMA to be recognised by Irish Sports Council

Jan 26th 2015, 3:31 PM 12,706 Views 35 Comments

The Fine Gael senator was speaking at an injury prevention event at the Royal College of Surgeons over the weekend.

# rcsi - Friday 31 October, 2014

Irish dentists say your kids'  teeth will decay if we remove fluoride from water
# Smile
# Smile

Irish dentists say your kids' teeth will decay if we remove fluoride from water

Oct 31st 2014, 6:30 AM 17,848 Views 372 Comments

A meeting yesterday heard that dental surgeries are “brimming with children under seven who are already showing signs of irreparable tooth decay

# rcsi - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Science Changes Lives: Medical trial is saving me from illness that took my two sisters
# Experimental
# Experimental

Science Changes Lives: Medical trial is saving me from illness that took my two sisters

Sep 13th 2014, 8:30 PM 21,972 Views 12 Comments

A genetic test pinpointed a destructive lung condition in Michael McNamee’s family – now experimental medicine is helping him to beat the odds.

# rcsi - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs
# Bad Dose
# Bad Dose

14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs

Jul 16th 2014, 9:10 AM 5,030 Views 4 Comments

One of the most frequently inappropriately prescribed drugs was aspirin – given to those with no history of brain or heart problems.

# rcsi - Friday 11 July, 2014

Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa

Jul 11th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,014 Views 6 Comments

The new mobile surgical training unit simulators and can be used by up to ten trainees at any one time.

# rcsi - Monday 16 June, 2014

New drug is "a complete paradigm shift" in cancer treatment
# Wonder Drug
# Wonder Drug

New drug is "a complete paradigm shift" in cancer treatment

Jun 16th 2014, 9:45 PM 32,847 Views 82 Comments

Nine Irish people have been treated with Ibrutinib thus far.

# rcsi - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don't get help
# Recovery
# Recovery

Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don't get help

Apr 6th 2014, 2:33 PM 9,324 Views 12 Comments

The Irish Heart Foundation is urging speedy action from health authorities to ensure services focus on psychological as well as physical recovery.

# rcsi - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Sunlight can make this dirty water clean...and save lives
# World Water Day
# World Water Day

Sunlight can make this dirty water clean...and save lives

Mar 22nd 2014, 4:30 PM 13,016 Views 40 Comments

Today is World Water Day…but clean tap water is a pipe dream for 780 million people across the globe.

# rcsi - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Why do the Irish courts not care about women?
# Payoff
# Payoff

Aaron McKenna: Why do the Irish courts not care about women?

Feb 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 856 Views 99 Comments

Our courts seem to have affected an uncaring view towards violent and sexual crimes against women – allowing offenders to escape jail sentences by simply giving their victims a payoff. It is horrific and unacceptable.

# rcsi - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Irish hospitals using maggots, honey and silver to cure wounds
# It's On Me
# It's On Me

Irish hospitals using maggots, honey and silver to cure wounds

Jan 29th 2014, 7:30 AM 16,401 Views 43 Comments

Silver can help clean the bacteria out of a wound and, believe it or not, maggots will make it smell better.

# rcsi - Friday 24 January, 2014

Women's Aid accepts donation from man who beat up girlfriend
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Women's Aid accepts donation from man who beat up girlfriend

Jan 24th 2014, 3:30 PM 16,359 Views 67 Comments

Women’s Aid say the €5,000 will be used to cover legal fees for women who are unable to pay themselves.

# rcsi - Thursday 10 October, 2013

One in five young people is experiencing a mental disorder - RCSI
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

One in five young people is experiencing a mental disorder - RCSI

Oct 10th 2013, 8:37 AM 4,420 Views 42 Comments

‘The Mental Health Of Young People in Ireland’ report also raised concerns about levels of drug and alcohol abuse among young adults.

# rcsi - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Bullying in childhood can lead to psychotic experiences, new study shows
# Trauma
# Trauma

Bullying in childhood can lead to psychotic experiences, new study shows

Jul 11th 2013, 11:01 AM 4,478 Views 12 Comments

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has published a report linking childhood trauma to psychotic symptoms like ‘hearing voices’.

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