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This month
September 2023
Some surgeries cancelled at Beaumont Hospital due to fly infestation in operating theatres
Emergency procedures are taking place as normal, as half of the operating theatres are still open.
This year
Fatal heart attacks more common on a Monday, research of Irish data suggests
Scientists have been unable to fully explain this ‘Blue Monday’ phenomenon.
All time
New Irish study finds link between poor sleep schedules and diseases like arthritis and cancer
The study was carried out by the RCSI.
Less invasive saliva PCR test 'almost as accurate' as nose/throat swab
In a new Irish study 94% of the positive nose/throat samples also tested positive for Covid-19 via the saliva test.
Irish scientists identify how some Covid patients develop life-threatening blood clots
The work was led by researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Stark contrast between Ireland's richest and poorest college students revealed by new study
The study breaks down the socio-economic composition of Ireland’s student body.
More than a quarter of over-65s at risk of harm from mixing alcohol and medication
Alcohol-medication interactions can cause accidents, problems with blood pressure, and liver damage.
Irish researchers begin new study on whether lockdown has led to more allergies
The research project will involve 1,000 babies born in Ireland at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Link between strokes and air pollution rise in winter, RCSI research finds
Higher levels of nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide showed a 3.5% higher risk of stroke.
Opinion: 'Those with intellectual disabilities have not featured in discussions around coronavirus'
Much of the discussion and planning around Covid-19 was not relevant or appropriate to our populations in institutional care, writes Seamus Cowman.
Doctors to be sent to 'cover gaps' at Cavan General Hospital after Covid-19 outbreak among staff
It was reported today that two wards in the hospital were closed following an outbreak of infection.
New approach to treating cystic fibrosis could reduce the need for lung transplants, RCSI study finds
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects around 1,300 children and adults in Ireland.
Irish researchers make discovery which may lead to epilepsy 'warning system'
The discovery was made by researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
This is Ireland's favourite building
The shortlist for the public choice award included 31 entries around the island of Ireland and one in India.
Just 28% of Irish people actually know what sepsis is - do you?
The deadly illness can cause tissue damage, organ failure and death.
How this extremely life-like robotic baby is helping students at RCSI
The robot baby was on display for RCSI’s Open Day.
'They can make mistakes and there's no consequence': How Ireland's medical students train for surgery
Robots and virtual reality tools are being used to train aspiring medics at the new RCSI building.
This robotic birthing 'mother' is being used to teach Irish medical students
The new RCSI building has installed robotic mannequins that can simulate the birthing process.
'The last thing a cancer patient needs is to be charged this much for parking'
A petition is being delivered to a group which operates hospitals in Dublin, Cavan and Louth today.
HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work
Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.
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.
Irish cancer research gets a boost with its first ever brain tumour biobank
It is one of only a handful of its kind in Europe.
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.
'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance
Misuse and overuse of medication will “almost certainly lead to a health crisis”, it has been warned.
'I love the game': The Saudi Arabian goalkeeper who starred at the Sigerson Cup weekend
RCSI’s Ahmed Alsarrif has a newfound love for gaelic football.
Study on ancestry of Irish Travellers details genetic connection to settled community
The research comes as the Irish State is expected to formally recognise Travellers as an ethnic group.
Irish children's first dentist visit is years too late, says RCSI
“Research has shown that fixing decayed first teeth results in better sleep patterns for children and better performance in schools.”
'There is always the chance of not waking up after a seizure'
Irish-led research could lead to a breakthrough in treatment for people with epilepsy.
Over 300 people donated their bodies to medical science from 2012 - 2014
There are five medical schools who take donations in Ireland.
Senator Catherine Noone now backing MMA to be recognised by Irish Sports Council
The Fine Gael senator was speaking at an injury prevention event at the Royal College of Surgeons over the weekend.
Irish dentists say your kids' teeth will decay if we remove fluoride from water
A meeting yesterday heard that dental surgeries are “brimming with children under seven who are already showing signs of irreparable tooth decay
Science Changes Lives: Medical trial is saving me from illness that took my two sisters
A genetic test pinpointed a destructive lung condition in Michael McNamee’s family – now experimental medicine is helping him to beat the odds.
14% of older Irish people prescribed 'inappropriate' drugs
One of the most frequently inappropriately prescribed drugs was aspirin – given to those with no history of brain or heart problems.
Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa
The new mobile surgical training unit simulators and can be used by up to ten trainees at any one time.
New drug is "a complete paradigm shift" in cancer treatment
Nine Irish people have been treated with Ibrutinib thus far.
Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don't get help
The Irish Heart Foundation is urging speedy action from health authorities to ensure services focus on psychological as well as physical recovery.
Sunlight can make this dirty water clean...and save lives
Today is World Water Day…but clean tap water is a pipe dream for 780 million people across the globe.
Aaron McKenna: Why do the Irish courts not care about women?
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.
Irish hospitals using maggots, honey and silver to cure wounds
Silver can help clean the bacteria out of a wound and, believe it or not, maggots will make it smell better.
Women's Aid accepts donation from man who beat up girlfriend
Women’s Aid say the €5,000 will be used to cover legal fees for women who are unable to pay themselves.