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Special Military Forces Arrive in Afghanistan to Evacuate Irish Citizens

The Government is sending military special forces to Afghanistan to help facilitate the evacuation of remaining Irish citizens. A small group of Army Rangers and two Department of Foreign Affairs…

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Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Significantly Lowers Infection Risk

A third  booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has significantly improved protection from infection and serious illness among people aged 60 and older in Israel compared with those who received…

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Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Surgical Performance

New research from the School of Medicine at Trinity investigating the effect of sleep deprivation on surgical performance has found that surgeons were already sleep deprived before their on-call shifts…

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The Irish Robot Helping Older People Live Independently

Gerontechnology will play a crucial role in care as fewer people opt for careers in sector, and one such Irish robot is helping older people live independently. If you haven’t…

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Vulnerable Could Be Left Without Care Due to Recruitment Crisis in Homecare Sector

A recruitment crisis in the homecare sector must be addressed by the Government as a matter of urgency, a representative group has said. Home and Community Care Ireland (HCCI) is…

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UNICEF Say Ireland Donated One Million Vaccines to Poor Nations

Citizens and businesses of Ireland have so far donated more than one million Covid vaccines to poorer countries through a UNICEF campaign. The ‘Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine’ campaign…

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Why Fully Vaccinated People Are Still Getting Covid

People who are fully vaccinated against Covid are highly protected against severe infection, hospitalisation and death caused by the virus. But coronavirus cases among the fully vaccinated — so-called “breakthrough”…

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Why Should We Pay Attention to Ethical Arguments of Doctors Working with Big Data Technologies?

Healthcare professionals and data scientists working with big data technology continuously make ethical arguments but use ethics differently. They need to be aware of these differences. By interviewing 160 stakeholders from…

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Irish General Practice Nurses Educational Association Podcast Featuring Dr Theresa Lowry-Lehnen

Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash In this weeks podcast we had the pleasure of being joined by none other than Theresa Lowry-Lehnen. Theresa is a Specialist Practitioner in General Practice Nursing, Registered Nurse…

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Scientists Uncover Switching System Used in Information Processing and Memory

A team of scientists has uncovered a switching system in the brain used in information processing and in the storing of memories—akin to how railroad switches control a train’s destination….

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ED Task Force Needs to Address Overcrowding

The Emergency Department (ED) task force needs to reconvene to tackle overcrowding on trolleys, the Irish Patients’ Association (IPA) has said. A record 118,367 patients waited for a bed on…

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Researchers Find Inappropriate and Unnecessary Vitamin D Testing in Dublin

Trinity researchers have found significant expenditure on vitamin D testing, yet those who are deficient or most at risk of deficiency (young adults aged 18-39 years) are the least likely…

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WHO Recommends Treaty to Strengthen Global Health Security

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has backed the recommendation for a treaty that would strenghten global health security. One of the major gaps exposed during the pandemic has been the…

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IMO States GP Payment Figures Misleading

The Chairman of the GP Committee of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has said that the annual publication of payment figures made to GPs was a misleading exercise based on…

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Government Decision on New Coast Guard Aviation Service

The Government have agreed to commence the formal procurement process for a new Coast Guard aviation service in October next. The service is currently contracted to CHC Ireland and may…

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Abbott Announces R&D Investment for Continued Development of Cardiovascular Devices

Global healthcare company Abbott has announced further investment in its cardiovascular devices Research and Development (R&D) Centre based at its Vascular devices site in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Abbott is…

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Geneticists Pinpoint How Mutation Causes Devastating Childhood Cancer

Geneticists from Trinity have discovered how a specific genetic mutation causes a devastating, incurable childhood cancer, known as diffuse midline glioma (DMG), and – in lab studies working with model…

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New Research Sees Higher Covid-19 Vaccine Acceptance in Low Income Countries

A new study published has found Covid-19 vaccine acceptance is higher in low and middle-income countries than in richer countries. Published in ‘Nature Medicine’, findings from the study by Trinity…

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Shared Expectations on the Future of Health Care Shape Big Data Technologies

Big data technologies can be used to make more personalized predictions, smarter decisions and more effective interventions. As a result, the quality of care will be improved, lives will be…

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HRB Drug Treatment Data for 2020 Shows Importance of Health-Led Response to Drug Use

The Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD, has welcomed the publication by the Health Research Board (HRB) of treatment data for problem drug…

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