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COVID 19

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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COVID 19

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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COVID 19

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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COVID 19

Forensic Science Ireland Annual Report 2020 Launched

The Minister for Justice, Heather Humphreys TD, has launched the 2020 Annual Report of Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) following a visit to the site of its new laboratory in Backweston…

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COVID 19

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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COVID 19

Drug Potentially Prevents Respiratory Damage in COVID-19 Patients

Scientists have identified a drug that can prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from binding to human cells, potentially preventing respiratory damage to the lung, clot formation and the development…

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Defence & Security

Launch of the Defence Forces Professional Military Education Strategy 2021–2024

Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, T.D., attended the Launch of the Defence Forces Professional Military Education Strategy 2021–2024 at McKee Barracks, Dublin on Wednesday 14th July 2021….

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COVID 19

Appointment of New Chief of Staff to the Defence Forces

The Government this morning has accepted the recommendation of the Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney T.D., to nominate Major General Seán Clancy for appointment by the President as Chief of…

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COVID 19

Ground-Breaking €2.4m SFI-Defence Organisation Innovation Challenge Launched

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, and Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney TD have announced a new SFI-Defence…

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Defence & Security

Ombudsman for the Defence Forces to Continue in Role for a Further 3 years

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, TD, has announced that the current Ombudsman for the Defence Forces, Mr. Alan Mahon, is to continue in his role for…

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COVID 19

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Identify People at Risk of Developing Alzheimers?

New research is looking at whether artificial intelligence can help identify people that are at risk of developing alzheimers disease later in life. There are nearly 7 million new cases…

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COVID 19

IMO Warns of Devastating Impact of Covid-19 on Waiting Lists

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has warned that Covid-19 will have a devastating impact on cancer services and waiting lists for years to come. Speaking on the impact of the…

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Covid 19/Research

New Study Aims to Detect Illness Through AI Voice Technology

A new digital health study from the Luxembuourg Institute of Health is aiming to further the ability of healthcare professionals to diagnose, risk-assess and monitor various chronic conditions by listening…

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Covid 19/Research

CÚRAM and B. Braun Embark on Ground-Breaking Projects in Wound Pain and Healing

CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices based at NUI Galway, has announced a new research partnership with B. Braun, one of the world’s leading providers and manufacturers of…

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COVID 19

Face Masks Work But Face Shields Practically Useless

New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) shows that wearing surgical face masks work and provide similar protection against aerosols as wearing…

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Covid 19/Technology

How to Prevent Getting Blocked by the Rules when Innovating with Big Data in Healthcare

As part of Erasmus University’s study on the uptake of big data technologies in healthcare within the Big Medilytics project, interviews with the pilot project leaders and group interviews with the twelve project…

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EMS News

Data Shows Immunotherapy Drug Helps Certain Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer

This is the first cancer immunotherapy to show positive Phase III results in the adjuvant lung cancer setting Data published by Roche Products (Ireland) Ltd has shown that the drug…

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Europeans drank less alcohol in first months of the pandemic, survey shows according to Medical News Today (MNT)

New research explores the drinking habits of Europeans during the first few months of the pandemic. On average, European drinkers surveyed from 21 countries reported reducing their alcohol consumption during…

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COVID 19

Dr Tony Holohan receives Honorary Fellowship from RCSI

Dr Tony Holohan receiving the RCSI Honorary Fellowship Image via RCSI Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in…

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Defence & Security

Shaped by Limerick – a new city centre exhibition opens showcasing Limerick’s edge and embrace

A new outdoor photography exhibition is being unveiled in the heart of Limerick city today (Thursday), showcasing the lives of 10 of its citizens, entitled Shaped by Limerick. ‘Shaped by Limerick’ is a project that…

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