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Cavan Civil Defence Q&A Featuring John Maguire

On last week’s podcast, Jack Mullen, our EMS editor had the pleasure of being joined by Cavan Civil Defence Officer, Mr. John Maguire C.D.O.  Cavan County Civil Defence was set…

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Launch of the Government’s ‘Be Summer-Ready’ Information Campaign

The Government today launched the ‘Be Summer-Ready’ 2021 Public Safety Information Campaign. This campaign provides advice across a wide range of topics on staying safe this summer. The focus of…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen: EMA finds possible link to very rare cases of unusual blood clots with low blood platelets

EMA confirms overall benefit-risk remains positive At its meeting of 20 April 2021, EMA’s safety committee (PRAC) concluded that a warning about unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should…

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New research shows how immune response to TB differs in babies

The immune response to tuberculosis (TB) differs in adults and newborn babies due to the way immune cells use energy to kick into gear in a bid to kill the…

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AstraZeneca vaccine to be restricted for use with Irish people over 60

Reports say it will be a precautionary recommendation as questions still being asked on safety in older patients The expert committee advising the government on vaccines is expected to recommend…

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Irish Coast Guard achieves ‘Great Place to Work’ award

The Irish Coast Guard was pleased to announce that the organisation had been certified by the GPTW Institute as a ‘Great Place to Work’. The Coast Guard partnered with the…

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New Treatment Can Reduce Risk of PPE Facial Injuries in Frontline Healthcare Workers

Image courtesy of SARAH SEDDON A study has found that a new ‘care bundle’ can reduce the incidence of Facial Pressure Injuries (FPIs) in frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers caused by…

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Telemedicine Cannot Fully Replace in-person Paediatric Care

In response to the rollout of paediatric telemedicine due to COVID-19, researchers have identified implementation considerations regarding these services. The study, led by the School of Physiotherapy, RCSI University of…

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Scientists Closer to Developing a New Test For Coeliac Disease

Scientists are moving closer to developing a test for coeliac disease that could save sufferers weeks of discomfort before a test to diagnose the condition. The condition is currently diagnosed…

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Northern Ireland’s healthtech expertise to spur growth in the Middle East

Covid-19 has completely transformed the healthcare sector – especially when it comes to the adoption of technology. The global digital health market is expected to surpass $504.4bn by 2025, according…

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Minister for Health approves increase in number of Medical Intern and Postgraduate Training Places

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, is pleased to announce an increase of 120 medical intern posts plus additional postgraduate training places and Post CSCST Fellowship posts for July…

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Ireland’s medtech success – there’s nothing lucky about it

*The views expressed are not necessarily those of Emergency Services Ireland but rather of John Von Benecke* John von Benecke, CEO of Locate Bio, analyses how the combination of R&D from…

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Renewed Cancer Consortium partnership between Ireland, Northern Ireland and U.S agreed

Image: www.med-technews.com The governments of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United States of America have come together to strengthen their fight against cancer through a renewed tripartite partnership. Pictured signing…

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THE DOG DETECTIVES CATCHING PROSTATE CANCER

DOGS have the ability to detect aggressive prostate cancer from urine samples, new research reports.  The pilot study was carried out by Medical Detection Dogs, Great Horwood, Milton Keynes, UK, a nonprofit organisation that carries…

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Minister announces a public consultation for the future management and preservation of the Curragh Plains

Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs yesterday announced (March 2021) the launch of a public consultation process seeking views on the best way to…

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Shimmer Launches Pulse+ the First Line Extension for its Verisense® Wearable Sensing Platform

Shimmer Research, a global leader in wearable technology for research applications, today launched Verisense Pulse+, a new sensor for the Verisense platform.  Verisense Pulse+ provides photoplethysmogram (PPG), galvanic skin response…

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Minister for Disabilities welcomes announcement of Mr Robbie Ryan as Chair of Review of the Standard Operating Procedure for Assessment of Need

Minister of State for Disabilities, Anne Rabbitte TD, has welcomed the appointment of Mr Robbie Ryan to Chair the Review of the Standard Operating Procedure for Assessment of Need for…

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New injectable hydrogel could heal cardiac tissue after heart attack

Image courtesy of www.vecteezy.com Researchers at CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices based at the National University of Ireland Galway, and BIOFORGE Lab, at the University of Valladolid…

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‘TOO SOON’ TO CONSIDER VACCINE PASSPORTS, SAYS IRISH HEALTH OFFICIALS

Image courtesy of Digital Desk Staff It is too soon to make plans for so-called vaccine passports, Irish health officials have said, despite moves being made at a European level…

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New network to explore ways to help reduce smoking in the home

A multidisciplinary team of experts is seeking to understand how best to support people to create a smoke-free home, given the health risks particularly to pregnant women, babies and children….

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