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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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EMS News

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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Covid 19/Health

New Health Research Board Data on Disability Services

Minister of State with responsibility for Disability Anne Rabbitte TD, has welcomed the publication of the National Ability Supports System (NASS) Annual Report 2020, recently published by the Health Research…

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Defence & Security

Minister officially opens Clare Civil Defence headquarters

Pictured above; Minister Coveney is Cllr Mary Howard, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, and Pat Dowling, Chief Executive, Clare County Council.  The new Clare Civil Defence headquarters was officially opened…

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EMS News

New UCD technique using artificial intelligence can detect cancerous tissue in real time

The use of a new surgical technique developed at University College Dublin that uses artificial intelligence to detect cancerous tissue in real time during surgery could radically improve health outcomes. In a study…

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Covid 19/Technology

Opinion: One group that’s embraced AI: Criminals

From deepfakes to enhanced password cracking, hackers are discovering the power of AI for malicious use. Lawmakers are still figuring out how best to use artificial intelligence. Lawbreakers are doing…

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COVID 19

UCC researchers and Swiss collaborators make important Covid virus discovery

A team of researchers led by University College Cork (UCC) Professor John Atkins, together with their Swiss collaborators have just published in Science, work that highlights a potential drug target against the Covid…

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COVID 19

Bus Éireann begins dedicated COVID-19 vaccination shuttle service in Limerick

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA) announces a new shuttle bus service making travel easier for COVID-19 vaccination appointments, currently at the Radisson Blu…

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COVID 19

Cancer research activity down by almost half during pandemic: Irish Cancer Society

Vital cancer research aimed at developing new treatments and improving care fell by half due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish Cancer Society has revealed. The number of patients recruited…

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COVID 19

Opinion: What Happens if The HSE Cyber Attack Data is Leaked?

The following article was written by Jenny Darmody . This piece originally appeared in Silicon republic and the views expressed are not necessarily those of EMS but rather that of…

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Covid 19/Education

RCSI Develop New Learning Platform for Paediatric Surgery in Africa

A new learning platform which will transform training for paediatric surgeons in Africa will launch next week. The platform has been built by the Institute of Global Surgery at RCSI…

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Covid 19/Technology

West Pharma doubles its workforce making Covid vaccine vial components

Image Courtesy of @WestPharma The huge demand for components for injection vials as a result of Covid-19 has led to West Pharma to double its workforce in Ireland’s South East….

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COVID 19

National Children’s Hospital Time-Lapse

The new children’s hospital is currently under construction by BAM Ireland on the campus of St James’ Hospital in Dublin. The new hospital will be seven storeys high. Including the underground car park…

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Defence & Security

Coast Guard Assist Stricken Vessel Off Cork Coast

The 4 person crew of a fishing vessel that caught fire approx. 17 miles off Old Head of Kinsale in the early hours of the morning (14th May 2021) are…

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