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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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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

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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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

Minister for Health Meets EU partners to Discuss COVID-19 response and Wider Health Cooperation

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, today attended a meeting of EU Health Ministers in Luxembourg to discuss the European response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a wide range…

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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/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

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/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

Role of Nurses ‘The Unsung Heroes’ During COVID Crisis – The Caring Change Agents of Our Society

Image: Independent.ie It is International Nurses Day today – a day to celebrate the unsung heroes who sacrifice their lives to serve others selflessly. They have always been at the…

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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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COVID 19

EU medicines regulator to discuss AstraZeneca jab and blood clots

This image was originally posted to Flickr by Gencat at https://flickr.com/photos/37074368@N06/50929347266. It was reviewed on 10 February 2021 by FlickreviewR 2 and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-zero. The European Medicines Agency…

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COVID 19

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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Covid 19/Advice

The future of robotics in healthcare

Image courtesy of www.healtheuropa.eu NEURA Robotics introduces an innovative robotic assistant with the potential to transform clinical care. The data which shows that robot-assisted procedures accounted for 15.1% of all…

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EMS News

How Effective is Natural Language Processing in Clinical Trials?

Image Courtesy of epmmagazine via www.epmmagazine.com Igor Kruglyak, senior advisor at the global IT service provider Avenga and Michael DePalma, founder and president of digital specialists Pensare, LLC, examine the…

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COVID 19

FutureNeuro to trial implantable seizure monitoring device

Image courtesy of @HopePaige FutureNeuro, the SFI Research centre for chronic and rare neurological disease, will partner with Danish company UNEEG Medical, to trial a subcutaneous implantable monitoring device to…

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COVID 19

Why Ireland is a Resource for International Companies to Fill the CGT Talent Gap

IDA Press Release Jan 26th 2020 Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) is a major breakthrough in medical science. The human genome was sequenced only 16 years ago, yet the website Centerwatch reports…

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COVID 19

EU allows remote audits for medical devices during pandemic

The European Union has announced that it will temporarily allow remote audits of medical devices and in vitro diagnostics under the new regulations (MDR IVDR), set to go into effect…

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AI startup that captures vital signs via phone cameras launches new corporate wellness solution

Many employers, universities and other organizations are expanding health and wellness monitoring amid the COVID-19 pandemic. One artificial intelligence health startup that offers video-based health tracking sees big opportunities among insurance…

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