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COVID 19

Minister Brophy Announces Further €1m Funding for COVAX

Minister for International Development and Diaspora Colm Brophy has announced a further €1m in funding for COVAX, the international facility for supporting equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations globally. The announcement…

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COVID 19

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

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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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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COVID 19

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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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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COVID 19

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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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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