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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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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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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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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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Minister Donnelly announces update to Vaccine Allocation Strategy

Image courtesy of Gov.ie The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD has announced an update to Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy. The government approved the Provisional Vaccine Allocation Strategy on 8…

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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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Immune system mounts a lasting defense after recovery from COVID-19, researchers find

Coronavirus illustration (stock image).Credit: © Matthieu / stock.adobe.com As the number of people who have fought off SARS-CoV-2 climbs ever higher, a critical question has grown in importance: How long…

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Government requests early delivery of AstraZeneca vaccine to ease rollout

The government has requested that shipments of the University of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine be delivered early so it is ready to be administered as soon as it is is approved by…

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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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Stephen Donnelly urged to ‘be frank’ over who will administer Covid vaccines

The co-leader of the Social Democrats Róisín Shortall has called on the Minister for Health “to be frank” about who will be administering the coronavirus vaccine. What role will GPs…

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Healthcare Investment Takes Centre Stage

Secure long-term income and attractive rental yields are increasingly being sought after in the Irish market and some investors are cautious about investing in traditional sectors such as retail in…

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The COVID Tracker App is Available to Download

The Covid Tracker app will help in the fight against coronavirus. Download the COVID Tracker app HERE. We’ll protect your privacy, and you’ll help us protect everyone. Stay safe. Protect…

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One Million Downloads of COVID Tracker App in 48 hours

Figures from the HSE show that there have been one million downloads of the COVID Tracker App since it went live. The app, which was launched Tuesday, 7 July 2020…

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RTE aired a documentary yesterday looking at the battle to save lives on St James’ Hospital frontline during Covid-19 fight

Filmed in one of Ireland’s busiest hospitals in the midst of lockdown, RTÉ Investigates: Inside Ireland’s Covid Battle goes behind the scenes at St James’s Hospital, Dublin Brave Covid-19 patients,…

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