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A lesser known cause of malnutrition
Thursday, 14 June 2012
THE DRASTIC weight loss and emaciation seen with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) is more than obvious, yet the condition itself remains... Read more...
Probiotics: Evidence-based guidelines
Thursday, 02 February 2012
  The term “probiotics” was first introduced in 1965 by Lilly and Stillwell; in contrast to antibiotics, probiotics were defined as... Read more...
New global strategy for COPD
Thursday, 02 February 2012
Early stage COPD carries a significant healthcare burden that is currently underrecognised, underdiagnosed and undertreated. Furthermore, patients at... Read more...
Diagnosing lung cancer: Guideline update
Thursday, 07 July 2011
The long-awaited updated guidance on diagnosing lung cancer was released last week by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the... Read more...
Advances in treatment of chronic total occlusion
Friday, 17 June 2011
Marie Feely learns of the unique advances in the Mater Private Hospital’s Heart Centre that are improving patients’ lives Read more...
An overview of atopic dermatitis
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Eczema, or  atopic dermatitis, is a common inflammatory disease of the skin. The condition often has its start in childhood and follows a variable... Read more...
Silver bullet treatments in lung cancer
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
In lung cancer, even patients presenting with early, more manageable disease have a low five-year survival rate. A Scottish analysis reported that 50... Read more...
Ask the specialist: Depression
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Consultant psychiatrist and author Dr Conor Farren answers questions on managing depression in the community Read more...
Complications of chronic kidney disease
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) includes any conditions that affect the kidney with the potential to cause either progressive loss of kidney function or... Read more...
Barrett’s oesophagus: Diagnosis and management
Friday, 11 March 2011
Barrett’s oesophagus is a benign condition where the normal (stratified squamous) lining of the oesophagus is replaced by abnormal cells... Read more...
Performance intelligence future of healthcare
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
TRAG Performance Intelligence Group Ireland and UK (TRAGPI) is an advisory company focused on providing integrated cost and quality management... Read more...
New data on Zytiga presented at ASCO
Friday, 22 June 2012
  Data related to Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) clinical studies have been selected for presentation at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American... Read more...
MSD Launches Elonva in Ireland
Friday, 22 June 2012
  MSD has announced the availability of Elonva in Ireland (corifollitropin alfa injection), a new treatment for fertility. Elonva is approved for... Read more...
Campaign to highlight awareness of sight-threatening condition in people with diabetes
Friday, 22 June 2012
According to research, over three quarters (75 per cent) of people with diabetes in Ireland have not heard of the condition diabetic macular oedema... Read more...
Boots Ireland lowers cost of prescription medicines
Friday, 22 June 2012
  Boots Ireland has announced new lower prescription medicine prices. The changes will reduce the price of the majority of prescription medicines. Read more...
Laya healthcare marks launch by announcing 100 new jobs
Friday, 25 May 2012
  Laya healthcare has marked its official launch by announcing 100 new jobs over the next three years. The company currently employs 343 people at... Read more...
Survival advantage shown with Betaferon in MS trial
Friday, 04 May 2012
  Bayer HealthCare has announced data published this month in Neurology from the Betaferon 21-year Long-term Follow-up (LTF) Study, which showed... Read more...
Teva's Naramerg name change
Monday, 23 April 2012
  Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland would like to announce the following name change: Naramerg (naratriptan) film coated tabs 2.5mg has changed to... Read more...
EFIC-Grünenthal grant supports young scientists
Monday, 23 April 2012
  Young scientists from across Europe are invited to apply for the EFIC-Grünenthal Grant (E-G-G) 2012, one of the most highly regarded pain... Read more...
Boehringer Ingelheim gains approval for extended time-window for Actilyse
Monday, 23 April 2012
  Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that Actilyse has been approved for thrombolytic treatment of acute ischaemic stroke up to 4.5 hours after... Read more...

EDITORIAL: Feeling the cold

The allocation may have increased but questions remain about the 2015 health budget, writes DANIELLE BARRON



Slow progress in advertising State posts

Just 32 per cent of appointments to State boards under the remit of the Department of Health were made following an advertisement process in 2012, according to Health Minister Leo Varadkar.



Rural GPs losing out on vital practice allowance

The strict application of rules relating to the awarding of the rural practice allowance is having a serious and damaging impact on GP recruitment in rural areas, according to GPs.



IMO warning to HSE on Ebola

The IMO has warned the HSE of its concerns about the arrangements being put in place by the Executive to deal with the event of an Ebola case in Ireland.



EDITORIAL: The neutralisation equation

The HSE needs a realistic and workable budget, writes Danielle Barron

HSE tells patients of "GP shortage"

The HSE is telling patients there is a “general shortage” of GPs in the country, IMN has learned.


Exercise referral plan almost complete

The new National Exercise Referral Framework  (NERF) is on course to be completed next month, IMN has learned.



Retrospective review of IMO still needed - Gilvarry

The IMO risks being irreparably weakened if it does not examine how the pension and salary arrangements of its ex- CEO, Mr George McNeice, were agreed, according to one of the Organisation’s ex-Presidents.



EDITORIAL: Feeling the heat

Add climate change to the list of things that is making you sick, writes DANIELLE BARRON



Consultants launch legal action on contract

A number of consultants have commenced a process to take legal action against the State for consultant contract breaches, the IHCA revealed at its annual conference at the weekend.


Hep C/HIV tribunal costs over €1bn


The Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal has cost the State more than 1 billion, IMN reports.



Medical card eligibility 'tweaks' proposed



Primary Care Minister Kathleen Lynch has strongly hinted that the report on medical card eligibility may not lead to major changes in the system, IMN can reveal.



Private practices facing crisis - IHCA

The IHCA has said that consultant practices in the private sector are becoming “unviable” as a result of increases in clinical indemnity costs.



EDITORIAL: Waste not, want not


Acute hospital budgets continue to spiral out of control, writes DANIELLE BARRON



No immediate plans to appoint IMO CEO

The IMO has no immediate plans to appoint a new CEO, despite stating its intention earlier this year to fill the position by the autumn, IMN reports.



Minister insists MFTP 'not scrapped'

The Money Follows the Patient (MFTP) funding model for hospitals is still a priority for the Government, the Health Minister has insisted.



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