Irish Medical News

Be happy while Tibetans burn

The Dalai Lama seems to favour happiness over moral action  

Enabling people to live well with dementia

Early diagnosis is vital if someone wants to live well with dementia, writes Nicole Matthews  

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    Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:44
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...

Taking a stand

Doctor concerns about patient safety must be supported, writes Danielle Barron



Under-sixes contract deadline missed

The Department of Health has missed a key deadline in the implementation of free GP care for the under-sixes, IMN has learned.



Statin article statements withdrawn

Authors of two articles published in the BMJ last year are withdrawing their statements about the alleged adverse effects of statins.



Mental health services facing potential deficit


A number of mental health services are facing a combined potential deficit of €10.5 million, IMN has learned.



GPs criticise counselling waiting lists

GPs have complained about waiting lists for the counselling in primary care (CIPC) service after data emerged on waiting times throughout the country.



Minister seeks clinical guidance standards

The Department of Health is planning to develop standards for clinical practice guidance in response to its investigation into care at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, IMN has learned.




The rebirth of maternity services


Decisions on the future of maternity services need to be made, writes Danielle Barron



Long waiting lists for counselling


More than 1,000 patients were awaiting access to the counselling in primary care (CIPC) service at the end of February, IMN has learned.



Private hospital facilities underutilised


Excess capacity within private hospitals, which could be used to tackle public waiting lists, is being significantly underutilised by the health service, according to the CEO of the Independent Hospitals Association of Ireland (IHAI).



IMO holds ‘useful’ meetings on talks about talks


The IMO has held two meetings with Primary Care Minister Alex White to date as part of efforts to agree a framework for conducting negotiations on the draft under-sixes contract.



Meeting due next month on consultant salary cut



The Labour Relations Commission contacted the IMO last week to arrange a meeting between the Organisation and health service management regarding the salary cut for new consultants.



Mulvany plans to return to mental health


The former National Director of Mental Health, who recently stepped into the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the HSE on an interim basis, plans to return to mental health early next year, IMN has learned.



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