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Kenneally abuse victims critical of Tusla

The child protection agency Tusla has been criticised for not explaining why the HSE never sought to remove a paedophile from a basketball club even though gardaí had told the HSE about him. ...

Researchers develop portable Zika test

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University are developing a portable diagnostic tool that can work in a range of settings to accurately detect Zika virus within 15 minutes using just a saliva sample, according to a press release. They said a single test wo ...

NHS 'tobacco free' campaign launched by Public Health England

A quarter of all patients smoke and Public Health England wants to help them quit their habit. ...

Parents of trans teenagers going private to beat waiting lists

Delays in treatment are forcing transgender patients to get help from private doctors. ...

Windfarms aren’t the real reason energy bills are rising. Blame the free market

Complaints about ‘green crap’ have been a convenient excuse for governments unable or unwilling to intervene and cap suppliers’ prices Last week, photographs of wind turbines were once again juxtaposed with headlines about rising energy prices. The cause ...

Caroline Wyatt: MS 'brain fog' lifted after stem cell treatment

Caroline Wyatt said the "brain fog began to lift" after she paid for treatment in Mexico. ...

Harris defends plan for prefabs on hospital sites

The Minister for Health has defended plans to build prefabs on hospital sites saying temporary short-term measures are needed to break the vicious cycle of overcrowding. ...

The Adults a Medicaid Work Requirement Would Leave Behind

Republican governors want to reverse what they consider an incentive not to work, but critics say putting employment before health care is backward. ...

$17.6 million grant supports development of global vaccine manufacturing platform

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded a $17.6 million grant to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University College London and University of Kansas for the development of a global vaccine manufacturing platform that can pr ...

Pele's son turns himself in to serve 13yrs in jail

The son of football legend Pele turned himself in late last night after being ordered by a Brazilian court to begin serving a nearly 13-year prison sentence for money laundering and drug trafficking. ...

The truth about falling gas prices

six” energy firms, EDF, had some good news for consumers. In a press release it said it would be ...

Maps reveal schizophrenia 'hotspots' in England

A study of GP prescriptions reveals patterns of the mental illness in England. ...

Going local

Around the UK different schemes are trying to deliver better affordable care to those who need it. ...

Rich only?

New advice says we need to eat 10 portions of fruit and veg but is this only a diet for the wealthy? ...

Survey finds most Americans do not protect skin against pollution

Most Americans do not seek protection for the skin against airborne pollution and other environmental stressors, according to recent survey results.The survey found that 33% of the slightly more than 2,000 Americans polled purchased skin care products to p ...

Top bipolar disorder research for psychiatrists

In the past year, 2.6% of U.S. adults reported bipolar disorder, according to the NIMH.Of these, 82.9% were severe cases. ...

Q&A: Joseph R. Hageman, MD, emphasizes review, evolution of specialty in Pediatric Annals

Last year was a year of great change for Pediatric Annals.  The physician-reviewed, MEDLINE-indexed publication, in print for 45 years, went online only at www.healio.com/pedannals, and a new editor was appointed when Stanford T. Shulman, MD, now Editor Em ...

Fruit and veg may lower COPD risk

COPD is Ireland's fourth biggest killer and smoking is the main cause. However, a new study has found that former and current smokers may reduce their risk of the disease if they consume a diet rich in fruit and vegetables. COPD (chronic obstructive p ...

Mohs micrographic surgery comparable to wide local excision for melanoma in situ

There were no significant differences in outcomes for patients with melanoma in situ who were treated with Mohs micrographic surgery compared with those treated with wide local excision, the current standard of care, according to study results published in ...

AOPA announces new 2017 World Congress partners

The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association has announced two new partners for its 2017 World Congress, according to a press release. The partners are the Orthotics and Prosthetics Association of India and the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association.“[The Cha ...

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