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November 28, 2014

The discreet charm of the Cru Bourgeois

Giovanni Morelli examines the Cru Bourgeois classification that lists some of the châteaux from the Médoc not included in the classification of Crus Classés, and tasted a ‘drinkable’ Chenin Blanc during a recent trip to India.

A word of advice to HSE employees in disputes

Dear Editor, I would be grateful if you could allow me to alert readers who are employees of the HSE to the importance of using registered post in their communications with their employer in the event of any dispute. They should store the records carefully along with full dated copies of correspondence or documents that [...]

UK report to start using Irish data

Data on women who have died in pregnancy or within 42 days of delivery in Ireland will be included for the first time in a new report from the UK-based Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths (CEMD), which is due to be published next month,  IMT reports.

The right path to renal denervation?

Valerie Ryan looks at a presentation from Dr David Lappin, Consultant Nephrologist at Galway University Hospitals, on whether renal denervation is appropriate for resistant hypertension.

Smoking early is linked to chronic period pain

Young teen smokers may run a heightened risk of developing chronic severe period pain, suggests research published online in the journal Tobacco Control.

Dementia carers’ brief helps to reduce anxiety

A brief coping strategies therapy that provides stress relief and emotional support for people caring for relatives with dementia can reduce depression and anxiety and improve well-being at no extra cost to standard care, new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry suggests.

Increase in mastectomies for early-stage cancer

Higher proportions of women eligible for breast conservation surgery (BCS) are undergoing mastectomy, breast reconstruction and bilateral mastectomy, with large increases seen in women with lymph node-negative and in situ disease, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery.

Fast-food outlets are fuelling diabetes and obesity

How close you are to fast-food outlets may be linked to your risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity, a new study led by the University of Leicester has discovered.

Accurate charts critical in MFTP

Doctors need to be educated about the critical importance of keeping accurate charts when the ‘Money Follows the Patient’ or activity-based funding (ABF) is introduced, the 2014 RCSI Millin Meeting heard this month.

Opening industry’s eyes to giving back to the community

Maureen Browne speaks with MSD’s Director of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility for Europe and Canada, Vanina Laurent-Ledru, about how the company is committed to making a difference in society on a global and local stage through innovative research, groundbreaking partnerships and smarter processes.

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