The Irish Medical Organisation last week expressed “grave concern” at suggestions that the Government intended to force GPs to sign up to the highly controversial new GMS Contract or lose their existing GMS patients who are under the age of six.
While women are far more likely to suffer urinary tract infections (UTIs), men are more prone to be hospitalised for treatment, according to a study by US urologists.
The brain imaging technique known as positron emission tomography (PET) is a promising tool for determining which severely brain damaged individuals in vegetative states have the potential to recover consciousness, according to new research published in The Lancet.
Research carried out at primary care level and directly with patients suggests there is a good deal of suboptimal control of asthma. The level of asthma control would go up significantly and patients would be better managed if currently uncontrolled patients were to be prescribed inhaled steroids as first-line treatment, said Prof Pat Manning, Programme [...]
Children with asthma have airways that are extra sensitive to substances (or triggers) that irritate them. Common triggers include cold and flu, cigarette smoke, exercise and allergic responses to pollen, furry or feathery animals or house-dust mites.
Dr Brett Lynam, Chair of the IMO Public Health and Community Medicine Committee, examines how the relevant support services for a properly functioning out-of-hours service still remain undelivered.
University of Limerick (UL) PhD graduate Dr Claire Meaney has been awarded a prestigious fellowship position on the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Programme, based in the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Maryland.
With more scientists recommending the Mediterranean diet, Giovanni Morelli extends the science theme this week to examine how emissions from nuclear reactors are being used to date wine.
With the help of his trusted modified DeLorean, Spiddal GP Dr Seamus O’Beirn managed to go back to the future and get his hands on a transcript of an emergency Cabinet Meeting from April 2024 on the health service.
Dr Muiris Houston examines the rates of mental illness among prison populations and what new research on drug use among prisoners might tells us about their specific needs.