HIV-positive adults in high-income countries face a reduced risk of death from AIDS-related causes, cardiovascular disease, and liver disease compared with a decade ago, according to a large international study published in The Lancet.
Vision loss is associated with a higher likelihood of not working, researchers from Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, have found.
Apart from his total dedication to St Luke’s Hospital and its patients, the late Prof Michael J O’Halloran contributed for 30 years in a significant way to the ongoing development of clinical oncology.
Psychiatrists are only beginning to understand the complex bio-psycho-social challenges of psychosis, writes Dr Stephen McWilliams, the consultant lead of the Psychosis Programme at Saint John of God Hospital.
Ed Madden, BL, examines a recent English High Court appeal on the basis of undue leniency against a General Pharmaceutical Council decision to suspend a pharmacist convicted of child cruelty from the register.
Dr Dermot Ward questions whether an apparent decline in the use and popularity of ECT can be put down to more effective psychoactive drugs or ill-informed media pressure surrounding the procedure.
Garrett Fitzgerald on the ‘insights gained’ and the great good to be had from undertaking pilgrimages, and their key role in the protective response to ageing.
Babies born into families in which someone has cerebral palsy are at an increased risk of having the condition, suggests a paper published on thebmj.com.
Dear Editor, The recent Irish Medical Council annual report suggested that 10 per cent of the young doctors left the Medical Registrar in 2013. I presume at least 30 per cent of the new Irish graduates leave Ireland every year for various reasons.
What does your name say about you? According to a new book, if you dig beneath a name you will find out about the owner’s true identity, writes Dr Muiris Houston.