The public should be aware that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption, and they should never drink because they believe there is a health gain from alcohol, the President of the RCPI has stated.
Dear Editor, The planning application for the development of a new National Children’s Hospital (NCH) for Ireland, on a shared campus with St James’s Hospital, has now been submitted. This is a hugely positive and important milestone for the project and we welcome it wholeheartedly.
Saturated fats are not associated with an increased risk of death, heart disease, stroke, or type 2 (T2) diabetes, according to a recent study published in The BMJ. However, trans fats are associated with greater risk of death and coronary heart disease (CHD).
Dr Dermot J Ward laments both the demise of the British equivalents of IMT and the rise of the paper-generated deluge from modern medical regulation.
Dr Ruairi Hanley was saddened on the one hand to realise that 10 years of public commentary on the trolley crisis has achieved little, but gladdened to hear of one retired surgeon’s recent campaign to improve patient care.
Ed Madden, BL, looks at a recent High Court case in which a senior HSE manager sought to restrain her temporary reassignment from her current position and the appointment of another person to her post.
“It is known that men who have prostate cancer are more likely to die of their disease if they are overweight or obese than if they are of a healthy weight,” according to Dr Stephen Finn, Associate Professor in Histopathology and Morbid Anatomy in Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Pathologist at St James’s Hospital.
Dr Niall Maguire, Chair of the Primary Care Surgical Association, looks ahead at some of the topics to be addressed through a mix of theoretical and skills-based learning at the upcoming Annual Scientific Meeting of the PCSA in Dublin.
This year’s Irish Healthcare Awards will see the emerging concept of sustainable healthcare given its time in the limelight, IMT reports.