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April 20, 2015

Doctors rejected previous speculative under-sixes deal

An overwhelming 87 per cent of doctors who voted in the recent IMT web poll – before the IMO AGM – indicated they would not sign up to a deal on the under-sixes that would see a payment to GPs of €75 a year for each child, plus €25.

Solo practice with pen and brush

Dr Conleth Murphy, Medical Oncologist at Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Education at University College Cork (UCC), merges his medical and artistic sides in both a traditional and a tongue-and-cheek fashion in his first solo exhibition in the Jennings Gallery, UCC, running from March 25 to May 6.

High Court strikes down Act, renders drugs legal

A case involving a man accused of possessing an illegal drug in 2012 has upturned Ireland’s Misuse of Drugs Act, rendering a host of narcotics legal. The Government is convening to introduce emergency legislation to amend this situation.

How to win the online dating game

As Valentine’s Day approaches, thousands out there are trying to lock down a date for the night. Online dating has its pitfalls, however, not least in portraying yourself to your potential audience.

Checking his list more than twice!

Santa is going to have to check more than just the naughty or nice list this year as new warnings emerge on toy safety.

Why new technologies may be worse for wear

It’s set to become the next big trend for hipsters and techies alike – but will wearable technology also offer parents peace of mind when it comes to their infants?

Knockin’ on the medical editor’s door

The times certainly are a-changin’ in the world of medical publishing. For some researchers the impact factor of the academic journal – reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal – is not always the most important element under consideration.

A retraction and an arrest warrant

A journal retracting one of its articles makes for news in itself. Sometimes, however, the news goes beyond the retraction.

How to tackle Ireland’s growing obesity problem?

This week, in its first policy paper The Race We Don’t Want to Win, the RCPI called for the introduction of a 20 per cent tax on sugar-sweetened drinks in Budget 2015.

Why doctors make more motor claims than anyone else

Who’s the first person you call in case of an accident on the roads? The ambulance, most likely, or perhaps your insurance company. But who do you think is most likely to make a claim on their car insurance?

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