HSE Chief Information Officer Richard Corbridge responds to concerns raised by the IMO over confidence in the administration of Individual Health Identifiers and access to patient records by providers from outside the State.
With the incidence of skin cancer increasing in Europe at an alarming rate, Dr Cal Condon, Consultant Dermatologist at the Blackrock Clinic and Clane General Hospital, explains the importance of early detection and treatment.
China is paying the price of adopting a western lifestyle with soaring childhood obesity, according to a 29-year study in nearly 28,000 children and adolescents published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
The Department of Health continues to develop proposals for an opt-out system of consent for organ donation, Gary Culliton reports in his latest Clinical Update. Communication is key to making organ donation — in appropriate circumstances — the norm when people pass away
When a child’s kidneys fail or when they are born without normal kidney function, it is devastating news.
Living in a high-deprivation neighbourhood may lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a unique study looking at the health of refugee immigrants in Sweden.
Researchers at NUI Galway have completed a research study funded by Breast Cancer Now that has begun to unravel why women with oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer develop a resistance to endocrine treatment, and have found a potential new approach to overcome the problem.
Young athletes should not undergo screening to prevent sudden cardiac arrest as it is not proven to save lives, suggests an analysis of the available evidence published in The BMJ.
Assessing certain weight control practices and eating behaviours after bariatric surgery can significantly influence the amount of weight loss after surgery, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery.