Dr Shelagh Wright PhD, retired lecturer in Psycho-oncology at the School of Nursing and Human Sciences DCU and Facilitator in Pain Management, reports on the Irish Pain Society’s recent Annual Scientific Meeting in Dublin, which concentrated on the classification and management of orofacial pain.
The development of common diabetes complications that can lead to blindness and amputations could be reduced by taking statins, indicates new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
Low doses of fish oil may help curb the frequency of epileptic seizures when drug treatment no longer works, suggests a small study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
Taking benzodiazepines is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, particularly for long-term users, suggests a study published on thebmj.com, with researchers warning that unwarranted long-term use should be considered a public health concern.
Patients in the Netherlands receive too much care in general hospitals, primary care, GP cooperatives as well as in private clinics, Dutch GPs believe.
The challenges that arise from a population-based colorectal cancer screening programme will be the focus of the 21st International Meeting of the Centre for Colorectal Disease at St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) on Friday, September 12.
Sandra Ryan examines the importance of choosing the right biologic for the right patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
Legislation in regard to kidney donation is due to change dramatically within the next two years, Gary Culliton reports in his latest Clinical Update.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT), which uses topical agents and light to kill tissue, appears to better clear actinic keratoses (AKs), a common skin lesion caused by sun damage, at three months after treatment than cryotherapy
Excessive sitting and a sedentary behaviour, not just low physical activity levels, may become the new ‘health hazard of our time’, research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has warned.