Health Minister Urged To Explain Workings Of New Maternity HospitalFri, 21 Apr 2017Clare FMPhoto © Clare FM There are calls for the Minister for Health to explain to the Dáil how the ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital will work. Simon Harris has insisted the Government won’t go ahead with the project – on lands owned by the Sisters of Charity – unless he’s convinced it’ll be free of religious interference ...
Teachers vote in favour of a review of the secondary schools vaccination programmeThu, 20 Apr 2017Red FM CorkIt comes following calls made to Minister Richard Bruton by the Gardasil Awarness Group as he arrived at the TUI conference in the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel earlier this week A motion was brought before teachers today who supported the idea of exploring the structures currently in place for the provision of the antiviral drug Gardasil ...
World Haemophilia Day 2017Thu, 13 Apr 2017Health Service ExecutiveOn the 17 th April, 2017 World Haemophilia Day will be celebrated across the globe by Haemophilia organisations and the World Federation of Haemophilia. Celebration of this day is a broad step to increase awareness among the people around the world about the hereditary genetic disorder called Haemophilia. World Haemophilia Day is celebrated to encourage people to improve the lives of Haemophilia patients and to raise awareness of bleeding disorders ...
Call for outreach programmes for people with hepatitis CThu, 6 Apr 2017RTEThe HRB has estimated that over 12,400 people who injected drugs are infected with Hep C The Health Service Executive has provided €30m to fund treatment for hepatitis C, however there is a call for additional funding for more community outreach programmes to raise awareness among vulnerable people who could be unknowingly infected ...
Minister Harris launches Organ Donor Awareness WeekWed, 5 Apr 2017Waterford TodayThe Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has launched Organ Donor Awareness Week and thanked the Irish Kidney Association for their incredible work over many years to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation. Minister Harris said: “The reality of organ donation and transplantation is that a very limited number of people die in circumstances where organ donation is a possibility ...
New Irish Centre for Vascular Biology to seek out novel treatments for vascular diseases such as thrombosis stroke haemophilia and cancerThu, 30 Mar 2017Department of Jobs, Enterprise and InnovationMinister Halligan launches centre at RCSI to bring together a network of Irish cross border universities, hospitals, industry partners and SME’s to fight vascular disease Thursday 30 th March 2017: The Irish Centre for Vascular Biology was launched today by Minister John Halligan, Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) ...
Hospital theatre ready to open for scoliosis surgery one day a week in AprilTue, 21 Mar 2017Irish IndependentA new orthopaedic theatre in Our Lady's Hospital, Crumlin, which has been lying idle for nearly a year, will be ready to open one day a week from the beginning of next month to allow for spinal surgery on children with scoliosis, it was confirmed yesterday. Darragh Cahill (7) from Kilkenny with his mother, Claire Cahill at Millennium House for the launch of The Ombudsman for Children report ...
Checking the pulse of cardiothoracic activityThu, 16 Mar 2017Medical IndependentNiamh Cahill examines output, waiting lists and recruitment challenges at Ireland’s cardiothoracic units Over 3,000 cardiothoracic surgeries are performed in Ireland’s six public cardiothoracic units every year. Some 19 public hospital consultants, along with specialist medical teams, conduct the surgeries, with varying output levels and procedures performed at each unit ...
St James Hospital has one of Irelands best ambulance turnaround timesWed, 15 Mar 2017Dublin LiveDelays at emergency departments have led to just five out of 34 hospitals hitting official target times St James Hospital is one of the best in the country for ambulance turnaround times. Aside from Dublin maternity hospitals, St James' had the best record, and was the only major acute hospital to have over 50% of ambulances turned around in under 20 minutes. It turned 51% of ambulances around within the target time, with just 0.2% having to wait more than two hours ...
IBTS issue appeal for Blood DonationMon, 13 Mar 2017Red FM CorkThe Irish Blood Transfusion Service has issued an appeal for donations as it is finding it difficult to maintain adequate stocks of certain Blood Groups at the moment. The mobile clinic will be in the GAA Pavilion in Ballincollig this evening and tomorrow from 5pm to 8.30pm, while clinics will operate at the same times on Wednesday and Thursday at Eire Og GAA Hall in Ovens.. Clinics also run every week at the Regional Centre at St ...
New integrated blood sciences lab is openedSat, 11 Mar 2017Sligo ChampionNew integrated blood sciences lab is opened The new Integrated Blood Sciences Department at the Laboratory in Sligo University Hospital was officially opened on Monday last. The new Integrated Blood Sciences Department at the Laboratory in Sligo University Hospital was officially opened on Monday last. The facility was formally opened by Michael O'Brien who was the first member of staff in the laboratory in SUH and who worked there for 25 years ...
Cork Celebrating 10th Anniversary Of Melanoma StudyFri, 10 Mar 2017Red FM CorkCork is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the country's first dedicated multi-discipline team for the study of melanoma. Over the past decade the Southwest MDT has created a centre of excellence for trials and research into the study of melanoma and it's treatment. Speakers from across Ireland and the UK are gathering today for the launch of a study group at Cork University Hospital, which will be briefed by members of the National Cancer Control Programme and the National Cancer Registry ...
Swedish Orphan Biovitrum publ Long term safety and efficacy extension study data of Alprolix reg for haemophilia B published in Thrombosis and HaemostasisThu, 2 Mar 20174traders.com- Median prophylactic dosing interval of 13.7 days in 86% of adult/adolescent subjects in individualized Alprolix treatment group - Long-term safety and low annual bleed rate maintained in longest study of an extended half-life therapy for haemophilia B Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB Bioverativ Inc. March 2017 issue of Thrombosis and Haemostasis ...
Deputy Aengus Oacute SnodaighWed, 1 Mar 2017Oireachtas Dail DebatesI have a number of questions on the Cabinet sub-committee. Was there a discussion on the growing number of children on the waiting list for scoliosis treatment? The House has debated that matter, but action has not been taken ...
NUIG researchers leading trial on potentially fatal multiple myelomaTue, 28 Feb 2017The Irish ExaminerIrish patients with blood cancer are the first worldwide to take part in a new drug trial to develop more effective treatment for multiple myeloma, a potentially fatal condition. Researchers at NUI Galway are carrying out the clinical trial for patients who will be treated with a new combination of drugs that is hoped will save lives. Each year in Ireland, about 250 people are diagnosed with multiple myeloma and 170 die from the disease ...
Harris insists hospital prefabs are just a temporary way to add bedsMon, 27 Feb 2017Irish IndependentPlans to install a prefab unit to relieve overcrowding in one of the hospitals worst hit by the trolley crisis are at an "advanced stage", it emerged yesterday. A spokesman for South ­Tipperary Hospital, which has endured severe overcrowding, said it is now ready to go to the competition stage which will see it select a company to provide the prefab, which is known as a modular unit, for its patients ...
Irish patients first to trial new blood cancer drugMon, 27 Feb 2017RTEPatients in Ireland suffering from a form of blood cancer are the first anywhere in the world to trial a new drug that it is hoped will become an effective treatment. The medicine, Daratumumab (DARA), is a new treatment for multiple myeloma - an uncommon form of cancer which 250 people are diagnosed with in Ireland each year and which claims 170 lives. Six patients recruited by Blood Cancer Network Ireland - a €2 ...
Irish experts key to battling bacteriaTue, 21 Feb 2017The Irish ExaminerIrish researchers are playing a key role in European work to limit the spread of deadly drug-resistant bacterias in hospitals. The four-year project is probing the potential of coatings that might not just repel but also eliminate micro- organisms that come into contact with everyday hospital textiles such as bedsheets and gowns. These anti-microbial coatings could also be used on solid surfaces such as walls, floors, beds, and tables. The spread of superbugs such as MRSA, e ...
Working life Michele Tait National Hepatitis C treatment programme managerFri, 10 Feb 2017The Irish Examiner6am I head to the gym before work three mornings a week. After a quick shower, I drive to HSE HQ at Dr Steevens’ Hospital , near Heuston Station. Michelle Tait It’s reasonably close to home. 8.30am My key role is to drive the implementation of the HSE’s multi annual public health treatment plan for hepatitis C. The ultimate aim is that hepatitis C will be a rare disease in Ireland by 2026 ...
More resources needed to cut hospital waiting listsThu, 9 Feb 2017Irish TimesMature discussion required on need for more hospital beds and more doctors Minister for Health Simon Harris and University of Limerick Hospitals Group chief executive Colette Cowan. The Minister has said the health system’s problems cannot be boiled down simply to money. Photograph: Brian Arthur For years we have been hearing about long waiting lists for public-hospital treatment in ...
Irish scientists breakthrough could lead to virus immunityThu, 26 Jan 2017The JournalTrinity’s Immunology discovery could help restore our natural immunity to viruses such as Ebola, Zika and SARS – as well as the common flu. 21 minutes ago 406 Views Image: Shutterstock/UGREEN 3S SCIENTISTS AT TRINITY College Dublin have discovered that a biological molecule important in cell growth is also critical in protecting us against infection – so much so that we would be unable to fight the common flu virus without it ...
Scientists have found a new key role for a moleculeThu, 26 Jan 2017NewstalkJack Quann 27 minutes ago Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered that a biological molecule is also critical in protecting against infection. They say STAT3 is vital, as people would be unable to fight the common flu virus without it. Their discovery could pave the way for new methods to restore immunity against a whole range of viruses. The team behind the work was led by assistant immunology professor Dr Nigel Stevenson ...
Statement by Minister Harris Change in Blood Donor Deferral Policy for Men Who Have Sex With MenMon, 16 Jan 2017Department of Health16.1.2017 Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has announced that from today the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) have introduced a change to the blood donor deferral policy. This change will see the lifting of the lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men (MSM). A man who last had sex with another man more than 12 months ago will now be able to donate blood if he meets the other blood donor selection criteria ...
Blood donation ban lifted for men who have sex with menMon, 16 Jan 2017Irish TimesIBTS applies 12-month deferral period for MSM, replacing policy of lifetime exclusion The new rule replaces a previous lifetime ban on blood donations by MSM. Men who had sex with men (MSM) more than a year ago are permitted to donate blood from Monday, under a change to the rules operated by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service(IBTS). The new rule replaces a previous lifetime ban on blood donations by MSM. It applies so long as the person meets the other blood donor selection criteria ...
Doctors Reveal Photos of Zikas Effects on 1st Person Infected in US by VirusWed, 11 Jan 2017ABC NewsPlay Andre Penner/ AP Photo Zika Virus: The Basics The first person to be infected locally during Florida's Zika virus outbreak was nearly five months pregnant, according to a case study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study reveals how doctors figured out that a 23-year-old pregnant woman was the first person in the continental U.S. to be infected with locally acquired Zika virus ...
A cure for all ills what medical advances can we expect in 2017.Mon, 9 Jan 2017The GuardianMiracles may not exist, but this year could see some key scientific breakthroughs. From dementia and zika to pain relief and customised drugs, here’s a look at what we may hear about this year What the year might bring: scientific advances will be made, but disease and illness will still challenge us Composite: Guardian Design Team Lost in translation In 2017, we can study the unimaginably small and share unimaginably vast amounts of data ...
Proposed strike by health staff could affect 40 hospitalsSun, 8 Jan 2017Irish TimesSiptu seeking new job evaluation scheme for healthcare assistants, home helps Siptu plans to ballot healthcare assistants, radiographers, home helps and other grades in a fortnight. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill Proposed industrial action by health services support staff could affect 40 hospitals across the country, the trade union Siptu has said. Siptu plans to ballot healthcare assistants, radiographers, home helps and other grades on a variety of pay issues in a fortnight ...
MINISTER FOR HEALTH TO MEET HSE OVER HOSPITAL OVERCROWDING CRISIS.Thu, 5 Jan 2017Cork 96FMNo let up in numbers presenting at Emergency Departments. HSE bosses are to meet with the Health Minister today , to discuss the emergency department overcrowding in hospitals .. The number awaiting hospital admission on trolleys has surged past 600 on two days this week. SIPTU is raising concerns about the knock on effects for ambulance workers, who they say are spending up to five hours waiting at hospital ED`s . ...
The number of people with the flu doubled during DecemberTue, 3 Jan 2017The JournalThere were 46.7 cases per 100,000 people in Ireland suffering last month. 12 minutes ago 186 Views Image: Shutterstock/eldar nurkovic DID YOU SUFFER with the flu over December? You weren’t on your own. There was an almost-doubling of the influenza like illness rate (ILI) in the last report issued by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. During the week ending 11 December, the rate was 25.8 per 100,000 people. That rose to 46 ...
PMDD Severe form of PMS affecting womens mental health linked to cell disorderTue, 3 Jan 2017IndependentScientists have linked premenstrual dysphoric disorder with how cells process sex hormones A severe form of PMS has been linked to genes in sufferers A severe form of premenstrual syndrome ( PMS) which negatively affects a woman’s mood may be caused by a cellular disorder, according to a new study ...
HSE warns about increase in flu and respiratory illnesses across countryTue, 3 Jan 2017Red FM CorkThe Health Service Executive is warning at-risk people, who have not yet received the flu vaccination, to do so as soon as possible. It comes as levels of influenza and respiratory illnesses have almost doubled across the country over the past two weeks. But the HSE is advising that the rate is expected to increase even further in the coming weeks. One death - due to influenza - was reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre early last month ...
IBTS appeal for urgent blood donations across CorkTue, 3 Jan 2017Red FM CorkThe Irish Blood Transfusion Service is appealing for blood donors as stocks are running low and need to be replenished. The IBTS says the period around either side of Christmas is often challenging as people are busy with festivities and are then focussing on back to work. Influenza and respiratory illnesses have almost doubled across the country over the past two weeks and as a result many people may not be eligable ...
ASH Ireland says its never too late to give up smokingTue, 3 Jan 2017Red FM CorkIt's that time of year again, when many smokers decide its time to quit the habit. Ash Ireland says counselling, nicotine replacement products like patches and gum, and prescription products can all help. Less than 19 per cent of the population are smokers, that's down from 29 per cent about a decade ago ...
Hepatitis C 8216 eradicated 8217 among haemophiliacsFri, 23 Dec 2016The Irish ExaminerFollow @EvelynRing By Evelyn Ring Irish Examiner Reporter It is a great achievement for Ireland that hepatitis C has been eradicated in people who have haemophilia, according to Health Minister Simon Harris. “I am so delighted for all the patients, who can now look forward to a bright, healthy future,” says Mr Harris. All of the haemophiliacs who needed treatment for hepatitis C have now been offered it, with excellent success rates ...
Hepatitis C effectively eradicated in haemophilia patients who were given contaminated bloodThu, 22 Dec 2016The JournalHaemophilia patients were given contaminated blood during the 1970s and 80s. 36 minutes ago 922 Views Image: Shutterstock/wk1003mike THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE hepatitis C has been all but eradicated in people suffering from the blood condition haemophilia – who were infected when they were given contaminated blood ...
New treatment aims to eradicate Hep C for people with haemophiliaThu, 22 Dec 2016RTEUpdated / Dec. 22, 2016 07:32 Over a 20 year period 240 people with haemophilia in Ireland were infected with Hepatitis C by blood products The Irish Haemophilia Society has announced the effective eradication of Hepatitis C in people with haemophilia in Ireland. The society says all people with haemophilia who required treatment for Hepatitis C have now been offered it, with excellent success rates ...
Harris hails effective eradication of Hepatitis C in haemophilia patients a great achievement for IrelandThu, 22 Dec 2016Department of HealthMinister for Health Simon Harris is delighted that haemophilia patients being treated under the HSE National Hepatitis C Treatment Programme have had excellent success rates. Haemophilia patients infected with Hepatitis C from blood products have been offered treatment under the Programme, the majority of whom have now completed treatment, and this has delivered a success rate in excess of 90% of patients clearing the virus ...
Irish Haemophilia Society celebrates eradication of Hepatitis C among membersThu, 22 Dec 2016The Irish ExaminerThe Irish Haemophilia Society says the eradication of the Hepatitis C among its members is a huge milestone. 240 haemophilia patients were infected with Hepatitis C through contaminated blood products between the 1970s and 1991. Around 123 of the surviving patients were offered treatment under the HSE's National Hepatitis C Treatment Programme this year. The Department of Health reports that the programme has had a 90 percent success rate for those who have completed their treatment ...
Call for Irish breast cancer patients to take part in new drug trialTue, 20 Dec 2016The JournalThe 50 Irish patients will join almost 5,000 taking part worldwide on the trial. 49 minutes ago 942 Views File photo Image: Shutterstock/Blue Planet Earth UP TO 50 patients in Cork, Waterford and Dublin are being sought to take part in a clinical trial to test a drug designed to treat a certain form of breast cancer. Made by Pfizer, palbociclib is being trialled in over 4,600 patients worldwide ...
HSE and Barnardos offering support after suspected suicide of boy 11Tue, 20 Dec 2016The Irish ExaminerThe HSE and childrens’ charity Barnardos are providing supports for the family and school friends of an 11-year-old boy who died by suspected suicide in Cork City at the weekend. Gardaí are treating the death in the family home as a personal tragedy. They have conducted a forensic examination of the home as part of a routine investigation launched into sudden deaths. They are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the tragedy which unfolded on Sunday night ...
Health Minister says new measures will reduce waiting times at LUHMon, 12 Dec 2016Donegal DailyTHE MINISTER for Health, Simon Harris, says that measure are being introduced that will see waiting times and overcrowding issues reduced at Letterkenny University Hospital. The Health Minister was at the hospital to officially open the Medical Academy this afternoon. While the INMO said that 22 people were on trolleys awaiting admission to the hospital today, the Minister said thet he had been informed that the figure stood at 10 ...
Glue has a whole host of medical applicationsWed, 7 Dec 2016Irish NewsGlue is a stationery cupboard stalwart – but did you know it's now a surgery stock essential too? Lisa Salmon reports on how adhesive's now stuck firmly at the heart of modern medicine Glue has many surgical uses today, from sticking chest bones back together after open heart surgery to treating varicose veins Glue's usefulness in sealing wounds was realised during the Vietnam war when it was used by US forces in field surgery ONCE only found in toolboxes and cluttered kitchen drawers, modern gl ...
Childrens hospitals ask families to avoid attending unless absolutely necessaryWed, 7 Dec 2016The Irish ExaminerThree children's hospitals in Dublin are asking families to stay away, unless it is absolutely necessary to attend. Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin, Temple Street and the National Children’s Hospital say they have seen an increase in Emergency Department attendances and admissions to inpatient beds in the last month. Temple Street Children’s Hospital They are also warning of an increase in the number of young children and infants presenting with respiratory infections ...
Inside the hunt for a vaccine for HIVThu, 1 Dec 2016IndependentWinston Ross offers a glimpse into the world of an American researcher who believes he may hold the key to creating a vaccine for HIV Millions have died from the virus but now one doctor thinks he may be close to stopping its spread Louis Picker stomped through the house, growled at his dogs, then slumped down at the bottom of the staircase, dejected. “I can’t do it anymore,” the immunologist told his wife. “Yes, you can,” she said. “It’s not going to work, ” he said ...
Antibiotics leave children more likely to contract drug resistant infectionsWed, 30 Nov 2016The GuardianPublic health official warns children’s risk of drug-resistant infections 12 times higher in months following course of antibiotics Children are 12 times more likely to contract drug-resistant infections in the three months after being prescribed antibiotics. Photograph: Getty Images Children are at substantially increased risk of contracting drug-resistant infections in the months after taking a course of antibiotics, a leading public health official has warned ...
Women are more likely to talk one to one while men prefer activity focused groupsTue, 29 Nov 2016Irish Times36 minutes ago A dairy farmer who spoke at Mental Health Ireland’s anniversary conference explained about the isolation that can be involved in farming. “Farmers work in isolation so much that often we blame ourselves if something goes wrong,” says Joe Leonard, a dairy farmer who spoke at Mental Health Ireland’s 50th anniversary conference in Dún Laoghaire this month ...
Hemosep the machine set to revolutionise blood transfusionsMon, 28 Nov 2016The GuardianA new medical device that give a patient’s own blood back to them could, its makers say, save lives and money, and is already being used around the world. So why isn’t the NHS buying any of them? Hemosep ensures patients receive the vital blood cells they need, rather than just plasma. Photograph: Ikon Images/REX Shutterstock he idea of being able to recover a patient’s own blood and put it back into their body is not new. But until now it has been expensive and largely unworkable ...
OECD report shows health outcomes continue to lag behind other western countriesWed, 23 Nov 2016Irish Timesabout 7 hours ago Updated: 4 minutes ago The death rate from heart attacks, cancer and pneumonia is above average, but the death rate from strokes has fallen significantly below the EU average. Photograph: iStock Irish health outcomes continue to lag behind other western countries, despite improvements in recent years, according to an OECD report ...
Irish deaths from heart attacks cancer above EU averageWed, 23 Nov 2016Irish TimesOECD report shows health outcomes continue to lag behind other western countries The death rate from heart attacks, cancer and pneumonia is above average, but the death rate from strokes has fallen significantly below the EU average. Photograph: iStock Irish health outcomes continue to lag behind other western countries, despite improvements in recent years, according to an OECD report ...
Rising incidence of antibiotic resistance increases risk of a pandemicWed, 23 Nov 2016Irish TimesDrastic intervention is required when faced with a nationwide outbreak of highly resistant bacteria Latest figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) show that, in 2015, antibiotic resistance continued to increase for most bacteria. In particular, the figures highlight growing resistance to antibiotics that represent the last treatment option for patients infected with certain bugs ...
New organisms worsen challenge of antibiotic resistanceTue, 22 Nov 2016Irish TimesCosts for health service if superbugs continue to make inroads will be enormous Studies suggest CPE kills about 40 per cent of those who become infected, especially older, frail patients. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest challenges facing health services around the world, numerous reports have told us over the past year ...
Blood service sues over testing deviceTue, 22 Nov 2016The Irish ExaminerAnn O’Loughlin The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is suing for €1.4m over an alleged defective testing device which, it is claimed, failed to pick up pre-existing anaemia in prospective blood donors. The German manufacturer of the Haemospect device disputes any defects and claims any inaccurate readings are a result of misuse of it, its counsel told the Commercial Court ...
IBTS abandons plans to ease its restrictions on former UK residentsWed, 16 Nov 2016Medical Independent“IBTS was hoping to ease some of the restrictions in place for vCJD this year. However, there was a confirmed case of vCJD in England earlier this year. Consequently, the IBTS will be retaining the measures to protect against the risk of transmission of vCJD,” an IBTS spokesperson informed MI . The details of how restrictions would have been eased were not disclosed to MI ...
Defibrillator know how could be a lifesaverWed, 16 Nov 2016Irish NewsThousands of deaths from sudden cardiac arrest could be prevented every year, with improved access to public AED machines – and every one of us could potentially use them ...
Its time to take this seriously. The bugs are smarter than usTue, 15 Nov 2016Irish IndependentWe live in a post-antibiotic era, where superbugs and other bacterial infections are less responsive to our most powerful drugs. And antibiotic resistance is not just an issue for hospitals - it's also a critical issue for farmers and vets ...
Ministers Harris McGrath McEntee and Oireachtas Members give blood and raise awareness about need for donorsThu, 10 Nov 2016Department of HealthToday, Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, together with Ministers Finian McGrath TD and Helen McEntee TD, and their fellow Oireachtas members, are giving blood at the Irish Blood Transfusion Service’s D’Olier Street Clinic. At the clinic this afternoon, the Minister spoke of the importance of this issue, “Only 3% of the eligible population of Ireland are active blood donors yet 1 in 4 people will require a blood transfusion at some time in their lives ...
Opening Statement by Minister for Health Simon Harris TD to the Joint Committee on HealthThu, 10 Nov 2016Department of Health**check against delivery** Introduction Chairman, Committee Members I am pleased to have this opportunity to appear before you. I am joined today by my Ministerial colleagues; Finian McGrath Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, Helen McEntee Minister for Mental Health and Older People and Catherine Byrne, Minster for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy. My colleague Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Minister for Health Promotion sends her apologies ...
Zika virus Treatment protects mice during pregnancyTue, 8 Nov 2016Sydney Morning HeraldJulie Steenhuysen Chicago: A new study of the Zika virus in mice raises hope for a way to protect pregnant women and their babies from the possible repercussions of being infected, US researchers say. The experimental treatment is derived from antibodies taken from the blood of people who have recovered from Zika infections. Tested on pregnant mice, the treatment reduced levels of the virus in the mothers, and also protected their pups from its ravages ...
Temple Street off call for ambulances after electrical faultTue, 8 Nov 2016RTETemple Street said that the temporary power failure continues to demonstrate the need for a new children's hospital Temple Street Children's Hospital says it is currently off-call for ambulances, due to an isolated fault in sub-area of the hospital's electrical system. The problem is still affecting one area in the emergency department, since it began at 9.30am. It is affecting telephone lines and lighting ...
IBTS centre at CUH in doubtMon, 7 Nov 2016Medical IndependentThe construction of an Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) centre on the grounds of Cork University Hospital (CUH) is in doubt, indicate IBTS meeting minutes. A spokesperson for the IBTS told the MI ) that discussions are “still ongoing on the exact location and the size of the proposed centre” ...
War on superbugs like E.coli announced by governmentSun, 6 Nov 2016BBCThe government has announced a new war against superbugs, such as E.coli, because they are increasing in number. While deadly strains such as MRSA and C.diff have reduced significantly over the last decade, cases of E.coli are on the rise in England, killing more than 5,500 people last year. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said there would be a renewed focus on hand-washing and hygienic use of catheters. E.coli infection rates will also be displayed in hospital wards. E ...
Taoiseach opens new Haematology Day Ward at Tallaght HospitalFri, 4 Nov 2016The EchoA new day ward for Haematology day ward for patients in Tallaght Hospital was officially opened by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Wednesday. The new ward provides a dedicated space specifically for Haematology patients, with both benign and malignant haematological disorders, including ambulatory care, blood testing and specific treatments such as chemotherapy and blood transfusions ...
Am I at risk of inheriting haemochromatosis.Tue, 1 Nov 2016Irish IndependentAdvice from our GP on Hereditary Haemochromatosis (HH) and on the causes of bad breath and how to treat it. My older brother, who lives abroad, recently found out that he has haemochromatosis, a genetic disorder of the blood. My other sibling got tested and was given the all-clear, and my parents, who were both found to be carriers of the faulty gene, do not have the condition ...
Private radiotherapy centre to open in Cork in 2019Fri, 28 Oct 2016The Irish ExaminerFollow @cathshan By Catherine Shanahan Irish Examiner Reporter Cork’s first private radiotherapy centre is set to open its doors in January 2019 as part of a joint venture between the Bon Secours Health System (BSHS) and a US medical firm. Peter Lacey, chairman Bon Secours Health System, Simon Coveney, and Bill Maher, CEO Bons Secours Health System at the launch of the '2020 Plan' ...
Construction firm that wins contract has until 2020 to build new national childrens hospitalFri, 28 Oct 2016Irish IndependentAn artist's impression of the new National Children's Hospital The contractors who build the new national children's hospital on the campus of St James's Hospital are to be chosen in January, with a view to having it constructed at the end of 2020, the Oireachtas Health Committee has been told. http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/construction-firm-that-wins-contract-has-until-2020-to-build-new-national-childrens-hospital-35168664.html http://www.independent.ie/business/article35168357 ...
Children 39 s hospital expected to be finished by 2020Thu, 27 Oct 2016NewstalkFionnuala Jones 2 hours ago The new children's hospital based at St. James's is expected to be complete in 2020. Eilish Hardiman, CEO of the Children's Hospital Group and John Pollock, project director with NPHDB made the statement at the Joint Oireachtas Committee Meeting this morning. Recommendations for appointment of contractors will be made in December of this year and subject to government approval, contracts will be awarded in January of next year ...
Liver cancer death rate rises by 52Tue, 25 Oct 2016BBCThinkstock Scan showing an abnormal liver mass Death rates from liver cancer increased by 52% in the last 10 years, with the disease killing 572 Scots last year. But new figures from the NHS showed that the cancer mortality rate for all forms of the disease fell by 11% over the decade to 2015. The mortality rate for breast cancer - the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women - fell by 21% Lung cancer death rates were down by 15.1% and there was a 16.4% decrease for bowel cancer ...
quot People always say yes absolutely Ill give blood but they dont quot Why are fewer people giving blood.Fri, 21 Oct 2016The JournalFirst time blood donation levels have dropped by a fifth in the last decade. 27 minutes ago 397 Views Image: Shutterstock/wavebreakmedia BLOOD SUPPLY LEVELS are low in Ireland. The lack of donors coming forward recently spurred the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) this week to call for more donors as a matter of urgency The IBTS put the low levels of donation in recent months down to a number of factors ...
Majority of primary school children not getting enough exercise report findsThu, 20 Oct 2016Breaking NewsLess than half of primary school children in Ireland are receiving enough physical activity. The Royal College of Physicians is issuing a report today showing that even mild forms of exercise can reduce depression, cut the risk of heart disease along with cancers and other diseases. Doctors and healthcare professionals are being encouraged to "prescribe" exercise to more people as the health benefits are endless. Doctor Niamh Daly has said that it does not have to be expensive to exercise ...
Regular exercise could benefit people with early dementiaThu, 20 Oct 2016Belfast TelegraphRegular exercise 'could benefit people with early dementia' Taking regular exercise may provide a small benefit for people with early signs of dementia, research suggests. A clinical trial on two groups of elderly people found those who followed an exercise programme saw a small improvement in overall thinking skills compared to those who did not exercise Taking regular exercise may provide a small benefit for people with early signs of dementia, research suggests ...
New research reveals more people than ever living with HIV in Northern IrelandThu, 20 Oct 2016BelfastLiveRyan Smith Positive Life are calling on the NI Assembly to do more CEO of Positive Life, Jacquie Richardson New research released today reveals that more people than ever are on record as living with HIV in Northern Ireland. In last year, 934 were living with HIV - an increase of 15% on 2014. The 103 diagnosed last year is the highest number to be recorded here in a single year ...
Urgent plea for blood as supply falls to three days 8217 worthWed, 19 Oct 2016The Irish ExaminerFollow @EvelynRing By Evelyn Ring Irish Examiner Reporter As blood supplies dwindle to just a few days, the blood bank has issued an urgent appeal for donors. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service needs an extra 1,500 donations over the next three weeks to stabilise the blood supply. IBTS director of operations, Paul McKinney, said attendances at clinics had been consistently down 6% in recent weeks, while the demand for blood from hospitals had remained constant ...
Brick by brick campaign underwayFri, 14 Oct 2016Donegal DemocratEamonn McFadden eamonn.mcfadden@donegaldemocrat.com Letterkenny’s McDonalds restaurant is taking part in a fundraising campaign to help build a new ‘Ronald McDonald House’ on the grounds of the new Children's Hospital in Dublin. Since 2004, Ronald McDonald House has provided accommodation and a caring and supportive environment for families whose children are seriously ill in hospital ...
Experimental drug could herald breakthrough in HIV and Aids treatmentThu, 13 Oct 2016Irish NewsUK Department of Health to review ban on gay men donating blood Concerns over drug-resistant strain of ‘super-gonorrhoea' AN experimental immunotherapy drug could herald a "breakthrough" in the treatment of HIV and Aids, it is claimed. In early tests, rhesus macaques given the antibody showed sustained recovery from infection by the monkey equivalent of the HIV virus ...
Crimson Tide Wins Ireland Contract With Haemophilia PatientsWed, 12 Oct 20164traders.comLONDON Alliance News Crimson Tide PLC on Wednesday said it has won a contract with the National Centre for Hereditary Coagulation Disorders in the Republic of Ireland . The company, which provides mobile data services for businesses via is mpro5 platform, said the contract is worth around EUR140,000 over three years and will see it deliver the mpro5 platform to patients to help with the management of haemophilia. Patients will use mpro5 at home to scan medication they receive from the hospital ...
Ministers welcome euro 14.6 billion health budgetTue, 11 Oct 2016Department of Health€20 million for NTPF to tackle waiting lists 10,000 medical cards for children with disabilities Reduced prescription charges for people over 70 Supports and services for school-leavers with disabilities €5 million to kick-start Healthy Ireland Fund Minister Simon Harris and Ministers of State Finian McGrath, Catherine Byrne, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy & Helen McEntee have secured a total budget to €14.6 billion, the highest ever health budget ...
Paul Mulholland speaks to Consultant Haematologist Prof Elisabeth Vandenberghe about improving care for patients in Ireland with blood cancerThu, 6 Oct 2016Medical IndependentBlood cancers comprise approximately 10 per of all cancers and are the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in Ireland. In an effort to raise public awareness, a number of events and talks were held, in collaboration with the Irish Cancer Society, over September for blood cancer awareness month ...
Nurses begin industrial action on low staffing at Cork University HospitalThu, 6 Oct 2016The Irish ExaminerFollow @lilclair By Claire O'Sullivan Irish Examiner Reporter Management and cancer nurses at Cork University Hospital have agreed to attend the Workplace Relations Commission as the nurses begin industrial action over poor staffing. The executive management board at CUH described the dispute as “entirely disproportionate and unwarranted”. The oncology and radiotherapy ward nurses are working to rule due to “on-going inadequate and unsafe nurse staffing levels” ...
Healthcare must value the carers Nurses work to rule action at CUHThu, 6 Oct 2016The Irish ExaminerTHE work-to-rule by nurses at Cork University Hospital is not about money but patient safety. Nonetheless, they remain the most overworked and underpaid among frontline HSE staff and often work long, punishing hours for relatively little pay. The dispute concerns staffing levels at the oncology/ radiotherapy unit. Seven positions, including ward nurses and care assistants, are currently to be filled in the unit ...
Payments to contaminated blood victims to rise in WalesThu, 6 Oct 2016BBCThinkstock The Welsh Government wants the improvements to be "affordable and sustainable" within the health budget Extra financial support for patients living in Wales who have received contaminated blood has been announced by the Welsh Government. Payments received by victims this financial year will rise to match the support available in England ...
New poll shows public feel healthcare system should be technologically upgradedWed, 5 Oct 2016Kildare NationalistThe vast majority of people think healthcare workers should be able to access their records electronically. A new Ipsos MRBI poll into the future of healthcare shows ICT is a priority, along with being respected by doctors. It also shows a split in confidence in the health system – with slightly more people pessimistic about its future ...
Knowing the four different stages of hepatitis C diseaseWed, 5 Oct 2016Irish Medical TimesSigns and symptoms of hepatitis C (four stages) are apparent at the acute stage, the chronic stage, compensated cirrhosis, and decompensated cirrhosis. The acute stage is the first six months of infection. Most people do not experience any symptoms during this phase. Others, however, will have vague flu-like symptoms, including fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, stomach pains, nausea and vomiting. These occur a few weeks after being infected. A few people also develop jaundice ...
Tipp families thanked for Ronald McDonald House charity walkThu, 29 Sep 2016Nenagh GuardianRonald McDonald House Charity in Ireland has thanked Tipperary families for their support for their local #Walk4Families event, which took place on Sunday September 11th on the Riverbank Walk, Presentation Convent in Clonmel. The fundraising initiative raised vital funds for the new Ronald McDonald House that will accommodate 53 families alongside the new Children's Hospital when it opens on the grounds of St James's Hospital in 2020 ...
Irish blood cancer patient first to take part in drug trialWed, 28 Sep 2016The Irish ExaminerAnn O’Loughlin An Irish patient with blood cancer has become the first in the world to take part in a new drug trial which could pave the way for longer cancer remission times. Professor Michael O'Dwyer: Leading the study at NUIG. The man has started treatment for the blood cancer multiple myeloma. Patients with the condition normally respond poorly to standard treatment ...
International missingtype campaign highlights the need for more donorsTue, 27 Sep 2016Irish Times33 minutes ago ‘It’s a renewable resource: I don’t need all I have and other people need it urgently.’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto If you are looking for a simple example of altruism, then donating blood is it. And if you’re looking for a place to witness acts of kindness, step inside a blood donor clinic ...
Here are the 10 principal reasons why you might not be allowed to donateTue, 27 Sep 2016Irish Times34 minutes ago Check if you can give blood by doing the eligibility quize on giveblood.ie 1. Age Under-18s can’t give blood and anyone over 65 who hasn’t given blood before is not eligible to give blood. 2. Weight Anyone weighing less than 50kg or more than 130kg can’t give blood. 3. Pregnancy If you are pregnant or have been pregnant in the past 12 months, you can’t give blood. 4 ...
O 8217 Reilly Calls For All Island Healthcare InitiativeTue, 27 Sep 2016North County LeaderSinn Féin spokesperson on Health and local TD, Louise O’Reilly has expressed concern for the future of all-island healthcare initiative. O’Reilly said: “Sinn Féin believes healthcare must be developed on an all-Ireland basis. Ideally, we should be moving from increased co-operation to ultimately full integration of services on the island, maximising the healthcare benefits for all and achieving greater economies of scale, particularly in the aftermath of Brexit ...
Irish person with blood cancer first in world to take part in new drug trialTue, 27 Sep 2016Breaking NewsAn Irish person has become the first in the world to take part in a new drug trial for patients with the blood cancer 'multiple myeloma'. The clinical trial - run by Blood Cancer Network Ireland - is aimed at those with the disease who respond poorly to standard treatment. There are around 1,500 people in Ireland living with blood cancer - which account for about 10% of cancer deaths ...
Everything you always wanted to know about Cholesterol But were afraid to askTue, 27 Sep 2016Irish IndependentWe're all aware of it, but do we really know what it means for our health? Ailín Quinlan on what we need to know to keep our cholesterol in check A selection of cholesterol-rich foods. Actor Bryan Murray (67) Ann Maher, Director of ballet Ireland. Photo: Mark Condren Alexandru Victoriu. Photo: Mark Condren Aisling Holly. Photo: Kip Carroll You've probably heard of cholesterol - and you more than likely know that it's connected with stroke or heart attack. http://www.independent ...
Helicopter landing site for CUH neededFri, 23 Sep 2016The Evening EchoAN on-site for Cork University Hospital is edging closer to reality, with confirmation that the HSE hopes to lodge a planning application shortly. The issue of the ongoing wait for the helipad , which is projected to cost €1.8m, was raised at yesterday’s HSE Regional Health Forum South meeting in County Hall. The Emergency Aeromedical Service arriving at the scene of a multiple vehicle collision in Mallow. Picture: Doug Minihane ...
UN Leaders Discuss Dwindling Options for Antibiotic Resistant DiseasesWed, 21 Sep 2016ABC NewsGetty Images A nurse washes his hands in this undated file photo. Antibiotic-resistant organisms have been a concern among health experts for decades, with fewer antibiotics being developed by major pharmaceutical companies and the effectiveness of available drugs diminishing. Today, global health experts are sounding the alarm about antibiotic-resistant drugs in a meeting at the United Nations. The meeting to discuss antibiotic-resistant diseases is just the fourth time the U.N ...
Irish women with 8216 super dooper 8217 immune systems could hold key to Zika vaccineTue, 20 Sep 2016Kildare NationalistResearch on a group of Irish women given a contaminated batch of the “Anti-D” product in the 70s, could pave the way for a Zika virus vaccine. The batch caused serious long-term health problems for hundreds of women. However, scientists at Trinity College in Dublin want to look at the group of women who did not get sick, despite the product being infected by Hepatitis C. Trinity’s Professor Cliona O’Farrelly hopes they will volunteer for the study ...
Sepsis treatment breakthrough could save thousandsTue, 13 Sep 2016The Irish ExaminerFollow @EvelynRing By Evelyn Ring Irish Examiner Reporter Scientists have made a breakthrough in the fight against sepsis, a life- threatening condition that claims thousands of lives every year. Sepsis usually occurs when bacteria interferes with blood vessels so they die and pull apart. Researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland discovered a drug that prevents the deadly disease from spreading throughout the body ...
IBTS to hold donor clinics in ClonmelSun, 11 Sep 2016Tipp FMThe Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding clinics in Clonmel over the coming days. 3,000 donations are needed each week in Ireland but just 3% of the population donate so it's vital that as many people as possible give blood this week. The clinics will be held at the Clonmel Park Hotel on Monday evening from 5 to 8.30 and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. IBTS Donor Service manager Ann O'Donovan says it's vital that people realise how important donations are ...
Plea for blood donation in TipperaryThu, 8 Sep 2016Tipp FMClinic in Cahir today and Clonmel next week South Tipperary residents are being urged to give blood today. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a clinic in Cahir this evening as they bid to maintain vital supplies. The session at Cahir House Hotel will run from 5 to 8.30pm. 3,000 blood donations are needed each week in Ireland but just 3% of the population donate. For those who won’t be able to attend the clinic in Cahir this evening - there will be clinics in Clonmel next week ...
Recognising signs of illness and knowing when to actTue, 6 Sep 2016Irish IndependentAsk the GP... Nina Byrnes Strokes - the vast majority of them are preventable. Our GP on how to recognise the signs of stroke, and act fast, and advises on knee pain caused by a Baker's cyst. http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/recognising-signs-of-illness-and-knowing-when-to-act-35016867.html http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/article34904888.ece/3f2c4/AUTOCROP/h342/2016-07-25_lif_23039786_I1.JPG My husband has narrowing of his blood vessels ...
Ronald McDonald House Charity Calls for Support for Walk4Families Fundraising EventMon, 5 Sep 2016Galway Bay FMTime posted: 11:36 am National 5km #Walk4Families Event Takes Place on 10 th / 11 th September Funds raised go to supporting families with seriously ill children in hospital Ronald McDonald House Charity Ireland has a new national fundraising initiative, called #Walk4Families ...
Shooting Science Trinity Biomedical Sciences contestSun, 4 Sep 2016Irish TimesTrinity Biomedical Sciences Institute celebrates its fifth birthday with a competition for the best images taken within their laboratories. A histological section of the native osteochondral tissue of the femoral condyle of a two-year-old goat. The sample was stained with hematoxylin and eosin and the image was taken under a polarised light microscope ...
31 surgeries cancelled as result of emergency department overcrowdingThu, 1 Sep 2016The Irish ExaminerFollow @noelbaker1 By Noel Baker Senior Reporter Thirty-one non-urgent surgeries were cancelled in two hospitals yesterday as a direct result of emergency department overcrowding Both Cork University Hospital (CUH) and the Mercy University Hospital (MUH), also in Cork, had asked people to attend their respective EDs “only as a last resort” on Tuesday due to overcrowding ...
Ban on gay men donating blood formally lifted in NorthThu, 1 Sep 2016Irish TimesMinister Michelle O’Neill urges every donor to fully comply with blood donation rules about 5 hours ago Men whose last sexual contact with another man was more than 12 months ago will be free to donate blood if they meet the other donor selection criteria. As Northern Ireland’s lifetime ban on gay men donating blood is formally lifted today, Minister for Health Michelle O’Neill has urged all donors to fully comply with donor rules ...
IBTS seeks sustainable long term blood supplyThu, 1 Sep 2016Irish Medical TimesThe Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is concerned about the long-term sustainability of the blood supply with the importance of a positive donor experience being actively considered in order to get return donors, IMT has gathered ...
Overcrowding sees surgeries cancelled in two Cork hospitalsWed, 31 Aug 2016The Irish ExaminerFollow @cathshan By Catherine Shanahan Irish Examiner Reporter Overcrowding in the emergency departments (EDs) of two Cork city hospitals has forced the cancellation of non-urgent surgeries. Both Cork University Hospital (CUH) and the Mercy University Hospital (MUH) issued statements yesterday calling on members of the public to present at their respective EDs as a last resort ...
Irish Blood Transfusion Service says travel abroad remains a major reason why people did not donateMon, 29 Aug 2016Irish Times14 minutes ago The Irish Blood Transfusion Service said travel abroad remained a major reason why donors were deferred from giving blood. Photograph: Getty Images Just 3 per cent of the population eligible to give blood actually do so, yet one in four people will need blood transfusions at some stage in their lives, the Irish Blood Transfusion Service has said ...
US to screen donated blood for Zika virusSat, 27 Aug 2016RTEA mosquito control inspector sprays pesticide to kill mosquitos in the Miami Beach area The US Food and Drug Administration recommended yesterday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for the Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply ...
HSE to purchase new stem cell equipment for hospitalsTue, 23 Aug 2016Connacht TribuneThe HSE is carrying out market research on stem cell treatment equipment for the Galway University Hospitals Group. The executive has put out a ‘market sounding’ call for an apheresis machine. The equipment is capable of separating out one particular constituent of a patient’s blood, and safety returning the remainder to the body. The HSE is seeking to find a machine which can collect stem cells and perform plasma exchange ...
Cancer eventSat, 20 Aug 2016Drogheda IndependentCancer event The Annual Living with Cancer conference organised by the North East Cancer Research and Education Trust (NECRET) in conjunction with Drogheda Oncology and Haematology Unit will take place on Saturday 17th September. The Annual Living with Cancer conference organised by the North East Cancer Research and Education Trust (NECRET) in conjunction with Drogheda Oncology and Haematology Unit will take place on Saturday 17th September ...
Hilary Fannin If I said I was within the safe drinking limit I rsquo d be lyingFri, 19 Aug 2016Irish TimesRecently I read with a frisson of fear and recognition about the number of Irish women dying from alcohol-related illnesses about 5 hours ago Photograph: iStock My brother is currently cycling from Splott (an apparently unremarkable town in Wales) across England and France, then over the Alps and all the way to Split in Croatia, a journey of 1,400 miles. He’s making the trip on his Sweeney Todd with little more than a bicycle pump, two panniers and a tent on his back ...
Blood donors strike gold after saving 8 500 livesThu, 18 Aug 2016Belfast TelegraphBlood donors strike gold after saving 8,500 lives Almost 340 blood donors in Northern Ireland will be honoured at an awards night which also celebrates the thousands of lives they helped to save. Hundreds of generous blood donors will gather for a special Gold Awards night at the King's Hall this evening Almost 340 blood donors in Northern Ireland will be honoured at an awards night which also celebrates the thousands of lives they helped to save ...
Newly refurbished and extended Emergency Department at Temple Street Children 8217 s University Hospital opensThu, 18 Aug 2016Irish Building Magazine24 Views Minister for Health Simon Harris TD was today joined by Alan Brogan to officially open the newly refurbished and extended Emergency Department at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital ...
Blood Transfusion Service Says Emigration Is Key Factor In Fall Off In DonationsWed, 17 Aug 2016Clare FMThe regional manager of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service says emigration is a key factor in the fall-off in donations here. Aileen Browne's comments come as the Service joins a multi-national appeal for new blood donors, as the number of people giving blood for the first time dropped by a fifth last year. Further details on where and when people can give blood, and whether they're eligible to do so, is available on www.giveblood ...
21 drop in blood donors in Ireland in 10 yearsWed, 17 Aug 2016The Irish ExaminerJoyce Fegan There has been a 21% decrease in the number of new blood donors coming forward to donate in Ireland. A total of 21% fewer people came forward to donate in 2015, compared with 2010’s figures, according to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS). The average age of a blood donor has also increased in Ireland. Last year the average age of a donor was 40.8 years, whereas, in 2005, it was 38.4 years ...
Life as an organ transplant recipient the realityTue, 16 Aug 2016Irish TimesOnce the threat of rejection is over, life with somebody else’s organ is not without its challenges 34 minutes ago Danielle Barron More than 3,500 people are alive in Ireland thanks to a successful organ transplant, having benefited from the increased life expectancy and enhanced quality of life the procedure can bring ...
More Irish people urged to donate blood as international MissingType campaign launchedTue, 16 Aug 2016NewstalkStephen McNeice 25 minutes ago More Irish people are being urged to donate blood, as blood services from around the world launch a new awareness campaign. There has been an almost 30% drop in the number of men and women donating blood worldwide, according to the a survey by international blood services. In Ireland, there has been a 21% decrease in donors coming forward to give blood. A new initiative is been launched today in a bid to attract 8,000 new donors here by the end of the year ...
European Union Better monitoring of biological medicinesMon, 15 Aug 20164traders.comNew chapter in guidelines on good pharmacovigilance practices The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a new chapter to its guidelines on good pharmacovigilance practices (EU-GVP), entitled ' Product- or population-specific considerations II: Biological medicinal products Good pharmacovigilance practices are a set of measures designed to ensure the robustness of the system of safety monitoring ...
Irish Blood Transfusion Service seeks 8 000 new donorsMon, 15 Aug 2016Irish TimesWorldwide campaign aims to reverse 30% decline in ‘essential’ donations in a decade 45 minutes ago Updated: 14 minutes ago The global drop in donations is said to be caused by urbanisation, greater exotic travel and a lack of awareness about the need for more diverse blood donors ...
Locum Consultant posts in Anaesthesia amp Haematology 8211 Cork University HospitalFri, 12 Aug 2016Irish Medical TimesDo you agree that private hospitals should be paid via the NTPF to cut public hospital waiting lists? esv220160812 zenarkesv2 ...
Community rallies to cancer woman s sideThu, 11 Aug 2016Connacht TribuneAine Morgan. When Loughrea musician Áine Morgan narrowly escaped serious brain injury or death after suffering two aneurysms at the age of 37, she thought she had endured the worst life could throw at her. But the diagnosis just before her 41st birthday delivered by her doctor was the stuff of nightmares. She was told she had stage four cervical cancer which had spread to the lymph nodes, making it incurable ...
Studies from Indiana University School of Medicine Have Provided New Data on Pancreatic Cancer Combined targeting of TGF beta EGFR and HER2...Thu, 11 Aug 20164traders.comStudies from Indiana University School of Medicine Have Provided New Data on Pancreatic Cancer (Combined targeting of TGF-beta, EGFR and HER2 suppresses lymphangiogenesis and metastasis in a pancreatic cancer model) By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Oncology. According to news reporting from Indianapolis, Indiana , by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs) are aggressive with frequent lymphatic spread ...
Be on the front foot with DiabetesWed, 10 Aug 2016Irish NewsDr Brian Connor, GP and diabetes lead for the Northern Integrated Care Partnerships MANY people fear the complications of diabetes and losing a limb can be particularly stark consequence of poor management of the condition. Fortunately, a lot can be done to avoid this happening and, if problems do occur, prompt specialist care can have a dramatic effect on the outcome ...
Disturbing a good night s sleep and leaving you exhaustedTue, 9 Aug 2016Irish IndependentNina Byrnes Dr Nina Byrnes Advice from our GP on what a tingly sensation in legs can mean and on how best to lose weight. http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/disturbing-a-good-nights-sleep-and-leaving-you-exhausted-34945783.html http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/article31027466.ece/54fa6/AUTOCROP/h342/2015-03-02_iri_7372158_I1.JPG I get pins and needles and a tingly sensation in my legs constantly, and feel the urge to move them up and down or go for a walk ...
If this procedure hadn t been developed I d be bedridden the rest of my lifeTue, 9 Aug 2016Irish IndependentSean Malone is one of the first stroke patients in Ireland to benefit from a new medical device invented in Galway Gabrielle Monaghan Chef Sean Malone at The Valkenburg Hotel where he works in Ballinrobe, Co Mayo. Sean underwent a revolutionary new treatment after suffering a stroke. Photo: Keith Heneghan / Phocus In the middle of a Thursday night in February, 49-year-old chef Sean Malone got up to go to the bathroom at his Westport home. He didn't make it back to bed. http://www.independent ...
The Liver Institute Opens In BrooklynMon, 8 Aug 20164traders.comBoard Certified Infectious Disease providers to offer personalized, state-of–the-art care in Brooklyn to treat acute and chronic liver disease, including Hepatitis B and C The Liver Institute , a state-of-the-art clinic specializing in evaluating, managing, and treating acute and chronic liver disease, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for its new Brooklyn location at 475 Atlantic Ave, 2 nd Floor in Brooklyn on Tuesday, August 9th from 2:30 – 4:30 p ...
Appeal made for blood donationsMon, 8 Aug 2016Tipp FMBlood donors in North Tipperary are being asked to make a special effort to attend clinics in Nenagh this week. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be at the Abbey Court Hotel in the North Tipp town from this afternoon until Thursday. Blood donations generally dip during the summer months as people are away on holidays...the IBTS is appealing to people to come out and give blood this week. The clinic is open from 2pm to 5pm today, and from 5pm to 8pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ...
Gay men under 45 to be offered cancer vaccine on the NHSSat, 6 Aug 2016Irish IndependentLesley-Anne McKeown 15:35 HPV vaccine. Photo: PA Gay men under the age of 45 are to be offered a cancer vaccine on the NHS, the health minister has announced. http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/gay-men-under45-to-be-offered-cancer-vaccine-on-the-nhs-34944035.html http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/article34301658 ...
No suprise that number of women with liver failure is increasingFri, 5 Aug 2016Irish Timesabout 4 hours ago Derek Byrne Women are less likely to consume alcohol in a harmful manner than men but the issue lies not with the quantity of alcohol women drink but the strength of what they consume. Recent media reports of an emerging trend in younger women in their 30s and 40s developing liver failure due to increased alcohol consumption may have surprised many who read the headlines but to those of us who work in the field of addiction, there was no surprise ...
First Phase of New Children 8217 s Hospital awarded to BAMFri, 5 Aug 2016Irish Building MagazineBAM Contractors have been awarded the contract for the first phase of works at the New Children’s Hospital. Minister for Health, Simon Harris along with the CEOs of the three children’s hospitals, the CEO of St ...
Firefighters to climb the equivalent height of Mount Everest without leaving Cork for charityThu, 4 Aug 2016The Irish ExaminerSean O’Riordan Firefighters in Cork city and county are to hit new heights — with the world’s highest mountain in their plans. Robbie and Aidan O'Brien with members of the Cork City fire service ahead of the Climbing For Sick Kids charity drive. Picture: Jim Coughlan Their mission is to climb the equivalent height of Mount Everest — without leaving Cork. They aim to raise funds so more than 40 sick children can go on a trip of a lifetime at Euro Disney in Paris ...
HSE says almost eight in 10 reported cases involve men who have sex with menThu, 4 Aug 2016Irish Timesabout an hour ago Updated: 59 minutes ago Almost eight in 10 reported cases of syphilis involve men who have sex with men and the HSE has encouraged all sexually active men who have or who have had sex with men, and women whose partners have sex with men, to get tested for sexually transmitted infections. File photograph: Getty Images A rise in the number of cases of syphilis among men who have sex with men has been detected in the Cork area, according to the Health Service Executive ...
Irish Autism Action chief seeks to tackle concerns over cut to outreach serviceWed, 3 Aug 2016The Irish ExaminerFollow @noelbaker1 By Noel Baker Senior Reporter The newly appointed chief executive of Irish Autism Action (IAA) says he is seeking to put to rest concerns voiced by service users after it cut an outreach service due to a lack of resources. The IAA will hold a public meeting today in Dublin’s Red Cow Inn, at which people will have a chance to address any concerns to CEO Brian Murnane ...
Europe Hepatitis B Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights 2016 Research and MarketsWed, 3 Aug 20164traders.comResearch and Markets has announced the addition of the "Europe Hepatitis B Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights - 2016" report to their offering. The report "Europe Hepatitis B Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights - 2016" provides comprehensive insights into Hepatitis B pipeline products, Hepatitis B epidemiology, Hepatitis B market valuations and forecast, Hepatitis B products sales and competitive landscape ...
HIQA criticises small hospitals on antimicrobial resistanceWed, 3 Aug 2016Irish Medical TimesAn up-to-date national plan must be developed urgently to tackle antimicrobial resistance, HIQA has said in a report that is critical of the HSE’s efforts to address the problem. While the report released last month (July 19) found that many larger academic teaching hospitals had made significant progress to reduce the risks to patients, it said more needed to be done in smaller hospitals and in the community ...
Half of people admitted to hospital with acute alcohol hepatitis die says Prof Frank MurrayTue, 2 Aug 2016Irish Times17 minutes ago Updated: 15 minutes ago Vivienne Clarke "People buy wine and in some cases people drink half a bottle a night several times during the week and a bottle each day at the weekends. That’s enough to cause liver failure," Prof Murray says. Photograph: Getty Images A new trend is emerging of younger women running into problems with alcohol, a liver specialist has said ...
Theres no prospect of my brother improving he cant be moved into community livingTue, 2 Aug 2016The JournalSome families of residents at Áras Attracta in Mayo fear the facility will be closed down. 1 hour ago 2,601 Views FAMILIES OF RESIDENTS in Áras Attracta, a residential respite and day service for adults with intellectual disabilities in Co Mayo, are concerned about plans to potentially move their loved ones from the home ...
Eating nuts may reduce inflammationTue, 2 Aug 2016Sunday WorldEating nuts such as cashews, almonds or pecans may help reduce inflammation, researchers claim. In a study involving more than 5,000 people conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the U.S., it was found that a few servings of tree nuts was tied to a healthy profile of inflammatory biomarkers. High levels of these markers can make chronic issues such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes worse ...
Bowel cancer death linked to omega 3Tue, 2 Aug 2016Irish Medical TimesPic: Getty Images A high dietary intake of omega 3 fatty acids, derived from oily fish, may help to lower the risk of death from bowel cancer in patients diagnosed with the disease, suggests research published online in the journal Gut . If the findings can be reproduced in other studies, patients with bowel cancer might benefit from boosting their oily fish intake to help prolong their survival, according to the researchers ...
Transplant Games athletes return home to Northern IrelandTue, 2 Aug 2016Irish NewsLucia Quinney Mee. Picture by Hugh Russell ATHLETES who took part in the Transplant Games have returned home to Northern Ireland with a haul of medals. The 29 athletes touched down in Belfast City Airport yesterday afternoon after competing in the Transplant Games at the weekend in Liverpool. They achieved a tally of 54 medals – 17 gold, 20 silver and 17 bronze. Among those who participated were sisters Karen and Jenny Keery, from Bangor ...
Innovative Blood Resources and New York Blood Center Join Forces in Lifesaving MissionTue, 2 Aug 20164traders.comST. PAUL, Minn. and NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Innovative Blood Resources (IBR) and New York Blood Center (NYBC) announced today that they are combining their operations to create one of the nation's leading blood centers, serving patients and hospitals in the Northeast, Midwest and nationally. The combination of the strengths of IBR and NYBC provides the opportunity for greater breadth of services, efficiency and financial stability ...
The Liver Institute Opens in South FloridaMon, 1 Aug 20164traders.comBoard Certified Infectious Disease providers to offer personalized, state-of–the-art care in Ft. Lauderdale to treat acute and chronic liver disease, including Hepatitis B and C The Liver Institute , a state-of-the-art clinic specializing in evaluating, managing, and treating acute and chronic liver disease, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for its new South Florida location at 700 S.E. 3rd Avenue, Suite 201 in Ft ...
BREAKING NEWS Zika HAS hit America Florida governor confirms all four mystery infections came from local mosquitoesFri, 29 Jul 2016Daily Mail (UK)Zika has reached the United States, Florida governor Rick Scott has confirmed. All four of the mysterious Zika cases diagnosed this month almost certainly came from local mosquitoes, Governor Scott announced on Friday. His words confirm fears that the virus which is plaguing Latin America is now in mainland America. So far three men and one woman have been infected all within a one-mile radius in northern Miami ...
A new campaign is being launched urging more Scots to be tested for hepatitis C.Thu, 28 Jul 2016The Carrick GazetteAn estimated 36,000 people north of the border have the condition - a total equivalent to the population of Stirling - but campaigners estimate almost half of sufferers remain undiagnosed. An estimated 36,000 people in Scotland have hepatitis C To mark World Hepatitis Day, an action group, including health boards and the charities Hepatitis Scotland, the Hepatitis C Trust, Waverley Care and Positive Help, is telling Scots that "doing nothing" and not being tested is bad for their health ...
Increase in numbers on waiting lists at University Hospital KerryThu, 28 Jul 2016Radio KerryThere’s been an increase in the number of people on waiting lists for inpatient and day cases at University Hospital Kerry. According to figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund, as of the end of June, there were 288 people waiting, compared to 103 two months ago. Nearly 77,000 patients are awaiting treatment or assessment in public hospitals across the country, as of the end of June ...
Blood donations SUSPENDED in Miami amid fears of Zika outbreak after discovery of two new mystery infectionsThu, 28 Jul 2016Daily Mail (UK)Blood donations have been suspended in Miami amid fears of a potential Zika outbreak. It is a desperate attempt to identify the source of four mysterious infections in the area, all apparently contracted from local mosquitoes. If the infections did come from local bites, these four cases would mark Zika's arrival in mainland US. Authorities went into overdrive last week to spray the county following the first two diagnoses ...
euro 1m plan could benefit 3 000 on waiting listsWed, 27 Jul 2016The Irish ExaminerFollow @cathshan By Catherine Shanahan Irish Examiner Reporter The Government has launched yet another initiative to tackle endoscopy waiting lists as figures show that almost half of the 19,850 people awaiting the diagnostic test are not being seen within the target time of 13 weeks for routine cases ...
More than 30 000 health workers to ballot for strike actionWed, 27 Jul 2016The Irish ExaminerSIPTU Health Division members working in support grades are to ballot for strike action, the union has announced today. According to the union, the dispute centres around "the refusal of the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Department of Health to set a conclusive date for the reintroduction of a job evaluation scheme". SIPTU Health Division organiser, Paul Bell, said: "SIPTU represents over 30,000 workers in support grades across the health service ...
Hepatitis what it is and how to avoid itWed, 27 Jul 2016Donegal DailyNorthern Ireland based Public Health Agency (PHA) appeals for people to educate themselves on hepatitis and is encouraging people who think they may be at risk of hepatitis B or C to get tested and prevent the spread of the potentially life-threatening disease on World Hepatitis Day (28 July). Viral hepatitis is a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E ...
World Hepatitis Day Event in KitchenerWed, 27 Jul 20164traders.comKITCHENER, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jul 27, 2016) - Sanguen Health Centre will be commemorating World Hepatitis Day on July 27, 2016 in Kitchener. This annual awareness-raising event celebrates the strides that have been made in the treatment of hepatitis C. This year, Sanguen is thrilled to officially debut the Community Health Van, an initiative funded in part by Green Shield Canada, that improves access to health and social services for marginalized people throughout Waterloo region ...
MRSA case study lsquo I was on fire. The pain was intolerable rsquoWed, 27 Jul 2016Irish TimesTony Kavanagh says he contracted superbug due to poor hand hygiene at St Vincent’s hospital 16 minutes ago Updated: 15 minutes ago Tony Kavanagh from Co Galway. He contracted the MRSA super bug while undergoing a routine hospital procedure in 2004. As with so many people who contract MRSA, Tony Kavanagh thought he would be in and out of hospital for a routine procedure. In 2004 he attended St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin for an operation on a blood vessel in his back ...
This is what getting 8 hours sleep does for muscle growthWed, 27 Jul 2016Joe.ie'Sleep is for the weak' you might have been told when out partying or when your militant boss wants you to do an 18-hour shift. But this couldn't be further from the truth. Getting enough sleep will actually make you stronger - not just mentally, but physically too. They say you should try and get at least eight hours a night - and there's a very good reason. Sleep is when your body and brain repair and recharge ...
One in three homeless people in Ireland have the disease and face barriers when trying to access treatmentTue, 26 Jul 2016Irish Timesabout 19 hours ago Updated: 24 minutes ago Jack Lambert Emily Reaper, who is Hepatitis C positive and awaiting treatment, at the launch of the Hepatitis C Partnership’s What’s Your F-ing Story? campaign in Dublin today. Picture Jason Clarke You visit your doctor. The bad news is: you have a virus in your body, which, if left unchecked, could cause serious damage to your liver, maybe kill you ...
Decision follows decision by Minister for Health to end permanent prohibitionTue, 26 Jul 2016Irish Times42 minutes ago Updated: 39 minutes ago Tomás Heneghan: said he was cautiously optimistic about the new Government policy. File photograph: Collins Courts The Minister for Health’s decision to end the permanent prohibition on blood donations by gay men has lead to a man withdrawing his High Court challenge to the ban ...
Gay man drops challenge to blood donation ban after change in policy announced by Health MinisterTue, 26 Jul 2016Irish IndependentShane Phelan Legal Affairs Editor 11:16 Gay man drops challenge to blood donation ban after change in policy announced by Health Minister A High Court case against the Irish Blood Transfusion Service’s policy of refusing to take blood from gay men has been dropped after a change in policy by the service ...
Option Care Home Infusion Hemophilia Patients Use Less Factor VIII Study Shows Cost Savings Without Affecting OutcomesTue, 26 Jul 20164traders.comClose Monitoring Ensures Bleed Rate Remains Low, Suggests Research Presented at World Federation of Hemophilia World Congress Hemophilia patients can be managed with less factor VIII without affecting outcomes and saving significant costs, suggests a study being presented at the World Federation of Hemophilia 2016 World Congress meeting today in Orlando. The Option Care study included 77 hemophilia A patients receiving home infusion of factor VIII ...
Statement from Minister Simon Harris re Dr Kate Granger RIPMon, 25 Jul 2016Department of HealthMinister for Health Simon Harris TD expressed his deepest sympathies with the husband and loved ones of Dr Kate Granger, who passed away on Friday. Dr Granger made an enormous impact with her #hellomynameis campaign, which the HSE is actively encouraging and supporting staff to take on in Irish health care services. Dr Granger spoke earlier this year at the HSE’s Communicating Health event, where she emphasised the importance of the campaign growing and being led by frontline staff ...
Gold drops and porcelain pins awardedSat, 23 Jul 2016The ArgusGold drops and porcelain pins awarded Dundalk man Terence Doherty was among the '100 time donors' awarded at the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) ceremony for Gold Drop and Porcelain Pelican pins. Back row: Terence Doherty - Dundalk, Jim McMahon - Drogheda, James Speares - Cavan, Michael Ahern - Dunboyne; Front Row (L-R) Brian Byrne - Blackrock, Kieran Clarke - Kells, John McCormack - Cavan .indo_survey> ...
Cuts force hospitals to treat their patients with antique equipmentFri, 22 Jul 2016Irish IndependentCuts force hospitals to treat their patients with 'antique' equipment Struggling hospitals are being forced to treat patients with "antique" medical equipment which can break down in the middle of procedures, leading doctors warned yesterday ...
Blood disorders cost Europe billionsFri, 22 Jul 2016Irish HealthBlood cancers very expensive to treat The cost of treating people with blood cancers is much higher than the cost associated with treating many other types of cancers, two new studies have revealed. According to the findings, the cost of treating one patient with blood cancer is around twice as high than the average cost of treating patients with other types of cancer. This is due to complex diagnosis methods, treatment and long hospital stays ...
In the news online...Fri, 22 Jul 2016The Irish ExaminerEARLY TO BED: Parents now have another reason to send children to bed early. A US study found that pre-schoolers who are in bed by 8pm are half as likely to become obese teenagers as those who go to bed an hour later. The study is based on data from 1,000 children who were followed from the ages of 4 to 15 ...
More children are waiting 12 months for an inpatient appointment than ever beforeThu, 21 Jul 2016The JournalAn analysis by TheJournal.ie of data shows 1,001 children waiting more than 12 months for an inpatient appointment, compared to 545 a year ago. 33 minutes ago 292 Views Image: Shutterstock THE NUMBER OF children waiting over 12 months for an inpatient appointment is now the highest on record, having passed the 1,000-mark for the first time ...
Landmark day as work starts on new national childrens hospitalThu, 21 Jul 2016Irish Independent21/07/2016 02:30 Landmark day as work starts on new national children's hospital The planned new national children's hospital reached an important milestone yesterday when the first phase of construction work got underway ...
Minister for Health says he would rather clinicians made decisions not politiciansThu, 21 Jul 2016Irish Timesabout 6 hours ago Minister for Health Simon Harris at the beginning of construction of the new children’s hospital at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times The Minister for Health has said he does not agree with a new practice that will see the Cabinet deciding on pleas for financial support for expensive new drugs that the HSE cannot fund ...
8216 Increasingly obsolete 8217 equipment in Irish hospitals 8216 urgently needs replacement 8217Thu, 21 Jul 2016The Western PeopleDoctors are warning that after years of cutbacks our health system is under serious pressure. The Irish Hospital Consultants Association will unveil their pre-Budget submission to Government today. Their president claims there is an urgent need for more beds, equipment and operating theatres. Dr Tom Ryan said that with more people presenting at Irish hospitals, the system also now needs more doctors ...
Hiqa wants action to combat superbugs threatWed, 20 Jul 2016The Irish ExaminerFollow @EvelynRing By Evelyn Ring Irish Examiner Reporter The State’s health services watchdog says more needs to be done to protect patients from the growing superbug threat. The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) found that a number of hospitals need “urgent support” from the HSE in addressing antimicrobial resistance ...
Community at heart of CUH excellence awardTue, 19 Jul 2016The Irish ExaminerCork University Hospital, the first healthcare facility in the world to be awarded a Green Flag for its work on environmental management and sustainable healthcare, serves more than 1m meals every year. In an attempt to expand its sustainable healthcare initiatives, the hospital reaches out to the community to provide local, seasonal herbs and vegetables to its patients and staff ...
Stem cells study offers hope for patients with hard to treat anginaTue, 19 Jul 2016The Irish ExaminerUsing a patient’s own stem cells in a non-invasive procedure may help relieve chest pain caused by angina, research suggests. The study found that taking a patient’s bone marrow stem cells helped relieve symptoms but also boosted how long people could stay fit and active. Experts hope the finding may help people with difficult-to-control angina who are not suitable for other procedures ...
HIV and Hepatitis C scare prompts biggest class action in Scottish history as furious patients sue disgraced dentist Alan Morrison.Sun, 17 Jul 2016Daily RecordDentist Alan Morrison declared himself bankrupt this year A DENTIST who sparked a mass HIV scare is now at the centre of the biggest mass litigation in Alan Morrison was struck off the dental register after he put 6,000 patients at risk by using dirty equipment. We can reveal the number of patients who’ve come forward with claims against him has risen to more than 800. It’s estimated the case could now spark compensation claims worth £2million ...
In Ireland almost 65 of people over 50 have high blood pressure. Nearly half of them are unaware they doSun, 17 Jul 2016Irish Times36 minutes ago Eoin O'Brien Blood pressure readings can be influenced by ‘white coat syndrome’ so 24-hour monitoring is preferred. Photograph: iStockphoto High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, has been dubbed the “largest epidemic ever known to mankind” by the medical and scientific journal, The Lancet , and with good reason. It is estimated that nearly a billion people have high blood pressure worldwide ...
Global rankings revealed How likely an Irish person is to develop skin cancerThu, 14 Jul 2016Irish IndependentGlobal rankings revealed: How likely an Irish person is to develop skin cancer Sunseekers in Ireland are now ranked 14th in a global league table showing countries where people are most prone to developing skin cancer ...
Hospital Waiting ListsTue, 12 Jul 2016Oireachtas Dail DebatesDáil Éireann Debate of 44 (Speaker Continuing) Deputy Helen McEntee: While I admit they are not all full, we need to get to a position where the teams are full and we have an adequate number of staff. If one looks at the figures it will be seen that the overall demand for CAMHS is rising. In January 2,325 people were seeking the service while in May 2,612 were seeking it ...
Emergency trauma units are to be shut in nine hospitals across the State a report is to sayMon, 11 Jul 2016Irish Times50 minutes ago Updated: 39 minutes ago The current number of Ireland’s emergency departments “doesn’t make any sense” for State’s population, the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine has said ...
The current 700 eHealth projects are just the start as cloud based systems create a patient centred serviceMon, 11 Jul 2016Irish Times41 minutes ago Research has shown that the introduction of electronic health records for one US healthcare insurer reduced medical error and hospitalisations by more than 50 per cent. Photograph: iStockphoto Surprising as it may seem, Ireland is one of the last countries in Europe to fully use technology to improve use of public health services ...
Viral hepatitis kills as many people as malaria TB or HIV each year with a surge in deaths over last 2 decadesWed, 6 Jul 2016Daily Mail (UK)Viral hepatitis has become one of the leading causes of death and disability across the world, new research today reveals. The disease kills at least as many people each year, as TB, malaria or HIV/AIDS, experts warned. Viral hepatitis exists in five forms - A, B, C, D and E. It is transmitted via bodily fluids, or, in the case of A and E, through food or drink contaminated with faeces ...
New greenfield hospital for city in the pipeline 8211 but long termWed, 6 Jul 2016Connacht TribuneA new plan for a public hospital at a greenfield site in Galway isn’t going to happen ‘overnight’ but local health chiefs insist a new build is the preferred option. Ann Cosgrove, Chief Operating Officer, of Saolta University Health Care Group, conceded this week there are no concrete plans yet drawn up for the construction of a new city hospital ...
Study Published in Nature Medicine Highlights Potential Role of FAK Inhibition in Pancreatic CancerTue, 5 Jul 20164traders.com- FAK Inhibition Renders Previously Unresponsive Pancreatic Tumors Responsive to Chemo- and Immunotherapy – - Preclinical Results Support Ongoing Phase 1 Clinical Trial in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer – Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM), focused on discovering and developing drugs to treat cancer, today announced the publication of preclinical research in the journal Nature Medicine by the Company’s researchers and scientific collaborators. The research, which was led by David G ...
Increasing Number of Awareness Programs to Drive the Global Human Albumin Market Through 2020 Says TechnavioTue, 5 Jul 20164traders.comAccording to the latest market study released by Technavio , the global human albumin market 2016-2020 is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 5% during the forecast period. This research report titled ‘ Global Human Albumin Market 2016-2020 ’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes an up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions ...
Global Blood Plasma Market Report 2016 Growing Demand for Immunoglobulin to Drive Blood Plasma Market Research and MarketsTue, 5 Jul 20164traders.comResearch and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Blood Plasma Market Report: 2016 Edition" report to their offering. The research report provides a comprehensive study of global blood plasma market performance with future outlook and also a detailed study of its major regional markets such as the US and China. Furthermore, market dynamics such as key trends and development; and challenges are examined in depth. Blood plasma makes up approximately 55% of the total blood volume ...
Issue arose after Aoife Martin who has given blood for 20 years sought to change detailsMon, 4 Jul 2016Irish Times40 minutes ago Updated: 37 minutes ago Transgender rights advocates are to contact the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) to discuss the service’s policy on blood donations from trans people. Transgender rights advocates are to contact the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) to discuss the service’s policy on blood donations from trans people ...
Longer blood donation deferral preferred by IHSThu, 30 Jun 2016Irish Medical TimesThe Irish Haemophilia Society (IHS) has accepted that a lifetime deferral from donating blood for men who have sex with men (MSM) is “at this stage disproportionate”, but the representative body for haemophiliacs maintains that the replacement temporary ban should preferably be as long as at least five years given the risk of emerging infections ...
Kettins Primary School pupil raises nearly pound 130 for Haemophilia ScotlandThu, 30 Jun 2016Daily RecordMark Scott ran two kilometers in the Edinburgh Marathon Junior Festival to raise money for charity Primary six pupil, Mark Scott ran at the Edinburgh Marathon Junior Festival A kind-hearted pupil from Kettins Primary School has raised nearly £130 for Haemophilia Scotland’s new Contaminated Blood Memorial Fund. Mark Scott from primary six ran two kilometres in the Edinburgh Marathon Junior Festival, held in Scotland’s capital city last month ...
How liquid aspirin could help fight brain cancer Special version of the drug found to be ten times more effective at killing cancer cells than chemotherapyTue, 28 Jun 2016Daily Mail (UK)61 shares A drink containing liquid aspirin could extend the lives of thousands of brain cancer patients A drink containing liquid aspirin could extend the lives of thousands of brain cancer patients, according to breakthrough research. British experts have found that the simple drug can cross the ‘blood-brain barrier’ - a hurdle which has so far stopped cancer drugs attacking brain tumours ...
New drug trial to target aggressive breast cancerMon, 27 Jun 2016The Irish ExaminerCancer Trials Ireland have announced a new test which will treat patients with advanced breast cancer. The new treatment will be for women who have not responded to currently available treatments. It is expected that up 34 patients will take part in the trial which will be conducted over the next two to three years. The women are attending Dublin's St James's Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, Vincent's Hospital, and University Hospital Galway and Cork University Hospital ...
National children rsquo s hospitalMon, 27 Jun 2016Irish Timesabout 5 hours ago Sir, – As the people who are at the forefront of delivering paediatric healthcare services in the three Dublin children’s hospitals, we were delighted and relieved when planning permission was granted in April for the new children’s hospital at St James’s Hospital and the two urgent care and outpatient department satellite centres at Tallaght and Connolly hospitals ...
Call to track the spread of diseases in prisonFri, 24 Jun 2016The Irish ExaminerBy Evelyn Ring Irish Examiner Reporter Prison health authorities should be tracking the spread of HIV, hepatitis C and tuberculosis in jails, the Irish Penal Reform Trust has urged. The Irish Prison Service is responsible for the health and wellbeing of prisoners, but the IPRT wants the Department of Health to be involved as well. The IPRT said the monitoring of infectious diseases like HIV, hepatitis C, and TB should be urgently addressed as part of a comprehensive review of prison healthcare ...
HSE plans to expand eligibility for Hep C treatmentFri, 24 Jun 2016Irish Medical TimesProf Suzanne Norris, Consultant Hepatologist and Clinical Lead The HSE has announced plans to extend the clinical eligibility to direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drug treatments for hepatitis C to 1,500 additional patients, as part of the next phase in the elimination of the virus by 2026. This expansion will enable the HSE to improve access to an extended group of patients, with almost 700 people already treated since late 2014 ...
Building work to start on new childrens hospitalThu, 23 Jun 2016Irish IndependentHealth Minister Simon Harris Picture: RollingNews.ie Construction work on the first phase of the new national children's hospital in the campus of St James's Hospital in Dublin will start in a matter of weeks, the development board said yesterday. An enabling contractor will be appointed next month to begin the work of erecting site hoarding around the entire perimeter of the site, demolishing existing buildings and diverting some services ...
Now drinking coffee can protect against most liver diseases Molecule contained in caffeine thought to slow growth of tissues that damage the organWed, 22 Jun 2016Daily Mail (UK)47 shares Drinking coffee protects the liver against a number of diseases, a major report has concluded Drinking coffee protects the liver against a number of diseases, a major report has concluded. Until recently, experts warned against having more than a few cups of coffee a day for fear it might cause cancer, but its medical rehabilitation is well under way ...
CORK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ED STILL UNDER PRESSURE.Tue, 21 Jun 2016Cork 96FMCork University Hospital is apologising to patients for long delays being experienced recently. The hospital has been exceptionally busy, in particular last week, when over 1300 patients presented to the Emergency Department with 447 patients requiring admission. CUH management is reassuring the public that the issue is being addressed and that efforts are being made to minimise delays ...
Head of Psychiatric Nurses Association says recent cutbacks have been too severeTue, 21 Jun 2016Irish Times7 minutes ago Vivienne Clarke A new report from the Psychiatric Nurses Association and the RCSI shows there has been a serious reduction in staffing levels in mental health services, despite an increase in demand A new report from the Psychiatric Nurses Association and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) shows there has been a serious reduction in staffing levels in mental health services, despite an increase in demand ...
Contract signed at Letterkenny University Hospital for the redevelopment of the Coronary Care Unit and the Haematology Oncology WardTue, 21 Jun 2016Highland RadioThe contract was signed today ( at Letterkenny University Hospital for the redevelopment of the Coronary Care Unit and the Haematology/Oncology Ward. The contract was signed by Jim Curran, National Director HSE Estates, Contractors and Seán Murphy on behalf of Saolta University Health Care Group and Letterkenny University Hospital. The project will be completed by March 2017 and the work will be carried out by Donegal based Boyle Construction ...
PATIENT DELAYS AT CORK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.Thu, 16 Jun 2016Cork 96FMCork University Hospital is reporting delays in admissions, with nearly 1300 people presenting at the Emergency Department over the past nine days. The hospital says it`s due to a large number of very ill patients requiring admission and an increase in trauma cases. Hospital management is asking people to contact their GP's if their case is not urgent before presenting at the ED... ...
Medical advisor believes St James Hospital is the best possible location for the new National Children 8217 s HospitalThu, 16 Jun 2016Northern Sound RadioA medical advisor to the Children’s Hospital Group believes St James Hospital is the best possible location for the new National Children’s Hospital. Owen Smith says people do not realise that St James Hospital has the best public transport accessibility in the British Isles ...
New HIV cases in injecting drug users more than doubled in 2015Wed, 15 Jun 2016The JournalA new campaign is being launched this morning which aims to highlight the issue for Irish AIDS Day. 17 minutes ago 191 Views File Photo. Image: Shutterstock/Photographee.eu THE NUMBER OF intravenous drug users being diagnosed with HIV is rising in Ireland due to people injecting new drugs more frequently ...
Children rsquo s hospital location not lsquo up for debate rsquo despite pollWed, 15 Jun 2016Irish TimesPoll shows over 70% believe St James’s site is wrong location for children’s hospital 58 minutes ago Updated: 56 minutes ago Vivienne Clarke Artist’s impression issued by Children’s Hospital Group of proposed family accommodation block at the site of the new state-of-the-art children’s hospital at St James’s Hospital in Dublin ...
HSE to expand eligibility to Hep C treatmentsWed, 15 Jun 2016Irish Medical TimesThe HSE has announced plans to extend the clinical eligibility to direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drug treatments for hepatitis C to 1,500 additional patients, as part of the next phase in the elimination of the virus by 2026. This expansion will enable the HSE to improve access to an extended group of patients, with almost 700 people already treated since late 2014 ...
An estimated 20 000 to 50 000 people in Ireland chronically infected with the diseaseTue, 14 Jun 2016Irish Times57 minutes ago Updated: 32 minutes ago A 3D rendered illustration of a hepatitis virus. There are an estimated 20,000 to 50,000 people in Ireland chronically infected with hepatitis C. Photograph: iStock The HSE has announced plans to extend the national hepatitis C drug treatment programme as part of a strategy to eliminate the disease in by 2026 ...
MORNING IRELAND HSE ANNOUNCES THE EXPANSION OF NATIONAL HEPATITIS C TREATMENT PROGRAMME INTERVIEW PROFESSOR SUZANNE NORRISTue, 14 Jun 2016Transcripts Express RTE Radio 1Consultant Hepatologist and Clinical Lead for the National Hepatitis C Treatment Programme, Professor Suzanne Norris discusses the announcement of the expansion of the Hepatitis C Treatment Programme in Ireland ...
Govt extends Hep C treatment programmeTue, 14 Jun 2016The Irish ExaminerThe Government is extending the national Hepatitis C treatment programme. The Minister for Health Simon Harris says it will mean that all "State-infected" people will have begun treatment by the end of next year. The new drugs programme can be used to treat more than 90% of those with Hepatitis C. It is being rolled out using €30m under the HSE's national service plan. Minister Harris said: "It builds on the significant progress made in 2015 under the programme ...
Hepatitis C patients to get life saving drugs in aim to eliminate infection in IrelandTue, 14 Jun 2016Irish IndependentThe hepatitis C virus infects and damages the liver. Another 1,500 patients with Hepatitis C are to be offered expensive drugs to cure them of the virus, it was announced today. The powerful drugs, which have a 90pc success rate, have already saved the lives of 700 people with the virus which can attack the liver ...
Young blood cancer patients offered hope with experimental drugMon, 13 Jun 2016Belfast TelegraphA drug called nivolumab which is being trialled offers fresh hope to young patients struck an aggressive blood cancer Young patients whose lives are blighted by an aggressive blood cancer have been offered new hope by an experimental immunotherapy drug. Of those taking part in a new trial, 66.3% experienced "considerable" shrinking of their tumours and typically remained symptom-free for nearly eight months ...
Irish Blood Transfusion Service seeks urgent donationsSun, 12 Jun 2016The Irish ExaminerThe Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it urgently needs more donations. The body is renewing its appeal today saying the good weather has led to a drop in visitors to its clinics around the country. The IBTS has said it needs 15,000 donations by the end of this month. Director Paul McKinney has said it is a difficult time for them ...
Two year hip op wait is unacceptableSun, 12 Jun 2016Irish IndependentPatients are living with excruciating pain because cuts mean the hospital can't afford the implants Hospital waiting lists are set to rise Stock photo: Depositphotos Imagine living with intense, debilitating pain and learning that, while your condition can be dealt with, you'll have to wait two-and-a-half years. That's what people in need of orthopaedic surgery are hearing every day in Ireland ...
Galway and Cork worst as 26 000 ops cancelledFri, 10 Jun 2016Irish IndependentHSE chief Tony O’Brien. Photo: Damien Eagers More than 26,000 patients had their surgery cancelled last year as the trolley crisis escalated, with hospitals in Galway and Cork worst hit. Many endured cancellation of surgery after languishing on waiting lists, as beds needed to be freed up for patients who had to be admitted from emergency departments. The full scale of the crisis has emerged in new figures showing around 71 operations a day had to be postponed ...
Could GM mosquitoes stop Zika. Powerful new technique to change the genes of insect is not quite ready say scientistsFri, 10 Jun 2016Daily Mail (UK)A new technology which could make malaria-carrying mosquitoes a thing of the past is ready to roll out, but scientists are urge caution before setting the genetically modified bugs loose. An expert panel in the US concluded that tweaking the DNA of insects to stop them spreading devastating viruses such as Malaria and Zika holds great promise, but more research is needed before they techniques can be used in the real world ...
People in Cavan are being urged to give blood before they go on their holidays this summerTue, 7 Jun 2016Northern Sound RadioPeople in Cavan are being urged to give blood before they go on their holidays this summer. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service say blood stocks are usually low after the bank holiday weekend, and 3,000 donations of blood are needed every week just to keep up with the demand from hospitals. The Irish Blood Transfusion Clinic is in Loch Gowna today and tomorrow at St Brigid’s Community Centre from 4.30 to 8pm. They’re also in St Michael’s Hall in Cootehill on Thursday from 4 ...
Gene editing technique could transform futureMon, 6 Jun 2016BBCFrom the section Media caption Fergus Walsh: "CRISPR gene editing .... uses molecular scissors to cut both strands of DNA" CRISPR - get to know this acronym. It's good to know the name of something that could change your future. Pronounced "crisper", it is a biological system for altering DNA. Known as gene editing, this technology has the potential to change the lives of everyone and everything on the planet ...
Harris needs to avoid radical surgery in health system reformSun, 5 Jun 2016Irish IndependentThe minister for 'Angola' has put the onus on TDs to come up with a workable model that will endure, writes Eoin O'Malley 'By asking others to agree the long-term vision for the health service, Harris recognises that he cannot deliver radical change and that reforming the health service will take decades, rather than years.' Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins The French architect Le Corbusier thought that crowded cities were bad for people ...
Over 200 donors turn out to support mobile blood clinicSat, 4 Jun 2016Fingal IndependentSome 210 donors attended the The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) mobile clinic in Balbriggan. Held in Glebe North FC, the IBTS would like to thank all those who turned up. A breakdown of the total figure shows that 17 first-time donors and 13 former donors attended the clinic. 'I would like to take this opportunity to thank Donors for attending Glebe North Football Club ...
Executive agrees with removal so decision now unlikely to be challenged by DUPFri, 3 Jun 2016Irish Timesabout 6 hours ago John O’Doherty from the Rainbow Project with the North’s Minister for Health Michelle O’Neill: “My first responsibility is patient safety.” Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire The lifetime ban on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland is to be lifted from September 1st, the North’s new Sinn Féin Minister for Health Michelle O’Neill has announced ...
Routine testing for BBVs in Irish primary care viableThu, 2 Jun 2016Irish Medical TimesPic: Getty Images Opt-out testing for blood-borne viruses is acceptable to the vast majority of Irish primary care patients, a Dublin study has shown. The research, published in the British Journal of General Practice , was conducted over a six-month period at four urban general practices in areas of relative deprivation. It included 1,063 patients in total. Just 125 of 1,188 patients (10.5%) invited to participate opted out ...
Health Minister believes extra money will be provided for health servicesThu, 2 Jun 2016The Irish ExaminerThe Health Minister has said he does not envisage cutbacks to services this year. The HSE has already overspent by €120m in the first three months of the year, which could lead to an over-run close to €500m by December. But under new budget rules bailouts of extra money are now not allowed as in previous years. However Simon Harris believes extra money could still be provided for the health's service: “There are clearly financial challenges facing our health service ...
New children 8217 s hospital is top priority 8217 for Health MinisterThu, 2 Jun 2016Dublin PeopleStory by Neil Fetherstonhaugh Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, pictured with Eilbhe Duggan Reid, of Cabinteely and Ella Kennedy- Kiely, Sandyford (both 8), Daryl Kennedy- Kiely (5) and Devin Kennedy-Kiely (12) of Sandyford as he views plans for the new children’s hospital ...
Laughter is a tonic for kids in hospital with serious illnessesFri, 27 May 2016The Irish ExaminerHelen O’Callaghan Helen O’Callaghan reports on a volunteer programme that aims to ease the boredom and uncertainty experienced by children in hospital. The Barretstown Hospital Outreach Programme in action at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin. FIFTEEN years old and a patient at Cork University Hospital (CUH), he was distant at first. Drawing pictures just didn’t do it for him ...