Major breakthrough in cause of blindness

Irish scientists have made a major breakthrough in relation to a disease which is one of the most common causes of blindness in Ireland.(irishhealth.com) AMD (age-related macular degeneration) affects central vision, making it blurry. Central vision is necessary for everyday activities such as reading, driving and watching television. The condition … Continue reading

A record €200k raised in 24 hours for Irish Cancer Society with the ‘No makeup selfie’

THE Irish Cancer Society has been inundated with donations in the last 24 hours thanks to the ‘No makeup selfie’ trend going viral. (Irish Independent) Thousands of women around the country shared a selfie of themselves wearing no makeup on Facebook and Twitter in support of the fundraising efforts. Even … Continue reading

Where are all our Midwives gone?

A major survey of staffing levels in Ireland’s maternity hospitals has identified a ‘critical shortage’ of midwives. According to the findings from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), no maternity hospital or unit in the country has the internationally recommended midwife-to-birth ratio of 1:29.5 births. The ratio currently varies … Continue reading

Think twice before ordering that Chinese take away this weekend….

Human tooth found in Chinese takeaway A dirty finger nail in baby food and a human tooth in a Chinese takeaway are just some of the foreign objects found in food purchased by Irish consumers last year.(Irishhealth.com) According to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), the contamination of food … Continue reading

Neknominations – a sick social media game

We have all heard about Neknominations in the last few weeks It is a word we were not familiar with a month ago, now, sadly, as a result of tragic deaths, it is a word we are all familiar with for the wrong reasons This highlights the power of Social … Continue reading

Too many couples are receiving unnecessary IVF Treatment

A recent study has found that too many couples are being given unnecessary IVF (In Vetro Fertilisation) TreatmentIVF to help couples to have children is being increasingly employed on “weak” grounds, while children born through it are at higher risk of health problems, new research warns. The study, which was written … Continue reading

Thinking about working as a Doctor in Ireland?

If you are thinking about working as a Doctor in Ireland, you will need to note the following changes taking effect from 2014 –   ARRANGEMENTS FOR NON-EEA DOCTORS WORKING IN THE STATE COMMENCING 1 JANUARY 2014     1. Employment Permit requirement – from 1 March 2014   From … Continue reading