Big deals in Medical Device and Pharma giants

Some big deals going down on the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Global markets – According to today’s Business Post, US antitrust regulators have approved a pair of major deals in the medical field, including Medtronic’s purchase of Covidien, which will allow it to take advantage of tax breaks in Ireland. … Continue reading

Breast cancer survival dictated by where you live

Breast cancer survival dictated by where you live According to Irishhealth.com research shows that where you live effects your survival from breast cancer. Patients living in the more deprived parts of Ireland are much more likely to die from breast cancer than patients living in the less deprived parts. These … Continue reading

Shift work leading to diminished brain function

Shift work leading to diminished brain function According to Irishhealth.com people who work shifts over the long term may have poorer brain power, the results of a new study suggest. According to European researchers, it is already known that shift work disrupts the body’s internal clock and this has been … Continue reading

What is Ebola?

EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE Key facts Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission. The average EVD case fatality rate is around 50%. … Continue reading

Ireland faces €100m bill in Doctors back pay

Ireland faces €100m bill as doctors take case over pay deal Consultants to sue over Government’s failure to pay wage increases of up to €40,000 per year promised under 2008 contract Under the terms of the contract, consultants agreed to new work practices, restrictions on private practice and to be rostered … Continue reading

Good news for Irish Parents

ReachOutParents.com, a new website to provide parents with information regarding their children’s mental health, has been launched at today’s Technology for Well-Being Conference in Dublin. The online resource has been developed based on the results of a three-year research project that gathered information from parents across Ireland. The project found … Continue reading

Have you ever woken up during your Operation?

While most episodes of accidental awareness while under general anaesthesia are short-lived, they can lead to long-term psychological distress, a major new study carried out in Ireland has found. General anaesthetics are medications that cause patients to lose consciousness so that they are unaware of surgery. Accidental awareness during general … Continue reading

Back to school heavy bags causing back pain? – go digital……

  7,000 students return to school with digital schoolbags According to Silicon Republic, it appears that some 7,000 fewer students will be plagued by back problems caused by carrying heavy bags full of books. Education tech provider Wriggle says it has kitted out 7,000 Irish schoolkids with digital school bags. … Continue reading