€1.9m fund for research in immunology and rare diseases

€1.9m fund for 5 Irish researchers to develop research in immunology and rare diseases funded by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and pharmaceutical company Pfizer. This SFI- Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Award programme will be awarded to five researchers from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, NUI Maynooth, Trinity College … Continue reading

Less Healthy Diets for our Irish Men

Less Healthy Diets for our Irish Men New report has found that Irish men are less aware of healthy eating guidelines and consume less healthy foods with larger portion sizes that Irish women. This puts Irish men at a disadvantage in relation to their health. Men prefer more salt and … Continue reading

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