Risky drinking and long working hours linked

New study suggests that working more than 48 hours a week in linked to people drinking too much alcohol. Risky alcohol intake is considered to be more than 14 standards drinks per week for women and more than 21 for men. Scientists set out to examine the link between working … Continue reading

Do you know how much fibre to eat?

Do you know how much fibre to eat? Most people are unaware of how much to eat. A new survey has found that the majority of Irish adults don’t know how much fibre they should be consuming and half have never had their cholesterol tested. This survey showed that 90% … Continue reading

€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

Consultant Dermatologist job just in for Dublin

We have a Medical job just in for a Lead Consultant Dermatologist for a Clinic in Dublin This Dermatologist will work alongside the Facial Plastic Surgeon Start date beginning of July Hours will be 16-24 or 3/4 days a week South Dublin location Essential Requirements: – Must be on the … Continue reading

Medical Council has concerns but private maternity hospital refutes them

Hospital says, Mount Carmel places “paramount importance on patient safety”. Mount Carmel based in South Dublin has written to the Medical Council rebuffing their worries with regards to a fitness-to-practice inquiry about surgical practices there. Dr Patrick Gerard Rafferty who is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at both Mount Carmel … Continue reading

Jackie Brown Medical Wins “Best Online Services” Award at the NRF Awards 2012!

Successful again!!! We are delighted and very proud to announce that the Jackie Brown Medical Recruitment Agency has won the “Best Online Services” award for 2012 at the National Recruitment Federation Awards which took place last Friday night in the Shelbourne Hotel. It’s a tremendous achievement for us and we … Continue reading

Should a doctor’s note be compulsory for all sick days?

The discussion and controversy continues over the cost of sick leave after it emerged that sick days cost the civil service more than €26million each year. The figures have re-ignited the debate about absenteeism in the public service, which the Government has pledged to reduce as part of the Croke … Continue reading