Emergency Department overcrowding critical

Emergency Department overcrowding critical – Overcrowding in hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) has reached an ‘all time high’, nurses have claimed. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), 563 patients were waiting on trolleys on Monday morning including 50 in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, 41 in … 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

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