Colour changing condoms

Teens develop concept for condoms to detect STIs A group of 13 and 14-year-old students from Isaac Newton Academy in England scooped the top health innovation prize in London’s TeenTech Awards for their idea for a condom that changes colour if a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is detected. S.T.EYE – … Continue reading

Viagra for the ladies?

According to the Silicon Republic, after years of campaigning from pharmaceutical companies and women’s rights groups, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval for one company to develop a drug that would increase sex drive in women, similar to Viagra for men. Called flibanserin, the drug is … Continue reading

Good news for Medical Fact finding on Google

Google to put accurate medical facts into its search results Search giant Google said it is changing how it displays medical search queries and will now put fact-checked medical information into its Knowledge Graph. According to Google, one in every 20 searches is health-related. The new medical information will underpin … 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

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

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

Biopharma giant Regeneron invests €300m in Limerick

Limerick is to receive 300 highly skilled jobs by 2016 after biopharma giant Regeneron Pharmaceuticals this morning revealed a US$300m investment for a manufacturing facility on an 11.88-hectare site previously owned by Dell at Raheen Business Park. Subject to planning approval from the local authority, the company expects to employ … Continue reading