Pharmacists want expanded role to free up GPs for urgent cases

Added on: 21 January, 2014

Irish pharmacists are calling for a broader role as frontline service providers which would include the prescribing of medicines, the management of chronic disease patients, flu vaccinations and health screening.

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I thought someone had hit me, but it was my bones collapsing

Added on: 21 January, 2014

At the age of 43, I was felled suddenly by a cancer I had never heard of. To call it a shock is an understatement I had just got off the train at Connolly Station, heading into my office in Dublin city centre, on a typical Friday morning in February 2011 and was walking along the […]

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My Health Experience: ‘I get tired of fighting’

Added on: 7 January, 2014

I was 44 when I watched Muhammad Ali light the Olympic flame on television in 1996. I had always admired the great boxer and enjoyed watching him on the TV, but not this time. This time I saw the same shake in his arm that I had.

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Challenging our drinking culture by degrees

Added on: 7 January, 2014

UCC tries to get to grips with the problem of alcohol use and misuse in students. Alcohol use and abuse among university students is one of the most significant challenges facing those involved in educating and supporting today’s students. The adverse consequences of excessive drinking among students include physical injury, damage to relationships and risk- […]

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Pregnancy research project launched

Added on: 7 January, 2014

A major Irish-led research programme that aims to revolutionise maternal and foetal healthcare through a significantly more personalised treatment approach has just been launched.

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Rewarding the fast thinkers who save lives

Added on: 7 January, 2014

  Like most parents, Karen Le Blanc had never heard of childhood stroke until it hit her own family completely out of the blue when her three-year-old daughter suffered a massive stroke last year.

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Call for annual health screen for those with mental illness

Added on: 7 January, 2014

  Everybody with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia or manic depressive illness, should have an annual health screen with an emphasis on risk factors for heart disease, according to Prof Jogin Thakore, associate professor of psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin. 

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Continuing care, long after the cancer has gone

Added on: 7 January, 2014

A Galway charity is providing the range of services needed to support patients with cancer. Cancer is no longer a death sentence and as a significantly greater number of people live with the disease, the needs of the population have changed. For many patients, issues around living and coping with the medium to long-term effects […]

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