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    Brexit: A break for the border on healthcare?

    Niamh Cahill | 14 Sep 2017

    Brexit poses a significant challenge to cross-border healthcare. Niamh Cahill examines the services at particular risk and the current preparations to deal with ‘the great unknown’

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    PrEP-ing for HIV prevention in Ireland

    Catherine Reilly | 14 Sep 2017

    Lack of access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is presenting dilemmas for the HSE, clinicians, the medicines regulator and those seeking the medication. Catherine Reilly reports

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    Meet the army doctors

    Catherine Reilly | 14 Sep 2017

    The first entrants into the new military medicine training programme spoke to Catherine Reilly about their experiences to date and why they chose this new career option for medical graduates

  • From previous issues
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    Minor operations, major implications

    Paul Mulholland And Niamh Cahill | 04 Sep 2017

    Following our recent exclusive story on a conflict between GPs and the NCCP over melanoma guidelines, Paul Mulholland and Niamh Cahill report on the evolving discipline of minor surgery in general practice

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    Moving statues

    Bette Browne | 04 Sep 2017

    Bette Browne looks at the controversy in the US over the statues of an American doctor with Irish heritage

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    The mother of all pandemics

    Laura Spinney | 04 Sep 2017

    The 1918 ‘Spanish’ influenza outbreak (H1N1 variety) was the most deadly flu pandemic recorded, killing at least 2.5 per cent of its victims compared to 0.1 per cent by other flu pandemics. This great massacre of 50-100 million people (epidemiology was poor in 1918) compares to WWI, which killed 17 million and WWII, 60 million. It lasted from March 1918 – March 1920 with most deaths in September – December 1918.

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    Under the needle

    David Lynch | 24 Aug 2017

    Difficulties remain in the campaign to increase flu vaccine uptake among healthcare workers, while, separately, HIV-positive health staff face challenges. David Lynch reports

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    Organ donation: Opting for the right model?

    David Lynch | 10 Aug 2017

    An opt-out system of consent for organ donation is on the way, but the development has prompted debate on how best to increase donation and transplantation, writes David Lynch

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    Weighing-up medicine’s gender imbalances

    Paul Mulholland | 10 Aug 2017

    Paul Mulholland examines recent work by the RCSI and IMO on the issue of gender equality in the medical profession

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    Delivering medical care in the shadow of conflict

    Bette Browne | 10 Aug 2017

    Irish doctors continue to play a key role in the humanitarian mission of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Bette Browne reports

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    Getting PrEP-ed for HIV prevention

    Catherine Reilly | 20 Jul 2017

    Clinical evidence strongly supports the addition of pre-emptive antiretroviral therapy or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the repertoire of HIV prevention methods but it has met a number of road-blocks in Ireland and elsewhere. Catherine Reilly reports

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    Time for renewed Vision on mental health?

    Paul Mulholland | 20 Jul 2017

    Paul Mulholland examines the issues at play in respect of developing a new national mental health policy, with comment from mental health practitioners and the new Minister of State for Mental Health

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