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Cancer treatment options ‘falling behind’ international standard of care

By Paul Mulholland | June 29, 2020

Available treatment options for cancer patients are “falling well behind the international standard of care”,  the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) executive management team has heard. At its meeting on 11 May, the minutes of which were seen by the Medical Independent (MI) through Freedom of Information law, the new NCCP advice…

Concerns over ‘viability’ of Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Reports of 24 women with ‘breast implant illness’

Another MRSA cluster was reported in Rotunda NICU

Risk of limb loss in diabetes patients


WHO is leading the world's response to Covid-19

Covid-19 is one of the greatest challenges the WHO has faced. More than six months since the declaration of a public health emergency, David Lynch looks at its performance so far and its future role


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The impact of Covid-19: A view from an intern

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Examining oestrogen’s role in responding to the novel coronavirus

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‘A subsection of clients feel lockdown has made it easier to avoid drug use’

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The Covid-19 language explosion


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Side-effect management of anti-cancer immunotherapy agents

By Dr Shahid Iqbal

An update on Li-Fraumeni syndrome

By Dr Scheryll Alken

A round-up of the ASCO Annual Meeting 2020

By Priscilla Lynch

Side-effect management of anti-cancer immunotherapy agents

By Dr Shahid Iqbal

Food that is difficult to resist

Tom Doorley on the benefits of resistant starch The sense of wellbeing induced by carrying a basket of fresh produce from the garden into the kitchen the other day was a reward for all the hard work during the darker, colder days of the year. And while we eat with both our eyes and our…

A pioneer of respiratory medicine in Ireland

Prof Luke Clancy recently received the Irish Thoracic Society Award (ITS) for Outstanding Contribution to Respiratory Medicine. Consultant Respiratory Physician, Beaumont Hospital and past President, ITS, Prof Ross Morgan outlines Prof Clancy’s career and achievements Prof Luke Clancy, Director General, Tobacco-Free Research Institute Ireland (TFRI) and Adjunct Professor, Technological University Dublin, Kevin Street, was presented…

Hit the ground running…

Morgan Flanagan Creagh takes a look at what Mercedes-Benz has to offer The curve is flattening thanks to the tireless work of doctors, like you, throughout Ireland. I’m sure we still have a long way to go and I can’t imagine the pressure many of you have been under over the past three months, so…

The question of happiness

Title: Can We Be Happier? Evidence and Ethics Author: Richard Layard Publisher: Pelican (2020) Reviewer: Prof Brendan Kelly Can We Be Happier? Evidence and Ethics is the new book by Richard Layard, a labour economist who worked for most of his life on how to reduce unemployment and inequality. Most recently, Layard has become known…

Tears for fears — also grief, joy, laughter and onions

Welcome to an installment of the Dorsal View that is more visual than usual, as we examine some of the work of photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher, who took a very, very close look at the composition of dried human tears, with some intriguing results. Her ‘Topography of Tears’ project involved using electron-scanning microscopes to examine dried…

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