Medical Council group considered omitting abortion paragraph

By Catherine Reilly | November 14, 2019

The Medical Council’s ethics working group considered entirely deleting the section on ‘termination of pregnancy’ (ToP) from the ethical guide for doctors, according to a consultation synopsis document obtained by the Medical Independent. The ethical guide would still have carried relevant guidance, such as on facilitating access to treatment and conscientious objection,…

Brain injury admission delays ‘unacceptable’ — NRH Clinical Director

36% of high-grade colposcopy referrals not seen within target

IEHG and RCSI Hospitals concerned about regional division

‘War’ with stakeholders is over — Reid


Acting locally, impacting globally

Irish doctors have a long history of working in the developing world. A new initiative seeks to co-ordinate the Irish health service's work in the area. David Lynch reports



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Prof Seamus O'Mahony

Backlash - what backlash?


New national clinical guidelines on ovarian and oesophageal cancer

By Priscilla Lynch

Prostate cancer – the Irish picture

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Current approaches to risk assessment and management in breast cancer

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New national clinical guidelines on ovarian and oesophageal cancer

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Is depression ‘the price we pay for having an immune system’?


Now, bear with me and don’t shoot the messenger, but a major recent study is bound to cause a little controversy and perhaps a degree of debate around the role of antidepressants and whether or not they can be replaced or augmented by anti-inflammatories in treating depression. The study is titled ‘Efficacy and safety of…