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IT and staffing deficits continue to impact public health’s response to Covid-19

By David Lynch | November 25, 2021

Implementation of a national electronic case and outbreak management system remains an urgent requirement, while reform of public health in Ireland is proceeding at “a snail’s pace”, public health doctors have warned as Ireland approaches almost two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. Public health doctors also cited “exhaustion” as a major issue…

EDs ‘under-resourced’ – HSE

Sharp fall in FFP2 masks distributed during 2021 – HSE data

Larger allocation under activity-based funding – Rotunda Master

Programme manager recruited for long Covid care model – HSE

GP: ‘I physically couldn’t lift my phone and make a phone call’

Dec 2, 2021

The challenges and rewards of military medicine

Nov 29, 2021

Assessing the impact of Covid-19 on cancer care

Nov 25, 2021

Most people support removal of private care from public hospitals – PHA research

Nov 25, 2021

The pathways to better skin disease treatments

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Exercise prescription for Parkinson’s – how the little details make BIG impacts


Motor neurone disease in focus

By Theresa Lowry-Lehnen

How ‘meatless’ meat leads to chemical engineering, not cooking


A few years ago, before The Restaurant was transformed into the Marco Pierre White show, Paolo Tullio and I were served a particularly delicious meal that we took to be vegetarian. It was cooked by Sharon Shannon and it turned out to be vegan. It was vegan in the sense that it contained no animal…


Since the beginning of the hybrid revolution, I’ve been asked many times about a diesel version and here we are with the first I’ve tested, the MercedesBenz GLC 300 de 4MATIC. Could this be the holy grail for Irish car buyers, searing for a diesel, crossover, hybrid? The plug-in hybrid GLC has been available on…

Chainsaws, yucca plants and airport trolleys – health hazards of the world’s top golfers


A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon As we bid farewell to the more clement weather and it becomes more challenging to get a round of golf in, perhaps the more accident-prone among us are better off – even for the most skilled and coordinated pro, the strangest injuries…

A fascinating book examining the mystery of life


This is a curiously old-fashioned book in its presentation about up-to-date basic science. Hard-covered; small in size (pages of 8 x11 centimetres); containing no tables; no diagrams; no illustrations; no scientific bibliography; or no index – it is nonetheless a class book, in every sense of that adjective, with concise, incisive writing, and explanations. I…

Mindo Cartoon 29 November


Between the jigs and the reels, can ‘dancing molecules’ heal paralysis and spinal injuries?


Spinal injuries have long been vexatious and difficult-to-treat conditions, with devastating consequences for the sufferer, including paralysis. Any progress in this area is welcome, but researchers at Northwestern University in the US have claimed they have made a quantum leap forward that promises healing via an injectable therapy. In their lab work so far, the…

Update Journal – Respiratory Medicine

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