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Messaging on Covid-19 testing ‘confused’ – Health Protection Director

By CATHERINE REILLY | August 5, 2020

The public messaging and understanding around the role of Covid-19 testing has become “increasingly confused”, the HSE national director of health protection warned in a June paper. “In particular there is a growing perception that a test is a control strategy and a negative test result is in some way ‘protective’. There…

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Words matter


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EULAR recommendations for the management of Sjögren’s syndrome with topical and systemic therapies

By European League Against Rheumatism

Psoriatic arthritis — epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment

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Round-up of the most topical research presented at EULAR 2020

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EULAR recommendations for the management of Sjögren’s syndrome with topical and systemic therapies

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BMW turn up the dial with the latest M5

Morgan Flanagan Creagh reviews the new BMW M5 Competition, the most performance-focused version of their flagship M-car to date Late last year, BMW brought me to Mondello Park to test their M2, M4 and the big daddy M5. The 591bhp, 4.4-litre BMW M5 was definitely the fastest car I have ever driven in a straight…

A talk with … Sarah Harvey

The Medical Independent talks to Sarah Harvey, a London-based painter known for herlarge-scale depictions of figures immersed in water.  Sarah Harvey’s work has been shortlisted for, and has been the recipient of, many awards, including the Insight Investment Newcomers Award from the Royal Academy of London. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions in…

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…

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…

Belgium knows how to restart its economy when the chips are down


And so we move with cautious optimism towards an era that may not yet be described as ‘post-Covid-19’, but could perhaps more accurately be described as a ‘somewhat less Covid-19-ish halfway house’, although this is not catchy enough to make the tabloids. Nevertheless, we seem to be in a different place now and conversations are…

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