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Mercy Sister board member at NRH raised ‘assisted death’ position

By Catherine Reilly | June 18, 2021

A board member at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH), who is a Sister of Mercy, queried whether the hospital had “any interest” in making a submission on assisted dying. The NRH is a Catholic voluntary publicly funded hospital “under the care of the Sisters of Mercy and jointly held in trust” with…

Ethical guide ‘should be strengthened’ on cultural respect

DoH ‘open to engaging’ on consultant contract

BowelScreen plans to extend to 59-year-olds

Two benzo/z-drug prescribing suspensions


Advancing BowelScreen

After a challenging 16 months, BowelScreen is progressing plans to extend age eligibility, but colonoscopy capacity remains a key limiting factor. Clinical Director Prof Pádraic MacMathuna spoke to Catherine Reilly about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and upcoming developments

6,577 procedures took place under termination of pregnancy Act in 2020

Jun 29, 2021

Survey of psychiatrists shows major rise in mental health referrals during Covid-19

Jun 29, 2021

Improving oncology care for adolescents and young adults

Jun 18, 2021

OUTstanding: LGBTQ+ health and wellbeing for patients and physicians

Jun 18, 2021


Dr Michael Conroy

The Mayfly effect


Dr Lucia Gannon

Embracing the change


Dr Neasa Conneally

How much does industry influence how we prescribe?

Novel treatment effective against OAB in phase 2 study

By Priscilla Lynch

Patients with Covid-19 develop new OAB symptoms

By Priscilla Lynch

Studies show exercise improves urinary incontinence

By Priscilla Lynch

Changing how we think about cancer

Writing in the journal Cell (2014, 157: 267–271), biologist Robert Weinberg “lamented that cancer research was held in ‘ill-disguised contempt’ and that “one should never, ever confuse cancer research with science!’”. This far-from-ringing endorsement of the lack of progress in what has been called “the last great medical mystery” is cited in Dr Jason Fung’s…

Refreshed Ateca for all your family car needs

Back in 2017 I road-tested the SEAT Ateca FR for the Medical Independent. It was a sporty affair, with huge wheels, Alcantara seats, a sleek body and a very responsive, sprightly motor. At the time I found it to be a real ‘blow your skirt up’ introduction to SEAT’s first crossover. Now, five years after…

On the complexity of calories

Can you remember what a calorie is? Let me see. My recollection is that it’s the energy required to raise the temperature of a litre of water by… er… um… a certain amount? So, clearly I had to check and it turns out that it’s the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of…

IMO AGM 2021- Female doctors predominant in reporting difficulty securing childcare


IMO AGM 2021, Virtual Conference, 17 April Read the full IMO AGM 2021 coverage here Females were predominant among the 66 per cent of doctors who reported difficulty securing childcare during the pandemic, according to responses to an IMO survey on doctors’ mental health and wellbeing. Six-in-10 of the 66 per cent of respondents to…

Mindo Cartoon – 24 June 2021

The paradox of the murdering nurses of WW2

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon With everything that’s been going on, one could be forgiven for not paying too much attention to the recent 77th anniversary of the D-Day landings on 6 June. However, without the sacrifice and bravery of the 156,000 American, British, and Canadian troops…

Update Journal – Endocrinology and Diabetology

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