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Mindo Cartoon – 10 May 2021

Hybrid Renault estate is great crossover alternative

The plug-in hybrid, Renault Megane Sport Tourer I tested last week is a very well-priced new car. It’s spacious, comfortable, quiet and most importantly, it’s partially propelled by electricity. The Megane is my favourite car in Renault’s range and in an earlier review for the Medical Independent, I described it as a Swiss army knife.…

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The importance of psychiatric diagnosis

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, Spring Conference, Virtual Meeting, 25-26 March 2021 Prof Tom Burns, Professor Emeritus of Social Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, spoke at the conference about the importance of diagnosis in psychiatric care. Prof Burns began by highlighting to the audience the fact that clinical psychiatry is a relatively new…

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Neuroscience for psychiatrists

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, Spring Conference, Virtual Meeting, 25-26 March 2021 Dr Wendy Burn, former President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), and Dr Gareth Cuttle, Project Manager of the RCPsych Neuroscience Project, spoke at the conference about the RCPsych Neuroscience Project, which began in 2016 as a two-year initiative and was…

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Shining a light on rheumatology

Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR), Spring Meeting, Virtual, 13 May 2021 Irish Society for Rheumatology President Prof Geraldine McCarthy speaks to Catherine Reilly about the Society’s upcoming Spring Meeting and the challenges faced by the specialty in Ireland Last year, the Irish Society for Rheumatology’s (ISR) Spring Meeting was cancelled as the Covid-19 crisis unfolded.…

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The issues surrounding medical research

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, Spring Conference, Virtual Meeting, 25-26 March 2021 The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland held its second virtual meeting on 25-26 March 2021. The theme of the Spring Conference was ‘Science and Psychiatry,’ and featured many interesting speakers and presentations over the two days.Prof Seamus O’Mahony recently retired as Consultant…

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The concept behind the Lighthouse Parent Programme

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, Spring Conference, Virtual Meeting, 25-26 March 2021 Mr Gerry Byrne, Consultant Nurse, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, and Adult Psychotherapist, is Head of Attachment and Perinatal Services for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, the Infant Parent Perinatal Service, and the ReConnect Service. Mr Byrne is also the founder of the…

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An appreciation of olive oil

Just as there are wine snobs, there are olive oil snobs. When I was growing up, my mother used to buy Goodall’s olive oil in tiny bottles. I can still remember the attractive, fruity smell of this pretty basic stuff (we’re talking the early 1970s here) as it warmed in the pan. She was ahead…

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Mindo Cartoon – 29 April 2021

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