Life

The Gander – 14 November 2019

Cortisone injections ‘not as safe’ as previously thought — study A recently-published study has suggested that patients should be given more information about the potential risks associated with cortisone injections for hip and knee pain. The authors have also suggested that conversations about potential adverse effects of cortisone injections should be part of conversations between…

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Top of the Pops

Morgan Flanagan Creagh finds the Nissan Qashqai a decently-priced, well-built, family-friendly car The Nissan Qashqai has been wallowing happily at the top of the crossover segment in Ireland for more than 10 years, during which time they have flogged a car to what feels like everyone in the country. It’s only when you drive a…

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Students come-of-age to overtake doctors

St Vincent’s Hospital FC 0-2 UCD AFC 18 October 2019 Pearse Park Astro, Crumlin Leinster Senior League, Saturday Major 1B A stuttering start to the league season continued for St Vincent’s as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to UCD in Crumlin. The visitors scored twice early in the second-half in a fairly even…

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Safe and practical

Morgan Flanagan Creagh reviews Renault’s Mégane Grand Coupé Renault’s Mégane Grand Coupé is a very well-priced and, if you select the right extras, well-equipped family saloon. This Mégane is a fine car, but it is not a coupé, nor is it grand; it is a saloon, or sedan if you’re that way inclined. It is…

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Wine and wellbeing: ‘Take two litres and call me in the morning… ’

As the saying goes, ‘the poison is in the dose’ and medical practitioners in bygone days certainly had an unconventional approach by today’s standards to the use of alcohol for ailing patients. The ongoing chatter and conflicting ‘evidence’ that appears regularly through one study or another regarding the benefits or lack thereof of consuming small…

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