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Anti-science and Covid non-belief rife in North America

By Dr Muiris Houston | Oct 13, 2021 |

The level of vitriol of the anti-vax movement I witnessed in Canada was on a different scale to that experienced…

Waiting list backlog needs to be addressed

By Paul Mulholland | Oct 13, 2021 |

Recently, the National Clinical Programme in Surgery (NCPS) published a document, which looked at the effect Covid-19 has had on…

Maternity and Infant Care Scheme under threat

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Oct 4, 2021 |

A HSE decision to withhold payments to GPs poses a serious threat to the delivery of antenatal care. The history…

Evidence-based medicine is not about consensus

By George Winter | Sep 21, 2021 |

The decision by NICE to pause the publication of new guidelines for ME/CFS was misjudged On 17 August the UK’s…

What now for Sláintecare?

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 21, 2021 |

When the Sláintecare Report was published in May 2017 the hope was that, finally, the Irish healthcare service had thelong-term…

Chronic neglect means it’s right to be apprehensive about winter

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 13, 2021 |

In this issue of the Medical Independent (MI), our main feature focuses on the uncertainty of the coming winter period.…

The problem of media misrepresentation

By Dr Muiris Houston | Sep 1, 2021 |

The pandemic has made it clear that the aims of the media and those of science are often very different…

Building for the future

By Paul Mulholland | Aug 20, 2021 |

During the Covid-19 pandemic, much focus has been on the new. To control the spread of the virus, social distancing…

What’s in a medical name?

By Dr Muiris Houston | Jul 16, 2021 |

The naming of diseases can sometimes bring up unexpected ethical issues There is a long tradition of naming diseases after…

More action required on HCV

By Catherine Reilly | Jul 15, 2021 |

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic and the remarkable breakthroughs seen in vaccinology, another virus was the centrepiece of recent medical…

Time to change the changeover

By Paul Mulholland | Jul 6, 2021 |

In the previous issue of the Medical Independent, columnist Dr Michael Conroy wrote about the significant personal and professional disruption…

Embracing the change

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Jun 18, 2021 |

Recent discussions on the effects of the menopause have thankfully brought the issue more into the open It started with…

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