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Lost in translation

By Dr Muiris Houston | Jun 4, 2021 |

A note of caution on dipping your toe in the waters of Australian-English when Down Under In Canada, it’s possible…

Thwarting the next global health catastrophe

By Dr Muiris Houston | May 25, 2021 |

Would an empowered World Health Organisation help prevent future pandemics? Over 15 months after the Covid-19 pandemic began, the first…

How to cure cases of ‘Zoomitis’

By Dr Muiris Houston | May 5, 2021 |

Experts are starting to look at why video conferences leave us so fatigued and what we can do to improve…

The ‘open notes’ revolution

By Dr Muiris Houston | Apr 15, 2021 |

While allowing patients to view their medical records is a move toward greater transparency, some doctors have concerns On 5…

What does the experience of Covid-19 have to teach us?

By Dr Muiris Houston | Apr 6, 2021 |

Being ready for the next pandemic goes beyond science and requires looking at societal issues One year on from the…

What will the new normality be after the lockdown era?

By Dr Muiris Houston | Mar 15, 2021 |

History has lessons to teach us about how societies respond in the wake of pandemics Lancet editor Richard Horton has…

Cut out the jargon

By Dr Muiris Houston | Feb 22, 2021 |

Inappropriate medical jargon can adversely affect care and alienate patients In spite of our best efforts to ensure appropriate care…

Looking to the stars for career guidance?

By Dr Muiris Houston | Jan 25, 2021 |

New research has examined what your star sign says about your choice of medical career Did your specialty choose you…

Decorating Christmas through the ages

By Dr Muiris Houston | Dec 14, 2020 |

Seasonal traditions have provided solace in difficult times 2020 has been a year of massive societal change. Our lives have…

High public anxiety over Covid-19 no excuse to abuse doctors

By Dr Muiris Houston | Nov 23, 2020 |

Recently released figures provide further evidence that the unified front the country presented in the early days of the Covid-19…

Getting to the heart of jargon in medicine

By Dr Muiris Houston | Nov 12, 2020 |

Patients who listen to medical slang will learn a lot about their doctors’ attitudes towards them The advent of coronavirus…

The State Epidemiologist who inspires tattoos

By Dr Muiris Houston | Oct 22, 2020 |

Is Sweden’s approach to Covid-19 a cautionary tale, or a realistic response in the absence of a vaccine? I doubt…

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