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The Covid-19 language explosion

By Dr Muiris Houston | Jun 29, 2020 |

From ‘covidiot’ to ‘coronacoaster’, the pandemic has thrown up almost a dictionary’s worth of new words As readers are aware,…

An evidence-base for e-consultations

By Dr Muiris Houston | Jun 3, 2020 |
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More research is required before telemedicine becomes mainstream practice First of all, a confession: Bless me, for I have sinned.…

A call for intellectual humility

By Dr Muiris Houston | May 13, 2020 |
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Dr Danielle Ofri’s new book does not necessarily play to her undoubted writing skills When Dr Danielle Ofri opened her…

The long, tough road ahead

By Dr Muiris Houston | Apr 30, 2020 |
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An exit strategy from social distancing restrictions is necessary and the Government needs to outline how this will be achieved…

A callous concept for Covid-19 control

By Dr Muiris Houston | Apr 10, 2020 |
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The promotion of herd immunity is ageist and borders on euthanasia The coronavirus pandemic keeps throwing up unusual reactions. The…

The new reality of medical decision-making

By Dr Muiris Houston | Mar 20, 2020 |

Over the coming weeks and months, doctors will face some very difficult ethical decisions, especially involving triage and the rationing…

The great AI myth

By Dr Muiris Houston | Mar 9, 2020 |
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AI will not replace doctors and should be considered as just another clinical tool to help achieve more accurate diagnoses…

‘Leaveism’ — the new curse of the workplace

By Dr Muiris Houston | Feb 27, 2020 |
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We are close to accepting a tech-enabled, 24-7 working culture from which it is increasingly difficult to switch off Readers…

The joy of four

By Dr Muiris Houston | Feb 3, 2020 |
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With reported gains in productivity and happier staff, could the health service ever introduce a four-day working week? orking a…

The madcap in medical research

By Dr Muiris Houston | Jan 21, 2020 |
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From MRIs of sexual intercourse, to which specialties are more likely to receive speeding tickets, the BMJ Christmas issues have…

Reading recommendations for doctors

By Dr Muiris Houston | Dec 17, 2019 |

Here is a selection of books medics might enjoy over the holiday season hristmas is coming, and I’m sure many…

The myth of the superdoctor

By Dr Muiris Houston | Nov 22, 2019 |

The evidence of the rise of burnout among doctors is accumulating How would you feel about being called a ‘superdoctor’?…

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