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Ovarian cancer: Enhanced understanding of biology paving the way for future therapies

By sa | Jan 10, 2018 |

The progress of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), an umbrella term for a variety of genetically and phenotypically different malignancies, has improved substantially over the past two decades with extensive multidisciplinary involvement and expertise

Living well: The AIDS West HIV and Ageing Conference

By sa | Dec 20, 2017 |

To mark 30 years of supporting people living with HIV in Galway and the West of Ireland, AIDS West recently hosted an international conference focusing on ‘HIV and ageing’, writes Mr Joe McDonagh

Honouring 30 years of HIV/AIDS advocacy in Ireland

By sa | Dec 20, 2017 |

On 1 December, to mark World AIDS Day, President of Ireland Michael D Higgins held a special event in Áras an Uachtaráin to honour the work of a number of HIV/AIDS support services, which was attended by the Medical Independent. Below is his speech on the night

Living longer with multiple myeloma

By sa | Dec 6, 2017 |

Danielle Barron reports on the 2017 Multiple Myeloma Ireland Patient and Family Awareness Day, held in Co Kildare recently

Hunter syndrome: Mucopolysaccharidosis type II

By sa | Dec 6, 2017 |

Dr Gregory Pastores provides an overview of the presentation, disease course and potential treatment options for Hunter disease

A multidisciplinary approach in advancing orthopaedic outcomes

By sa | Nov 23, 2017 |

Danielle Barron reports on a recent meeting in Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, which highlighted the latest approaches to optimising outcomes following joint replacement surgery

College of Psychiatrists of Ireland Winter Conference 2017

By sa | Nov 17, 2017 |

Themes of somatisation and psychosis and connecting to wider society
Sean Duke previews the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland 2017 Annual Winter Conference taking place this week in Meath

Fifth Annual Gathering around Cancer Conference 2017

By sa | Nov 2, 2017 |

An estimated 57 deaths per year in Ireland are from HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer

Report from the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience

By sa | Nov 2, 2017 |

16th Annual Neurology Update Meeting

Primary Care Surgical Association (PCSA) 6th Annual Scientific Meeting, Tralee, 29 and 30 September

By sa | Nov 2, 2017 |

The Committee of the Primary Care Surgical Association (PCSA) give an overview of their 6th Annual Scientific Meeting, which was held in Tralee on 29 and 30 September

Time to take chronic pain seriously

By sa | Oct 23, 2017 |

Dr Oleg Ilyinski marks the 100th birthday year of Dr John J Bonica, the founder of pain medicine, by examining the evolution of understanding about chronic pain

Looking beyond men as the problem: Recalibrating our approach to men’s health

By sa | Oct 4, 2017 |

The practitioner’s role is not to ‘fix’ men but rather to facilitate and support men to fix themselves, writes Dr Noel Richardson

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