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Patient safety — a global health priority

By sa | Sep 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Members of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland outline the critical role of anaesthesiology and how anaesthesiologists can play a…

Lost in translation?

By Sarah Gallagher | Sep 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

A large proportion of people living in Ireland do not speak English as their first language. Sarah Gallagher investigates the…

Who is liable when artificial intelligence goes wrong?

By Dr Helen Hartley | Aug 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Technological advancements in medicine can benefit patients and clinicians but new approaches can also mean new risks. Dr Helen Hartley,…

When music and medicine unite

By Clíona Hughes | Aug 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr Neil Black and Mr Brian MacKay of the Irish Doctors Choir speak to Clíona Hughes about the sense of…

The lifeline of conservation

By Dr Lisa McNamee | Aug 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr Lisa McNamee describes the healthcare concerns of a community in east Namibia and reports on a conservation medicine course…

The rise and rise of STIs

By Sarah Gallagher | Aug 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sarah Gallagher examines recent data showing an increase in cases of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) and speaks to experts about reasons…

The big, bad obesity pandemic

By David Lynch | Aug 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health regards obesity as a ‘public health priority’, but three years on from the publication of the…

SURG-Africa and improving surgical services on the continent

By Dr Jakub Gajewski and Mr Gerald Mwapasa | Jul 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr Jakub Gajewski, RCSI Institute of Global Surgery (IGS) Research Programme Director and SURG-Africa International Co-ordinator, RCSI IGS, and Mr…

Assisted death: the final frontier?

By Catherine Reilly | Jul 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Assisted dying has been the subject of recent and upcoming consultations by UK medical professional bodies. Catherine Reilly speaks to…

Entering the robotic era

By Dr Tiarnán Ó Doinn, Dr Daniel Ahern, and Mr Joseph Butler | Jul 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr Tiarnán Ó Doinn, Research Fellow, DCU; Dr Daniel Ahern, Surgical/Orthopaedic Trainee and Research Fellow, UCC; and Mr Joseph Butler,…

Navigating the ‘food matrix’

By Danielle Barron | Jul 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

The innovate concept of the ‘food matrix’ has posed a challenge to traditional dietary advice. Danielle Barron speaks to an…

Challenging the changeover

By Catherine Reilly | Jul 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the coming days, hundreds of new interns will commence their careers as doctors, while trainees across the system change…

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