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What President Biden’s administration means for the health of the US

By Bette Browne | Dec 14, 2020 |

Healthcare is a core part of President-Elect Joe Biden’s political agenda. But with the second surge of Covid-19 raging across…

Irish guidance unmasked

By Catherine Reilly | Dec 3, 2020 |

Catherine Reilly delves through national and international guidance on when healthcare workers should wear respirator masks in this pandemic and…

Chasing zero: Is elimination workable?

By Niamh Cahill | Dec 3, 2020 |

A so-called ‘zero Covid’ approach has been adopted successfully in countries such as New Zealand. Niamh Cahill asks experts whether…

Dreaming of a good night’s sleep

By Bette Browne | Dec 3, 2020 |

While dreams have a range of health benefits, nightmares can take a toll on the body and mind, writes Bette…

Will we tackle our century’s defining threat?

By David Lynch | Nov 23, 2020 |

With the world focused on Covid-19, are the looming health consequences of climate change receiving sufficient attention? David Lynch asks…

Covid-19: When doctors need support

By Paul Mulholland | Nov 23, 2020 |

The pressures that the Covid-19 pandemic is placing on the mental health of medical professionals are increasingly coming to light.…

The ongoing saga of recruiting a HPSC Director

By David Lynch | Nov 23, 2020 |

It is over four years since the position of Director of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been filled on…

States of discord: The divisive politics of Covid-19 vaccination

By Bette Browne | Nov 12, 2020 |

In the run up to the US presidential election, there was criticism that the race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine…

St Luke’s Symposium – Gathering online in the time of Covid-19

By sa | Nov 12, 2020 |

The RCPI’s annual conference, the St Luke’s Symposium, which was held virtually for the first time, had a record number…

NCHDs’ working hours: Lies, damned lies, and statistics?

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 12, 2020 |

Much remains to be done to address unsafe NCHD working hours, with the integrity of the data, the culture within…

Remembrance of pandemics past

By David Lynch | Nov 12, 2020 |

David Lynch asks what the collective memory of previous pandemics, such as the 1968 Hong Kong influenza pandemic, can tell…

General practice and the pandemic: The story so far

By Niamh Cahill | Nov 2, 2020 |

Since the emergence of Covid-19, GPs have worked in the face of ongoing challenges to meet the needs of patients.…

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