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Cancer patient feels 'privileged to be alive' after NHS trial treatment

Taking part in clinical trials can bring enormous benefits, but few people are signing up ...

Breast screen error 'could have been spotted earlier'

A leading cancer expert says the problems date back to 2005, but no one was properly checking the data. ...

Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola

Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, DR Congo is confident that it can contain the current outbreak of Ebola, which is thought to have killed 27 people. ...

Is It a Migraine? Many Patients Don’t Realize What Causes Their Suffering

Here’s a guide to help you recognize the symptoms of migraines, understand why the signs are so often missed, and think about treatment options. ...

Northern rail blocking Twitter complainers 'adds insult to injury'

Companies ‘should bend over backwards to help passengers’ amid rail chaos, says Which? A consumer watchdog has accused rail companies of “adding insult to injury” by blocking people on social media when they complain. Which? said Northern rail – which can ...

BreastCheck director worried about legal costs

The National Clinical Director of BreastCheck has said she is concerned about the legal environment that has developed in recent weeks. ...

HSE accepts provision of documents is 'critical'

The HSE has told the High Court it accepted the provision of documentation and cervical smear slides involving three women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy were "critical and urgent." ...

Concerns over temporary improvements at Clare centre

A HSE-owned residential centre with a capacity to accommodate 120 older people in Co Clare has been ordered to notify HIQA if it takes in more than 100 residents. ...

Obesity ups risk of 12 types of cancer

A new report has revealed that overweight and obesity increases the risk of at least 12 types of cancer, many more than findings suggested a decade ago. According to the report by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), a decade ago, excess weight was known ...

Irishhealth.com urges yes vote

Irishhealth.com is urging people to vote yes in the referendum on Friday, May 25, to protect the health and wellbeing of women, and ensure that they have a choice when it comes to their own bodies. The referendum is seeking to repeal and replace the 8th Am ...

New mammography equipment at Mater

The most advanced mammography equipment currently available on the market has been installed at the Mater Private Hospital in Dublin. The new Hologic 3Dimensions mammogram machine began operating in the hospital earlier this month and it is hoped that its ...

An egg a day may keep heart disease away

Eating an egg a day could reduce a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), a new study has found. CVD, which includes heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Around 10,000 people die as a res ...

Press Council concerns over defamation and social media

There are two specific threats to press freedom in Ireland, according to the Chairperson of the Press Council, Seán Donlon. ...

Small NHS funding rise would be 'disastrous'

Health committee chair Sarah Wollaston says rise of 3% will 'not be high enough' ...

Collapsed carrot? Pathetic potato? Tips to keep food fresh beyond 'best before' date

Five tricks to help perishables last longer than their recommended 'best before' date. ...

Tax rises needed 'to prevent NHS misery'

Influential economists argue an extra £2,000 per UK household is needed over the next 15 years. ...

Events- HBP School- The Brain Simulation Platform of the Human Brain Project- 17-21 September 2018, Palermo, Italy

This school will introduce participants to the Brain Simulation Platform (BSP) of the Human Brain Project (HBP), with the main aim to train users on how to exploit the possibilities offered by the platform to implement cellular level computational models, ...

Events- ICPerMed Conference 2018 'Personalised Medicine in Action'- 20-21 November 2018, Berlin, Germany

The first ICPerMed Conference 'Personalised Medicine in Action' will take place on 20-21 November 2018 at the dbb forum in Berlin, Germany. The main focus of this conference is to present best practice examples of successful implementation of pe ...

High levels of screen time linked to cancer and heart disease

Researchers in Glasgow analysed the amount of time 390,000 people spent looking at TV and computer screens. ...

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