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ovarian cancer symptoms

#Ovarian cancer: Why early diagnosis is crucial

by  Georgina Tharp Last year, scientific discoveries from the University of Oxford gave fresh hope for the management of ovarian cancer. ...

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Irish doctor discovers new body organ

Discovery that mesentery is one, continuous structure A University of Limerick professor has identified an emerging area of science having...

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#MedEd: How good medicine can be bad for your health

and how to avoid it…. Confused about what medicines are necessary and how effective they might be? Are statins beneficial over a...

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Brexit: Blame austerity not immigration for the inequality underlying Brexit, argues expert

The underlying reason for worsening health and declining living standards in Britain is not immigration but ever growing economic...

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Saving lives at birth

In its five rounds, Saving Lives at Birth received nearly 3000 ideas to answer the call for groundbreaking prevention and treatment...

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High flavouring content in some e-cigarettes may be respiratory irritants

Exposure levels can exceed recommended limits; some chemicals could be respiratory irritants The levels of chemicals used to flavour some...

gut bacteria and brain effects

Gut Bacteria, brain and behaviour

  Professor Ted Dinan is Professor of Psychiatry and a Principal Investigator in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) at...

#HCIT: World first in remote monitoring during pregnancy

by Justina Hurley  Remote healthcare monitoring to be provided to expectant mothers at home A groundbreaking programme to improve the...

International Women’s Day: Women in Science

March is Women in History month and despite advances in science women are still under represented in academia. According to a report in the...

mini brain in spine

Did you know that there was a mini-brain in your spine?

Salk Institute scientists discover spinal “mini-brain”. Walking across an icy parking lot in winter–and remaining...

Groundbreaking research shows antibiotics could have a key role in cancer therapy

by Justina Hurley And it was inspired by the clever thinking of an eight year old girl A UK cancer research team based in Manchester at...

anti ageing drug trial

“Fountain of youth” drug being tested on older people

by Dennis Thompson Experimental med may help immune system fight elderly related diseases Researchers could be closing in on a...

brain scans for autism

Ground breaking autism research finds brain scans can diagnose autism

A new study by the Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging at Carnegie Mellon University has found that autism has a particular brain pattern...

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Surgeons Transplant First Heart that had Stopped Beating

In a world first, doctors at St Vincent’s Hospital have managed to transplant a heart that had stopped beating. The donor heart wasn’t...

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Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke

by Robert Preidt Link may lie in impaired blood circulation to the brain, researchers say Declining mental skills appear to raise a...

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Surgical Innovation: Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery has been around now for over ten years, but there is still some confusion in people's minds as to what robotic surgery...

DES Follow-up Study Published Papers

Papers published following the DES Follow-up study 2011. Includes: Medical conditions among adult offspring prenatally exposed to...

Should Sugar sweetened drinks carry health warnings?

Writing in the British Medical Journal this week, Professor Simon Capewell, professor of public health at the University of Liverpool,...

The Silent Thalidomide: DES – Diethylstilboestrol or Stilboestrol

What is DES?   Known as Diethylstilboestrol worldwide and better known as Stilboestrol in Ireland and the UK, DES is a powerful...