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Only one in five hip fracture patients were discharged home directly following surgery, according to the latest Irish Hip Fracture Database report. Photograph: Alan Betson

Seven out of every 10 patients who fracture their hip are operated on within 48 hours of being admitted to an emergency department, a new report shows(...)

Fianna Fail TD  Marc MacSharry said the default position of the medical community on Lyme disease seemed to be “there’s nothing to see here” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/THE IRISH TIMES

Organisers of the State’s first resource centre for Lyme disease had to change the venue for the launch after the Mater Hospital objected to the use o(...)

Some patients said there was a lack of privacy when consultants were discussing medical histories. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 13,000 patients were surveyed for Hiqa’s National Patience Experience Survey last May and the reports on 39 hospitals include many of their (...)

The Mater hospital  treats about 1,200 HIV patients, at an average cost of €8,000-€10,000 a year for their medication., Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A row over patient confidentiality between the Health Service Executive and the Mater hospital in Dublin led to the withholding of millions of euro in(...)

Alec Redmond and Tadhg Ward (both aged 10) at the launch of the Irish Heart Foundation's new campaign "Prevent a Stroke: Feel the Pulse". Photograph: Marc O'Sullivan

1) As a part of their ‘Prevent a stroke: Feel the Pulse’ campaign, the Irish Heart foundation is urging people to check their pulse twice a day. (...)

Vera Dwyer after being presented with her gold medallion being congratulated by her granddaughter Sarah Kiernan (12) and her daughter Della Beirne.

A Co Sligo woman has become the world’s longest surviving single lung transplant recipient, 30 years after undergoing the procedure in the UK. Vera D(...)

  Deciphex chief executive Donal O’Shea and  chief operations officer Mairin Rafferty.  The idea for Deciphex was born over dinner in late 2016 when Mr O’Shea was at a pathology conference in London. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Using a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and computer-aided diagnostics, DCU-based startup Deciphex has developed a solution to speed throu(...)

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is spread to humans by infected ticks.

The State’s first centre for Lyme disease is to open this month, amid continuing controversy over the way the condition is diagnosed and treated. The(...)

James Thomson is pictured  leaving the Four Courts after giving evidence in a Circuit Civil Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A man who tripped and seriously hurt himself while pushing past an elderly man on a Zimmer frame on a bus, has lost a €60,000 damages claim against Du(...)

  Fr Vladimir Pecherin: features in Dostoevsky’s writings, at least as an influence on other characters

In a week when Ireland votes on whether to remove the concept of blasphemy from the Constitution, it may be interesting to recall a trial from the 185(...)

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