John Laffey

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Preliminary data from a clinical trial suggested dexamethasone reduced the risk of dying in Covid-19 patients on ventilators by as much as 35 per cent and patients on oxygen by 20 per cent. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Irish medical specialists treating severely ill Covid-19 patients are likely to immediately start administering the widely-available steroid drug show(...)

Adjustable ventilator system:  treats two patients with one machine. Photograph: NUI Galway

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” – the often-quoted words of former UK prime minister Winston Churchill when he worked to form the United Nations(...)

Mary Leahy of Heroes Aid demonstrates a fitting of a mask and visor at home on her son. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Widespread shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers persist and are being exacerbated by continuing problems with globa(...)

ExThera has agreed a deal with Irish aid agency Gorta Group for potential use of the Seraph 100 in the developing world. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new medical device that has shown promising results in early trials on coronavirus patients may be manufactured in Ireland after talks began on iden(...)

In two known cases since 2001, staff at hospitals in Waterford and Galway kept pregnant women on life support as a result of uncertainty over the hospitals’ obligation to the foetus. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Two incidents in which Irish hospitals kept brain dead pregnant women on life support in the past 15 years have prompted calls for guidelines to help (...)