“Nobody knows what dying is like. Everybody is terrified, nobody is talking about it, everybody thinks they know what it’s like, and everybody thinks it is awful.”

“How people die lives on in the memory of those who live on.” – Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement. Do you know what dying (...)

Most older people who have a fracture are not getting tested for osteoporosis and not having the standard treatment that can reduce their risk of a further fracture by 50 per cent,’ says Prof John Carey, consultant physician and associate professor of medicine at NUI Galway. Photograph: iStockphoto

Osteoporosis is one of those chronic medical conditions that are so prevalent, particularly in those over 60, that it is almost ignored. About 20 year(...)

Nephrologist Dr Joel Topf speaking at the dotMed conference.  Photograph: Richard Walshe

What do a novelist and playwright, a comic artist and writer, a photographer, a medical ethicist and a social media expert have in common? They are al(...)

Dr Muiris Houston, co-founder Dotmed Creative Medical Conference.

In Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre, 178 medical professionals are listening to a rapping doctor singing about Ebola to the tune of The Kinks song Lola. T(...)

Dr Ronan Kavanagh speaking at the DOTmed conference.

Imagine being able to deliver vaccines through the internet or print new organs, making transplant waiting lists a thing of the past?How about a team (...)

‘I just can’t do it anymore doctor. I’m a wreck.” Mary is a widowed 72-year-old lady who has a bad back, sore wrists and shoulders and, as a re(...)