By Harry King Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is the latest in a long line of "superbugs". Of all the superbugs, CPE is the most difficult to kill with antibiotics. Last year a total of 56 new cases of patients were recorded in Galway's two public hospitals. This was the second highest level recorded in the country after Tallaght University hospital, which … [Read more...] about Rise of “nightmare” superbug CPE in Galway hospitals
By Cathriona Coleman “We say the supplier has stopped making the medication, we try to help them understand.” A recent report issued strictly for pharmacies stated that ‘Brexit will affect the reliability of medicine supply to patients in the pharmacy’, and of 162 pharmacists, 74% believe that certain medications will have restrictions based on the impact of a No-Deal … [Read more...] about Local pharmacy feels the impact of a No-Deal Brexit
Le Quinton Beck Bail ó Dhia oraibh, a lucht léite dhílis. Ar an 26 Márta thug Parlaimint na hEorpa sa mBruiséal vóta ag iarraidh ar Mhálta agus ar an gCipir deireadh a chur leis an scéim cheannaithe pas atá ag an dá thír sin agus ag iarraidh ar ocht dtír déag eile deireadh a chur leis na scéimeanna ceannaithe víosa atá acu siúd. Bunaíodh coiste comhairleach maidir leis … [Read more...] about Deireadh leis na scéimeanna ceannaithe pas agus víosa?
By Harry King It's hard to believe that two years on from when British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, we are still as uncertain as we were then as to what leaving the EU means for the United Kingdom. There has been so much talk in the press regarding the seemingly unlimited number of events that could play out in this political drama. To try to understand … [Read more...] about Brexit: going to extra time?
By Alice O’Donnell The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that “vaccine hesitancy” is one of the top 10 threats to human life. Despite more evidence being released every year disproving any long-lasting negative effects of vaccinations, the anti-vaccination (anti-vax) movement seems to be only growing. This was exemplified in the case last month where an … [Read more...] about Anti-vax: a global health crisis