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Shocking news: Gaming is good for your brain

Ireland has its own esports research lab that has produced some surprising discoveries It will come as a revelation to some but Irish research shows playing games is good for the mind. Even more shocking is that the researchers also found that stimulating the brain via an electrical current makes you perform better, producing quicker […]

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Proposal to involve families in treatment of mentally ill relatives

Minister to seek Cabinet approval on wider role for advocates in patient psychiatric care Minister for Mental Health Mary Butler is to propose new legislation next month to allow family members to be involved in the care of a relative receiving psychiatric treatment. Ms Butler said she hopes to bring to Government draft legislation to […]

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Germany buys antibody treatments used to treat Trump

Germany will become the first European Union country to start using the same experimental antibodies treatment credited with helping Donald Trump recover from Covid-19, health minister Jens Spahn said today. “The government has bought 200,000 doses for €400 million,” Mr Spahn told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, working out at €2,000 per dose. Patients will […]

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Ireland now facing another six weeks of lockdown as UK Covid strain takes hold

The country could be in lockdown for another six weeks under plans being considered by the Government as the more infectious UK strain of Covid-19 takes a stronger grip. Ahead of a Cabinet Committee on Covid-19 next week it has emerged ministers are considering an extension of the highest level of coronavirus regulations until just […]

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Dublin hospitals gave vaccines to non-staff members

Two Dublin maternity hospitals have confirmed they administered vaccines to non-staff members and say it was because there were doses which would have been discarded if not used on the day. The Board of the Coombe Hospital has been meeting this evening after the Master Professor Michael O’Connell apologised for the vaccination of 16 family […]

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Ireland has worst coronavirus infection rate in Europe

Ireland has the worst coronavirus infection rate in Europe, after recording more than 45,000 new cases over the last week. Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University and Our World in Data, a non-profit online scientific publication based at the University of Oxford, show the disease is now spreading at a faster rate in Ireland than […]

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Ireland has one of the strictest coronavirus lockdowns in the world, restrictions comparison shows

Ireland has one of the strictest lockdowns on the planet, shock new data has revealed. We are one of a group of just seven countries facing the most stringent restrictions in the world, according to a respected university tracker. NPHET and the Government have imposed measures that are tougher than any in the whole of […]

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Thousands of close contacts will not be notified by HSE tracers and will have to seek own coronavirus test due to ‘unprecedented pressure’

Thousands of close contacts of confirmed cases will not be contacted by the HSE contact tracers and notified to seek a test due to “unprecedented pressures” on the contact tracing system. Due to “high numbers” of positive cases from last Friday, Saturday and Sunday (October 18 to 20), those who were notified of a positive […]

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Hospital charged €813 a night for patient on trolley in a corridor

Varadkar suggests HSE might not charge for first night ‘if the patient ends up spending that night on a trolley or sitting on a chair’ The family of a man accommodated on a trolley in a hospital corridor was charged €813 a night for his stay after he died, the Dáil has heard. Independent TD […]

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