Book launch: The shafting of St Luke’s

‘We are working towards developing one of the most advanced networks of radiation oncology in the world‘ National Cancer Control Programme press office But health analyst and contributor Marie O’Connor, says: ‘Cancer sufferers will soon be treated like commodities, sold off, in effect, to the lowest bidder’. This is the backdrop to Cancer in a […]

Doctor Who?

A man who suffered from a peanut allergy collapsed and died from severe anaphylactic shock less than an hour after eating peanut during an appointment with an alternative medicine practitioner, the Irish Independent reports today. Brett Stevens, a kinesiologist and chiropracter living in Dublin, is described in the Irish Independent report from the coroner’s court […]

Newsworthy

More than thirteen thousand people joined a Facebook group urging Slovenia’s ‘perennial foreign minister’ Dimitrij Rupel to retire from political life. The Slovenians are annoyed that Rupel remains a member of the government, despite his party losing a recent election. Rupel, a flexible politician, had been a member of four parties during his career, and […]

Acceptable Losses

It was almost as a throwaway item during the 9pm RTÉ News. As part of budget cutbacks, the government has decided not to go ahead as planned with a programme to vaccinate teenage girls, saving ten million euros. The human pappiloma virus (HPV) vaccine protects young girls against a form of cervical cancer. Last June, […]