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Simon Harris urges health graduates to stay in Ireland

Harris noted that there is an estimated 200 positions vacant at any one time

  The minister for health Simon Harris is urging graduates of medicine, nursing and midwifery to consider a health service career within Ireland, rather than abroad.

According to the Irish Times, Harris said: “I appeal to people, in particular our young

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Back to our Futures

Medical student Martin O’Donnell examines what drives people’s decisions around the CAO, why high-point achievers are pushed towards Medicine, and why we need to rethink our current paradigms

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“Students should be encouraged to think critically about what they want in life”

The Leaving Cert holds a special place in Irish society. The media has a morbid fascination with it, expressed in supplement after supplement in newspapers and with …

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77,570 animals used in lab tests in Trinity between 2012 and 2014

A spokesperson for the college said: “Animal studies are conducted only when they will contribute to the advancement of knowledge that is likely to lead to the improvement of the health and welfare of animals and human beings”

NEWSTrinity College Dublin used 77,570 animals for research tests between 2012 and 2014, according to figures obtained by the Irish Examiner under Freedom of Information.

Trinity used 26,738 animals in biomedical experiments in 2012, 23,993 in 2013 and 26,839 in …

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First human head transplant to take place in 2017

An Italian surgeon, Dr. Sergio Canavero intends to complete the first ever human head transplant before the end of 2017. Conor O’Mara discusses the plans and controversy behind the procedure.

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Head transplantation involves decapitating the patient and then grafting the patient’s head onto a donor body. Although it has been performed using dogs, monkeys and rats, results have not been universally successful and no human is yet to undergo the …

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