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A pub­lic sem­i­nar on clin­i­cal tri­als will be held in the Trin­ity Trans­la­tional Medicine In­sti­tute at St James’s Hos­pi­tal, Dublin, on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5th from 5pm to 8pm. Or­gan­ised by the Cen­tre for In­for­ma­tion and Study on Clin­i­cal Re­search Par­tic­i­pa­tion, the free event will of­fer peo­ple the chance to learn how clin­i­cal tri­als for new medicines are car­ried out and how to par­tic­i­pate. To regis­ter in ad­vance see aware­

The an­nual Christ­mas Run in aid of the de­pres­sion/bipo­lar dis­or­der sup­port group, Aware, will be held in the Phoenix Park on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8th. On­line reg­is­tra­tion for five or 10km runs cost ¤25 per per­son. See

A half-day chem­sex ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing course will take place in HIV Ire­land’s head­quar­ters in 70 Ec­cles Street in Dublin 7 on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 21st from 9.30am to 1.30pm. The free course aims to in­crease par­tic­i­pants’ knowl­edge and aware­ness of chem­sex and is­sues re­lated to this type of drug use. The train­ing is aimed to be ben­e­fi­cial for peo­ple work­ing across a range of ser­vices in­clud­ing sex­ual health work­ers, health ad­vis­ers, drug ser­vice providers, LGBT ser­vices, men­tal health prac­ti­tion­ers, GPs, coun­sel­lors, so­cial work­ers, nurses, and other pro­fes­sion­als. The train­ing is fa­cil­i­tated by the Gay Men’s Health Ser­vice, HSE.

To mark the cen­te­nary of the first out­break of the Span­ish Flu pan­demic in 1918, the Royal Col­lege of Sur­geons in Ire­land is host­ing a se­ries of talks on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 21st at 5pm. Speak­ers will dis­cuss the his­tor­i­cal, med­i­cal and so­cial im­pact of the pan­demic, as well as cur­rent re­search be­ing car­ried out in the area of epi­demi­ol­ogy and pub­lic health. See­ish­flu

The Ir­ish Doc­tors Choir, with soloists and in­stru­men­tal­ists from spe­cial­ist early mu­sic group, Sestina will per­form Bach for Ad­vent in New­man Univer­sity Church, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin on Sun­day, Novem­ber 25th at 7.30pm. Pro­ceeds from the con­cert will be do­nated to the ARC Can­cer Sup­port ser­vices. Tick­ets at €22.20from

To mark 100 years of mid­wifery reg­u­la­tion in Ire­land, the Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Board of Ire­land is host­ing a na­tional con­fer­ence to cel­e­brate the reg­u­la­tion and de­vel­op­ment of the mid­wifery pro­fes­sion. The con­fer­ence (with reg­is­tra­tion on the day from 8.30am) will be at the Clay­ton Ho­tel, Balls­bridge, Dublin 4 on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 22nd.

Young peo­ple can judge which health-re­lated apps are rel­e­vant to their age and bod­ies, source ap­pro­pri­ate dig­i­tal con­tent and dis­miss app con­tent that might be harm­ful to them, ac­cord­ing to a study. Re­searchers found many young peo­ple are “crit­i­cal par­tic­i­pants” of dig­i­tal health tech­nolo­gies.One third of young peo­ple aged 13-18 said they were ac­tive users of apps and de­vices re­lated to ex­er­cise, diet and well­ness.


This com­bi­na­tion of pic­tures shows (top) an in­stal­la­tion de­pict­ing a gi­ant set of lungs at Sir Ganga Ram hos­pi­tal in New Delhi, In­dia ear­lier this month; and (bot­tom) the same in­stal­la­tion in New Delhi af­ter 10 days ex­posed to the pol­luted air of the In­dian cap­i­tal. Smog kills more than one mil­lion In­di­ans ev­ery year.

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