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HSE spends almost €7 million on private ambulances in eight months

Letterkenny University Hospital had the biggest at just over €1 million.  The HSE spent nearly €7 million on private ambulances in the first eight months of this year. This is a large increase on the €4.3 million spent in all of 2014. The National Ambulance Service responds to emergency calls 24 hours a day but often struggles to meet… Read More »

Medical News Today: Alzheimer’s blood test almost ‘usable in routine clinical care’

New research shows that a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease accurately detected levels of beta-amyloid protein in all stages of the condition, approaching “a level of accuracy that is usable in routine clinical care around the world.” Doctors could soon use a simple blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s. The brain changes that lead to the… Read More »