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The Supervet

The show follows Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and the team at Fitzpatrick Referrals sharing with the world the highs and lows of a working veterinary practice Source: The Supervet

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Broca’s (Expressive) Aphasia – National Aphasia Association. Traumatic brain injury: this is why I use Twitter, computer, email. Phone is nearly impossible for communication.  You rely on someone else’s spoken word to prompt you to give a reply.  Scrambling to make sense words come to mind & the visual is the plough and the stars; the words are not and cannot be sequenced just clutched at in the hope that the other person will make sense of what you are trying to say.

Individuals with Broca’s aphasia have trouble speaking fluently but their comprehension can be relatively preserved. This type of aphasia is also known as non-fluent or expressive aphasia. Source: Broca’s (Expressive) Aphasia – National Aphasia Association

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Uncovering Grangegorman Histories for Culture Night 2020

Listen to the little-known story of the recovery and restoration of the records from the hospitals associated with the Grangegorman site. These records document the lives of the people and the practices employed there from 1814 onwards. Source: Uncovering Grangegorman … Continue reading

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Psychiatric trauma: the hidden toll of the Covid-19 Pandemic published in the Euronews. The link below introduces us to Psychiatry and the team of people who provide services for people with psychiatric, mental health, addiction in France. We in Ireland need to follow a similar model. Mental health in Ireland is the “Cinderella” … our budget allocation is far below allocations for other health areas and for psychiatric services in other EU countries.

…………..And Why I believe Royal City of Dublin hospital (Baggot Street hospital, Upper Baggot Street and Haddington Road) should become a medical centre of excellence, for mental health and especially post COVID-19 and the trauma caused which cannot be measured … Continue reading

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Overview: nuclear scientists as assassination targets – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The disadvantages of assassinating nuclear scientists are many, including the possibility that assassinations will inspire retaliation, reduce the likelihood of a diplomatic solution, and increase the difficulties international regulators face in monitoring a covert nuclear program. In the abstract, moral … Continue reading

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COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Widespread, Even Among Health Professionals

Originally posted on The Most Revolutionary Act:
  By  Jeremy Loffredo Public health groups, including the World Health Organization, are making a concerted effort to reduce COVID vaccine hesitancy, as many medical professionals and minority groups remain doubtful about safety…

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“Bloody Sunday” in the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection

Originally posted on Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection:
Blue icons – operations carried out. Yellow icons – planned/unsuccessful operations Extracts from James Bird’s sworn statement in support of his military service pension application. Introduction: The coordinated operation to attack suspected…

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Media Multitasking Is Ruining Our Memory. Can We Fix It?

Remembering something is a complicated problem for the brain. First, you have to encode the memory into your neural networks; then it has to stick around. Source: Media Multitasking Is Ruining Our Memory. Can We Fix It?

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A day in the Life … during Ireland’s second Lockdown introduced Midnight 23rd October 2020: COVID-19 has its stranglehold on the people of the global landmass; it is a virus that has the potential to kill especially those who are elderly or vulnerable to medical conditions. It is essential for all people to change their behaviours; these behaviours have centuries of history behind them; they are basic; we have no vaccine yet.

Groundhog day life: it is worth a thought that there are people who live Groundhog day because they were born with a disability, have sustained a long term brain injury, those who have lived their lives and are now elderly, … Continue reading

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Keep your mask on: Why a coronavirus vaccine won’t be the panacea many hope for – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

We all want the pandemic to end. Many of us are are hoping a coronavirus vaccine becomes available soon. But will a vaccine development process that many believe has been politicized and some fear is being rushed deliver a safe … Continue reading

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