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2009-05-08 12:44:26

Ireland's Health Service Executive said it is investigating the death of an elderly man at a Mayo County nursing home where food poisoning is possible. The health organization said in a statement the death of the unidentified 89-year-old man at the St. Fionnan's community nursing unit is being investigated to determine if he is the most recent victim of a possible food poisoning outbreak, The Irish Times said Friday. Five staff members and 11 other residents at the nursing home on Achill...

2004-11-30 03:00:07

Medical Correspondent Dr Muiris Houston looks at the changing face of Irish medicine "The medical profession did not want any state control of medical services because it felt that it would destroy the doctor - patient relationship." - Dr Leonard Abrahamson, president of the Royal College of Physicians. "The extraordinary animus against the Custom House (the Department of Local Government and Health) and the people in it - everything we did or tried to do was met with suspicion and...

2004-11-25 03:00:15

A Government backbencher has welcomed the "passing" of the health boards, which she described as the "most coveted of all the spoils" for politicians elected to local councils. Ms Fiona O'Malley (PD, Dun Laoghaire) said that she "did not enjoy the privilege of serving on a health board and what a privilege it was. "It was the most coveted of all the spoils victors enjoyed in the post-election negotiations on the establishment of new local authorities." She was speaking during the ongoing...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.