Latest Martin Gallagher Stories

2010-04-30 09:06:33

Drugs taken by kidney transplant recipients to prevent organ rejection carry similar risks of cancer, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results suggest that no single medication is to blame for the higher incidence of cancer seen among patients who have undergone transplantation. Individuals who receive a kidney transplant have an increased risk of developing cancer compared with the general population....

2008-09-05 15:00:21

By HOLLOWAY, Bruce LIQUOR CHANGES Under the proposed Sale of Supply of Liquor and Liquor Enforcement Bill: Grocery stores smaller than 150sq m would lose the right to sell beer and wine. Councils would get more say over how alcohol is sold in their areas. The bill is yet to be read in Parliament and may not be debated before the election as it sits at number 19 on Parliament's order paper - outside the top 18 bills being considered in the House. The bill is part of a two-stage revamp,...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.