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Top medic says pressures at hospitals are not just for Christmas

The Clinical Medical Director at Cork University Hospital says it is inconceivable to think that health care staff would be granted extended leave over the Christmas period. Dr Mike O’Connor was speaking on RTE radio following comments from the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, who called on the Health Service Executive to “properly manage and deploy” resources in… Read More »

Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians, traffic study says

Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians and children face the greatest danger. Research published Tuesday found a 43 percent higher risk of pedestrian deaths on Halloween night than on other nights near that date. The study was based on four decades of U.S. traffic data, including 608 pedestrian deaths on 42 Halloweens. Canadian… Read More »