Understanding polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and its challenges

Understanding polycystic kidney disease Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a chronic, genetic disorder that affects the kidneys. We will explore what PKD is, its types, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment options, and the challenges faced by those living with this condition. What is Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)? PKD is a hereditary condition characterized by the growth … Read more

As Liver Cancer Rates, Mortality Continue to Rise, Advocacy and Policy Efforts Are Important

As Liver Cancer Rates Liver cancer is a growing concern worldwide, with increasing rates and high mortality rates. Will explore the various aspects of liver cancer, the factors contributing to its rise, and the crucial roles that advocacy and policy efforts play in addressing this public health issue. We will also delve into early detection, … Read more

How I Counsel Patients About Lung Cancer Screening

How I Counsel Patients About Lung Cancer Screening Lung cancer is a serious and often fatal disease, but the good news is that it can often be detected early through screening. As a healthcare provider, counseling patients about lung cancer screening is a crucial part of our role. We will explore the importance of lung … Read more

Disease X is coming. Is Ireland ready for the next pandemic?

Disease X is coming In a world marked by increasing globalization and interconnectedness, the threat of infectious diseases looms larger than ever before. The COVID-19 pandemic has starkly reminded us of our vulnerability to unforeseen health crises. As experts warn of the possibility of a new, unknown pathogen – often referred to as “Disease X” … Read more

Immune-Based Cancer Drugs Offer Hope Against Penile Cancers

Immune-Based Cancer Drugs Penile cancer, a rare and often overlooked malignancy, poses a significant health challenge globally. Though relatively uncommon, this type of cancer can have devastating effects on patients and their quality of life. Conventional treatment options such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy have limitations in terms of effectiveness and potential side effects. … Read more