[Video] Wheelchair user walks in Cork thanks to EksoSkeleton

[Video] Wheelchair user walks in Cork thanks to EksoSkeleton

1st March 2014, Saturday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie bryan@TheCork.ie A device that allows wheelchair users to walk has been demonstrated in Cork. More than 300 stroke survivors, doctors, therapists and allied health professionals and students attended a Conference in Cork on Rehabilitation and Recovery from Stoke yesterday (Friday) Organised by Saint Finbarr’s Hospital Stroke […]

Arthritis Ireland Seminar in Wilton

5th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork Branch of Arthritis Ireland are holding a Support Group Meeting on tonight (Wednesday 5th February), at 7.30pm, in Bru Columbanus, Wilton, Cork. The seminar is being presented by Christine O’Sullivan, Nutrionist on Nutrition and Arthritis. This practical presentation will help you understand how nutrition and our […]

Cork Pharmacist shakes up prices

Cork Pharmacist shakes up prices

15th Janaury 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Despite numerous price drops in recent years, Ireland is still one of the most expensive countries in the world to buy medicine, particularly prescription medication. However, Healthwave, a new pharmacy based in Dundrum with an online channel, is set to disrupt the Irish market significantly by providing medications, […]

HSE and GAA tackle stress together

7th January 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The HSE South and the GAA join forces to help tackle stress – a first in Ireland Minister of State, Kathleen Lynch, is to launch a HSE South and GAA joint initiative to help people deal with stress in their lives on Wednesday, 8th January 2014 at […]

Bantry Hospital goes “smoke-free” from today

6 January 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth news@TheCork.ie Bantry General Hospital (BGH) will become a smoke-free campus from today, meaning smoking will not be permitted anywhere on the general hospital grounds. The introduction of this new policy, which is supported by the hospital’s Executive Management Board, will apply to all staff, patients, visitors and contractors […]

Cork startup secures 750k funding for pre-natal test device

Cork startup secures 750k funding for pre-natal test device

4th January 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie bryan@TheCork.ie A biosciences startup based in Little Island, Cork has secured €750,000 in venture funding through a syndicate of investors. The company is called Metabolomic Diagnostics, and the funders include including SOSventures Ireland Fund, AIB Seed Capital Fund and Enterprise Ireland. Metabolomic Diagnostic can “revolutionise pre-natal care” […]

[Exclusive] Are cameras in Cork’s Jack Lynch Tunnel precursor to tolling?

17th December 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth news@TheCork.ie There are renewed concerns that a toll might be introduced on the Jack Lynch Tunnel Contained within the 89 pages of the the Cork City Council budget book for 2014 is a paragraph saying that 6 million euro was spent this year on “Automatic Number plate recognition […]

Cork woman runs “treadmill marathons” in sports store

13th December 2013, Friday By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie From today to Christmas Eve, marathon runner Joanne Fearon will run 12 marathons (42.2Km each day) to raise funds for the neonatal ward of Cork University Maternity Hospital.   Joanne will also be attempting to set a new Guinness World Record, by running a marathon on a treadmill […]

Cork Companies achieve ISO standards

29th November 2013, Sunday By Bryan T. Smyth news@TheCork.ie Cork companies Milestone Solutions, MMD Construction, Prenco Manufacturing Ltd, WiseTek Soultions Ltd, Whitegate Power Station and TAL were among 38 private and public sector organisations to receive awards recently from the Minister of State for Small Business, Mr John Perry T.D. The leading Cork organisations joined […]

Junior Health Minister congratulates RTE Radio Broadcaster for frankness over depression

5th November 2013, Tuesday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Minister of State for Mental Health says Radio Presenter John Murray deserves to be “congratulated” for speaking so frankly about his depression. 49 year old Murray returned to his daily slot on RTE Radio 1 only yesterday after a 6 month hiatus. In the opening […]

Kerry Cork Health Link (Cancer Treatment) Bus

20th May 2013 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A Tralee woman, who has travelled on the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus to receive her cancer treatment, says the investment of €90,000 by the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee in the service is vital. The Kerry Cancer Support Trust has received the first of three annual €30,000 […]

MyMind opens new mental health centre in Cork City

MyMind opens new mental health centre in Cork City

12th April 2012 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie People in Cork will now have easy and quick access to community-based affordable mental health services, thanks to a new service which has been launched in the city and which is open to people from the entire county and surrounding counties. The service will benefit people facing […]