Wednesday 09th July 2014

Unhealthy food and drinks are common in children’s TV programmes broadcast in Ireland and England, and frequently portrayed in a positive light, according from new research from the Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick. Statutory legislation to curb children’s exposure to high sugar and fat food/drink in TV adverts was introduced in the UK in 2007, and similar regulations have recently come on stream in Ireland, however, these regulations are not being applied to programme content.

Tuesday 08th July 2014

In a new study, led by researchers at the University of Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School, high levels of plasma “fibrinogen” – a clotting factor that can be measured in the blood stream - were associated with higher death rates in patients with kidney disease. The study evaluated data of 9,184 US adults, age 40 and over who were followed for up to 15 years as part of the US-based Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III).

Tuesday 08th July 2014

The University of Limerick celebrated the graduation of 146 students today from the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) and Clinical Therapies Department. Among the graduates 94 doctors were conferred with their medical degrees as they became the fourth graduating class of the Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick. 52 Clinical Therapies graduands received their awards - 26 from the MSc in Occupational Therapy and 26 from the BSc in Physiotherapy.