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Most hip and knee replacements last 25 years

Most hip and knee replacements last 25 years

A new study has been able to estimate, for the first time, how long hip and knee replacements are likely to last. At least 4,500 hip replacements are carried out in Ireland every year, along with over 1,500 knee replacements. "Patients often ask clinicians how long their hip or knee replacement will last, but until now, we have not...

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Smokers less likely to survive melanoma

Smokers less likely to survive melanoma

People who develop the most deadly type of skin cancer are 40% less likely to survive the disease if they smoke, the results of a new study indicate. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Ireland. The majority of cases are non-melanoma skin cancer, which can almost always be cured if identified and treated early. How...

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