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    Liveline Tuesday 22 January 2013

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    Assaults on taxi drivers

    More stories of the dangers taxi drivers have to face in their work; Mary and Ger describe being victims of random attack.

    Anne worked for many years as a taxi driver. She tells Joe that the behaviour of some of her passengers bordered on sexual assault. One man began licking her arm while unbuttoning his trousers. Another time she was in a cul de sac with 8 men being verbally abusive to her.

    Aenne worked for many years as a taxi driver. She tells Joe that the behaviour of some of her passengers bordered on sexual assault. One man began licking her arm while unbuttoning his trousers. Another time she was in a cul de sac with 8 men being verbally abusive to her.

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    Working conditions for junior doctors

    Laura Ann is a final year medical student. She is also a student member of the IMO. She read an article in “The Medical Independent” about two junior doctors who committed suicide. It really struck her. Laura Ann says that junior doctors are under immense pressure. She is due to begin her internship in July. She knows people who routinely work 36 hour shifts. Khan’s wife is a junior doctor, some weeks she works 120 hours. They have no family life.

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    Test for SADS

    Every newborn baby in the country gets a heel prick test at birth. This blood is stored on a card and is known as a Guthrie card. Monica contacted the show because she has heard that 1000’s of Guthrie Cards being held in Temple Street Hospital are due to be destroyed. The only thing she has left of her son is the Guthrie card. He would have been 24 this year. He died of sudden adult death syndrome and she believes that blood could be used for screening. She says that anyone who has any concerns can log onto www.newbornscreening.ie or call 1850 241 850.

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