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# health - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Tallaght Hospital says new app will 'help patients get the most from their treatment'

It’s the first public hospital in Ireland to launch this type of app.

The 1918 pandemic killed millions - Now scientists are trying to design a stronger flu shot to prevent a repeat

There’s currently no way to predict what strain of the shape-shifting flu virus could trigger another pandemic.

# health - Friday 19 January, 2018

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed' The Eighth This post contains videos

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed'

However, the Taoiseach didn’t confirm if he wants the Eighth Amendment to be repealed.

Aldi banning sale of energy drinks to under 16s

Customers buying soft drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre will be asked to prove their age.

From Business ETC Low-cost gym chain Flyefit has worked out a huge increase in revenue Sports

Low-cost gym chain Flyefit has worked out a huge increase in revenue

Sales at the Dublin-based outfit increased by 50% in 2016.

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'

This type of yoga is carried out in a room heated to 35–42 degrees Celsius.

# health - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'People are dying': Life-saving surgeries delayed or cancelled due to intensive care bed shortage

Minister of State Jim Daly said increasing ICU capacity is a priority for the government in 2018.

# health - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Could you pass the cognitive fitness test taken by Donald Trump this week?

Trump scored 30 out of 30 on the test.

# health - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea

It caused one man to rupture the back of his throat, leaving him barely able to speak or swallow.

# health - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients

Instead, frailty, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment and smoking were associated with postoperative complications.

# health - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Michael has had three transplants and is helping other patients come to terms with kidney failure

The former Dublin hurler is also receiving treatment for skin cancer.

'I was bleeding heavily while blacking out. I thought I was dying'

Former farmer Richard Weldon talks about how losing his arm kickstarted his new business.

From The42 Rory McIlroy reveals heart irregularities he will need 'to keep on top of' Golf

Rory McIlroy reveals heart irregularities he will need 'to keep on top of'

Eager to start winning again, four-time major champion McIlroy said an irregularity with his heart had been discovered.

# health - Friday 12 January, 2018

Surgeon who burnt his initials on the livers of two patients avoids jail and gets £10k fine

Simon Bramhall said he was trying to relieve tension in the operating theatre.

HSE says people claiming to be nurses are warning against HPV vaccine on social media

The head of the HSE’s National Immunisation Office said the health service is starting to win the battle against misinformation, but there is more work to do.

# health - Thursday 11 January, 2018

From Business ETC Hickey's pharmacy chain has raked in a million-euro profit as sales soar Health

Hickey's pharmacy chain has raked in a million-euro profit as sales soar

The company also said it will “vigorously” contest a legal challenge from the HSE.

A leading Irish science investor backed by a Ryanair co-founder is being liquidated

Dublin-based Growcorp has built up major losses.

'I was bleeding heavily while blacking out. I thought I was dying'

Former farmer Richard Weldon talks about how losing his arm kickstarted his new business.

Has Ireland become a better place to live in recent years? Unpicking the 'Wellbeing of the Nation' CSO

Has Ireland become a better place to live in recent years? Unpicking the 'Wellbeing of the Nation'

The CSO says that the release of its survey yesterday is just the beginning in attempts to chart the wellbeing of the Irish nation.

# health - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley

The Taoiseach said he was speaking as both a doctor and a grandson whose grandmother is “regularly in and out of hospital”.

More air quality monitoring stations on the way that will give real-time information to the public

Environment Minister Denis Naughten said the importance of air quality and the impacts it has on our health cannot be underestimated.

# health - Monday 8 January, 2018

'Inconceivable' that health system would be able to deal with mass casualty event

A senior doctor has warned that the system cannot deal with the day-to-day workload.

# health - Sunday 7 January, 2018

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

Quitting smoking is top of the list.

# health - Saturday 6 January, 2018

From Business ETC A leading Irish science investor backed by a Ryanair co-founder is being liquidated Health

A leading Irish science investor backed by a Ryanair co-founder is being liquidated

Dublin-based Growcorp has built up major losses.

# health - Thursday 4 January, 2018

From Business ETC 'I was bleeding heavily while blacking out. I thought I was dying' Insights

'I was bleeding heavily while blacking out. I thought I was dying'

Former farmer Richard Weldon talks about how losing his arm kickstarted his new business.

# health - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland

Elective surgeries have been postponed in some hospitals in a bid to prioritise emergencies.

Over 23,000 formal complaints were made to the HSE in 2016

Community Healthcare Organisations (CHOs) were the subject of 3,984 complaints.

# health - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Nursing home staff member accused of 'squeezing resident's face and using abusive language'

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# health - Friday 29 December, 2017

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling

The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% in 15 years.

# health - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Irish people are more fertile than almost all of our European peers

Birth rates are down, but Ireland still has more babies than most.

Siptu warns of strike action by Section 39 health care workers over pay issues

Some 12,000 Section 39 workers receive dual salary funding between the HSE and voluntary contributions.

# health - Friday 22 December, 2017

Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact

The move is an attempt to ease pressure on services over the busy Christmas period.

# health - Thursday 21 December, 2017

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness

People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.

# health - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

From Business ETC The U2-backed biotech startup Nuritas has sealed another €16m in funding Funding

The U2-backed biotech startup Nuritas has sealed another €16m in funding

The latest round of investment in the Dublin firm was led by Chicago-based Cultivian Sandbox Ventures.

Over 2,000 children waiting over a year for a psychology appointment in Ireland

New figures show that across the country there are close to 2,500 people waiting over a year for a psychology appointment.

# health - Sunday 17 December, 2017

University Hospital Kerry reviewing over 46,000 scans after concerns raised

The investigation comes following the notification of three Serious Reportable Events (SREs) over the course of the summer.

# health - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs

Researchers from Harvard Medical School found there is no correlation between achy joints and rainfall.

After a death, young people band together to get the best care for their diabetes

A new approach has been developed involving the young people

# health - Thursday 14 December, 2017

US colossus Medtronic has bought a small Galway medical device maker for $45m

Crospon develops devices for treating gastrointestinal problems.

From Business ETC How the 'little things' can help startup founders look after their mental health Health

How the 'little things' can help startup founders look after their mental health

This social entrepreneur delivers a masterclass in coping with stress.

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