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#Health

# health - Today’s News

Celebrity-endorsed fad diets 'can do real damage to cancer patients'

The Irish Cancer Society wants to debunk some of the myths that exist around cancer.

# health - Yesterday’s News

It's not just for kids - even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime, study finds

The study found that irregular sleepers were also more likely to report depression and stress than regular sleepers.

# health - Thursday 20 September, 2018

More than 5,000 requests for organ donor cards since Orla Tinsley documentary

On a typical day, the Irish Kidney Association would receive 20 to 50 requests for organ donor cards.

Free sanitary products to be provided in DCC community centres and libraries

Despite being essential, sanitary products are often priced as if they are luxury goods.

# health - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

HPV test won't be rolled out until next year

The test was previously expected to be introduced this autumn.

# health - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Irish professor's research finds failure rate of some vaginal mesh treatments 'unacceptably high'

The use of these devices has been suspended in Ireland pending the results of a review by the Chief Medical Officer.

'When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby'

Actor Rob Delaney has written a powerful essay about the death of his two-year-old son.

# health - Friday 14 September, 2018

Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland

Levels of drug use in Ireland have increased in recent years.

Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free

Currently they have a VAT rate of 13.5%.

# health - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital

Some also engage in “animated conversation” in an effort to burn calories.

# health - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Scally 'satisfied' with quality of testing in CervicalCheck labs

He also said how the families of the women affected were eventually told about the audit was “damaging, hurtful and offensive”.

# health - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'Heartbroken at the disrespect shown': Criticism after leak of Cervical Check review

The review has concluded a commission of investigation does not need to be established.

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Olivia Newton-John has cancer for the third time

Doctors have discovered a tumour at the base of her spine.

# health - Saturday 8 September, 2018

'I rubbed my eye - and suddenly the words looked muddled and distorted'

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the eyesight – and Christine O’Flynn writes about the fright of discovering she had AMD, but how she’s learned to deal with it.

Fianna Fáil criticises Government after 92-year-old woman spends 25 hours on hospital chair

Gladys Cummins was in the geriatric ward of the Mater Hospital for over a day.

# health - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Groundbreaking new cancer treatment discovered by Belfast researchers

The process uses the aggressive nature of cancer cells against them.

# health - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

15,000 people to take part in largest ever study of youth mental health

The research will help influence youth mental health policy and practice in Ireland.

'We can live normal lives': Life extending drug now available to hundreds of lung cancer patients

About 2,500 Irish people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year.

# health - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study

Although the study is US-based, many factors of it still ring true for those children who are homeless in Ireland.

# health - Monday 3 September, 2018

'It's one less thing to worry about': HSE grants free GP service to 14,000 carers

The service applies to anyone who received carer’s allowance or carer’s benefit, but who do not hold a medical card.

'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'

The desire to protect and care for your child is indescribable, writes Eric Nolan. And that means doing your best to keep them safe.

# health - Friday 31 August, 2018

'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys

The HSE has said it regrets any delays experienced by patients.

# health - Thursday 30 August, 2018

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Poll: Should under-16s be banned from buying energy drinks?

There are rules on the labelling of energy drinks but no official age restriction.

# health - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Number of people with dementia set to double but stigma 'leading to delayed diagnosis'

The number of people with dementia in Ireland is expected to increase from 55,000 currently to 113,000 by 2036.

# health - Thursday 23 August, 2018

'I had a stroke at 22, but the staff at Beaumont made me feel I could get through it'

The Beaumont Hospital Foundation’s annual Honour Your Heroes event took place yesterday.

# health - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

13 cases of measles in Dublin's north inner city in recent weeks

Transmission has occurred in a number of hospitals and in households with “poor vaccine uptake”, the HSE said.

# health - Saturday 18 August, 2018

In the garden: How to fight back (nicely) against the caterpillars eating your plants GIY

In the garden: How to fight back (nicely) against the caterpillars eating your plants

Growing brassicas like kale or cauliflower is basically a war between you and the creatures that want to eat the plants, writes Michael Kelly of GIY.ie.

# health - Friday 17 August, 2018

'It's the day we dreamed about' - Carlow woman says she is cancer free

Shaunteele Tynan raised over €700,000 for her treatment last year.

# health - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Changing the drug used during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural

Pethidine is the most widely used drug but new research suggests remifentanil may work better.

# health - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year

There were an average of 160 patient safety incidents per day last year.

'Broken' wards of courts system 'depriving people of their liberty'

A man lost his bid to leave a nursing home during the week.

# health - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Warning issued after five more people contract measles in Dublin

The HSE is “particularly concerned” about the risk of measles in children who recently attended Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.

# health - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'A national scandal': Almost one million on health waiting lists in first half of year

There were 997,258 patient appointments outstanding in the first half of the year.

Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women'

Mary Mitchell O’Conner said she agreed with the health minister that religion should not determine health and social policy in Ireland.

# health - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Man loses bid to leave nursing home, is made ward of court

An advocacy group representing the man said he has lost “his rights as a citizen”.

Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019

The Taoiseach said plans are already getting underway to rolling out the vaccine to boys.

# health - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Warning issued as four cases of measles are reported in Dublin

Two adults and two children were affected.

State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court

Stephen Teap, whose wife was affected by the scandal and has since died, says Varadkar needs to get ahead of the situation.

# health - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

HSE prescriptions for antidepressants and anxiety medications up by two thirds since 2009

In one case, prescriptions of an antidepressant rose by 512% for children under 18 over a ten-year period.

# health - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'I regret any of this ever happened': Taoiseach says mediation in CervicalCheck cases not the 'holy grail'

Leo Varadkar says he is open to the idea of the inquiry into the scandal being held in public.

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