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# Disease
Former Celtic and Scotland striker Frank McGarvey diagnosed with cancer
Sons Scott and Sean posted messages on their Twitter accounts confirming the news.
# Disease
France, Germany report first monkeypox cases as UK figures more than double to reach 20
The rare disease — which is not usually fatal — often manifests itself through fever, muscle aches and other signs.
# clusters
Explainer: What we know about the recent spate of acute hepatitis in children
There have been six probable cases of the illness in Ireland, and one child has sadly died.
# Shigella
HSE 'very closely' monitoring infectious disease mainly affecting gay and bisexual men
UK health officials issued a warning over Shigella last week.
All time
# Disease
Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the Ebola-like Marburg virus
Guinea has recorded its first known case of the disease.
# Disease
Strain of avian influenza found in wild bird in Limerick
The risk to humans is considered to be very low.
# Leptospirosis
People warned not to swim in Royal Canal after outbreak of rat-borne disease
Leptospirosis is particularly a hazard for people who participate in outdoor sports.
# RHD2
Presence of deadly rabbit and hare disease confirmed in six counties across Ireland
Cases of the disease have been found in Cork, Clare, Leitrim, Offaly, Wicklow and Wexford.
# fish
Some salmon returning to Irish rivers with signs of bleeding and skin ulceration
This has affected populations on both the east and west coast of Ireland.
# peter frampton
Guitarist Peter Frampton reveals incurable muscle disease
His upcoming tour will be his last.
# All Clear
Man admitted to hospital in Sweden with suspected Ebola found not to have disease
The man had recently returned from a trip in Burundi.
# lancet study
Where does Ireland rank when it comes to deaths caused by cancer, heart disease and lung disease?
Ireland is one of the better performing countries, but is still set to fall short of UN targets, according to a new study.
# Climate Change
The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money
Its cost could be outweighed by health savings in the area of air pollution disease and death.
# snapshot of ireland
Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland
Here are the latest statistics on births, deaths and marriages.
# Disease
Study shows humans can spot a sick person on a photo just two hours after they were infected with a germ
Such an ability to detect infection early, and from the subtlest of facial clues, has never been demonstrated before.
# social cleansing
Popularity on Facebook could be key to targeted flu vaccinations - study
A new study has concluded that people who are central in their digital networks are also central in their real-life human networks.
# widespread panic
Highly contagious plague kills 30 people in Madagascar
Madagascar has a history of plague outbreaks almost every year since 1980, often sparked by rats fleeing forest fires.
# TB
Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway
Everyone who came into contact with the patient has been offered screening for TB.
# carriers
A form of malaria that usually only affects monkeys is now affecting humans in Brazil
Researchers believe the discovery may “complicate the drive towards eventual elimination of the disease”.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you agree with gene editing?
The controversial process could help eradicate certain diseases.
# World First
Japanese woman dies of tick disease after being bitten by a stray cat
“It’s still not confirmed the virus came from the cat, but it’s possible that it’s the (world’s) first case,” a health ministry official said.
# answers
Theresa May announces inquiry into Britain's contaminated blood scandal
Thousands of patients were given blood products infected with diseases.
# Fertility
The first three-parent baby in the UK could be born next year
The technique would allow mothers who carry disease-causing mutations in their genes to give birth to children free of the illness.
# Fatal
The risk of dying of cancer is significantly higher among Irish men than Irish women
Both diagnoses and death rates are higher among men.
# Jurupa Valley
Case of leprosy confirmed in California primary school
Health officials have emphasised the school and community remain safe.
# wynwood
Pregnant women warned to stay away from this Miami neighbourhood as Zika spreads
The virus is being spread by mosquitoes there. Pregnant women living there are told to abstain or use barrier protection during sex.
# toxic chemicals
Working at Samsung factory caused woman's cancer
Lee Eun-joo was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died a decade afterwards.
# Explainer
What you need to know about the 'brain-shrinking' virus now appearing in the US
The Zika virus is thought to be behind a disturbing rise in the number of babies being born with underdeveloped brains in Brazil.
Living with Crohn's disease: 'I bring spare clothes with me in the car for the times I don't make it to a bathroom'
Life with Crohn’s and children is a hard one. It’s an invisible disease, where people say you don’t look sick, writes Valerie Donovan.
# Progress
Good news as cancer rates among Irish men start to plateau
There is concern, however, about lung cancer rates among women as they continue to rise.
# Immunity
Have a new kid? 'Take them on public transport and roll them around on the floor'
That’s what one geneticist thinks.
Vaping is now officially less harmful than smoking, and it's time the Irish health authorities acknowledged that fact
Ireland’s health bodies, cancer charities and societies need to follow the facts and treat electronic cigarettes with an open mind, argues Joe Dunne.
# Controversy
Cancelled: Man who claims to have cured cancer will not be speaking in Ireland
Brian Clement has said his spa’s raw food diet has cured “every known disease”.
# brian clement
Man who claims to have cured cancer is causing controversy in Dublin and Galway
Brian Clement has said treatments at his spa, which include a raw food diet, have cured every known disease.
# Health Service
A new specialist centre hopes to pin down tough to diagnose rare diseases
The National Rare Diseases Office was opened today by the Health Minister.
# home safe
Safe and well: Defence Forces medics return home from Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone experienced a spike in new cases last week. A replacement Irish team has already been sent out.
# slip it on
Scientists develop condom that could feel better than nothing at all
Researchers are using new materials to create a condom that can enhance and preserve pleasure.
# Treatment
The first drug to reduce alcohol consumption hits the shelves here
It is the first product to be granted a licence for alcohol reduction.
# Steady Hand
This vibrating pen makes writing easier for those with Parkinson's disease
The pen uses vibrations to stimulate muscles in the hand, making it easier to move the pen and write smoothly.
Emails reveal WHO intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency
In public comments, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan has repeatedly said the epidemic caught the world by surprise.