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# diseases - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035
# Research
# Research

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035

Jan 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,591 Views 7 Comments

A third of these people will be diagnosed with dementia, depression or a cognitive impairment.

# diseases - Thursday 19 November, 2015

'Invincible' bacteria will make common diseases untreatable
# Worrying
# Worrying

'Invincible' bacteria will make common diseases untreatable

Nov 19th 2015, 7:55 AM 19,559 Views 43 Comments

Scientists say when the gene becomes global it will mean doctors will not be able to treat common diseases like pneumonia.

# diseases - Thursday 18 December, 2014

New UK rules could allow embryos to be created from three people
# Diseases
# Diseases

New UK rules could allow embryos to be created from three people

Dec 18th 2014, 2:45 PM 5,779 Views 28 Comments

This would allow mothers to prevent passing on genetic diseases.

# diseases - Monday 23 June, 2014

Bad heartburn? You might have Barrett's Oesophagus
# Rare Disease
# Rare Disease

Bad heartburn? You might have Barrett's Oesophagus

Jun 23rd 2014, 7:15 AM 22,980 Views 16 Comments

The condition can lead to cancer, so it’s important to get it checked out.

# diseases - Friday 28 February, 2014

Family marks Rare Disease Day by remembering late daughter Saoirse
# Bee For Battens
# Bee For Battens

Family marks Rare Disease Day by remembering late daughter Saoirse

Feb 28th 2014, 7:30 AM 14,913 Views 15 Comments

The Heffernan family, who set up the Bee for Battens charity, lost Saoirse to Battens disease when she was just five.

# diseases - Friday 18 October, 2013

Stocks of antibiotic Augmentin could run out 'within months'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Stocks of antibiotic Augmentin could run out 'within months'

Oct 18th 2013, 1:16 PM 25,332 Views 106 Comments

The antibiotic treats infections like bronchitis and pneumonia and may be unavailable in Ireland until late next year.

# diseases - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

New test for drug resistant malaria unveiled
# Science
# Science

New test for drug resistant malaria unveiled

Sep 11th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,081 Views 4 Comments

A new test will cut down on the labour and time it takes to test for certain strains of malaria.

# diseases - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Pharmaceutical firm announces €44m investment in Waterford plant
# Investment
# Investment

Pharmaceutical firm announces €44m investment in Waterford plant

Feb 12th 2013, 7:30 PM 14,020 Views 29 Comments

The biotechnology campus produces products for patients living with rare genetic diseases.

# diseases - Monday 20 August, 2012

Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'
# Infectious
# Infectious

Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'

Aug 20th 2012, 6:50 AM 4,172 Views 1 Comment

New data published in The Lancet shows much higher infection rates of TB, HIV and Hepatitis-C among homeless people.

# diseases - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

New study finds that babies with pets are healthier
# Woof
# Woof

New study finds that babies with pets are healthier

Jul 10th 2012, 11:30 AM 7,527 Views 44 Comments

New research has found that babies who have contact with cats and dogs are less likely to develop respiratory infections.

# diseases - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

One third of malaria drugs worldwide are fake - Lancet research
# Malaria
# Malaria

One third of malaria drugs worldwide are fake - Lancet research

May 22nd 2012, 1:50 PM 2,621 Views 5 Comments

Counterfeit anti-malaria medicines are contributing to deaths across the world and also leading to drug resistance – putting billions of people at risk – according to researchers.

# diseases - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Healthier lifestyles should be encouraged as world's population ages - WHO
# Health
# Health

Healthier lifestyles should be encouraged as world's population ages - WHO

Apr 3rd 2012, 2:59 PM 1,635 Views 5 Comments

The number of people aged over 60 will outnumber those aged under five for the first time over the next few years.

# diseases - Monday 3 October, 2011

Immune system discoveries lead to Nobel prize
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Immune system discoveries lead to Nobel prize

Oct 3rd 2011, 11:32 AM 429 Views 0 Comments

Three scientists, including Bruce Beutler, pictured, have been named as the winners of the Nobel prize for medicine following their research into the immune system.