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Serious accident at Sellafield would pose 'no immediate risks to health' in Ireland
A recent BBC panorama investigation suggested there were serious safety concerns at the plant.
'It's a disgrace some women can't get the support they need'
About 8,000 women in Ireland develop gestational diabetes every year.
Concerns over 'dilapidated' operating theatre, legionnaires' disease at Kerry hospital
Problems with the theatre were of particular concern because it’s such a high-risk clinical area, inspectors found.
Ebola: Is it contagious and how does it spread? Here are the facts
With the Ebola virus breaking borders, people have been urged not to panic and read up on the facts.
SIPTU says shift work is damaging to health and is calling for a Government study
Research from other countries shows shift work can lead to cancer and diabetes.
Heading to the World Cup? Wear long-sleeved shirts, trousers and a condom
Perhaps not all at the same time, though. Health authorities have issued advice for those travelling to Brazil.
EPA finds no long-term health impacts from Ballymount recycling plant fire
The Oxigen recycling plant in Ballymount, Dublin burned for over a week in January.
‘Little evidence’ that moderate mobile phone use is associated with cancer
Investigating radio frequency fields associated with mobile phones and children should be a ‘high priority’ said the EU Commission.
EU report fails to find conclusive evidence linking pylons with health risks
The report states that more research is needed to enable draw any conclusion into possible health risks.
Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water
Tons of highly toxic water spilled out when workers removed the wrong pipe during works.
Shortages of key medicines is impacting patients' health
The lack of some anti-depressants, pain-relief medicines and eye ointments has gotten worse in the last 12 months.
Poll: Should adults be banned from using sunbeds?
New legislation will mean it will be illegal for under-18s to use sunbeds. Should this be extended to adults, resulting in a total ban?
Teen girls on pill at risk of high blood pressure
A new study also showed alcohol consumption in teenage boys increased the risk of high blood pressure later in life.