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# Health Warning
AstraZeneca issues guidance to patients on symptoms of 'very rare' potential vaccine side-effect
Guidance from the company was issued to Irish medics yesterday.
# Health Warning
Two people complained that they were identifiable in a HSE case study on the dangers of Covid
The HSE uses a combination of different case studies in its Covid-19 examples.
# Health Warning
House parties being 'organised with abandon', warns Chief Medical Officer
Dr Tony Holohan was speaking ahead of a planned easing of Covid-19 restrictions on Monday.
# Coronavirus
'We need to treat each other like pariahs': Limerick intensive care doctor issues stark warning
Dr Catherine Motherway of University Hospital Limerick said the Irish health system may struggle if Covid-19 is not contained.
HSE urges people with the flu to stay away from hospitals
Do not go unless you are an at-risk person or your flu is getting worse after a week, Dr Vida Hamilton has advised.
# Health Warning
Meningitis alert: Parents 'shouldn't panic' but need to take quick action with sick kids
Eleven cases of a bug that causes meningitis have been reported since the last week in December and three of those patients have died.
# Raw Deal
Crackdown on rare burgers after serious food poisoning incident
The FSAI has warned caterers and food businesses not to serve or offer undercooked minced beef burgers.
# Health Warning
"A disgrace" - Doctors warn that vaccines to protect newborns will not be introduced by deadline
The IMO warns that a 1 December deadline will be missed.
# Rio de Janeiro
Brazil Olympics to go ahead despite warnings it will mean avoidable births of malformed babies
A health expert has called for the event to be moved or postponed because of the virus.
Love and kisses for Noonan who likens Fianna Fáil to 'Comical Ali as the tanks roll in'
Michael Noonan got two standing ovations from party members.
# Health Warning
Leo Varadkar has a plan to put calorie counts on beer bottles
Five new health warnings are to appear on every alcohol product under proposed new rules.
# danger
There are dangerous ecstasy tablets with a 'UPS' logo in circulation
A public health warning has been issued over the tablets.
# Health Warning
Is it time for an independent doctor to rule on GAA concussion cases?
Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea thinks it could be time for that introduction.
# Smoking
Smokers' group slams introduction of graphic health warnings
Forest Eirean said smokers already know the health risks and the warnings are “unnecessarily intrusive” and “gratuitously offensive”.
# nuts to that
Very Important Halloween Warning of the Day
These monkey nuts have a crucial message for you.
# warning
Parents warned not to let children swallow magnets
Two recent cases in the UK have led to a letter of warning being published in the medical journal The Lancet.
# Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis case confirmed at Griffith College in Dublin
One case of TB has been confirmed at the Dublin 8 campus.
# Energy Drinks
Energy drinks linked to seizures, cardiac abnormalities and mood swings: report
A new study warns that energy drinks should be avoided by children with heart problems, diabetes and ADHD – as they could lead to palpitations, seizures, cardiac abnormalities and mood swings.
# Parenting
Warning! Parents at large...
Sound advice released on protecting children from disease and road accidents – but are parents worrying about all the wrong dangers?