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#Health

# health - Today’s News

Own a dog? You may have a healthier heart as a result

Truly, human’s best friend.

# health - Monday 19 August, 2019

Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block Wbs

Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block

A total of 42 schools built by WBS were inspected over concerns about structural problems.

# health - Monday 12 August, 2019

New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer HPV

New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer

Some 99% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV.

# health - Monday 5 August, 2019

'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten

The HSE said it is working to implement guidelines in hospitals to address food waste.

# health - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

INMO reveals 'worst ever' July for Emergency Department as 9,439 waited for a bed

Among the 9,439 patients were 45 children.

# health - Monday 29 July, 2019

The Taoiseach says he's eating less red meat to stay healthy - but is it healthier to do that?

“Some people say that meat is the new tobacco, and that’s absolutely not true,” says Dr Robert O’Connor of the Irish Cancer Society.

# health - Sunday 28 July, 2019

'There's a perception that the treatment for hepatitis C is very bad - that’s gone now'

The new treatment for hepatitis C costs €50,000, but the HSE has negotiated a deal so that it comes for free.

# health - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Two men begin 10,000 mile car journey to raise funds for Pádraig Schaler's brain injury treatment

Pádraig was left needing intensive care after he was knocked off his bike in 2013.

# health - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas

Harris described today’s announcement as the biggest restructuring of the HSE in 15 years .

# health - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Vincent Lambert, man at centre of contentious right-to-die case in France, passes away

He died more than a decade after an accident that left him with severe brain damage.

# health - Monday 8 July, 2019

Benzodiazepine use in Irish over 65s is higher than international average

Benzodiazepine medicine use in women over 65 years is 40% higher than in men, finds a new report.

A patient's chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke can vary depending on what hospital they attend

The report notes that the mortality rate for heart attack and stroke has continued to decrease year-on-year for the past 10 years.

# health - Friday 5 July, 2019

State pathologists observed 'multiple bodies' on trolleys at Waterford mortuary over 'years'

Controversy about conditions at the mortuary first arose earlier this year.

# health - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Scally: Price for cervical screening tender 'became a much more important factor' than quality

Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly described the situation as “screening on the cheap”.

# health - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Support staff strike: HSE says situation at hospitals 'challenging' as further talks planned

The issue centres on a dispute over pay increases.

# health - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'We're the people behind the scenes never taken into account': Healthcare workers on why they're prepared to strike

A strike to be held today was called off yesterday evening.

# health - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Alcohol sales in Scotland drop to lowest-ever level following introduction of new pricing laws

Minimum unit pricing laws were introduced in May 2018.

# health - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Vaginal mesh implants: Women complain of delay in aftercare for severe complications

These surgeries have been suspended until recommendations made by the Chief Medical Officer are implemented.

# health - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda as outbreak crosses the border

The fatalities have prompted World Health Organization officials to prepare an emergency meeting.

# health - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Construction has started on the building frame of the National Children's Hospital

The hospital board will appear before an Oireachtas committee today.

# health - Saturday 8 June, 2019

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated

The facility faces closure if improvements are not made within six months.

# health - Monday 3 June, 2019

Ministers considering alternative approaches to dealing with drug possession for personal use

A working group was set up last year to consider issues such as the possession of drugs for personal use, and to review other jurisdictions’ drug laws.

# health - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Ailbhe Smyth: Why Irish activists are going to continue their campaign for abortion rights

We spoke to the former director of the Together for Yes campaign one year on from the Eighth Amendment being repealed.

'It's taking time': Together for Yes to continue campaigning one year on from result of repeal vote

Sunday marks one year since the result of the 8th amendment referendum was announced.

Minister for Health to investigate reports of private entrance to National Children's Hospital

It emerged this month that the facility will be built to honour a 2008 contract with consultants.

# health - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

HSE to spend up to €60k on abortion in Ireland research study

Abortion services were introduced in Ireland earlier this year.

# health - Monday 20 May, 2019

Clinical trials involving Irish patients 'saved the health service €13m' over two years

A new report published today is calling for a scaling-up of clinical research infrastructure in Ireland.

Doctors want cannabis risks highlighted, but campaigners says debate is conflating medicinal and recreational use

Medical experts said the government was ‘sleepwalking’ its way into supporting cannabis use in Ireland.

HSE issues tender for construction of new mortuary at University Hospital Waterford

It follows the suspension of mortuary services at the facility earlier this month.

# health - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated'

An external review is due to be carried out into the circumstances around the abortion.

# health - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

'Unfair' language in nursing home contracts led residents into terms they would never agree to

The CCPC has published new guidelines for the sector today.

# health - Friday 3 May, 2019

'End of HIV pandemic' in sight after medicine makes virus 'untransmittable' between sexual partners

The virus remains one of the world’s biggest health problems.

# health - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Nurses and midwives vote to accept deal to end industrial dispute

Members of the INMO voted 62% in favour of accepting the proposals.

# health - Monday 29 April, 2019

'Serious questions raised': Waterford hospital says it has not received any complaints about mortuary

There have been calls for hospital management to appear before the Oireachtas Health Committee “as a matter of urgency”.

# health - Friday 26 April, 2019

Bodies at University Hospital Waterford to be stored in mobile refrigeration unit

Concerns had been raised about dead bodies being left on trolleys in the corridors of the hospital’s mortuary.

Meningitis C vaccination rates of 'critical concern' as anti-vax sentiment pushes take-up rates below targets

Targets for immunisation were over 20% below what they were supposed to be in some parts of the country.

# health - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Irish measles cases rise over 200% as experts blame increase on misinformation about MMR vaccine

A new report has revealed that global rates of the disease are on the rise.

# health - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

'Time to act': HIQA report finds PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates would be cheaper and more effective

A draft report on the introduction of the programme was published today.

# health - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Opinion: 'Big businesses will cry wolf and fire accusations of nanny-statism at any public health intervention'

But education and individual agency cannot help people to ‘do the right thing’ when it comes to their health, writes Maebh Ní Fhallúin.

# health - Monday 15 April, 2019

Two-tier drug access a 'real issue' for equity says head of HSE's drug-review centre

VHI recently offered its members access to new cancer drugs not currently available to all HSE patients.

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