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# health - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

6,666 abortions carried out last year under laws enacted after repeal of Eighth Amendment

These are the first official figures published since Ireland’s liberalised abortion laws came into effect from 1 January 2019.

# health - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Heart attack patients taking 18 hours longer to present at hospital during lockdown

Experts say fear of Covid-19 is keeping patients away from hospitals despite the higher risk of cardiac death.

Wellness Wednesday: True body confidence is not about diet and exercise, it's about loving yourself

Cliona Byrne, a body confidence coach talks about cultivating a healthy relationships with our bodies, especially as we come out of confinement.

# health - Friday 19 June, 2020

Medics call for DIY warning after hospital sees ladder-related injuries triple during Covid lockdown

The recommendation was made as part of a new study by Irish researchers.

# health - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Coronavirus: One death and eight new cases confirmed in Ireland

The Department of Health announced the latest figures this evening.

# health - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Coronavirus: 5 deaths and 46 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released this evening.

# health - Thursday 11 June, 2020

375 women travelled from Ireland to UK for abortions in 2019 - an 87% decrease on 2018

More than 1,000 females travelled from Northern Ireland to England or Wales for an abortion last year.

# health - Friday 29 May, 2020

From The42 Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers reveals he and wife had coronavirus Health

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers reveals he and wife had coronavirus

The Foxes manager was ill in March and April.

# health - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Covid-19: Concerns over testing in mental health facilities as new cases fall

There were 125 suspected or confirmed cases relating to residents and staff as of last Friday.

# health - Sunday 24 May, 2020

'Should I wear a plaque saying I have a disability?': The reality of life with sight loss during a pandemic

Golf champion Carol Brill said daily tasks can be “very, very stressful” for people with sight and hearing loss.

# health - Friday 22 May, 2020

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year

The average number of daily ED attendances at the end of March was approximately half what it was at the beginning of March.

# health - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Sale of menthol cigarettes banned in Ireland from today

A European Court of Justice ruling four years ago declared that the flavouring is used to increase the attractiveness of cigarettes.

# health - Sunday 17 May, 2020

HSE chief Paul Reid 'reassured' that 244 Covid-19 cases at Mater hospital were reported legally

The official publication of the cases dating back to mid-March was delayed until this week.

# health - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 426 new cases confirmed in Ireland

NPHET met today to finalise its advice to government on easing restrictions from next Monday.

# health - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Children 'not significantly contributing' to spread of Covid-19 at home or in schools

The Health Information and Quality Authority has published findings about the spread of coronavirus.

# health - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 236 new cases in Ireland confirmed

There have been 1,458 deaths related to Covid-19 here to date and 22,996 confirmed cases.

# health - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 18 deaths and 219 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The figures were announced by the Department of Health this evening.

# health - Friday 8 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 27 deaths and 156 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The figures were announced at a briefing by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

# health - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Backpain, posture and remote working - some tips to help (and how the ironing board can come in handy)

Dr Lawrence Woods offers some help to those working remotely and suffering back pain.

# health - Monday 4 May, 2020

GPs urge patients to get persistent symptoms checked, and fear a 'tsunami' of non-Covid-19 illnesses

If you have a chest pain or a lump on your breast, call your GP for a phone consultation.

# health - Friday 1 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 34 deaths and 221 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The Department of Health has provided an update on the outbreak in Ireland.

# health - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Covid-19 testing: How has Ireland performed and what level do tests need to be at for restrictions to be lifted?

The Government has said that testing is key to gradually return to normal.

# health - Monday 27 April, 2020

'It's down to the wire': Decision on whether Covid-19 restrictions will be eased on 5 May not made yet

The Chief Medical Officer has expressed concern that rates of improvement on key indicators of the disease have slowed.

Consultant says private hospital contract is ‘a bad deal’ for taxpayers

Last month the government reached an agreement with private hospitals to use all of their facilities during the Covid-19 crisis.

# health - Friday 24 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 37 deaths, a further 185 'probable deaths' and 577 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials are giving an update this evening on the outbreak in Ireland.

# health - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

CMO says it's 'perfectly appropriate' for GPs to conduct nursing home consultations over phone

Private nursing homes have reported they are struggling to get on-site visits from GPs.

# health - Monday 20 April, 2020

Doctor resigns from Irish Medical Council after criticising 'mismanagement' of Covid-19 outbreak

Dr Marcus de Brun, a GP based in Rush, Co Dublin has said there was “poor consideration” of nursing home residents.

# health - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'It's in a plateau position': People with Covid-19 now infecting less than one person

Professor Philip Nolan has said that any loosening of restrictions must be approached “exceptionally carefully”.

The Explainer: What is the current thinking - in Ireland and abroad - about wearing masks?

Should you wear one? And if you do, what’s the best way of wearing one?

# health - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

FF-FG framework doc for the next government is out, here's what's in it

The document will soon be given to smaller parties in a bid to convince them to join a coalition government.

# health - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 36 more deaths and 345 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released at a Department of Health briefing this evening.

# health - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Covid-19: The race is on to create the world's first ever coronavirus vaccine

A candidate vaccine was developed for SARS but it never went to market.

# health - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 325 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials released the latest figures this evening.

'Immediate family members' can attend funerals to a maximum of 10 people, says government

Updated advice from the HSE will be published shortly, the government said.

Abortion on request is legal in Northern Ireland from today but women will still have to wait

A medical professional can terminate a pregnancy when it has not exceeded 12 weeks with no extra legal conditions.

# health - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

People advised not to make changes to health insurance as Covid-19 deal is arranged with private hospitals

Private hospitals will act as part of the public health system for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, but the exact details are yet to be confirmed.

# health - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic

The State will take control of all private hospital facilities.

# health - Saturday 21 March, 2020

From The42 'I moved out as I didn't want to put my parents at increased risk' Covid-19

'I moved out as I didn't want to put my parents at increased risk'

Limerick joint football captain Donal O’Sullivan on working as a doctor during the Covid-19 crisis.

# health - Friday 20 March, 2020

'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.

# health - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

HSE looks at using naval ships as it scales up coronavirus testing across the country

Officials have asked people to be patient as they work through the backlog and roll out additional resources.

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