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#Health

# health - Yesterday’s News

'He's gone and he needn't have been gone': Mick Wallace gives impassioned speech about suicide

Wexford, where the TD is from, has the highest suicide rate in the country.

# health - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Lynn Ruane: We must pioritise people's lives over pharmaceutical companies' profits

Pharmaceutical companies make obscene profits from life-saving drugs – we need to change the system to prioritise human life over profiteering, writes Lynn Ruane.

# health - Friday 7 December, 2018

Irish women report painful complications from controversial sterilisation implant

The device has not been distributed in Ireland since January 2014.

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year

Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU

There has been an increase in HPV uptake rates to 65% in 2018.

# health - Thursday 6 December, 2018

HSE wants to see patients as quickly as possible this winter - but admits it has no targets to do so

The executive published its €30m Winter Plan for 2018/19 today.

Simon Harris: 'This is the beginning of a new era for women’s health'

‘Change is coming,’ writes Health Minister Simon Harris following the passing of abortion legislation through the Dáil.

What is the psychological impact of Christmas?

‘Christmas affects the human mind in many ways, capable of stimulating joy, nostalgia, excitement, trepidation, and stress – occasionally all at the same time’, writes Professor Brian Hughes.

'Migrants are vital to the wellbeing of society': Study finds common myths about immigrants are false

The two-year research was published in the medical journal The Lancet.

# health - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

11 patients had their cancer diagnosis delayed and four have since died, Kerry review shows

The review looked at over 46,000 thousand individual images reported by a single consultant radiologist.

First baby born via uterus transplanted from dead donor

The baby girl was born in December 2017, The Lancet said.

# health - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'?

Yesterday it was described as political correctness “gone mad”, but did the HSE even say it?

# health - Monday 3 December, 2018

'If I didn't take part in a clinical trial, I would have died'

Patients in Ireland are being encouraged to ask their doctors about clinical trials.

# health - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Worst November on record for hospital overcrowding as 9,679 wait on trolleys

The INMO has attributed to problem to understaffing and low pay levels.

'There are a lot of questions to be answered': GPs group to meet to discuss concerns over abortion law

It is expected a landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil in coming weeks.

# health - Friday 30 November, 2018

# health - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer

She was given a terminal diagnosis at the start of this year and Phelan said the drug Pembro is allowing her to live with the disease.

# health - Monday 26 November, 2018

Hospital consultants threaten industrial action next year over unequal pay

Some consultants earn up to €55,000 a year less than some of their colleagues.

'Walking into a crisis': 61 psychiatrist posts are vacant around the country

Cork and Kerry are worst impacted.

# health - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Manning up to MS: My diagnosis awoke my inner strength

I was never an alpha male but since my diagnosis with MS, I’ve faced major challenges and now I feel equal to the men who inspire me, writes Keith Byrne,

Prostate cancer: 'If you are at risk, don't ignore it, go and talk about it and seek some advice'

3,474 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer annually.

# health - Saturday 24 November, 2018

'I thought I was too young for this': New health campaign aims to prevent 'silent killer' of over 50s

The Irish Heart Foundation say it’s crucial for those over 50 to regularly check their pulse.

# health - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

From The42 Ireland rugby captain Griffin passionate about using her leadership qualities to help others Healthy Body Healthy Mind This post contains videos

Ireland rugby captain Griffin passionate about using her leadership qualities to help others

The Munster and UL Bohemian flanker is on her way to earning qualifications in health and fitness thanks to the Goodbody Rugby Players Ireland Personal Development Bursary.

# health - Monday 19 November, 2018

Delayed discharges are leading to infections, falls and overcrowding

Families failing to engage with the Fair Deal Scheme is one of the reasons behind so-called ‘bed blockers’.

# health - Friday 16 November, 2018

Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland

The number of patients waiting more than 9 months for treatment has reduced by 38%.

# health - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Poll: Are 'no fry zones' around schools a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are 'no fry zones' around schools a good idea?

One in four children in Ireland is overweight or obese.

# health - Monday 12 November, 2018

Trinity College scientists discover major link between obesity and how the body fights cancer

Up to 50% of certain cancers are attributed to obesity.

Family believes woman who died after minor surgery would be alive if there was 'proper handover of care'

Susan McGee’s family has said an apology for her death “brings little consolation”.

HSE recruiting trainers who will teach staff how to communicate with patients when things go wrong

‘Open disclosure’ made headlines in recent months due to the CervicalCheck controversy.

# health - Sunday 11 November, 2018

500,000 people in Ireland have this condition, but half don't even realise

COPD, more commonly known as bronchitis or emphysema, is primarily caused by smoking.

# health - Friday 9 November, 2018

Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF First Lady This post contains videos

Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF

The former first lady says women need to be open with other about their bodies.

# health - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Harris on the defensive after judge criticises doctor recruitment process

“I note that the interview panel described the respondent as ‘eager to work and learn’. But learn at whose expense?” the judge said.

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study Bmj

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study

Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.

# health - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Varadkar doubles down on comments about medics not taking holidays over new year period

The Taoiseach said he didn’t understand why the comments were deemed controversial, as services must attempt to meet demand.

# health - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons

The Health Minister also said he wants the Bill to be inclusive of members of the trans community.

# health - Sunday 4 November, 2018

'I was told I had cancer and would never walk again - I'm doing a 5k this week'

“I knew if I continued I could get this broken body to move again.”

New study suggests that diabetes medicine could be used to reduce effects of Alzheimer's disease

It’s believed that targeting the brain’s capillary system could have beneficial effects for Alzheimer’s patients.

Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy'

The Health Minister has been defended by Charlie Flanagan, who said Tony O’Brien had “a pretty rapid fall from grace”.

# health - Saturday 3 November, 2018

More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments

The HSE figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s mental health spokesperson James Browne.

Scientists identify potential antidote to paralysis-inducing toxin that causes botulism Npp

Scientists identify potential antidote to paralysis-inducing toxin that causes botulism

The neurotoxin is the most potent toxin known to exist and is considered a potential bioweapon.

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