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# health - Yesterday’s News

Over 60% acute hospitals operating at unsafe bed occupancy levels
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Over 60% acute hospitals operating at unsafe bed occupancy levels

5 hours ago 5,744 Views 8 Comments

Five hospitals had an average monthly bed occupancy of 100% or more from January to March 2022.

EU reviewing smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

EU reviewing smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox

9 hours ago 3,714 Views 7 Comments

Monkeypox is related to smallpox, but has far less severe symptoms.

Coeliac diets can cost nearly €1,000 more per year, research finds
# Bread And Butter Issues
# Bread And Butter Issues

Coeliac diets can cost nearly €1,000 more per year, research finds

9 hours ago 9,065 Views 25 Comments

The report from Safefood also found that coeliacs spend several hundreds euro more on healthcare every year.

# health - Monday 27 June, 2022

Poll: Do you exercise when you’re on holiday?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you exercise when you’re on holiday?

Mon 12:50 PM 32,326 Views 34 Comments

People were seen jogging at Glastonbury festival in recent days.

# health - Sunday 26 June, 2022

Secrecy, shame, and getting help: Men and eating disorders in Ireland
# Health
# Health

Secrecy, shame, and getting help: Men and eating disorders in Ireland

Sun 12:05 AM 14,384 Views 10 Comments

Psychologists and men who have had eating disorders explain the warning signs and what can be done to treat EDs.

# health - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Austria to scrap controversial mandatory Covid vaccination
# Change Of Mind
# Change Of Mind

Austria to scrap controversial mandatory Covid vaccination

Thu 3:24 PM 7,312 Views 2 Comments

Current official figures show that 62% of the Austrian population currently have a valid vaccination certificate.

# health - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

HSE's highest-paid staff member last year earned over €750,000
# Mega Bucks
# Mega Bucks

HSE's highest-paid staff member last year earned over €750,000

Jun 21st 2022, 12:58 PM 40,532 Views 66 Comments

Six individuals had total earnings from salary and allowances of over €500,000 in 2021.

Researchers call for action to address health inequalities in light of cost of living crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Researchers call for action to address health inequalities in light of cost of living crisis

Jun 21st 2022, 6:00 AM 3,961 Views 0 Comments

Health experts from three universities have said that the cost of living crisis, will disproportionately affect the health of the most vulnerable people in Ireland.

# health - Monday 20 June, 2022

Tánaiste says he does not think new restrictions will be needed to tackle summer Covid wave
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Tánaiste says he does not think new restrictions will be needed to tackle summer Covid wave

Updated Jun 20th 2022, 4:47 PM 24,673 Views 20 Comments

There are some 606 patients in hospital with Covid.

# health - Friday 17 June, 2022

CMO warns of 'increased pressure on hospital system' if Covid-19 cases continue to rise
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

CMO warns of 'increased pressure on hospital system' if Covid-19 cases continue to rise

Jun 17th 2022, 7:28 PM 36,305 Views 19 Comments

As of this morning, there were 508 patients in hospital with the virus.

6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital have received specialist care since 2018
# HSE
# HSE

6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital have received specialist care since 2018

Jun 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,415 Views 0 Comments

46 patients have received treatment in the dedicated eating disorder service at St Vincent’s University Hospital in the last five years.

# health - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Tánaiste says Government has not sanctioned the closure of Navan emergency department
# HSE
# HSE

Tánaiste says Government has not sanctioned the closure of Navan emergency department

Updated Jun 14th 2022, 2:00 PM 9,164 Views 17 Comments

The Health Minister said several issues must be addressed before any transition can take place, including capacity at other hospitals.

# health - Monday 13 June, 2022

Junior doctors vote 'overwhelmingly' in favour of industrial action over working conditions
# IMO
# IMO

Junior doctors vote 'overwhelmingly' in favour of industrial action over working conditions

Jun 13th 2022, 2:38 PM 9,634 Views 20 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation said it will now seek “urgent negotiations” with the Department of Health and HSE on the matter.

# health - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

More than 1,000 monkeypox cases reported globally, says WHO
# Virus
# Virus

More than 1,000 monkeypox cases reported globally, says WHO

Jun 8th 2022, 9:44 PM 7,808 Views 0 Comments

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said it has been notified of seven confirmed cases of monkeypox in Ireland.

Report finds one in three young drinkers in Ireland have an alcohol use disorder
# Health Research Board
# Health Research Board

Report finds one in three young drinkers in Ireland have an alcohol use disorder

Jun 8th 2022, 12:05 AM 26,923 Views 40 Comments

The number of young people abstaining from alcohol has increased from 11% in 2002 to 26% in 2019.

# health - Friday 3 June, 2022

'At this stage, it is a crisis': Children still left waiting for public disability services
# Delayed Delivery
# Delayed Delivery

'At this stage, it is a crisis': Children still left waiting for public disability services

Jun 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 10,673 Views 10 Comments
  • Staff vacancies in Child Disability Network Teams as high as 88% in one locality, reports Orla Dwyer.
  • "Everything is a fight," say parents who report poor communication from teams.
  • Therapist vacancies are highest, leaving children without services.

# health - Thursday 2 June, 2022

HSE 'still in process of identifying' health workers eligible for €1,000 pandemic bonus payment
# Covid Bonus
# Covid Bonus

HSE 'still in process of identifying' health workers eligible for €1,000 pandemic bonus payment

Jun 2nd 2022, 6:00 AM 20,148 Views 25 Comments

The payment of the bonus was due to begin in April.

# health - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Survey shows 1 in 10 people in Ireland blamed Covid-19 symptoms on 5G radiation
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Survey shows 1 in 10 people in Ireland blamed Covid-19 symptoms on 5G radiation

Jun 1st 2022, 11:02 AM 16,746 Views 52 Comments

Young people, religious people, and those with fewer educational qualifications were the most likely to believe this.

# health - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Monkeypox outbreak ‘could amplify’ during festival season, says World Health Organization
# Transmission
# Transmission

Monkeypox outbreak ‘could amplify’ during festival season, says World Health Organization

May 31st 2022, 5:20 PM 18,482 Views 16 Comments

Evidence suggests the current outbreak could have started in Europe in mid-April.

Explainer: What to know about monkeypox now that two cases have been detected in Ireland
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Explainer: What to know about monkeypox now that two cases have been detected in Ireland

Updated May 31st 2022, 7:25 AM 27,256 Views 14 Comments

People shouldn’t be “panicking” about monkeypox, a virologist has said.

# health - Monday 30 May, 2022

Cancer patients advised not to ignore weight loss during treatment
# Cancer Care
# Cancer Care

Cancer patients advised not to ignore weight loss during treatment

May 30th 2022, 7:00 AM 25,576 Views 5 Comments

A survey has shown that many people are not clear on the importance of nutritional care during cancer care.

# health - Saturday 28 May, 2022

'Will we leave people behind or not?': How climate change is likely to impact people's health in Ireland
# Impact
# Impact

'Will we leave people behind or not?': How climate change is likely to impact people's health in Ireland

May 28th 2022, 1:00 PM 6,457 Views 1 Comment

Ireland has been shielded so far from the worst effects of the climate crisis, but there are still warning signs ahead.

Woman whose daughter was put on 249-week hospital waiting list 'thought figure was a typo'
# Tullamore
# Tullamore

Woman whose daughter was put on 249-week hospital waiting list 'thought figure was a typo'

May 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 45,435 Views 47 Comments

A letter seen by The Journal states the waiting list for Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore is “in excess of 249 weeks”.

# health - Thursday 26 May, 2022

'Outrageous': Over 75s face average wait of 20 hours in some Emergency Departments
# PAC
# PAC

'Outrageous': Over 75s face average wait of 20 hours in some Emergency Departments

Updated May 26th 2022, 8:39 PM 25,206 Views 56 Comments

PAC Chair Brian Stanley said wait times in emergency departments is an intolerable situation in a well funded health system.

# health - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful

Updated May 24th 2022, 9:50 AM 16,380 Views 14 Comments

As medical scientists’ industrial action escalates, the TD says it’s time for pay parity for these frontline workers.

Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis
# State Of Emergency
# State Of Emergency

Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis

May 24th 2022, 12:04 AM 12,360 Views 14 Comments
  • Inpatient bed numbers among lowest in EU and nowhere near demand predicted by capacity reviews
  • Maria Delaney of investigative platform Noteworthy examines why despite overcrowding constantly being reported, hundreds of people continue to die
  • Full capacity protocol activated weekly at University Hospital Limerick, often resulting in cancelled ops

# health - Monday 23 May, 2022

Monkeypox: ECDC says risk to wider population is 'low' but that countries should prepare
# Risk Assessment
# Risk Assessment

Monkeypox: ECDC says risk to wider population is 'low' but that countries should prepare

Updated May 23rd 2022, 3:45 PM 42,290 Views 41 Comments

As of Saturday, there were 92 confirmed cases of the disease in countries where monkeypox is not endemic.

# health - Saturday 21 May, 2022

Catchup programme for HPV vaccine receives approval
# HPV
# HPV

Catchup programme for HPV vaccine receives approval

May 21st 2022, 3:58 PM 10,085 Views 2 Comments

It will be available to women up to the age of 25 years who have left secondary school and who did not receive it previously.

FactCheck: Is 10% of Ireland's healthcare budget spent on diabetes?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

FactCheck: Is 10% of Ireland's healthcare budget spent on diabetes?

May 21st 2022, 8:00 AM 17,973 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been made by government ministers and the HSE itself.

# health - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Rare monkeypox outbreaks detected in Europe and North America
# Health
# Health

Rare monkeypox outbreaks detected in Europe and North America

May 19th 2022, 7:44 AM 25,611 Views 27 Comments

Britain has confirmed nine cases of the virus since 6 May, and the United States verified its first on Wednesday.

# health - Sunday 15 May, 2022

'No good reason given' as to why NMH could not be transferred to state, says Cullinane
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

'No good reason given' as to why NMH could not be transferred to state, says Cullinane

May 15th 2022, 3:43 PM 13,466 Views 40 Comments

Ministers are set to make a final decision on relocating the National Maternity Hospital on Tuesday, following intense scrutiny over the terms of the arrangement with St Vincent’s Healthcare Group.

# health - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Two more monkeypox cases confirmed in England
# Health
# Health

Two more monkeypox cases confirmed in England

May 14th 2022, 3:45 PM 67,042 Views 14 Comments

The cases are not linked to a previously confirmed case in England announced on 7 May.

# health - Friday 13 May, 2022

Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'
# Research
# Research

Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'

May 13th 2022, 10:53 AM 11,630 Views 5 Comments

University of Aberdeen researchers looked at more than 151,000 pregnancies over a 30-year period.

# health - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Child being treated for acute form of hepatitis has died, HSE says
# Hepatitis
# Hepatitis

Child being treated for acute form of hepatitis has died, HSE says

May 12th 2022, 10:24 AM 17,930 Views 2 Comments

A second child being treated for the same illness has received a liver transplant.

# health - Monday 9 May, 2022

Fewer than one in three patients admitted to wards within HSE target of six hours
# Health
# Health

Fewer than one in three patients admitted to wards within HSE target of six hours

May 9th 2022, 3:25 PM 7,846 Views 13 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly launched the survey’s results today.

# health - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

'A tenner a year lease': Martin says maternity hospital will effectively be in public ownership
# Health
# Health

'A tenner a year lease': Martin says maternity hospital will effectively be in public ownership

Updated May 4th 2022, 8:10 PM 33,639 Views 75 Comments
  • The Oireachtas Health Committee is set to interrogate the plans before the matter goes back to Cabinet in two weeks' time.
  • Minister Catherine Martin has described this as "a valuable process".
  • Minister Simon Harris says there was agreement across the three government parties, and all genders, to delay a decision.

# health - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns

May 3rd 2022, 1:25 PM 15,138 Views 15 Comments

Obesity rates in the region have ballooned by 138% in the past five decades.

# health - Friday 22 April, 2022

Top civil servant says he had 'no involvement' in detailed arrangements of Dr Holohan's move
# Civil Service
# Civil Service

Top civil servant says he had 'no involvement' in detailed arrangements of Dr Holohan's move

Apr 22nd 2022, 4:26 PM 28,019 Views 13 Comments

Holohan announced earlier this month that he would not be taking up a Trinity College role due to the controversy over his secondment.

# health - Sunday 3 April, 2022

Opinion: 'At 27, with no children, cystic fibrosis and now cervical cancer - my world crumbled'
# 65 Roses Day
# 65 Roses Day

Opinion: 'At 27, with no children, cystic fibrosis and now cervical cancer - my world crumbled'

Apr 3rd 2022, 8:30 AM 51,860 Views 9 Comments

Aoife Rafter details how her CF and a cancer diagnosis have brought her to a place of gratitude and resilience.

# health - Friday 1 April, 2022

Dublin ambulance crisis: Covid surge and non-emergency calls bringing system to standstill
# Pressure
# Pressure

Dublin ambulance crisis: Covid surge and non-emergency calls bringing system to standstill

Apr 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 17,919 Views 31 Comments
  • Dublin's ambulance service is being stretched to capacity, writes Garreth MacNamee.
  • A surge in Covid cases has resulted in extra pressure on the system as more paramedics contract the disease.
  • Non-emergency calls are also taking up precious resources.
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