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# health - Today’s News

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 - Yesterday’s News

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.

Patients seeking advice on Covid-19 from GPs will not have to pay

Private hospitals will need to give capacity to help the public service, said the minister.

# health - Monday 16 March, 2020

'It's all about assessing risk': How to protect yourself and family at home from the coronavirus

We look at the latest advice and speak to a virologist.

# health - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Taoiseach may seek special powers to close pubs and nightclubs over Covid-19

Images on social media showed busy pubs around the country last night despite recommendations against indoor gatherings.

# health - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Opinion: As a Cystic Fibrosis patient, the coronavirus is a major worry for me

Benat Broderick writes about his concerns regarding Covid-19.

# health - Friday 13 March, 2020

'It's a matter of when we health workers get this coronavirus, not if': Notes from a doctor at the frontline

Professor Rónán Collins says that he and his colleagues have accepted that they will most likely contract Covid-19

# health - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'

Neuro-rehabilitation services are needed by people living with MS, Parkinson’s disease and acquired brain injuries.

# health - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Q+A: Everything you need to know about the Covid-19 crisis and Ireland's response to it

There has been one confirmed case in the Republic of Ireland.

# health - Monday 2 March, 2020

'There is a lot of panic': Health officials meet parents of children who attend school shut over Covid-19 case

A school in Dublin today began a two-week closing period after a pupil was diagnosed with Covid-19.

# health - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Opinion: Why 'give up' for Lent? Better to set some solid goals

Lent may be the season of giving up, but a more positive approach would help you succeed, writes Barbara Edwards.

# health - Thursday 27 February, 2020

'No adverse events' found after review of children affected by scoliosis implant recall

Yesterday, Children’s Health Ireland said it would contact all parents of children affected by the recall.

# health - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Parents of children affected by scoliosis spinal rod recall to be contacted by surgeons in next 24 hours

Thirty-one such devices have been placed on the Irish market, sparking concern among many parents.

# health - Monday 24 February, 2020

Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'

Three people have died in Italy, which is experiencing Europe’s first major outbreak of the virus.

# health - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services

The absence of supports such as psychiatric intensive care units is impeding access to acute mental health beds, a new report has found.

# health - Thursday 6 February, 2020

HSE to spend up to half a million on STI home-testing pilot project

The HSE currently provides public STI services through clinics around the country.

# health - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Trinity students advised to cancel study trip to China amid coronavirus fears

A number of colleges have issued advice to their students.

Toddlers who view screens for over three hours a day are 'less physically active at age five'

That’s according to a new study carried out on 500 children.

Gluten-free snacks are 'not as healthy as many people think and most who buy them are not coeliac'

More than one in five people buy gluten-free foods, 92% of whom do not have a gluten-related disorder, according to new research.

# health - Monday 27 January, 2020

Parents of children in hospital losing over €600 income per week

Families can spend over €100 per day on costs associated with having a child in hospital, according to a survey released today.

# health - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

First case of new coronavirus on US soil after man returns from China

The man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to Wuhan in central China.

HSE offers free MMR shots to combat 'significant' rise in mumps

It follows a sharp increase in the number of cases of the illness last year.

FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?

Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.

# health - Monday 20 January, 2020

Opinion: It's hard enough living with MS without having to push for support

A new EU index shows Ireland lagging in its care of patients with MS, writes Lauren McCauley.

# health - Friday 17 January, 2020

Thai authorities detect second case of SARS-linked virus in elderly woman

The 74-year-old woman is being treated in hospital after arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year

Over 660 new patients contracted the antibiotic-resistant bowel bug CPE from January to November – with 13 outbreaks currently across the country.

# health - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'

A survey of over 15,500 schoolchildren in Ireland explored their relationship with alcohol, smoking, sex, food and exercise.

'Losing our measles-free status is a real threat': No drop off in measles rate after cases tripled in 2018

There were 80 reported measles cases in Ireland in 2019.

# health - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Vast majority of people support banning protests outside facilities that provide abortion services

Eight in 10 women and over seven in 10 men support the measure, according to a new opinion poll.

# health - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

From The42 Hanrahan in line to make return for Munster for massive Racing clash 10

Hanrahan in line to make return for Munster for massive Racing clash

The Kerry man’s fitness is vital with Joey Carbery and Tyler Bleyendaal out injured.

# health - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Lynn Ruane: My New Year gift to myself? Gratitude for my body

Being negative about my body is exhausting, so it’s time to stop, writes Lynn Ruane.

A healthy New Year recipe: One caramelised carrot soup, done 12 ways

Here’s an easy and adaptable recipe from Susan Jane White’s latest book, Clever Batch.

# health - Thursday 2 January, 2020

HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says

The government has repeatedly said a recruitment freeze is not in operation.

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