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# health - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Opinion: Covid-19 vaccine rollout may present future challenges for employers
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Opinion: Covid-19 vaccine rollout may present future challenges for employers

Thu 7:00 AM 79,234 Views 58 Comments

As vaccinations continue, employers need to consider the rights of employees when looking at the health of their teams and any return to the workplace writes Jason O’Sullivan.

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
# Spring 2021
# Spring 2021

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Thu 6:15 AM 16,922 Views 29 Comments

Affordable housing, scramblers, e-scooters and speedy trials – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

# health - Monday 4 January, 2021

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 6,110 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 6,110 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 7:23 PM 185,389 Views 450 Comments

New figures were revealed by health officials this evening.

# health - Thursday 31 December, 2020

'It's a huge comfort our daughter saved someone else's life': 190 organ transplants carried out this year
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

'It's a huge comfort our daughter saved someone else's life': 190 organ transplants carried out this year

Dec 31st 2020, 3:24 PM 19,064 Views 8 Comments

Ninety donors were involved in the process – 62 people who had died and 28 living donors.

Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says

Dec 31st 2020, 2:28 PM 10,395 Views 36 Comments

The organisation said hospital overcrowding is “unacceptable at the best of times, but it is doubly so when dealing with a contagious virus”.

Transgender healthcare report recommends all patients receive psychological support in Ireland, not UK
# Steering Committee
# Steering Committee

Transgender healthcare report recommends all patients receive psychological support in Ireland, not UK

Dec 31st 2020, 12:36 PM 15,050 Views 0 Comments

The long-awaited report has been published by the HSE after a number of delays.

# health - Monday 28 December, 2020

Leo Varadkar: Case for months of 'sustainable' Covid-19 restrictions while vulnerable are vaccinated
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Leo Varadkar: Case for months of 'sustainable' Covid-19 restrictions while vulnerable are vaccinated

Dec 28th 2020, 9:00 AM 97,103 Views 157 Comments

Varadkar also indicated that Level 5 will last beyond 12 January.

# health - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Coronavirus: Record 1,296 new cases confirmed in Ireland, along with six deaths
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Record 1,296 new cases confirmed in Ireland, along with six deaths

Dec 26th 2020, 3:57 PM 230,497 Views 305 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures today.

# health - Friday 25 December, 2020

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes
# Final Report
# Final Report

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes

Dec 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,672 Views 7 Comments

The minister has said survivors will be at the centre of the government’s approach after criticism of how it has handled the situation to date.

# health - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Consultant spine surgeon: Movement is key to avoiding back pain in the remote working era
# Opinion
# Opinion

Consultant spine surgeon: Movement is key to avoiding back pain in the remote working era

Dec 13th 2020, 7:30 AM 60,157 Views 8 Comments

Derek Cawley says the change in our work habits and bad home office setups have contributed greatly to an increase in back pain.

# health - Friday 11 December, 2020

No cases of flu recorded by HSE so far this winter
# Influenza
# Influenza

No cases of flu recorded by HSE so far this winter

Dec 11th 2020, 10:07 AM 62,168 Views 77 Comments

Two deaths and 107 new cases of the illness were reported in the same week last year.

# health - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Doctor who falsified records to blame midwife for stillbirth charged with professional misconduct
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Doctor who falsified records to blame midwife for stillbirth charged with professional misconduct

Dec 3rd 2020, 8:10 AM 44,161 Views 0 Comments

The doctor is suspended from practising in the Republic of Ireland.

# health - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published
# Health
# Health

Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published

Dec 2nd 2020, 2:14 PM 13,513 Views 0 Comments

The National Trans Healthcare Steering Committee has raised concerns about the status of the report.

# health - Monday 30 November, 2020

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January
# IMO
# IMO

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 10:38 PM 40,156 Views 42 Comments

The IMO has expressed disappointment at “no meaningful engagement” from the Department of Health for five months.

# health - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal
# 221 Plus Group
# 221 Plus Group

CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal

Nov 18th 2020, 10:47 PM 17,672 Views 22 Comments

The 221+ group wrote to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly today.

# health - Monday 16 November, 2020

Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January
# Covid19
# Covid19

Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January

Nov 16th 2020, 8:25 PM 51,928 Views 136 Comments

Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn said he thinks the majority of people will decide “it’s simply not worth it”.

# health - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Opinion: I was shamed for being diagnosed with Covid
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: I was shamed for being diagnosed with Covid

Nov 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 95,358 Views 34 Comments

Amy Donohoe was diagnosed with Covid-19 last month and found that the experience brought with it an unwelcome sense of shame.

# health - Friday 30 October, 2020

How can we avoid burnout through this strange winter?
# Health
# Health

How can we avoid burnout through this strange winter?

Oct 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,631 Views 14 Comments

Tracy Ward explains how burnout affects us – and what to do if we’re feeling it.

# health - Monday 26 October, 2020

Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find
# Silent Treatment
# Silent Treatment

Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find

Oct 26th 2020, 8:00 PM 21,407 Views 8 Comments

One mother, who has seen her daughter suffer, feels the Government and HSE are badly failing people with eating disorders.

# health - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'

Oct 21st 2020, 6:15 AM 13,125 Views 11 Comments

The INMO will appear at the Dáil’s health committee today.

# health - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears
# Health
# Health

Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears

Oct 18th 2020, 12:10 AM 33,719 Views 23 Comments

For years, cross-border healthcare has been slowly and tentatively developing. Now Brexit poses a threat.

# health - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier
# Supplies
# Supplies

Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier

Oct 15th 2020, 5:46 PM 26,291 Views 20 Comments

Pharmacists have said the uncertainty about deliveries and cancellation of appointments may undermine the vaccination programme.

# health - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Announcement expected as Cabinet meets to discuss possible Level 4 restrictions in border counties
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Announcement expected as Cabinet meets to discuss possible Level 4 restrictions in border counties

Updated Oct 14th 2020, 6:45 PM 97,673 Views 111 Comments

It follows a decision by the Stormont Executive to close schools for two weeks.

Warning that Republic will follow North's Covid-19 trend without 'radical' change in behaviours this week
# Covid19
# Covid19

Warning that Republic will follow North's Covid-19 trend without 'radical' change in behaviours this week

Oct 14th 2020, 9:29 AM 31,464 Views 92 Comments

Dr Mary Favier said the health service here faces a greater challenge due to resourcing deficiencies.

# health - Monday 12 October, 2020

Sexual abusers ‘going unchecked’ in Ireland's health service, report claims
# Dignity 4 Patients
# Dignity 4 Patients

Sexual abusers ‘going unchecked’ in Ireland's health service, report claims

Oct 12th 2020, 2:57 PM 17,563 Views 4 Comments

Dignity 4 Patients raised “grave concerns” ahead of the publications of its annual report tomorrow.

# health - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Extract: 'Running makes me feel alive, connected to the moment'
# Running
# Running

Extract: 'Running makes me feel alive, connected to the moment'

Oct 10th 2020, 6:00 PM 48,327 Views 19 Comments

Author of The Cow Book, John Connell shares his experience of one long and glorious run he had through a forest in Longford, in an extract from his new book.

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments
# HSE
# HSE

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments

Oct 10th 2020, 1:23 PM 28,671 Views 42 Comments

Out of 110,000 invitations, only 12,000 have come forward, according to CervicalCheck director.

# health - Friday 9 October, 2020

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget

Oct 9th 2020, 3:27 PM 21,523 Views 112 Comments

Sinn Féin said it would aim to spend €18.28 billion in total, €6.28 billion more than the government’s target.

# health - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

'We must not rob Peter to pay Paul': HSE to report back on late cancer diagnosis and outcomes
# Health
# Health

'We must not rob Peter to pay Paul': HSE to report back on late cancer diagnosis and outcomes

Oct 7th 2020, 8:40 PM 16,219 Views 24 Comments

The Taoiseach said the lockdown did impact on the non-Covid illness.

# health - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Three out of 10 cancers in Ireland are 'potentially preventable through lifestyle changes'
# National Cancer Registry
# National Cancer Registry

Three out of 10 cancers in Ireland are 'potentially preventable through lifestyle changes'

Oct 6th 2020, 12:32 PM 31,250 Views 11 Comments

That’s according to a new report published by the National Cancer Registry.

Ireland's public healthcare expenditure ranks ninth in Europe, ESRI report says
# Health
# Health

Ireland's public healthcare expenditure ranks ninth in Europe, ESRI report says

Oct 6th 2020, 6:20 AM 15,438 Views 26 Comments

The report author said Ireland’s HCE should not be “interpreted as a measure of hospital service expenditure”.

# health - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA

Oct 4th 2020, 1:00 AM 46,112 Views 33 Comments

Hospitals and universities across Ireland are collaborating with Genuity Science due to, experts say, lack of a public project or strategy.

Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'

Oct 4th 2020, 12:59 AM 579 Views 0 Comments

Expert familiar with such agreements cited issues with data access, exclusivity and intellectual property.

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership
# Noteworthy.ie
# Noteworthy.ie

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership

Oct 4th 2020, 12:58 AM 571 Views 0 Comments

Ireland still has a chance to take control of genomics research – if it follows this advice.

# health - Thursday 1 October, 2020

'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'

Oct 1st 2020, 11:16 AM 38,177 Views 53 Comments

SJOG currently provides intellectual disability and mental health services to over 8,000 people.

# health - Monday 28 September, 2020

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know

Sep 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 53,062 Views 27 Comments

“The flu vaccine is one of the safest vaccines we have, it’s one of the oldest vaccines we have,” a GP said.

# health - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Opinion: We cannot let concerns about cross-border shopping stop us controlling a minimum price of alcohol here
# Health
# Health

Opinion: We cannot let concerns about cross-border shopping stop us controlling a minimum price of alcohol here

Sep 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 23,810 Views 79 Comments

Eunan McKinney of Alcohol Action Ireland says public health demands the commencement of minimum unit pricing must proceed.

# health - Friday 25 September, 2020

Should Ireland be like Sweden or New Zealand? Experts disagree on the next steps in the pandemic
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Should Ireland be like Sweden or New Zealand? Experts disagree on the next steps in the pandemic

Sep 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 50,939 Views 90 Comments

What can Ireland learn from other countries as we enter the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic?

# health - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Public health officials renew appeal to reduce our contacts as 234 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed
# Covid19
# Covid19

Public health officials renew appeal to reduce our contacts as 234 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

Updated Sep 23rd 2020, 9:07 PM 167,439 Views 220 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

# health - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's second-most commonly used illicit drug
# Report
# Report

Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's second-most commonly used illicit drug

Sep 22nd 2020, 2:09 PM 25,050 Views 34 Comments

The findings were outlined in the EU’s drugs agency’s annual report today.

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