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# health - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Minister hopeful of bigger crowds returning for sporting events From The42

Minister hopeful of bigger crowds returning for sporting events

Jan 18th 2022, 4:17 PM 10,791 Views 9 Comments

Stephen Donnelly was speaking ahead of NPHET’s meeting on Thursday.

# health - Monday 17 January, 2022

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services
# Crisis Pregnancy
# Crisis Pregnancy

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services

Jan 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 55,495 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of unregulated crisis pregnancy services present themselves as unbiased but have an anti-abortion stance
  • The HSE said such services may try to frighten women and refuse to give them information about abortion services
  • Women who have inadvertently engaged with these groups have found the experience "extremely distressing", Órla Ryan reports

# health - Friday 14 January, 2022

Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19

Jan 14th 2022, 12:05 AM 78,104 Views 104 Comments
  • Almost 300 staff were considered 'at risk' to patients because of their vaccine status last November, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Nurses, healthcare assistants, therapists and a non-consultant hospital doctor among those unvaccinated.
  • Mandatory vaccination is not currently Government policy and the HSE redeploys staff it deems to be at risk to patients.

# health - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Covid placentitis: Four more stillbirths and two babies' deaths reported in Ireland
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Covid placentitis: Four more stillbirths and two babies' deaths reported in Ireland

Jan 13th 2022, 2:16 PM 44,024 Views 24 Comments

The deaths occurred from October to December 2021.

# health - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Leas Ceann Comhairle concerned about govt 'lack of accountability' on Covid heading into 2022
# Interview
# Interview

Leas Ceann Comhairle concerned about govt 'lack of accountability' on Covid heading into 2022

Jan 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 35,370 Views 25 Comments

Connolly says she is concerned about democracy and the lack of oversight of ‘draconian’ laws being rolled over into next year.

# health - Saturday 1 January, 2022

Opinion: Five a day will keep the doctors away, or will they?
# More Greens
# More Greens

Opinion: Five a day will keep the doctors away, or will they?

Jan 1st 2022, 7:30 AM 30,048 Views 12 Comments

Chartered Psychologist Dr Jolanta Burke looks at the five-a-day advice and wonders if we’re getting enough nutrition.

# health - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

United's Lindelof hoping for swift return after positive Covid test amid difficult December
# Get Well Soon
From The42
# Get Well Soon

United's Lindelof hoping for swift return after positive Covid test amid difficult December

Dec 29th 2021, 6:27 PM 4,398 Views 4 Comments

The Swede struggled with breathing difficulties at Norwich and has now contracted coronavirus.

# health - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Opinion: This year, let go of the 'perfect Christmas' and choose self-compassion
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: This year, let go of the 'perfect Christmas' and choose self-compassion

Dec 22nd 2021, 7:00 PM 19,726 Views 6 Comments

Two chartered psychologists offer some helpful advice to help you avoid letting Christmas get you down this year.

# health - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Three elective hospitals to be developed in Cork, Galway and Dublin to help tackle waiting lists
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

Three elective hospitals to be developed in Cork, Galway and Dublin to help tackle waiting lists

Dec 21st 2021, 7:39 PM 33,577 Views 27 Comments

It is estimated that they will cater for up to 940,000 planned procedures and operations every year.

# health - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Tallaght services seeing crisis in community over crack cocaine, TDs told
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Tallaght services seeing crisis in community over crack cocaine, TDs told

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 10:51 AM 27,666 Views 30 Comments

The Tallaght Drugs and Alcohol Task Force appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Health today.

# health - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Healthcare worker absences due to Covid-19 at highest level since January
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Healthcare worker absences due to Covid-19 at highest level since January

Nov 25th 2021, 3:45 PM 12,056 Views 15 Comments

The HSE’s Paul Reid said this afternoon that the healthcare system is “under very significant pressure”.

# health - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Opinion: 'My prostate cancer diagnosis whipped up an emotional whirlpool that spun me around'
# Movember
# Movember

Opinion: 'My prostate cancer diagnosis whipped up an emotional whirlpool that spun me around'

Nov 11th 2021, 2:00 PM 19,790 Views 9 Comments

As part of the Movember campaign, Stephen McIntyre shares his story of diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer.

# health - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Woman sues Kellogg for $5m, claiming there aren't enough strawberries in strawberry Pop-Tarts
# Food Fight
# Food Fight

Woman sues Kellogg for $5m, claiming there aren't enough strawberries in strawberry Pop-Tarts

Oct 26th 2021, 6:19 PM 53,483 Views 0 Comments

The woman has argued the snack contains more quantities of other fruits.

# health - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Highest number of patients on trolleys since start of the pandemic
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Highest number of patients on trolleys since start of the pandemic

Oct 12th 2021, 12:28 PM 11,660 Views 12 Comments

506 admitted patients were waiting for beds this morning.

# health - Monday 11 October, 2021

INMO members to protest outside Connolly Hospital today over continued unsafe working conditions
# On The Frontline
# On The Frontline

INMO members to protest outside Connolly Hospital today over continued unsafe working conditions

Oct 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,016 Views 9 Comments

The protest is due to take place at the main entrance of the hospital at 1pm today.

Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children

Oct 11th 2021, 12:01 AM 18,355 Views 0 Comments
  • In its latest in-depth investigation, Noteworthy delves into the uphill battle facing Traveller children and reveals a lack of targeted health actions
  • Reporters Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy examine numerous obstacles to children's health
  • The Traveller Health Action Plan to be published 'soon' but advocates frustrated it has taken over a decade

# health - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Health Minister Donnelly wants new Sláintecare consultants contract agreed ‘within weeks’
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

Health Minister Donnelly wants new Sláintecare consultants contract agreed ‘within weeks’

Oct 9th 2021, 6:06 PM 14,343 Views 24 Comments

Stephen Donnelly repeated his commitment to the Sláintecare programme, which has been hit by high-profile resignations in recent weeks.

# health - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Staff shortages force ICU nurses at St Vincent's Hospital to watch patients with baby monitor
# On The Frontline
# On The Frontline

Staff shortages force ICU nurses at St Vincent's Hospital to watch patients with baby monitor

Oct 7th 2021, 12:10 AM 70,652 Views 0 Comments
  • The ICU is at "breaking point" with a few "near misses" in recent months, Órla Ryan reports
  • Nurses say they have been forced to use a baby monitor to watch certain patients due to staff shortages
  • "The pandemic broke us ... It was horrendous, some of the shifts we put in were indescribable."

# health - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Explainer: What's happening with Covid vaccine trials for children under 12?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Explainer: What's happening with Covid vaccine trials for children under 12?

Sep 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 19,420 Views 26 Comments

The US may begin its rollout to younger children before the end of the year.

# health - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Increase in number of patients accidentally exposed to ionising radiation in hospitals
# HIQA
# HIQA

Increase in number of patients accidentally exposed to ionising radiation in hospitals

Sep 15th 2021, 10:50 AM 34,010 Views 5 Comments

The most common error reported to Hiqa in 2020 involved exposure to the wrong person.

# health - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds
# Women's Health Taskforce
# Women's Health Taskforce

Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds

Sep 14th 2021, 3:35 PM 17,380 Views 9 Comments

Over 270 women aged 18 to 80 participated in discussions for a report commissioned by a Department of Health taskforce.

# health - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

One of the top officials leading Sláintecare has quit
# Laura Magahy
# Laura Magahy

One of the top officials leading Sláintecare has quit

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 9:10 PM 44,355 Views 33 Comments

Laura Magahy was appointed executive director in July 2018.

# health - Thursday 26 August, 2021

Opinion: Your pelvic floor might have suffered in pregnancy but you can get help
# Urinary Incontinence
# Urinary Incontinence

Opinion: Your pelvic floor might have suffered in pregnancy but you can get help

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 11:10 AM 26,520 Views 3 Comments

Chartered Physiotherapist Aoife Ni Eochaidh says pregnancy often causes incontinence but help is at hand.

# health - Monday 23 August, 2021

832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports
# Back To School
# Back To School

832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports

Aug 23rd 2021, 8:50 AM 16,622 Views 69 Comments

More than 46,000 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in children and teenagers up to July.

# health - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value

Aug 18th 2021, 12:40 PM 15,733 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund had invested €66m in the private genetics company acquired in a deal announced yesterday.

# health - Thursday 29 July, 2021

People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends
# Hcv
# Hcv

People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends

Jul 29th 2021, 10:06 AM 133,212 Views 29 Comments

In Ireland, the prevalence of HCV infection is highest amongst those born during this period.

# health - Saturday 22 May, 2021

HSE making progress on restoring health systems, but disruption to continue next week
# Fraud
# Fraud

HSE making progress on restoring health systems, but disruption to continue next week

Updated May 22nd 2021, 6:25 PM 29,821 Views 32 Comments

Government ministers have met to review progress on Ireland’s response to the attack.

# health - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

'Vaccines alone cannot end this': TDs to hear how indoor ventilation is key to fighting spread of Covid-19
# Oireachtas Commitee
# Oireachtas Commitee

'Vaccines alone cannot end this': TDs to hear how indoor ventilation is key to fighting spread of Covid-19

May 19th 2021, 6:45 AM 28,614 Views 46 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee will discuss the issue today.

# health - Saturday 15 May, 2021

'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system

Updated May 15th 2021, 5:05 PM 98,257 Views 96 Comments
  • The Covid-19 vaccination programme continues as normal, but daily case numbers are not available
  • Thousands more appointments could be cancelled next week
  • A ransom has been sought but will not be paid

# health - Friday 14 May, 2021

HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?
# HSE
# HSE

HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?

May 14th 2021, 1:19 PM 21,781 Views 7 Comments

An IT shutdown has had an impact on wider operations today.

# health - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Poll: Should junk food ads be banned?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should junk food ads be banned?

May 13th 2021, 9:51 AM 31,022 Views 93 Comments

The UK is set to ban ads for junk food online and before 9pm on TV.

# health - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60
# Screening
# Screening

Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60

Apr 28th 2021, 9:00 PM 18,500 Views 12 Comments

Consultant Gastroenterologist Professor Pádraic Mac Mathuna is calling on those aged 60-69 to register for bowel screening.

# health - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Internal Department of Health review finds no evidence of 'secret dossiers' on children with autism
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

Internal Department of Health review finds no evidence of 'secret dossiers' on children with autism

Apr 21st 2021, 2:09 PM 9,029 Views 13 Comments

The department launched a fact-finding review following an RTÉ Prime Time broadcast this year.

# health - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

'I remember the first wave, ICU was suddenly full of 10 people with very low Vitamin D levels'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'I remember the first wave, ICU was suddenly full of 10 people with very low Vitamin D levels'

Apr 7th 2021, 12:52 PM 47,102 Views 75 Comments

An Oireachtas Committee is recommending that a campaign be launched to promote Vitamin D supplements.

# health - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services

Apr 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,797 Views 31 Comments

Ella Arensman has been appointed Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health.

# health - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Wider-scale retrospective contact tracing begins today - here's how it'll work
# Source Investigation
# Source Investigation

Wider-scale retrospective contact tracing begins today - here's how it'll work

Mar 31st 2021, 12:54 PM 14,077 Views 13 Comments

For the 20% of cases categorised as community transmission, additional questions will be asked about their movements over the previous seven days.

'The lack of medical support is a travesty': Trans people facing five-year healthcare waiting list
# National Gender Service
# National Gender Service

'The lack of medical support is a travesty': Trans people facing five-year healthcare waiting list

Mar 31st 2021, 6:00 AM 32,345 Views 0 Comments

On Transgender Day of Visibility, Teni CEO Éirénne Carroll talks to The Journal about access to healthcare in Ireland and worrying developments in the US.

# health - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Moderna launches Covid-19 vaccine trials to assess safety in children
# Health
# Health

Moderna launches Covid-19 vaccine trials to assess safety in children

Mar 16th 2021, 2:37 PM 8,632 Views 38 Comments

In Ireland, Moderna has made up a small proportion of the number of vaccines administered.

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,487 Views 29 Comments

The flu vaccine was free for children in Ireland for the first time in 2020.

# health - Monday 15 March, 2021

Opinion: 'Brain injury means recovery has become my life, I face new challenges every day'
# Health
# Health

Opinion: 'Brain injury means recovery has become my life, I face new challenges every day'

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,830 Views 20 Comments

Dr Rosie Mangan’s life changed after an accident in 2019. She says the postcode lottery system for neurology rehabilitation services must change.

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