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# health - Tuesday 20 September, 2022

Pension age to stay at 66, but higher payments for those who continue to work
# Pension Age
# Pension Age

Pension age to stay at 66, but higher payments for those who continue to work

Updated Sep 20th 2022, 2:15 PM 65,933 Views 57 Comments

# health - Friday 9 September, 2022

Fine Gael think-in to focus on how the party can 'stand up for working people'
# FG Think-In
# FG Think-In

Fine Gael think-in to focus on how the party can 'stand up for working people'

Sep 9th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,143 Views 50 Comments

The party will gather in Kilkenny today to discuss income tax cuts, pension and social welfare hikes and public transport fares.

# health - Thursday 1 September, 2022

HPSC investigating child hepatitis cases with unknown causes
# Liver
# Liver

HPSC investigating child hepatitis cases with unknown causes

Sep 1st 2022, 5:42 PM 10,806 Views 3 Comments

Since October two of the 28 probable hepatitis cases have resulted in liver transplants and one child has died.

# health - Thursday 25 August, 2022

Monkeypox cases rise to 126 as new advice on vaccines could increase doses fivefold
# Health
# Health

Monkeypox cases rise to 126 as new advice on vaccines could increase doses fivefold

Updated Aug 25th 2022, 10:53 AM 15,142 Views 36 Comments

14 cases have been confirmed since the previous weekly report.

# health - Tuesday 16 August, 2022

Fianna Fáil TD calls for Robert Watt to be made boss of the HSE and the Dept of Health
# HEALTH OVERHAUL
# HEALTH OVERHAUL

Fianna Fáil TD calls for Robert Watt to be made boss of the HSE and the Dept of Health

Aug 16th 2022, 2:15 PM 32,332 Views 33 Comments

Barry Cowen believes it is time to share leadership between the two bodies.

Paul Reid to step down as HSE CEO in October - two months earlier than expected
# Moving On
# Moving On

Paul Reid to step down as HSE CEO in October - two months earlier than expected

Aug 16th 2022, 8:48 AM 31,774 Views 50 Comments

Reid was due to stay in the role until December.

# health - Saturday 6 August, 2022

Uptick in mumps in recent weeks as HSE advises MMR vaccine for anyone without two doses
# Infectious
# Infectious

Uptick in mumps in recent weeks as HSE advises MMR vaccine for anyone without two doses

Aug 6th 2022, 7:00 AM 10,227 Views 6 Comments

Of 46 cases this year so far, nearly one-third were notified in July.

# health - Thursday 4 August, 2022

Number of monkeypox cases in Ireland rises to 97
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Number of monkeypox cases in Ireland rises to 97

Updated Aug 4th 2022, 11:50 AM 14,847 Views 15 Comments

Most cases here are not linked to travel from countries where the virus is endemic.

# health - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Current Covid wave has peaked but hospital capacity remains under pressure, says CMO
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Current Covid wave has peaked but hospital capacity remains under pressure, says CMO

Jul 26th 2022, 3:56 PM 16,106 Views 17 Comments

46 Covid-19 related deaths were reported in the first 19 days of this month.

# health - Thursday 21 July, 2022

GP: Why are we waging a war on e-cigarettes when they help smokers quit?
# Vaping
# Vaping

GP: Why are we waging a war on e-cigarettes when they help smokers quit?

Jul 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 25,540 Views 96 Comments

Dr Garrett McGovern argues that banning e-cigarette flavours will increase smoking harm and death and will not protect young people.

Free contraception for women aged 17 to 25 to be rolled out by September
# Free Contraception
# Free Contraception

Free contraception for women aged 17 to 25 to be rolled out by September

Jul 21st 2022, 2:44 PM 18,763 Views 28 Comments

President Michael D Higgins signed the measures into law today.

# health - Monday 18 July, 2022

Oireachtas Health Committee seek age restrictions on e-cigarettes and ban on flavourings
# Vaping
# Vaping

Oireachtas Health Committee seek age restrictions on e-cigarettes and ban on flavourings

Jul 18th 2022, 12:09 PM 8,886 Views 35 Comments

The committee asked the Minister for Health to look at other countries where ages for vaping and smoking are 21.

# health - Thursday 14 July, 2022

1,500 surgeries expected for Irish patients at new Spanish hospital
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

1,500 surgeries expected for Irish patients at new Spanish hospital

Jul 14th 2022, 7:05 AM 35,917 Views 52 Comments

The treatment will be available because of the EU Cross Border Directive.

# health - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Health Minister says testimony included in HSE abortion report is 'heartbreaking'
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Health Minister says testimony included in HSE abortion report is 'heartbreaking'

Jul 12th 2022, 6:25 PM 14,230 Views 15 Comments

The research found that current abortion legislation does not meet the needs of those seeking termination for foetal anomalies.

# health - Monday 11 July, 2022

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 tops 1,000 for the first time in three months
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 tops 1,000 for the first time in three months

Updated Jul 11th 2022, 10:13 AM 29,723 Views 42 Comments

It comes as the EU recommends that people over 60 be offered a second booster vaccine.

# health - Thursday 30 June, 2022

HSE cuts child development checks in west Dublin due to 'staff shortages'
# Health
# Health

HSE cuts child development checks in west Dublin due to 'staff shortages'

Jun 30th 2022, 6:30 PM 13,627 Views 10 Comments

Parents have been contacted this week with the news.

With cases on the rise, what is the current advice if you catch Covid-19?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

With cases on the rise, what is the current advice if you catch Covid-19?

Jun 30th 2022, 6:10 AM 78,143 Views 20 Comments

Cases have been increasing in recent weeks due to the spread of subvariants of the Omicron strain.

# health - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

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

Over 60% acute hospitals operating at unsafe bed occupancy levels

Jun 28th 2022, 8:30 PM 9,120 Views 9 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

Jun 28th 2022, 4:41 PM 4,901 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

Jun 28th 2022, 4:22 PM 11,620 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?

Jun 27th 2022, 12:50 PM 32,729 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

Jun 26th 2022, 12:05 AM 14,661 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

Jun 23rd 2022, 3:24 PM 7,415 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 40,840 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 4,004 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 24,730 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 36,446 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 6,483 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 9,230 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 9,703 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 7,832 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 27,009 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 11,339 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 20,733 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 16,800 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 18,522 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 27,322 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 25,628 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 6,522 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 45,555 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”.

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