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# health - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Heart attack patients taking 18 hours longer to present at hospital during lockdown
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# Covid19

Heart attack patients taking 18 hours longer to present at hospital during lockdown

Jun 24th 2020, 11:08 AM 8,447 Views 4 Comments

Experts say fear of Covid-19 is keeping patients away from hospitals despite the higher risk of cardiac death.

Wellness Wednesday: True body confidence is not about diet and exercise, it's about loving yourself
# Body Confidence
# Body Confidence

Wellness Wednesday: True body confidence is not about diet and exercise, it's about loving yourself

Jun 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,767 Views 16 Comments

Cliona Byrne, a body confidence coach talks about cultivating a healthy relationships with our bodies, especially as we come out of confinement.

# health - Friday 19 June, 2020

Medics call for DIY warning after hospital sees ladder-related injuries triple during Covid lockdown
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# Covid-19

Medics call for DIY warning after hospital sees ladder-related injuries triple during Covid lockdown

Jun 19th 2020, 6:10 AM 16,549 Views 28 Comments

The recommendation was made as part of a new study by Irish researchers.

# health - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Coronavirus: One death and eight new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Covid-19

Coronavirus: One death and eight new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 14th 2020, 5:10 PM 59,551 Views 47 Comments

The Department of Health announced the latest figures this evening.

# health - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Coronavirus: 5 deaths and 46 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 5 deaths and 46 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 13th 2020, 5:39 PM 119,471 Views 158 Comments

The figures were released this evening.

# health - Thursday 11 June, 2020

375 women travelled from Ireland to UK for abortions in 2019 - an 87% decrease on 2018
# Health
# Health

375 women travelled from Ireland to UK for abortions in 2019 - an 87% decrease on 2018

Jun 11th 2020, 1:42 PM 10,310 Views 18 Comments

More than 1,000 females travelled from Northern Ireland to England or Wales for an abortion last year.

# health - Friday 29 May, 2020

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers reveals he and wife had coronavirus
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From The42
# Health

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers reveals he and wife had coronavirus

May 29th 2020, 9:16 PM 7,736 Views 10 Comments

The Foxes manager was ill in March and April.

# health - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Covid-19: Concerns over testing in mental health facilities as new cases fall
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Concerns over testing in mental health facilities as new cases fall

May 26th 2020, 11:43 AM 9,122 Views 5 Comments

There were 125 suspected or confirmed cases relating to residents and staff as of last Friday.

# health - Sunday 24 May, 2020

'Should I wear a plaque saying I have a disability?': The reality of life with sight loss during a pandemic
# Usher Syndrome
# Usher Syndrome

'Should I wear a plaque saying I have a disability?': The reality of life with sight loss during a pandemic

May 24th 2020, 8:15 AM 20,090 Views 12 Comments

Golf champion Carol Brill said daily tasks can be “very, very stressful” for people with sight and hearing loss.

# health - Friday 22 May, 2020

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year

May 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 11,166 Views 16 Comments

The average number of daily ED attendances at the end of March was approximately half what it was at the beginning of March.

# health - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Sale of menthol cigarettes banned in Ireland from today
# Smoking
# Smoking

Sale of menthol cigarettes banned in Ireland from today

May 20th 2020, 6:10 AM 38,034 Views 47 Comments

A European Court of Justice ruling four years ago declared that the flavouring is used to increase the attractiveness of cigarettes.

# health - Sunday 17 May, 2020

HSE chief Paul Reid 'reassured' that 244 Covid-19 cases at Mater hospital were reported legally
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE chief Paul Reid 'reassured' that 244 Covid-19 cases at Mater hospital were reported legally

May 17th 2020, 12:34 PM 30,539 Views 56 Comments

The official publication of the cases dating back to mid-March was delayed until this week.

# health - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 426 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Covid19

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 426 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 14th 2020, 6:24 PM 172,783 Views 186 Comments

NPHET met today to finalise its advice to government on easing restrictions from next Monday.

# health - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Children 'not significantly contributing' to spread of Covid-19 at home or in schools
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Children 'not significantly contributing' to spread of Covid-19 at home or in schools

May 13th 2020, 1:03 PM 24,964 Views 62 Comments

The Health Information and Quality Authority has published findings about the spread of coronavirus.

# health - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 236 new cases in Ireland confirmed
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# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 236 new cases in Ireland confirmed

May 10th 2020, 5:05 PM 149,444 Views 125 Comments

There have been 1,458 deaths related to Covid-19 here to date and 22,996 confirmed cases.

# health - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 18 deaths and 219 new cases in Ireland confirmed
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# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 18 deaths and 219 new cases in Ireland confirmed

May 9th 2020, 5:41 PM 89,454 Views 100 Comments

The figures were announced by the Department of Health this evening.

# health - Friday 8 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 27 deaths and 156 new cases in Ireland confirmed
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# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 27 deaths and 156 new cases in Ireland confirmed

May 8th 2020, 5:56 PM 75,004 Views 92 Comments

The figures were announced at a briefing by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

# health - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Backpain, posture and remote working - some tips to help (and how the ironing board can come in handy)
# Wellness Wednesday
# Wellness Wednesday

Backpain, posture and remote working - some tips to help (and how the ironing board can come in handy)

May 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 29,375 Views 12 Comments

Dr Lawrence Woods offers some help to those working remotely and suffering back pain.

# health - Monday 4 May, 2020

GPs urge patients to get persistent symptoms checked, and fear a 'tsunami' of non-Covid-19 illnesses
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

GPs urge patients to get persistent symptoms checked, and fear a 'tsunami' of non-Covid-19 illnesses

May 4th 2020, 8:30 AM 32,305 Views 47 Comments

If you have a chest pain or a lump on your breast, call your GP for a phone consultation.

# health - Friday 1 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 34 deaths and 221 new cases in Ireland confirmed
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# Covid19

Coronavirus: 34 deaths and 221 new cases in Ireland confirmed

May 1st 2020, 5:39 PM 62,963 Views 79 Comments

The Department of Health has provided an update on the outbreak in Ireland.

# health - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Covid-19 testing: How has Ireland performed and what level do tests need to be at for restrictions to be lifted?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 testing: How has Ireland performed and what level do tests need to be at for restrictions to be lifted?

Apr 29th 2020, 10:01 PM 38,651 Views 42 Comments

The Government has said that testing is key to gradually return to normal.

# health - Monday 27 April, 2020

'It's down to the wire': Decision on whether Covid-19 restrictions will be eased on 5 May not made yet
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

'It's down to the wire': Decision on whether Covid-19 restrictions will be eased on 5 May not made yet

Apr 27th 2020, 9:39 PM 54,965 Views 90 Comments

The Chief Medical Officer has expressed concern that rates of improvement on key indicators of the disease have slowed.

Consultant says private hospital contract is ‘a bad deal’ for taxpayers
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Consultant says private hospital contract is ‘a bad deal’ for taxpayers

Apr 27th 2020, 12:59 PM 36,671 Views 85 Comments

Last month the government reached an agreement with private hospitals to use all of their facilities during the Covid-19 crisis.

# health - Friday 24 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 37 deaths, a further 185 'probable deaths' and 577 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 37 deaths, a further 185 'probable deaths' and 577 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 24th 2020, 6:14 PM 126,667 Views 145 Comments

Health officials are giving an update this evening on the outbreak in Ireland.

# health - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

CMO says it's 'perfectly appropriate' for GPs to conduct nursing home consultations over phone
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

CMO says it's 'perfectly appropriate' for GPs to conduct nursing home consultations over phone

Apr 21st 2020, 8:14 PM 14,913 Views 27 Comments

Private nursing homes have reported they are struggling to get on-site visits from GPs.

# health - Monday 20 April, 2020

Doctor resigns from Irish Medical Council after criticising 'mismanagement' of Covid-19 outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Doctor resigns from Irish Medical Council after criticising 'mismanagement' of Covid-19 outbreak

Apr 20th 2020, 4:50 PM 91,428 Views 90 Comments

Dr Marcus de Brun, a GP based in Rush, Co Dublin has said there was “poor consideration” of nursing home residents.

# health - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'It's in a plateau position': People with Covid-19 now infecting less than one person
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'It's in a plateau position': People with Covid-19 now infecting less than one person

Updated Apr 16th 2020, 11:57 PM 67,308 Views 90 Comments

Professor Philip Nolan has said that any loosening of restrictions must be approached “exceptionally carefully”.

The Explainer: What is the current thinking - in Ireland and abroad - about wearing masks?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is the current thinking - in Ireland and abroad - about wearing masks?

Apr 16th 2020, 6:00 PM 20,934 Views 45 Comments

Should you wear one? And if you do, what’s the best way of wearing one?

# health - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

FF-FG framework doc for the next government is out, here's what's in it
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

FF-FG framework doc for the next government is out, here's what's in it

Updated Apr 15th 2020, 6:15 PM 24,996 Views 157 Comments

The document will soon be given to smaller parties in a bid to convince them to join a coalition government.

# health - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 36 more deaths and 345 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 36 more deaths and 345 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 7th 2020, 5:45 PM 242,879 Views 211 Comments

The figures were released at a Department of Health briefing this evening.

# health - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Covid-19: The race is on to create the world's first ever coronavirus vaccine
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

Covid-19: The race is on to create the world's first ever coronavirus vaccine

Apr 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 41,999 Views 51 Comments

A candidate vaccine was developed for SARS but it never went to market.

# health - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 325 new cases in Ireland confirmed
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 325 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Mar 31st 2020, 7:50 PM 335,690 Views 243 Comments

Health officials released the latest figures this evening.

'Immediate family members' can attend funerals to a maximum of 10 people, says government
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Immediate family members' can attend funerals to a maximum of 10 people, says government

Mar 31st 2020, 12:22 PM 42,444 Views 30 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

Abortion on request is legal in Northern Ireland from today but women will still have to wait

Mar 31st 2020, 6:00 AM 9,285 Views 41 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

People advised not to make changes to health insurance as Covid-19 deal is arranged with private hospitals

Mar 25th 2020, 1:34 PM 36,559 Views 76 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 5:05 PM 93,499 Views 82 Comments

The State will take control of all private hospital facilities.

# health - Saturday 21 March, 2020

'I moved out as I didn't want to put my parents at increased risk'
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

'I moved out as I didn't want to put my parents at increased risk'

Mar 21st 2020, 8:00 AM 61,307 Views 10 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We need to treat each other like pariahs': Limerick intensive care doctor issues stark warning

Mar 20th 2020, 12:18 PM 42,142 Views 53 Comments

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
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# Covid19

HSE looks at using naval ships as it scales up coronavirus testing across the country

Mar 17th 2020, 5:40 PM 28,235 Views 44 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Mar 17th 2020, 3:38 PM 46,993 Views 29 Comments

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