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# health - Sunday 15 March, 2020

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

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

Updated Mar 15th 2020, 1:22 PM 162,226 Views 243 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Mar 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 32,716 Views 33 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 69,384 Views 39 Comments

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'
# Neurorehabilitation
# Neurorehabilitation

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

Mar 7th 2020, 12:00 PM 22,214 Views 7 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Mar 3rd 2020, 4:50 PM 81,447 Views 80 Comments

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
# Glasnevin
# Glasnevin

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

Mar 2nd 2020, 10:51 PM 50,328 Views 49 Comments

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
# Lent

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

Feb 29th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,188 Views 28 Comments

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
# Crumlin
# Crumlin

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

Feb 27th 2020, 10:24 PM 9,001 Views 2 Comments

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
# Magec
# Magec

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

Updated Feb 26th 2020, 3:34 PM 24,808 Views 21 Comments

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'
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

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

Updated Feb 24th 2020, 9:47 AM 40,190 Views 48 Comments

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
# Vision For Change
# Vision For Change

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

Feb 19th 2020, 8:21 AM 10,039 Views 17 Comments

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
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

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

Feb 6th 2020, 6:10 AM 11,901 Views 17 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Updated Jan 29th 2020, 4:00 PM 24,572 Views 32 Comments

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'
# Screen Time
# Screen Time

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

Jan 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 13,510 Views 13 Comments

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'
# Research
# Research

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

Jan 29th 2020, 6:10 AM 23,108 Views 28 Comments

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
# Sick Of It
# Sick Of It

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

Jan 27th 2020, 8:00 PM 20,960 Views 37 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

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

Jan 21st 2020, 7:43 PM 17,064 Views 21 Comments

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
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

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

Jan 21st 2020, 2:32 PM 11,748 Views 36 Comments

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?
# General Practice
# General Practice

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

Jan 21st 2020, 6:40 AM 19,542 Views 22 Comments

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
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

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

Jan 20th 2020, 8:00 PM 14,960 Views 20 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Jan 17th 2020, 7:50 AM 11,369 Views 3 Comments

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
# Record Breaking
# Record Breaking

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

Jan 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,196 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Simon Harris
# Simon Harris

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

Updated Jan 9th 2020, 12:05 PM 18,492 Views 31 Comments

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
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

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

Jan 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 17,030 Views 74 Comments

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
# Exclusion Zones
# Exclusion Zones

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

Jan 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 16,114 Views 77 Comments

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

# health - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 7th 2020, 8:12 PM 9,804 Views 27 Comments

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
# Positivity
# Positivity

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

Jan 5th 2020, 5:58 PM 43,166 Views 22 Comments

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
# Recipe
# Recipe

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

Jan 5th 2020, 1:00 PM 16,910 Views 1 Comment

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
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

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

Jan 2nd 2020, 11:45 AM 22,661 Views 30 Comments

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

# health - Monday 30 December, 2019

Cancer patient dies in Romania after being set on fire during surgery
# Romania
# Romania

Cancer patient dies in Romania after being set on fire during surgery

Dec 30th 2019, 3:59 PM 65,305 Views 38 Comments

The pancreatic cancer patient died yesterday after suffering burns to 40% of her body.

# health - Friday 27 December, 2019

Life expectancy: Gap narrows between Irish men and women (but both are living longer than before)
# Old Age
# Old Age

Life expectancy: Gap narrows between Irish men and women (but both are living longer than before)

Dec 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 22,348 Views 10 Comments

The increase is attributed to reductions in major causes of death.

# health - Thursday 26 December, 2019

'If we sell CBD as a 'cure-all' for everything, it will drown out what it is actually effective for'
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

'If we sell CBD as a 'cure-all' for everything, it will drown out what it is actually effective for'

Dec 26th 2019, 10:00 PM 47,773 Views 40 Comments

CBD helps people deal with the side effects of certain conditions, but it has also become a ‘buzz’ wellness product.

# health - Sunday 22 December, 2019

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'
# Drinking
# Drinking

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'

Dec 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 38,363 Views 69 Comments

Christmas is a particularly difficult time for people who have a negative relationship with alcohol.

# health - Friday 13 December, 2019

'A most wonderful Christmas present': HSE to reimburse cost of new cystic fibrosis treatment
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

'A most wonderful Christmas present': HSE to reimburse cost of new cystic fibrosis treatment

Dec 13th 2019, 9:12 PM 11,122 Views 12 Comments

About 1,200 children and adults have Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland.

# health - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote
# Ge 2020
# Ge 2020

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote

Dec 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,033 Views 42 Comments

Opposition members are understood to be considering tabling a motion of no confidence against the health minister in the new year.

# health - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Scientists develop monthly contraceptive pill, but it's only been tested on pigs so far
# Research
# Research

Scientists develop monthly contraceptive pill, but it's only been tested on pigs so far

Dec 5th 2019, 8:56 AM 11,418 Views 39 Comments

The pill sits in the stomach and dissolves slowly, releasing the hormones required to prevent pregnancy.

# health - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

New approach to treating cystic fibrosis could reduce the need for lung transplants, RCSI study finds
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

New approach to treating cystic fibrosis could reduce the need for lung transplants, RCSI study finds

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:10 AM 9,255 Views 5 Comments

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects around 1,300 children and adults in Ireland.

# health - Friday 29 November, 2019

Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says

Nov 29th 2019, 1:12 PM 8,214 Views 36 Comments

The INMO said today that over 108,300 people have gone without beds so far this year.

# health - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear
# Cost Overruns
# Cost Overruns

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear

Nov 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,151 Views 25 Comments

The fact some measures of the project remain uncosted is ‘laughable’ says Labour’s Alan Kelly.

# health - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Over 300 children and teens died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018
# Aids
# Aids

Over 300 children and teens died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018

Nov 26th 2019, 9:31 AM 8,392 Views 1 Comment

That’s according to a new Unicef report published today.