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# health - Monday 25 November, 2019

Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation
# Simon Harris
# Simon Harris

Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation

Updated Nov 25th 2019, 6:35 PM 17,049 Views 146 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris met with Facebook, Google and Twitter today.

# health - Friday 22 November, 2019

Poll: Do you think you get enough physical activity?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think you get enough physical activity?

Nov 22nd 2019, 9:28 AM 20,872 Views 53 Comments

Seven in 10 adolescents in Ireland don’t, according to a new study.

# health - Thursday 21 November, 2019

HSE urges public to get flu vaccine as data shows annual flu season could hit 'within weeks'
# Cold Snap
# Cold Snap

HSE urges public to get flu vaccine as data shows annual flu season could hit 'within weeks'

Nov 21st 2019, 4:39 PM 18,058 Views 20 Comments

The executive briefed the media on the latest update on its ‘winter plan’ today.

# health - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese
# Healthy Ireland
# Healthy Ireland

Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese

Nov 20th 2019, 7:02 AM 19,598 Views 35 Comments

The number of smokers in Ireland has fallen again, with 17% of the nation smoking according to the latest Healthy Ireland survey.

# health - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds

Nov 14th 2019, 7:08 AM 6,792 Views 35 Comments

Measures to restrict alcohol advertisements around children came into effect this week.

# health - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity
# Obesity
# Obesity

Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity

Nov 12th 2019, 8:37 AM 11,435 Views 74 Comments

The survey was part of a new document by the Irish Heart Foundation to tackle childhood obesity.

# health - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs
# Luck Of The Draw
# Luck Of The Draw

Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs

Nov 3rd 2019, 9:30 AM 15,814 Views 8 Comments

Consultant calling for fairer allocation of HSE budget to give medication to more patients.

# health - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

I remember texting my friend: 'Not to scare you, but I think I'm going blind'
# Opinion
# Opinion

I remember texting my friend: 'Not to scare you, but I think I'm going blind'

Oct 23rd 2019, 7:00 AM 38,523 Views 5 Comments

Singer NC Grey describes what it was like to lose sight unexpectedly in one eye – and how it has impacted her life.

# health - Thursday 17 October, 2019

'Absolutely outrageous' that promised public fertility fund still not finalised
# Still Waiting
# Still Waiting

'Absolutely outrageous' that promised public fertility fund still not finalised

Oct 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 10,173 Views 19 Comments

Department of Health says rollout of €1 million fund announced last year ‘under consideration’.

# health - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Patients with rare cancer say it's 'disgraceful' consultant role hasn't been filled for over two years
# Sarcoma
# Sarcoma

Patients with rare cancer say it's 'disgraceful' consultant role hasn't been filled for over two years

Oct 16th 2019, 3:59 PM 12,133 Views 11 Comments

The Sarcoma Action & Support Group has called for Health Minister Simon Harris to intervene.

Opt-out organ donation plan accused of 'misleading the public'
# Differing Views
# Differing Views

Opt-out organ donation plan accused of 'misleading the public'

Oct 16th 2019, 9:21 AM 16,522 Views 92 Comments

The plans will be debated at the Oireachtas Health Committee today.

# health - Monday 14 October, 2019

Number of births in Ireland continue to decrease as number of deaths increase
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Number of births in Ireland continue to decrease as number of deaths increase

Oct 14th 2019, 4:07 PM 22,385 Views 30 Comments

In 2018, a total of 61,901 births were registered in Ireland, down from 62,919 the year previous.

# health - Sunday 13 October, 2019

New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services
# One-stop Shop
# One-stop Shop

New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services

Oct 13th 2019, 12:26 PM 11,506 Views 13 Comments

The Your Mental Health information line can be reached on 1800 742 444.

# health - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'
# Extra Visits
# Extra Visits

Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'

Oct 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,945 Views 58 Comments

The IMO has warned that many GP clinics are already at capacity and cannot take on new patients.

# health - Friday 11 October, 2019

Death toll from vaping-related lung injury in US rises to 26 as health officials name mystery illness
# EVALI
# EVALI

Death toll from vaping-related lung injury in US rises to 26 as health officials name mystery illness

Oct 11th 2019, 10:32 PM 46,727 Views 41 Comments

Earlier this week, a 17-year-old became the youngest person to die from the illness.

# health - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Three in four older Irish adults suffer from two or more medical conditions at the same time
# Multimorbidity
# Multimorbidity

Three in four older Irish adults suffer from two or more medical conditions at the same time

Oct 10th 2019, 12:11 PM 21,006 Views 21 Comments

Women have “a more complex network” of conditions, according to new research.

How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal

Oct 10th 2019, 6:30 AM 13,446 Views 15 Comments

“The situation isn’t irretrievable – there are simple, practical measures that everyone can do to turn it around.”

# health - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Home carers say additional tax credit as part of Budget 2020 'will be undercut by carbon tax'
# Home Carers
# Home Carers

Home carers say additional tax credit as part of Budget 2020 'will be undercut by carbon tax'

Oct 9th 2019, 6:05 AM 8,918 Views 12 Comments

An additional €100 in the Home Carer Credit was announced yesterday.

# health - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased

Oct 8th 2019, 3:54 PM 25,162 Views 15 Comments

The total budget for the sector has been increased to €17.4 billion.

# health - Monday 7 October, 2019

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso
# Obesity
# Obesity

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso

Oct 7th 2019, 10:17 AM 83,006 Views 64 Comments

Overall energy drinks manufacturers have reduced the sugar content in their products since the sugar tax was introduced.

# health - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Hospital consultants vote no confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris
# Doctors
# Doctors

Hospital consultants vote no confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris

Oct 6th 2019, 6:10 PM 44,888 Views 74 Comments

The vote was unanimously passed by the council of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association.

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'

Oct 6th 2019, 7:30 AM 9,133 Views 2 Comments

Depression occurs in 10 to 15% of pregnant women but it’s often misdiagnosed.

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

Oct 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 37,892 Views 44 Comments

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

# health - Friday 4 October, 2019

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed

Oct 4th 2019, 9:30 PM 21,242 Views 36 Comments

Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.

# health - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus
# Msm
# Msm

Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus

Updated Oct 3rd 2019, 2:10 PM 24,257 Views 60 Comments

Men living in Ireland are more likely to take drugs than their European counterparts, according to a new survey.

# health - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Harris hits out at politicians trying to get him to meet vaping company reps
# Vaping
# Vaping

Harris hits out at politicians trying to get him to meet vaping company reps

Oct 2nd 2019, 3:35 PM 28,301 Views 73 Comments

The minister said tobacco companies are ‘despicable’ for targeting children with e-cigarettes.

# health - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women
# National Cancer Registry
# National Cancer Registry

Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women

Oct 1st 2019, 6:10 AM 10,431 Views 12 Comments

After non melanoma skin cancer, the most common cancers in men are prostate cancer, bowel cancer and lung cancer.

# health - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Over a thousand names added to home help waiting list in space of four months as total surges to 7,300
# Controversy
# Controversy

Over a thousand names added to home help waiting list in space of four months as total surges to 7,300

Sep 25th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,068 Views 10 Comments

The latest HSE figures from July show that 7,300 people are waiting on home support services.

# health - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

German court rules that hangovers are an 'illness'
# Veisalgia
# Veisalgia

German court rules that hangovers are an 'illness'

Sep 24th 2019, 8:45 AM 41,848 Views 43 Comments

The ruling comes days after the annual Oktoberfest beer festival began in Munich.

# health - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
# New Dail Term
# New Dail Term

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

Sep 22nd 2019, 6:25 PM 10,475 Views 10 Comments

Regulating rickshaws, IVF and speeding – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

# health - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Consultant shortages causing 'a spiral of burnout, stress and emigration'
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Consultant shortages causing 'a spiral of burnout, stress and emigration'

Sep 21st 2019, 3:38 PM 20,578 Views 57 Comments

About one million patients in Ireland are on waiting lists to see a consultant.

# health - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs

Sep 19th 2019, 6:20 AM 25,702 Views 36 Comments

That council has warned that over-prescriptions of the drugs is affecting the safety of Irish patients.

# health - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Wait times for smear test results from Cervical Check reduced to six weeks
# HSE
# HSE

Wait times for smear test results from Cervical Check reduced to six weeks

Sep 18th 2019, 11:54 AM 6,477 Views 10 Comments

Patients were told they would be waiting up to six months earlier this year.

# health - Friday 13 September, 2019

'Doctors did everything they could but it was just too late' - Families warn about dangers of sepsis
# Health
# Health

'Doctors did everything they could but it was just too late' - Families warn about dangers of sepsis

Sep 13th 2019, 6:15 AM 53,683 Views 6 Comments

The condition can develop from any infection and can be difficult to diagnose.

# health - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

'We're told we need a massive chest and washboard abs': The rise of steroids - and the unspoken dangers
# Hpra
From The42
# Hpra

'We're told we need a massive chest and washboard abs': The rise of steroids - and the unspoken dangers

Sep 11th 2019, 5:01 PM 5,653 Views 5 Comments

Experts explain why using unprescribed drugs to get ‘the perfect body’ can cause serious health problems.

# health - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Harris says National Children's Hospital will open as planned in 2023, despite reported delays
# Complex Build
# Complex Build

Harris says National Children's Hospital will open as planned in 2023, despite reported delays

Sep 10th 2019, 5:56 PM 11,313 Views 31 Comments

The project has been mired in controversy over spiralling costs.

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines
# Mandatory Vaccinations
# Mandatory Vaccinations

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines

Updated Sep 10th 2019, 3:47 PM 16,113 Views 138 Comments

Facebook says certain hashtags are banned and ads rejected in a bid to stop misinformation from gaining traction.

Opinion: 'My name is Niall, I'm 32, and I have cancer. I never imagined saying those words'
# Palliative Care Week
# Palliative Care Week

Opinion: 'My name is Niall, I'm 32, and I have cancer. I never imagined saying those words'

Sep 10th 2019, 7:00 AM 74,811 Views 18 Comments

Niall, from Athlone, writes about how he used to think that palliative care was for “the old, the very sick and the dying”, but it’s helping him.

# health - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll

Sep 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 66,163 Views 39 Comments

Consultants have said staffing and resource issues are impacting their mental health and compromising patient care.

# health - Monday 2 September, 2019

Consultants say removing private care from public hospitals is ignoring 'the elephant in the room'
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Consultants say removing private care from public hospitals is ignoring 'the elephant in the room'

Sep 2nd 2019, 7:31 PM 20,454 Views 25 Comments

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said capacity issues need to be urgently addressed.