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# health - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Support staff strike: HSE says situation at hospitals 'challenging' as further talks planned
# Industrial Dispute
# Industrial Dispute

Support staff strike: HSE says situation at hospitals 'challenging' as further talks planned

Updated Jun 26th 2019, 5:30 PM 20,386 Views 46 Comments

The issue centres on a dispute over pay increases.

# health - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'We're the people behind the scenes never taken into account': Healthcare workers on why they're prepared to strike
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

'We're the people behind the scenes never taken into account': Healthcare workers on why they're prepared to strike

Jun 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 16,170 Views 35 Comments

A strike to be held today was called off yesterday evening.

# health - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Alcohol sales in Scotland drop to lowest-ever level following introduction of new pricing laws
# Minimum Unit Pricing
# Minimum Unit Pricing

Alcohol sales in Scotland drop to lowest-ever level following introduction of new pricing laws

Jun 19th 2019, 2:50 PM 29,290 Views 42 Comments

Minimum unit pricing laws were introduced in May 2018.

# health - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Vaginal mesh implants: Women complain of delay in aftercare for severe complications
# Health
# Health

Vaginal mesh implants: Women complain of delay in aftercare for severe complications

Jun 16th 2019, 10:00 PM 23,314 Views 11 Comments

These surgeries have been suspended until recommendations made by the Chief Medical Officer are implemented.

# health - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda as outbreak crosses the border
# East Africa
# East Africa

Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda as outbreak crosses the border

Updated Jun 13th 2019, 10:13 PM 17,628 Views 37 Comments

The fatalities have prompted World Health Organization officials to prepare an emergency meeting.

# health - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Construction has started on the building frame of the National Children's Hospital
# Progress Update
# Progress Update

Construction has started on the building frame of the National Children's Hospital

Jun 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 16,279 Views 34 Comments

The hospital board will appear before an Oireachtas committee today.

# health - Saturday 8 June, 2019

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated

Jun 8th 2019, 2:19 PM 27,799 Views 16 Comments

The facility faces closure if improvements are not made within six months.

# health - Monday 3 June, 2019

Ministers considering alternative approaches to dealing with drug possession for personal use
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Ministers considering alternative approaches to dealing with drug possession for personal use

Jun 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 14,944 Views 12 Comments

A working group was set up last year to consider issues such as the possession of drugs for personal use, and to review other jurisdictions’ drug laws.

# health - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Ailbhe Smyth: Why Irish activists are going to continue their campaign for abortion rights
# Abortion Rights
# Abortion Rights

Ailbhe Smyth: Why Irish activists are going to continue their campaign for abortion rights

May 23rd 2019, 6:00 PM 11,300 Views 82 Comments

We spoke to the former director of the Together for Yes campaign one year on from the Eighth Amendment being repealed.

'It's taking time': Together for Yes to continue campaigning one year on from result of repeal vote
# Ailbhe Smyth
# Ailbhe Smyth

'It's taking time': Together for Yes to continue campaigning one year on from result of repeal vote

May 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 14,534 Views 100 Comments

Sunday marks one year since the result of the 8th amendment referendum was announced.

Minister for Health to investigate reports of private entrance to National Children's Hospital
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

Minister for Health to investigate reports of private entrance to National Children's Hospital

May 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 31,990 Views 51 Comments

It emerged this month that the facility will be built to honour a 2008 contract with consultants.

# health - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

HSE to spend up to €60k on abortion in Ireland research study
# Abortion
# Abortion

HSE to spend up to €60k on abortion in Ireland research study

May 21st 2019, 3:27 PM 6,460 Views 5 Comments

Abortion services were introduced in Ireland earlier this year.

# health - Monday 20 May, 2019

Clinical trials involving Irish patients 'saved the health service €13m' over two years
# Health
# Health

Clinical trials involving Irish patients 'saved the health service €13m' over two years

May 20th 2019, 5:46 PM 9,056 Views 3 Comments

A new report published today is calling for a scaling-up of clinical research infrastructure in Ireland.

Doctors want cannabis risks highlighted, but campaigners says debate is conflating medicinal and recreational use
# Harmful
# Harmful

Doctors want cannabis risks highlighted, but campaigners says debate is conflating medicinal and recreational use

May 20th 2019, 8:40 AM 23,202 Views 150 Comments

Medical experts said the government was ‘sleepwalking’ its way into supporting cannabis use in Ireland.

HSE issues tender for construction of new mortuary at University Hospital Waterford
# Tender Process
# Tender Process

HSE issues tender for construction of new mortuary at University Hospital Waterford

May 20th 2019, 6:00 AM 5,910 Views 15 Comments

It follows the suspension of mortuary services at the facility earlier this month.

# health - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated'
# Holles Street
# Holles Street

Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated'

May 18th 2019, 11:04 AM 44,822 Views 88 Comments

An external review is due to be carried out into the circumstances around the abortion.

# health - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

'Unfair' language in nursing home contracts led residents into terms they would never agree to
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

'Unfair' language in nursing home contracts led residents into terms they would never agree to

May 7th 2019, 8:59 AM 19,198 Views 4 Comments

The CCPC has published new guidelines for the sector today.

# health - Friday 3 May, 2019

'End of HIV pandemic' in sight after medicine makes virus 'untransmittable' between sexual partners
# ART Treatment
# ART Treatment

'End of HIV pandemic' in sight after medicine makes virus 'untransmittable' between sexual partners

May 3rd 2019, 7:13 AM 21,003 Views 25 Comments

The virus remains one of the world’s biggest health problems.

# health - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Nurses and midwives vote to accept deal to end industrial dispute
# Nurses Strike
# Nurses Strike

Nurses and midwives vote to accept deal to end industrial dispute

May 2nd 2019, 4:19 PM 15,531 Views 33 Comments

Members of the INMO voted 62% in favour of accepting the proposals.

# health - Monday 29 April, 2019

'Serious questions raised': Waterford hospital says it has not received any complaints about mortuary
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

'Serious questions raised': Waterford hospital says it has not received any complaints about mortuary

Updated Apr 29th 2019, 8:42 PM 18,531 Views 25 Comments

There have been calls for hospital management to appear before the Oireachtas Health Committee “as a matter of urgency”.

# health - Friday 26 April, 2019

Bodies at University Hospital Waterford to be stored in mobile refrigeration unit
# Mortuary
# Mortuary

Bodies at University Hospital Waterford to be stored in mobile refrigeration unit

Apr 26th 2019, 6:46 PM 13,723 Views 21 Comments

Concerns had been raised about dead bodies being left on trolleys in the corridors of the hospital’s mortuary.

Meningitis C vaccination rates of 'critical concern' as anti-vax sentiment pushes take-up rates below targets
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Meningitis C vaccination rates of 'critical concern' as anti-vax sentiment pushes take-up rates below targets

Apr 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 16,713 Views 54 Comments

Targets for immunisation were over 20% below what they were supposed to be in some parts of the country.

# health - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Irish measles cases rise over 200% as experts blame increase on misinformation about MMR vaccine
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Irish measles cases rise over 200% as experts blame increase on misinformation about MMR vaccine

Updated Apr 25th 2019, 5:20 PM 29,874 Views 137 Comments

A new report has revealed that global rates of the disease are on the rise.

# health - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

'Time to act': HIQA report finds PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates would be cheaper and more effective
# Draft Report
# Draft Report

'Time to act': HIQA report finds PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates would be cheaper and more effective

Apr 23rd 2019, 11:39 AM 10,225 Views 22 Comments

A draft report on the introduction of the programme was published today.

# health - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Opinion: 'Big businesses will cry wolf and fire accusations of nanny-statism at any public health intervention'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Big businesses will cry wolf and fire accusations of nanny-statism at any public health intervention'

Apr 18th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,370 Views 9 Comments

But education and individual agency cannot help people to ‘do the right thing’ when it comes to their health, writes Maebh Ní Fhallúin.

# health - Monday 15 April, 2019

Two-tier drug access a 'real issue' for equity says head of HSE's drug-review centre
# Cancer
# Cancer

Two-tier drug access a 'real issue' for equity says head of HSE's drug-review centre

Apr 15th 2019, 4:35 PM 10,120 Views 26 Comments

VHI recently offered its members access to new cancer drugs not currently available to all HSE patients.

Opinion: At a cannabis dispensary in Colorado I found the only thing that offered relief for my chronic pain
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: At a cannabis dispensary in Colorado I found the only thing that offered relief for my chronic pain

Apr 15th 2019, 7:00 AM 21,959 Views 44 Comments

I was prescribed fentanyl, a dangerous, highly addictive, synthetic opiate with horrible side effects – while a relatively harmless plant remains banned, writes Clare McAfee.

# health - Saturday 13 April, 2019

Blue Care: The healing power and potential of the deep blue sea
# Opinion
# Opinion

Blue Care: The healing power and potential of the deep blue sea

Apr 13th 2019, 7:30 AM 21,312 Views 17 Comments

Reclaiming our connection with our watery origins in the ancient sea is an essential part of our human wellbeing and sense of identity and belonging as islanders, writes Easkey Britton.

# health - Monday 8 April, 2019

Taoiseach launches Healthy Ireland campaign saying 'health is not a black hole'
# Wellbeing
# Wellbeing

Taoiseach launches Healthy Ireland campaign saying 'health is not a black hole'

Apr 8th 2019, 4:07 PM 12,980 Views 45 Comments

A survey revealed 92% of Irish people wanted to make changes to improve their health

Smear test backlog will be 'significantly reduced' over the summer months, says Harris
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

Smear test backlog will be 'significantly reduced' over the summer months, says Harris

Apr 8th 2019, 2:31 PM 6,354 Views 15 Comments

The Health Minister also said political parties should not be playing ‘party politics’ with women’s health.

# health - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Free GP care for under 12s as government agrees new contract with doctors
# Reform
# Reform

Free GP care for under 12s as government agrees new contract with doctors

Apr 6th 2019, 2:59 PM 22,298 Views 47 Comments

The government is increasing funding for GPs in exchange for reforms and changes to the services they provide.

Poll: Do you agree with free GP care for under-12s?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you agree with free GP care for under-12s?

Apr 6th 2019, 10:03 AM 39,387 Views 106 Comments

Free GP care is already in place for children under 6.

# health - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Woman with terminal cancer settles smear test case for €2.5 million
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Woman with terminal cancer settles smear test case for €2.5 million

Updated Apr 4th 2019, 10:30 PM 17,037 Views 22 Comments

“The last few months have been so stressful for me and my family – just that thought of facing court as I recover from the last treatments of chemotherapy.”

# health - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Harris to raise issue of 'significant discrepancy' in trolley count at meeting between INMO and HSE
# Crisis
# Crisis

Harris to raise issue of 'significant discrepancy' in trolley count at meeting between INMO and HSE

Apr 3rd 2019, 4:13 PM 12,384 Views 21 Comments

There were 81 patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Limerick according to the INMO.

Children born today will die 20 months sooner than expected because of air pollution
# Breathing
# Breathing

Children born today will die 20 months sooner than expected because of air pollution

Apr 3rd 2019, 9:01 AM 13,214 Views 46 Comments

The new research shows that air pollution now rivals smoking as a fact in life expectancy reduction.

# health - Sunday 31 March, 2019

'Thinking of my donor made me really determined to achieve': How a double lung transplant changed this DCU lecturer's life
# Second Chance
# Second Chance

'Thinking of my donor made me really determined to achieve': How a double lung transplant changed this DCU lecturer's life

Mar 31st 2019, 8:00 PM 10,730 Views 2 Comments

Greg Foley had to get a double lung transplant after complications from his Cystic Fibrosis.

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools
# Measles
# Measles

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools

Mar 31st 2019, 9:30 AM 25,862 Views 120 Comments

Most people agree with this stance but almost one in five are unsure, according to an opinion poll.

# health - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Unvaccinated children banned from public places in New York suburb following measles outbreak
# New York
# New York

Unvaccinated children banned from public places in New York suburb following measles outbreak

Mar 27th 2019, 12:50 PM 16,020 Views 65 Comments

The extreme measure is to last for 30 days.

# health - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

'I got a new life because of their loved one': Organ recipients tell their stories as Organ Donor Awareness Week launches
# Gift Of Life
# Gift Of Life

'I got a new life because of their loved one': Organ recipients tell their stories as Organ Donor Awareness Week launches

Mar 26th 2019, 8:00 PM 7,272 Views 2 Comments

The launched was attended by Ambassador Ray D’Arcy and Minister for Health Simon Harris.

# health - Sunday 24 March, 2019

This video game training device is helping stroke survivors regain arm movement
# Video Games
# Video Games

This video game training device is helping stroke survivors regain arm movement

Mar 24th 2019, 9:30 AM 7,213 Views 1 Comment

Most of the 32 study participants experienced increased arm mobility and reduced arm stiffness after using the game.