Advertisement
This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 22 May, 2019

#Health

# health - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'I regret any of this ever happened': Taoiseach says mediation in CervicalCheck cases not the 'holy grail'

Leo Varadkar says he is open to the idea of the inquiry into the scandal being held in public.

# health - Monday 30 July, 2018

Ready to burst: 12-pack Durex condoms recalled over fault concerns

The batches of ‘Real Feel’ and ‘Latex Free’ condoms have expiry dates December 2020 and February 2021.

# health - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks

Critics state the Courts Services continued investment in the tobacco industry flies in the face of the government’s Tobacco Free Ireland vision.

Nursing home complaints: Staff member accused of 'physically and emotionally' abusing resident

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# health - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

'Major changes' needed as 82 children admitted to adult mental health units

The Mental Health Commission has said services in Ireland are “unsafe and substandard”.

# health - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Ireland to pause use of transvaginal mesh after 'understandable public anxiety'

Thousands of women across the world have suffered complications after having a vaginal mesh device implanted.

65 patients at St Columcille's Hospital to have colonoscopy results reviewed

The review is being carried out after the hospital examined a number of colonoscopies.

Fears raised after Ebola reemerges in woman one year after all-clear

Her husband and sons may have been infected with the virus as a result.

# health - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Confused about CBD? Here's what you need to know about Ireland and the cannabis-based remedy

It is not a registered medicine here but it is widely on sale. How is that possible?

# health - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding

The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.

# health - Saturday 14 July, 2018

'I thought I was just tired - but it was blood cancer'

Rare MPNs account for around 10% of all blood cancers in Ireland.

# health - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Poll: Should vending machines selling unhealthy foods and drinks be banned in schools? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should vending machines selling unhealthy foods and drinks be banned in schools?

An Oireachtas Committee has recommended just that.

# health - Friday 29 June, 2018

Dentists will stop using metal fillings that have been used in teeth for 150 years

Although the fillings are perfectly safe, they carry a heavy environmental burden.

# health - Thursday 28 June, 2018

15 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland last year

This is a drop from 25 legally-permitted abortions being carried out last year.

# health - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'The Irish healthcare system is in desperate need of new ideas and new solutions'

Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) works across the health sector with Irish businesses to creatively solve problems and improve patient care, writes Prof John R Higgins.

# health - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes

There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.

# health - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Almost 80% of corporate workers are concerned over mental health, study finds

One in five corporate workers have missed work in the past year due to stress, anxiety or depression.

# health - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Marriage is (literally) good for the heart, new study finds

The study examined ethnically varied populations in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

# health - Monday 18 June, 2018

Addiction to video games is now a recognised illness

Those who suffer have trouble controlling their behaviours around gaming.

# health - Sunday 17 June, 2018

The brain 'rewards' foods high in fats and carbohydrates

This combination of food lights up neural circuits in the reward centre of the brain.

# health - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health

Fewer than six and more than 10 hours of sleep per day are associated with conditions such as increased blood pressure.

# health - Friday 15 June, 2018

Thousands of consultants to get pay rises in €200 million deal

Paschal Donohoe said “absolutely gigantic” amounts of money were involved in the case.

'It's worrying': Over 200 people diagnosed with HIV so far this year

Some 500 people were diagnosed with the condition last year, and this figure is expected to be higher in 2018.

# health - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Number of women affected by smear test scandal expected to increase

The Head of the National Screening Service Damien McCallion says more women will be contacted about their cancer test audits.

# health - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Nighttime air ambulance service will cost €7 million over two years

Three companies applied to provide the service in a recent tendering process.

Should Ireland get rid of criminal penalties for drug possession? It has been successful elsewhere

A town hall meeting will be held this week in Dublin on the subject of looking into a health-led approach towards drug use in Ireland.

# health - Saturday 9 June, 2018

GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services

The NAGP passed a series of motions after an emergency meeting today following the result of the referendum.

# health - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Irish people more prone to iron overload than European neighbours because of inter-marriage

Today is National Haemochromatosis Awareness Day as part of World Haemochromatosis Week

# health - Monday 4 June, 2018

Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm

Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and remember that anxiety is normal.

# health - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger'

As many as 40% of Europeans do not get enough of the vitamin, which is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight.

This is how much exercise is needed to help improve thinking skills

Scientists found that people who exercised an average of at least 52 hours over about six months for around an hour each session may improve their thinking skills.

# health - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments' Smear Tests This post contains videos

Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments'

The women in question are afraid, angry and confused, Stephen Donnelly said.

Smoking causes 100 deaths and more than 1000 hospital admissions in Ireland every week

A quarter of all men and 20% of women in Ireland smoke.

# health - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Dentists claim rise in tooth extractions caused by structure of medical card scheme

The Irish Dental Association has found that 90% of dentists say they are dissatisfied with the level of care they can provide under the scheme.

# health - Sunday 27 May, 2018

GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result

Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.

# health - Saturday 26 May, 2018

'Some families lost four of five children to drugs': Being a GP in Dublin's inner city

Many homeless people are reluctant to seek medical treatment, for a number of reasons.

'Women in crisis pregnancy have been told take the boat... today we tell them: take our hand'

Leading political figures have reacted to what appears to be an overwhelming Yes vote.

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories

The catchier the ad, the more effective.

# health - Friday 25 May, 2018

So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors'

Despite three people dying in Ireland every day due to alcohol, one expert said there’s “very little outcry”.

# health - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Almost a quarter of the world will be obese by 2045 researchers warn

One in eight people, up from one in 11, will have type 2 diabetes.