Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 0°C Saturday 23 January 2021

#Health

# health - Friday 22 March, 2019

HSE conference to discuss pregnant women's use of epilepsy drug that is being compared to thalidomide
# Epilim
# Epilim

HSE conference to discuss pregnant women's use of epilepsy drug that is being compared to thalidomide

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:05 AM 12,960 Views 4 Comments

Epilim’s use by pregnant women has been restricted in recent years.

# health - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'You can't really dwell on questions': How Laura Brennan used her terminal cancer to help others
# Laura Brennan
# Laura Brennan

'You can't really dwell on questions': How Laura Brennan used her terminal cancer to help others

Mar 21st 2019, 6:25 AM 21,209 Views 14 Comments

The 26 year-old died of cancer in Limerick yesterday.

# health - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Love Island contestants to be offered therapy after deaths of two former stars
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Love Island contestants to be offered therapy after deaths of two former stars

Mar 20th 2019, 2:29 PM 32,240 Views 23 Comments

Mike Thalassitis was found dead in London last weekend.

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse
# Addiction
# Addiction

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

Mar 20th 2019, 10:57 AM 15,342 Views 42 Comments

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis

Mar 20th 2019, 6:05 AM 51,663 Views 56 Comments

A new study published in The Lancet has found how cannabis use affects the incidence of psychosis.

# health - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Opinion: What can we learn from the Irish people who live to be 100?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: What can we learn from the Irish people who live to be 100?

Mar 19th 2019, 7:00 AM 17,927 Views 15 Comments

Resilience, positivity and staying connected are the keys to longevity, writes Alison Fagan, who visited Ireland’s inspirational centenarians.

# health - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases

Mar 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 41,195 Views 40 Comments

Some 136,000 people died from measles globally in 2018.

What your period may be telling you about your overall health
# Menstruation
From The Daily Edge
# Menstruation

What your period may be telling you about your overall health

Mar 17th 2019, 3:00 PM 13,519 Views 2 Comments

We asked the experts.

# health - Friday 15 March, 2019

People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected

Mar 15th 2019, 9:02 AM 11,435 Views 28 Comments

The HSE has said patients may face longer waiting times at emergency departments due to an increase in people attending.

# health - Monday 11 March, 2019

Talks between INMO and government to return to Labour Court as union rejects new nurses' deal
# Nurses Strike
# Nurses Strike

Talks between INMO and government to return to Labour Court as union rejects new nurses' deal

Updated Mar 11th 2019, 6:08 PM 20,800 Views 30 Comments

The negotiations come after nurses went on general strike for a number of days last month.

More improvements needed at Stewarts Care, health watchdog finds
# Stewarts Care
# Stewarts Care

More improvements needed at Stewarts Care, health watchdog finds

Mar 11th 2019, 11:49 AM 10,637 Views 2 Comments

Hiqa published an overview of the inspection and monitoring activity of eight care centres.

# health - Sunday 10 March, 2019

'We are failing these children spectacularly': Row over drug with 'exorbitant' cost rumbles on
# Spinraza
# Spinraza

'We are failing these children spectacularly': Row over drug with 'exorbitant' cost rumbles on

Mar 10th 2019, 8:00 AM 9,195 Views 13 Comments

Negotiations, and clashes, over the price of Spinraza are ongoing behind the scenes.

# health - Friday 8 March, 2019

Opinion: We need a fair and transparent system for deciding which expensive new drugs to fund
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: We need a fair and transparent system for deciding which expensive new drugs to fund

Mar 8th 2019, 7:00 AM 6,877 Views 11 Comments

If the drugs bill keeps growing – we will have to cut funding for home care packages, primary care services or maternity care, writes Maebh Ní Fhallúin.

# health - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines?

Mar 7th 2019, 8:10 AM 29,123 Views 113 Comments

New proposals would see such products removed from hospital vending machines.

# health - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Consultant at Dublin children's hospitals had inappropriate contact with patient's mother in UK, tribunal hears
# Fitness To Practise
# Fitness To Practise

Consultant at Dublin children's hospitals had inappropriate contact with patient's mother in UK, tribunal hears

Mar 6th 2019, 6:01 AM 39,095 Views 0 Comments

Dr Malcolm Lewis is employed at both Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.

# health - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Opinion: A million people have no health cover as low-paid families are excluded from access to the medical card
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: A million people have no health cover as low-paid families are excluded from access to the medical card

Mar 5th 2019, 7:00 AM 33,511 Views 94 Comments

Since 2012 there has been a 66% increase in the number of people with no private or public health cover, writes Feilim O’Rourke.

# health - Monday 4 March, 2019

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin

Mar 4th 2019, 5:56 PM 36,215 Views 64 Comments

There have been five cases since the start of February.

Taoiseach on suspicious package: 'Come after us, don't come after our staff or families'
# Department Of Health
# Department Of Health

Taoiseach on suspicious package: 'Come after us, don't come after our staff or families'

Mar 4th 2019, 5:42 PM 33,175 Views 87 Comments

The white powder in the envelope addressed to the Health Minister was confirmed to be non-hazardous.

# health - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Hair health 101: we asked two experts about the reasons and remedies for female hair loss
# Hair Health
From The Daily Edge
# Hair Health

Hair health 101: we asked two experts about the reasons and remedies for female hair loss

Mar 3rd 2019, 8:00 AM 6,397 Views 8 Comments

Two experts share their advice.

# health - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Opinion: 'E-cigarettes may be an effective tobacco cessation tool but at what cost to society'?
# E-cigarettes
# E-cigarettes

Opinion: 'E-cigarettes may be an effective tobacco cessation tool but at what cost to society'?

Mar 2nd 2019, 6:15 AM 21,343 Views 51 Comments

‘We don’t want to solve the problems of current smokers by creating a whole new generation of smokers that the tobacco companies can prey on,’ writes Dr Des Cox.

# health - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?

Feb 28th 2019, 9:29 PM 51,731 Views 173 Comments

A new report has suggested that they be removed if a patient requests it.

'Look in my child's eyes and tell him his life is not worth saving': Parents call for access to medication
# Spinraza
# Spinraza

'Look in my child's eyes and tell him his life is not worth saving': Parents call for access to medication

Feb 28th 2019, 12:52 PM 10,359 Views 28 Comments

About 26 children with SMA, a rare muscle-wasting condition, could benefit from Spinraza.

# health - Monday 25 February, 2019

'A price has been put on the value of life': HSE will not reimburse drug for children with rare condition
# Spinraza
# Spinraza

'A price has been put on the value of life': HSE will not reimburse drug for children with rare condition

Updated Feb 25th 2019, 7:54 PM 23,126 Views 62 Comments

The HSE said the current price of Spinraza – more than €20 million over five years – is not cost-effective.

Opinion: There is a wonder-drug that all schools should be prescribing
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: There is a wonder-drug that all schools should be prescribing

Feb 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 57,768 Views 14 Comments

Exercise should be viewed as medicine. Indeed, if exercise could be prescribed as a pill, it would be the most prescribed drug on the planet, writes Professor Niall Moyna.

# health - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'When we tried to explain PKU to people in the past, they'd say we were mad, things are different now'
# Low Protein Diet
# Low Protein Diet

'When we tried to explain PKU to people in the past, they'd say we were mad, things are different now'

Feb 24th 2019, 7:00 PM 33,800 Views 1 Comment

People with this rare genetic condition need to maintain strict low-protein diets.

# health - Friday 22 February, 2019

'He has a chance at life now': HSE grants access to drug that could help boys with rare condition keep walking
# Translarna
# Translarna

'He has a chance at life now': HSE grants access to drug that could help boys with rare condition keep walking

Feb 22nd 2019, 8:38 PM 22,562 Views 5 Comments

At least five boys in Ireland have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a muscle-wasting condition.

# health - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions

Feb 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 21,236 Views 42 Comments

Laws prohibiting the advertising of alcohol within 200 metres of schools will come into effect later this year.

# health - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Inquiry to be considered after children reassured hearing was fine only to be told years later of impairment
# Review
# Review

Inquiry to be considered after children reassured hearing was fine only to be told years later of impairment

Feb 20th 2019, 3:23 PM 10,625 Views 6 Comments

The HSE issued apologies to 60 children as result of failings related to paediatric audiology services.

# health - Saturday 16 February, 2019

'I'm happy for the project to continue': Simon Harris rules out re-tendering children's hospital
# Onwards And Upwards
# Onwards And Upwards

'I'm happy for the project to continue': Simon Harris rules out re-tendering children's hospital

Feb 16th 2019, 12:09 PM 18,688 Views 98 Comments

The Minister was responding to a statement by BAM that suggested it would pull out of the contract if the Government wanted.

# health - Thursday 14 February, 2019

34 people have died from the flu so far this season
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

34 people have died from the flu so far this season

Feb 14th 2019, 7:31 PM 20,711 Views 23 Comments

The majority of people who died were over the age of 65.

# health - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'Think of us as you tuck into your turkey': Letters reveal nurses' fury at Varadkar over annual leave comments
# Suspended Strikes
# Suspended Strikes

'Think of us as you tuck into your turkey': Letters reveal nurses' fury at Varadkar over annual leave comments

Feb 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 47,820 Views 60 Comments

Strikes planned for this week were suspended after Labour Court intervention yesterday evening.

# health - Monday 11 February, 2019

The Labour Court is intervening in the nurses' strike
# Strike
# Strike

The Labour Court is intervening in the nurses' strike

Updated Feb 11th 2019, 5:00 PM 43,410 Views 113 Comments

A formal hearing will take place at 3.30pm.

'Simon Harris has to go': Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in health minister
# Health
# Health

'Simon Harris has to go': Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in health minister

Feb 11th 2019, 8:09 AM 20,562 Views 132 Comments

Harris will apologise for misleading the Dáil this week.

# health - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Nurses 'strongly condemn' protest outside Simon Harris' home
# Strike
# Strike

Nurses 'strongly condemn' protest outside Simon Harris' home

Updated Feb 10th 2019, 6:49 PM 115,126 Views 109 Comments

The anti-government protesters left the scene peacefully after gardaí arrived.

Opinion: Prevention is better than cure so there is no point in taxing vitamins
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Prevention is better than cure so there is no point in taxing vitamins

Feb 10th 2019, 7:45 AM 18,132 Views 37 Comments

Those people who mind their health and take supplements save the state money by needing less healthcare writes Ciara Wright.

# health - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'This campaign has to succeed, it is our time': Tens of thousands march in support of nurses and midwives
# Strike
# Strike

'This campaign has to succeed, it is our time': Tens of thousands march in support of nurses and midwives

Updated Feb 9th 2019, 5:24 PM 71,230 Views 217 Comments

About 37,000 INMO members are engaging in strike action over pay and staffing levels.

# health - Friday 8 February, 2019

Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court

Feb 8th 2019, 10:16 PM 20,810 Views 47 Comments

Talks broke up this evening with no commitments for the nurses to call off the action.

Varadkar has 'total confidence' in health minister Harris over children's hospital overrun
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

Varadkar has 'total confidence' in health minister Harris over children's hospital overrun

Updated Feb 8th 2019, 11:37 AM 16,527 Views 101 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Thomas Byrne has said his party will not call for Harris’ resignation.

# health - Thursday 7 February, 2019

'Omnishambles': Call for Harris to be fired over children's hospital overrun but he says he 'behaved appropriately'
# New Documents
# New Documents

'Omnishambles': Call for Harris to be fired over children's hospital overrun but he says he 'behaved appropriately'

Updated Feb 7th 2019, 10:45 PM 28,361 Views 90 Comments

Documents show Harris was informed in August that the budget for the hospital could overrun by €391 million.

# health - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'We're absolutely wrecked, we're afraid we'll make a mistake': Psychiatric nurses will have to work through night again
# Strike
# Strike

'We're absolutely wrecked, we're afraid we'll make a mistake': Psychiatric nurses will have to work through night again

Updated Feb 6th 2019, 11:05 PM 41,189 Views 45 Comments

Nurses have been working for 27 hours straight and counting.