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#Health

# health - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Sir Alex Ferguson sitting up and talking to family - reports

Ferguson suffered a brain haemorrhage over the weekend.

# health - Monday 7 May, 2018

Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions 8th Amendment This post contains videos

Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions

More than 170,000 females have travelled to another country for a termination since 1980.

# health - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Live to 120 years old and never forget your pills again: The future of not getting sick

From molecular implants to tissue regeneration, here’s how researchers are working on extending our lifespans.

# health - Friday 4 May, 2018

FactCheck: Does abortion increase the risk of a woman developing breast cancer?

A paid-for advertisement on Facebook is surfacing on Irish user pages, claiming this is the case. We examine the evidence.

# health - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Q&A: How are abortions carried out? Can a foetus feel pain?

It depends on a number of factors, including how far along the pregnancy is.

Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public

The Irish Cancer Society has said its helpline has been inundated with calls from women, some of whom are “extremely distressed”.

# health - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

How accurate are the CervicalCheck smear tests?

This question was not definitively answered at today’s Oireachtas committee.

There's been a massive drop in young teens smoking in Ireland

The study was conducted between the years of 1995 and 2015 and shows a decline in adolescent smoking.

Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test?

Many women across the country are wondering what action they should take in light of the recent controversy – here’s everything you need to know.

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis CervicalCheck This post contains videos

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis

“When there’s cancer in the house, the children are always worrying if everything is okay.”

# health - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Supermarket own-brand products reduce sugar to avoid new 30c tax

The sugar tax comes into effect today.

Mid-life anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life

The study does not say if active treatment could curb the risk.

# health - Monday 30 April, 2018

Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes?

Controversy has engulfed CervicalCheck in recent days.

# health - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Ever wondered how much sugar everyday foods contain? The Sugarcubes This post contains videos

Ever wondered how much sugar everyday foods contain?

We tried to find the average sugar content in some popular food items.

Simon Harris says he doesn't know how many women died after cervical screening issues

Harris was speaking after the clinical director of the programme stepped down.

# health - Saturday 28 April, 2018

WATCH: Take a tour of Dublin's newest hospice, which 'feels more like a hotel' Our Lady's Hospice This post contains videos

WATCH: Take a tour of Dublin's newest hospice, which 'feels more like a hotel'

“This may be the last room someone will live in.”

# health - Friday 27 April, 2018

More than 200 cervical smear results should have had earlier intervention

An ‘urgent’ review of the CervicalCheck programme will be undertaken.

# health - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

World's first total penis and scrotum transplant takes place in US

Doctors hope the man will regain near-normal urinary and sexual functions.

# health - Monday 23 April, 2018

It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities

“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”

# health - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Breakdown: Average number of public patients per GPs across the country

Some GPs have as many as 1,218 public patients, while others have just 442.

Almost half of voters want to repeal Eighth Amendment

A referendum will take place on 25 May.

# health - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Steroids and erectile dysfunction pills: One million doses of illegal medication seized last year

The HPRA has expressed concern about the abuse of anabolic steroids, which have side-effects including liver damage and blood clots.

# health - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform

Three years ago the government committed to overhauling Ireland’s mental health laws – we’re still waiting.

# health - Saturday 14 April, 2018

What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made

Over the course of three months, 22 TDs and senators questioned experts and people who had personal experiences related to the topic.

Canadian NGO sending 'observation team' to monitor Eighth Amendment referendum

The organisation says it wants to observe whether or not both sides “play fair”.

# health - Friday 13 April, 2018

'She was just so ill, it was horrible to see my child like that'

Darcy Grainger is one of about 1,300 people in Ireland who have cystic fibrosis.

Health study says Ireland's weekly drinking limit should be 5 pints, not 8.5

Consuming more than 10 standard drinks a week can increase the risk of heart disease.

# health - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment' Referendum This post contains videos

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'

Health Minister Simon Harris stopped by Moore Street today to launch the ‘It’s Time to Talk’ referendum campaign.

Pro-life doctor says no woman has died because of the Eighth Amendment Abortion This post contains videos

Pro-life doctor says no woman has died because of the Eighth Amendment

Professor Eamon McGuinness’ comments are at odds with previous remarks made by Dr Peter Boylan.

# health - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief

Peadar Gilligan made his inaugural address as president of the Irish Medical Organisation at the group’s AGM in Killarney this evening.

Ireland's one millionth parkrun is happening this morning

There are 75 parkruns and 13 junior parkruns across the country.

# health - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Josepha Madigan to lead Fine Gael's campaign to repeal Eighth Amendment

“We have abortion here, it is just unsafe, unregulated and unlawful,” she said today.

# health - Friday 30 March, 2018

'A life-altering experience': Three kidney donations have united these Cork grandfathers in friendship

Organ Donor Awareness Week takes place until 7 April.

# health - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'We need to help people who use drugs make healthier choices, not treat them as criminals'

Decriminalising possession can instinctively seem like a bad idea. We need to change public perception, writes Tony Duffin.

# health - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'Mam gave three people a second chance': Family of deceased organ donor urge people to discuss donation

Shane Moloney spoke about his mother’s organ donation at the launch of Organ Donor Awareness week today.

20 years since it hit the shelves, the HSE spends €500,000 on Viagra for Irish men

It was the first pill aimed at helping men get erections.

# health - Friday 23 March, 2018

Being treated with chemical pipe cleaner had 'devastating' impact on children

Over 40 children attending a dental clinic in Clare were treated with water contaminated by pipe cleaner.

# health - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

TDs approve Eighth Amendment referendum Bill

Health Minister Simon Harris said Ireland’s abortion law must change to help women who are currently “isolated and neglected”.

# health - Monday 19 March, 2018

Sinn Féin moves Ard Fheis forward to June to sort Eighth Amendment policy

Mary Lou McDonald said the Amendment has caused “an alphabet soup of misery”.

# health - Sunday 18 March, 2018

How people in Cork are fighting back against FGM

“People don’t speak about it unless a victim of this heinous crime speaks out.”