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#Healthcare

# healthcare - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study
# Lancet
# Lancet

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study

Feb 14th 2018, 11:35 PM 11,296 Views 24 Comments

Single fathers ate fewer fruit and vegetables, and were more likely to binge drink than single mothers and partnered parents, the study found.

# healthcare - Thursday 1 February, 2018

55 people have died during this year's flu season
# Peak Flu
# Peak Flu

55 people have died during this year's flu season

Feb 1st 2018, 3:56 PM 18,139 Views 26 Comments

The HSE says that we may have reached peak flu season this week.

# healthcare - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Radiologist position 'has been empty for seven years'
# Letterkenny Hospital
# Letterkenny Hospital

Radiologist position 'has been empty for seven years'

Jan 30th 2018, 3:00 PM 13,332 Views 32 Comments

Calls have been made for rural doctors to be paid a premium.

# healthcare - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Selling energy drinks to children: No plans from other retailers to copy Aldi's ban
# Clipped Wings
# Clipped Wings

Selling energy drinks to children: No plans from other retailers to copy Aldi's ban

Jan 28th 2018, 8:30 AM 19,587 Views 26 Comments

Retailers such as Dunnes Stores, Centra and SuperValu haven’t announced any plans to follow Aldi’s lead.

# healthcare - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack'
# Bmj Study
# Bmj Study

Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack'

Jan 25th 2018, 8:33 AM 15,784 Views 26 Comments

“In order to get the big benefits on cardiovascular disease [smokers] need to quit completely,” the lead author said.

# healthcare - Friday 12 January, 2018

Simon Harris 'concerned' about care terminally-ill woman received over New Year's weekend
# North Wicklow
# North Wicklow

Simon Harris 'concerned' about care terminally-ill woman received over New Year's weekend

Jan 12th 2018, 12:43 PM 25,404 Views 65 Comments

The woman’s daughter, Siobhán Tobin, wrote an open letter to the Health Minister about trying to access out of hours services.

# healthcare - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Scan review: 34 patients were asked to go back to University Hospital Kerry
# Scan Scandal
# Scan Scandal

Scan review: 34 patients were asked to go back to University Hospital Kerry

Dec 21st 2017, 7:08 PM 5,738 Views 7 Comments

All have been given the all-clear since their fresh investigations.

# healthcare - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system

Dec 20th 2017, 9:42 PM 17,089 Views 12 Comments

The hospital has received two complaints in relation to yesterday’s long waiting times.

# healthcare - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients
# HSE
# HSE

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients

Nov 26th 2017, 12:05 AM 18,476 Views 27 Comments

A union representing GPs say there’s been an increase in the number of attacks on their members over the past several years; GPs want the HSE to put a process in place to protect staff and patients.

# healthcare - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'I don't want to jump queues': Thousands waiting up to 4 years for cataract surgery
# Mary Comber
# Mary Comber

'I don't want to jump queues': Thousands waiting up to 4 years for cataract surgery

Nov 22nd 2017, 3:38 PM 12,006 Views 51 Comments

The eye condition causes a person’s vision to become impaired, and is the leading cause of blindness in the world.

# healthcare - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'What was particularly scary about these voices is I am deaf and don’t normally hear people talking'
# Column
# Column

'What was particularly scary about these voices is I am deaf and don’t normally hear people talking'

Nov 11th 2017, 11:30 AM 22,889 Views 31 Comments

Karen Sinnott writes about her struggle to get treatment – and her journey to the UK.

# healthcare - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Demand for every kind of health service in Ireland is set to go through the roof in the next 13 years
# We're Gettin' Old
# We're Gettin' Old

Demand for every kind of health service in Ireland is set to go through the roof in the next 13 years

Oct 26th 2017, 6:20 AM 9,393 Views 17 Comments

According to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Ireland’s rapidly growing (and ageing) population will create a huge demand for healthcare by 2030.

# healthcare - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Not everyone's happy with the name for the children's hospital
# Phoenix Hospital
# Phoenix Hospital

Not everyone's happy with the name for the children's hospital

Oct 24th 2017, 1:36 PM 20,906 Views 48 Comments

It’s going to be called the Phoenix Children’s Health.

# healthcare - Monday 23 October, 2017

The new children's hospital will be called... Phoenix Children's Health
# Out Of The Ashes
# Out Of The Ashes

The new children's hospital will be called... Phoenix Children's Health

Oct 23rd 2017, 11:36 AM 21,357 Views 99 Comments

The project is projected to cost over €1 billion in full and is due to be completed in 2021.

# healthcare - Thursday 19 October, 2017

After some confusion, hospitals told to pay doctors and nurses who didn't go to work on Monday
# Storm Ophelia
# Storm Ophelia

After some confusion, hospitals told to pay doctors and nurses who didn't go to work on Monday

Oct 19th 2017, 5:41 PM 25,395 Views 17 Comments

There was some confusion over what employees should do in the event of national red weather warnings.

# healthcare - Friday 13 October, 2017

Trump dismantles major Obamacare payments in 'spiteful act'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Trump dismantles major Obamacare payments in 'spiteful act'

Oct 13th 2017, 7:05 AM 26,288 Views 78 Comments

The Health and Human Services department made the announcement in a statement late last night.

# healthcare - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Vat rate on sunbed services almost doubles to 23%
# Budget 2018
# Budget 2018

Vat rate on sunbed services almost doubles to 23%

Oct 10th 2017, 1:56 PM 8,945 Views 9 Comments

Senator Catherine Noone said that sunbeds are currently defined as “care of the human body”.

# healthcare - Friday 6 October, 2017

Drain cleaning fluid 'got mixed with water' at Ennis dental surgeries
# Co Clare
# Co Clare

Drain cleaning fluid 'got mixed with water' at Ennis dental surgeries

Oct 6th 2017, 12:58 PM 22,263 Views 23 Comments

The HSE is currently in contact with the parents of up to 43 children to see if they were affected by the problem.

# healthcare - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Minister: Hospital followed procedure in case of man who suffered heart attack after being turned away
# Loughlinstown
# Loughlinstown

Minister: Hospital followed procedure in case of man who suffered heart attack after being turned away

Oct 4th 2017, 6:01 AM 11,087 Views 52 Comments

In August, a Wicklow man suffered a heart attack hours after being refused treatment at a hospital.

# healthcare - Thursday 28 September, 2017

'Once the damage is done, it's done': This condition is causing sight loss in thousands of Irish every year
# Amd
# Amd

'Once the damage is done, it's done': This condition is causing sight loss in thousands of Irish every year

Sep 28th 2017, 6:00 AM 23,804 Views 6 Comments

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of sight loss in people aged 50 and over in Ireland.

# healthcare - Sunday 17 September, 2017

The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare?
# Deep Breath
# Deep Breath

The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare?

Sep 17th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,658 Views 26 Comments

The UK’s poor air quality ratings are thought to cause more than 40,000 premature deaths a year.

# healthcare - Monday 11 September, 2017

'Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?'
# Cyber Threats
# Cyber Threats

'Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?'

Sep 11th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,471 Views 24 Comments

Some of your personal details may already be available for sale on the dark web awaiting a purchaser. The only certainty is that the next attack is coming – the only question is when, writes Ronan Murphy.

# healthcare - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'They brought the Liam MacCarthy to him in hospital': Former All-Ireland winner on the long road to recovery
# John Kelly
# John Kelly

'They brought the Liam MacCarthy to him in hospital': Former All-Ireland winner on the long road to recovery

Aug 20th 2017, 11:30 AM 30,285 Views 3 Comments

Former patients were at Beaumont Hospital this week to thank the staff that cared for him.

# healthcare - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos
# Results Night
# Results Night

Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos

Aug 12th 2017, 4:01 PM 20,379 Views 28 Comments

A HSE expert says drinks promotions can encourage students to drink a lot in a short space of time and lead them into dangerous situations.

# healthcare - Saturday 29 July, 2017

HSE criticised for not knowing length of waiting lists for CT and MRI scans
# Critical
# Critical

HSE criticised for not knowing length of waiting lists for CT and MRI scans

Jul 29th 2017, 4:03 PM 13,644 Views 22 Comments

The HSE said it’s been “working to establish a system to track waiting lists for a range of diagnostic procedures”.

# healthcare - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

There has been a big drop in people getting HSE-funded dental treatments
# Lisa Needs Braces
# Lisa Needs Braces

There has been a big drop in people getting HSE-funded dental treatments

Jul 26th 2017, 10:01 PM 13,369 Views 25 Comments

New CSO figures show a 16.4% drop in HSE-funded dental treatments between 2013 and 2016.

# healthcare - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

McCain: 'We are not the president's subordinates. We are his equal'
# Healthcare Vote
# Healthcare Vote

McCain: 'We are not the president's subordinates. We are his equal'

Jul 25th 2017, 11:59 PM 20,687 Views 59 Comments

John McCain received a standing ovation from his colleagues as he entered the chamber.

John McCain returns to Washington after blood clot surgery to vote on Obamacare
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

John McCain returns to Washington after blood clot surgery to vote on Obamacare

Jul 25th 2017, 8:32 AM 15,925 Views 18 Comments

The 80-year-old senator has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

# healthcare - Thursday 20 July, 2017

For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs
# Global Shift
# Global Shift

For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs

Jul 20th 2017, 12:05 PM 12,233 Views 17 Comments

The United Nations report’s authors claimed that the data proved the “scales have finally tipped”.

# healthcare - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Why there are so few female surgeons: 'There's definitely an issue around being competitive in an interview'
# Gender Diversity
# Gender Diversity

Why there are so few female surgeons: 'There's definitely an issue around being competitive in an interview'

Jul 11th 2017, 6:03 AM 13,461 Views 47 Comments

Yesterday, the Royal College of Surgeons launched a report that aims to increase their female representation.

# healthcare - Monday 10 July, 2017

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work
# Bumping Up Figures
# Bumping Up Figures

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work

Jul 10th 2017, 1:44 PM 15,531 Views 26 Comments

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

# healthcare - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'
# Surviving Cancer
# Surviving Cancer

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'

Jul 8th 2017, 6:00 PM 20,750 Views 14 Comments

Dick Murray was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1993.

Sinn Féin seeks to speed up cath lab review with new politics
# Waterford Cath Lab
# Waterford Cath Lab

Sinn Féin seeks to speed up cath lab review with new politics

Jul 8th 2017, 4:05 PM 9,010 Views 30 Comments

David Cullinane says the bill will inject “a sense of urgency” into the issue.

# healthcare - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

'I was beside myself with worry': Ireland shifts its approach to fighting cancer
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I was beside myself with worry': Ireland shifts its approach to fighting cancer

Jul 5th 2017, 4:41 PM 10,424 Views 7 Comments

Emotional support and aftercare will be an important development in how people with, or who had cancer, are looked after.

# healthcare - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'I had a heart attack myself - if people don't get help in that first hour, they won't make it'
# Waterford Cath Lab
# Waterford Cath Lab

'I had a heart attack myself - if people don't get help in that first hour, they won't make it'

Jul 4th 2017, 5:38 PM 12,300 Views 25 Comments

Around 200 people gathered outside Dáil Éireann today to call for 24-hour cardiac care for Waterford and the South-East.

Study to begin on rolling out free HPV vaccine scheme to boys
# Cancer Risk
# Cancer Risk

Study to begin on rolling out free HPV vaccine scheme to boys

Jul 4th 2017, 12:22 PM 9,339 Views 40 Comments

The HPV virus can lead to cervical, penile and throat cancer in some cases.

# healthcare - Sunday 2 July, 2017

GPs will launch campaign to encourage patients to seek treatment abroad
# Healthcare In Crisis
# Healthcare In Crisis

GPs will launch campaign to encourage patients to seek treatment abroad

Jul 2nd 2017, 10:39 AM 29,973 Views 56 Comments

General practitioners will be starting an “information drive” to highlight the benefits of an EU healthcare scheme.

Thai doctors battle to stop people eating a 'silent killer' fish dish
# Liver Cancer
# Liver Cancer

Thai doctors battle to stop people eating a 'silent killer' fish dish

Jul 2nd 2017, 9:30 AM 43,958 Views 18 Comments

The raw fish meal ‘koi pla’ attract parasites that can cause a lethal liver cancer which kills up to 20,000 Thais annually.

# healthcare - Friday 30 June, 2017

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'

Jun 30th 2017, 6:15 AM 12,617 Views 134 Comments

“If I’m the Irish government, I should take responsibility for Irish women,” Professor Arulkumaran told TheJournal.ie.

# healthcare - Thursday 29 June, 2017

25 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland in 2016
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

25 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland in 2016

Jun 29th 2017, 2:04 PM 18,690 Views 72 Comments

The Department of Health has released its figures of the number of terminations carried out in Ireland last year.