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# Healthscare

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Safety warning over giving codeine tablets to under-18s
The European Medicines Agency says codeine, which is converted to morphine in the body, can pose problems for kids.
Two dead over suspected mix-up of sleeping and blood pressure pills
France’s health regulator has withdrawn a brand of blood pressure pills amid fears of a packaging issue.
Ireland records first known case of leprosy in decades
The HSE says the victim was a man from outside Ireland who did not contract it in this country.
A&E wards could be shut over looming staff shortages, doctors warn
The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine says emergency wards are already stretched, and it’ll get worse in July…
Uh-oh: UN says it's impossible to predict spread of new bird flu
‘Influenza viruses constantly reinvent themselves’, says the head of the WHO. ‘No one can predict the future course.’
Health risks in hospital baby baths discovered in random inspection
A HIQA assessment of Letterkenny General Hospital finds that the absence of a cleaning system poses a risk to child health.
Up to 16 killed by US outbreak of listeria
A batch of contanimated cantaloupes from Colorado has been blamed for 72 infections, and at least 13 deaths.
Superbugs evolving faster than medicine, worried experts warn
The World Health Organisation says drug-resistant bugs are developing at a rate that science will struggle to keep up with.
NI X-ray delay meant two late cancer diagnosis cases
A major backlog of X-ray delays in the Northern Irish health system meant at least there two late diagnoses of cancer.