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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# illness

This year
Ulcerative colitis: I kept losing weight and was exhausted - I collapsed every time I stood up
Brian Tyrrell documents his experience dealing with ulcerative colitis, from diagnosis to an operation to living a full life.
Manchester City ‘unclear’ how long Phil Foden will be out for with acute appendicitis
The midfielder missed England’s Euro 2024 qualifying win over Ukraine after having his appendix out on Sunday morning.
'I found myself looking into the mirror... feeling like I was looking at someone else'
Former RTÉ pundit Brent Pope has opened up about his struggles with mental health.
Last year
Dan McFarland hits out at doubters as Ulster reveal extent of sickness in squad
“It’s disappointing, especially given how unwell our group was, that some chose to question the reasoning for our game to be postponed.”
New sick pay law to guarantee all workers three days paid sick leave once commenced
This is the first time Ireland has had a statutory sick pay scheme.
Over 3,000 hospitalisations a year among women suffering severe pregnancy sickness
A drug that treats hyperemesis is unavailable on the drugs payment scheme or medical card.
Former Man United defender Gibson has dementia
‘I’m not going to go down without a fight,’ he told the Daily Mail.
Illness rules Andy Murray out of Madrid Open clash with Novak Djokovic
The pair had been due to meet for the first time in more than five years.
Ex-Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram receiving treatment for cancer
The Gers have sent their best wishes to the 58-year-old former player.
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal reveals he has prostate cancer
The 70-year-old told RTL television on Sunday that the players ‘don’t know it’.
Bruce Willis to retire from acting after aphasia diagnosis, says his family
Aphasia is caused by damage to the brain and can affect a person’s ability to communicate.
'Robert was suffering from an illness that can hit anybody, whatever you do'
Author and journalist Ronald Reng reflects on the legacy of the late German goalkeeper.
All time
HPSC reports no new cases of flu for second week
Cases of another common respiratory virus are on the rise.
Bayern coach Nagelsmann absent amid Benfica win
The manager was unavailable due to ‘a flu-like infection’.
Jason Knight ruled out of Ireland's clash with Azerbaijan
Adam Idah is fit to be involved.
Kerry hurling squad hit with outbreak of mumps ahead of crucial Antrim clash
‘We’ve had a couple of cases of mumps in the last couple of days,’ said Kingdom manager Fintan O’Connor.
Chelsea and England striker Kirby reveals battle with debilitating heart condition
Having missed the past three months with pericarditis, the 26-year-old says she is on the road to recovery.
Further case of coronavirus in England brings UK total to four
The positive test is related to a previous case, and comes after an evacuation flight arrived in England from China.
Coronavirus: Irish citizens might get place on French evacuation flight from China
A separate flight is leaving for the UK at 9pm Irish time tonight.
Water treatment 'not sufficient' to manage Cryptosporidium risks at Leixlip plant, says EPA
The EPA says the level of treatment at Leixlip is not sufficient to manage the risk posed by the River Liffey source water.
Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women
After non melanoma skin cancer, the most common cancers in men are prostate cancer, bowel cancer and lung cancer.
A mysterious disease has killed 'dozens' of dogs in Norway in recent days
It is unknown yet whether the disease is contagious or a series of individual cases.
Hull City defender diagnosed with bowel cancer
Angus MacDonald has received more bad news regarding his health.
A patient's chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke can vary depending on what hospital they attend
The report notes that the mortality rate for heart attack and stroke has continued to decrease year-on-year for the past 10 years.
Opinion: For years the doctors told me I was overweight but it turned out I had lymphoedema
I was on a diet from age 14 and got the diagnosis at 31. I was amazed and felt like crying as I finally knew what was wrong, writes Andrea Quigley.
'I spoke to him: 'If football has done this to you Dad, I promise you I’ll make sure the whole world knows''
In an extract from State of Play, Dawn Astle recalls her father Jeff’s tragic battle with dementia.
Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears
Stephen Teap said an independent review of Irene’s smear tests has concluded one of her slides was incorrectly read and that there was a breach of duty of care in the reading of this slide.
Irish film about dad's cancer battle aims to show impact of illness on families
The film stars Love/Hate actor Kieran O’Reilly.
Vietnamese president dies after contracting 'rare virus'
The 61-year-old’s death is not likely to dramatically alter politics in the country.
'With palliative care, my dad was able to choose how he died - in his family's arms'
Lilian Bell writes about her father, Donal Bell, on the eve of Palliative Care Week 2018.
'Three children died as a result of measles that year. I remember their eyes'
Consultant paediatrician John Fitzsimons writes about his experiences with measles, and why it’s important to vaccinate.
HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin
Members of the public have been advised that the two infected people attended a number of hospitals where it is possibly they passed on the illness.
People asked to host coffee mornings to help make hospitals more fun places for sick kids
Volunteers spend time with sick children in hospital, doing crafts, reading to them or playing games with them.
Column: 'We are ill. We are not faking this illness. It is not in our heads'
Before the illness struck me twenty years ago next month, I was a self-employed artist, writes Corina Duyn.
Ireland's health workers take the most sick days due to their work
The transport sector had the second highest number of sick days due to work related injuries and illnesses.
Mary Black 'upset' as Dublin concerts rescheduled due to illness
The singer was also forced to postpone shows in Killarney and Waterford earlier this month.
Mary Black postpones two gigs due to shingles
The singer is back on stage at Dublin’s Vicar Street next week.
9-time Irish champion jockey Pat Smullen out for 'forseeable future' following tumour diagnosis
The 40-year-old missed the opening day of the flat season at Naas on Sunday.
Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals
Researchers also warned that infectious crew members could infect an average of 4.6 passengers per flight.
Johnny Manziel announces he has stopped drinking following bipolar disorder diagnosis
The former Cleveland Browns quarterback has been out of the league for a number of years.