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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# illness

All time
Why Jose Mourinho deserves our compassion
Jose Mourinho’s father underwent surgery on a brain hemorrhage and has been seriously ill. It puts Chelsea’s current woes into perspective, writes Paul Allen.
# one too many
Irish people's binge drinking could increase our risk of cancer
More than half of people who drink do so irresponsibly.
# bad behaviour
Salt, unsafe sex and booze: These are some of the things causing death that could be prevented
Deaths tied to avoidable health risks like high blood pressure and smoking has shot up by almost 23% since 1990.
# body noise
"It was chaos in my ears": Woman could hear all the sounds her body made
She had life-changing surgery to fix the problem.
# susan hawk
'Disappeared' District Attorney releases statement to say she has depression
Her associates had said she was just on “summer break”.
# New York
Woman in iconic 9/11 'Dust Lady' photo dies of cancer
Marcy Borders said her cancer diagnosis was as a result of inhaling toxic air from the attack.
# Sick
Children with cancer are having their eggs and testes tissue frozen for the future
“That often is the one piece of information that gives them a glimmer of hope”.
# illness
More of us are going to our GP now - but most don't think the recession is over
A new study looks at the impact of austerity on our healthcare choices.
# Diabetes
'I had to pin down my six-year-old daughter to inject her before she ate'
Controlling blood sugar levels is a daily challenge for the thousands of children living with diabetes in Ireland.
What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six
Caring for a family member can be a positive experience, but it can also be a strain on a young person’s health, development and happiness.
# Road To Recovery
'I couldn't get up the stairs some days' - The disease that has stalled the career of Marty Clarke
The Down players is slowly on the road to recovery.
# little fighter
Sebastian (4) has weeks to live. Can you help his family bring Christmas to him?
Here’s his story.
# Crohn's
Loads of Irish people have this disease - but very few talk about it
And a lot lose jobs over it.
# Gene Genies
Scientists finally figured out why you rarely get sick in the summer
It’s to do with genes.
# f**k cancer
A cancer survivor created wonderfully honest 'empathy cards', and now they're going viral
When you just don’t know what to say.
# Cryptosporidium
There's a boil notice in Enda Kenny's very own constituency
The local council said that drinking water is a potential source of the disease.
# illness
Woman dies and 27 hospitalised with botulism after church dinner
Health officials are testing 21 home-made and store-bought food samples, including chicken, canned pickles, potato salad and coleslaw.
# Butterfly Child
Teenager living with the worst disease you've never heard of gets over seven million hits on YouTube
Jonathan Pitre has become an EB ambassador, raising $100,000.
Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)
Whether it’s standards, expectations, or good old-fashioned Irish Catholic guilt, most parents are guilty of putting their kids’ needs ahead of their own.
# hi mam
Taylor Swift's mam was just diagnosed with cancer, and you should talk to your mam about it
(and your Dad)
# lovely fags
Being unhealthy can be a bit of a goldmine...
An Irish pension provider is offering larger payouts to people who are, well, likely to die sooner.
# Drugs don't work
Antibiotics are creating superbugs
That’s the opposite of what they’re going for.
# stay away
Visitors warned of 'highly contagious' bug at Dublin hospital
The bug is highly contagious and the hospital is working to stop it spreading.
'I am one of the lucky ones': Galway girl cured of rare blood disorder
A match for Claire McNamara was found on the international register.
Opinion: Good riddance to Black January – it hasn't been kind to us parents
I have lines on my face that weren’t there in 2014. A month of rolling childhood illnesses will do that to you.
'It's a scandal': Patients with rare blood disorder being denied access to life-saving drug
The HSE said pharmaceutical firms should not hold the Irish health service to ransom for the provision of any drug.
Tributes paid to journalist and economist Colm Rapple
Colm Rapple died after a short illness in hospital.
# Trials
Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show
It reduces the length of symptoms, new research shows.
# Food Poisoning
Know what Campylobacter is? It makes us sick more often than Salmonella does
Here’s how you can avoid getting sick.
# Sick
Four people dead from the flu this season
The latest report from the HSPC found that flu positivity decreased slightly this week.
# tiny dancer
Celebrations as little Lily-Mae is declared 15 months cancer-free
The young Claregalway girl is taking part in a drug trial in the US.
# Wrap Up
Cold weather CAN make you more likely to catch a cold
The cold virus thrives in a cold environment, a recent Yale study found.
# pauline cafferkey
UK nurse with Ebola has "stabilised" but is still critical
She is in hospital in London.
# Luck
Cancer is often down to bad luck, not lifestyle
So say researchers in the US.
# gigs
Christy Moore cancels second round of Christmas concerts due to lung infection
Moore has cancelled four December dates.
# Ming
'Family comes first': Irish MEPs explain poor voting record in Europe
Ireland ranks last out of all Member States for attendance at plenary sessions.
# Smoking
"It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself"
“I hold my hands up, smoking was a big factor for me.”
# Cystic Fibrosis
'Luke's Christmas wish is that his mammy gets new lungs'
Helen Taylor, a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer, has been on the organ transplant waiting list for almost a year.
# Vaccine
Tragic death of 11-month-old baby sparks calls for meningitis vaccine
The baby died earlier this week.
# not a drill
Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport
It will be expanded into Gatwick and the Eurostar by the end of next week.