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#illness

# illness - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Loads of Irish people have this disease - but very few talk about it
# Crohn's
# Crohn's

Loads of Irish people have this disease - but very few talk about it

May 17th 2015, 9:15 AM 52,719 Views 60 Comments

And a lot lose jobs over it.

# illness - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Scientists finally figured out why you rarely get sick in the summer
# Gene Genies
# Gene Genies

Scientists finally figured out why you rarely get sick in the summer

May 14th 2015, 6:15 AM 25,335 Views 18 Comments

It’s to do with genes.

# illness - Thursday 7 May, 2015

A cancer survivor created wonderfully honest 'empathy cards', and now they're going viral
# F**k Cancer
From The Daily Edge
# F**k Cancer

A cancer survivor created wonderfully honest 'empathy cards', and now they're going viral

May 7th 2015, 8:12 PM 10,404 Views 4 Comments

When you just don’t know what to say.

There's a boil notice in Enda Kenny's very own constituency
# Cryptosporidium
# Cryptosporidium

There's a boil notice in Enda Kenny's very own constituency

May 7th 2015, 7:45 AM 15,122 Views 63 Comments

The local council said that drinking water is a potential source of the disease.

# illness - Friday 24 April, 2015

Woman dies and 27 hospitalised with botulism after church dinner
# Illness
# Illness

Woman dies and 27 hospitalised with botulism after church dinner

Apr 24th 2015, 5:05 PM 29,513 Views 20 Comments

Health officials are testing 21 home-made and store-bought food samples, including chicken, canned pickles, potato salad and coleslaw.

# illness - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Teenager living with the worst disease you've never heard of gets over seven million hits on YouTube
# Butterfly Child
# Butterfly Child

Teenager living with the worst disease you've never heard of gets over seven million hits on YouTube

Apr 21st 2015, 6:36 PM 44,021 Views 39 Comments

Jonathan Pitre has become an EB ambassador, raising $100,000.

# illness - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)
# Opinion
# Opinion

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)

Apr 14th 2015, 8:00 AM 219 Views 61 Comments

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.

# illness - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Taylor Swift's mam was just diagnosed with cancer, and you should talk to your mam about it
# Hi Mam
From The Daily Edge
# Hi Mam

Taylor Swift's mam was just diagnosed with cancer, and you should talk to your mam about it

Apr 9th 2015, 4:14 PM 4,664 Views 0 Comments

(and your Dad)

# illness - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Being unhealthy can be a bit of a goldmine...
# Lovely Fags
# Lovely Fags

Being unhealthy can be a bit of a goldmine...

Apr 8th 2015, 1:37 PM 21,619 Views 18 Comments

An Irish pension provider is offering larger payouts to people who are, well, likely to die sooner.

# illness - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Antibiotics are creating superbugs
# Drugs Don't Work
# Drugs Don't Work

Antibiotics are creating superbugs

Mar 25th 2015, 12:00 PM 10,782 Views 40 Comments

That’s the opposite of what they’re going for.

# illness - Monday 9 March, 2015

Visitors warned of 'highly contagious' bug at Dublin hospital
# Stay Away
# Stay Away

Visitors warned of 'highly contagious' bug at Dublin hospital

Mar 9th 2015, 6:25 PM 23,371 Views 3 Comments

The bug is highly contagious and the hospital is working to stop it spreading.

# illness - Monday 16 February, 2015

'I am one of the lucky ones': Galway girl cured of rare blood disorder
# PNH
# PNH

'I am one of the lucky ones': Galway girl cured of rare blood disorder

Feb 16th 2015, 10:05 PM 13,694 Views 18 Comments

A match for Claire McNamara was found on the international register.

# illness - Friday 6 February, 2015

Opinion: Good riddance to Black January – it hasn't been kind to us parents
# Sick And Tired
# Sick And Tired

Opinion: Good riddance to Black January – it hasn't been kind to us parents

Feb 6th 2015, 1:00 PM 29 Views 16 Comments

I have lines on my face that weren’t there in 2014. A month of rolling childhood illnesses will do that to you.

# illness - Sunday 1 February, 2015

'It's a scandal': Patients with rare blood disorder being denied access to life-saving drug
# HSE
# HSE

'It's a scandal': Patients with rare blood disorder being denied access to life-saving drug

Feb 1st 2015, 8:15 AM 11,466 Views 21 Comments

The HSE said pharmaceutical firms should not hold the Irish health service to ransom for the provision of any drug.

# illness - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Tributes paid to journalist and economist Colm Rapple
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to journalist and economist Colm Rapple

Jan 31st 2015, 5:22 PM 18,492 Views 14 Comments

Colm Rapple died after a short illness in hospital.

# illness - Friday 30 January, 2015

Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show
# Trials
# Trials

Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show

Jan 30th 2015, 3:07 PM 15,848 Views 25 Comments

It reduces the length of symptoms, new research shows.

# illness - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Know what Campylobacter is? It makes us sick more often than Salmonella does
# Food Poisoning
# Food Poisoning

Know what Campylobacter is? It makes us sick more often than Salmonella does

Jan 28th 2015, 5:23 PM 25,986 Views 27 Comments

Here’s how you can avoid getting sick.

# illness - Friday 23 January, 2015

Four people dead from the flu this season
# Sick
# Sick

Four people dead from the flu this season

Jan 23rd 2015, 9:37 AM 10,579 Views 3 Comments

The latest report from the HSPC found that flu positivity decreased slightly this week.

# illness - Monday 12 January, 2015

Celebrations as little Lily-Mae is declared 15 months cancer-free
# Tiny Dancer
# Tiny Dancer

Celebrations as little Lily-Mae is declared 15 months cancer-free

Jan 12th 2015, 4:11 PM 10,702 Views 19 Comments

The young Claregalway girl is taking part in a drug trial in the US.

# illness - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Cold weather CAN make you more likely to catch a cold
# Wrap Up
# Wrap Up

Cold weather CAN make you more likely to catch a cold

Jan 6th 2015, 2:29 PM 9,026 Views 19 Comments

The cold virus thrives in a cold environment, a recent Yale study found.

# illness - Monday 5 January, 2015

UK nurse with Ebola has "stabilised" but is still critical
# Pauline Cafferkey
# Pauline Cafferkey

UK nurse with Ebola has "stabilised" but is still critical

Jan 5th 2015, 7:05 PM 7,931 Views 3 Comments

She is in hospital in London.

# illness - Friday 2 January, 2015

Cancer is often down to bad luck, not lifestyle
# Luck
# Luck

Cancer is often down to bad luck, not lifestyle

Jan 2nd 2015, 9:52 AM 16,415 Views 33 Comments

So say researchers in the US.

# illness - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Christy Moore cancels second round of Christmas concerts due to lung infection
# Gigs
From The Daily Edge
# Gigs

Christy Moore cancels second round of Christmas concerts due to lung infection

Dec 24th 2014, 2:55 PM 8,295 Views 6 Comments

Moore has cancelled four December dates.

# illness - Monday 15 December, 2014

'Family comes first': Irish MEPs explain poor voting record in Europe
# Ming
# Ming

'Family comes first': Irish MEPs explain poor voting record in Europe

Dec 15th 2014, 11:26 AM 14,851 Views 67 Comments

Ireland ranks last out of all Member States for attendance at plenary sessions.

# illness - Monday 24 November, 2014

"It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself"
# Smoking
# Smoking

"It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself"

Nov 24th 2014, 6:45 AM 12,901 Views 24 Comments

“I hold my hands up, smoking was a big factor for me.”

# illness - Sunday 23 November, 2014

'Luke's Christmas wish is that his mammy gets new lungs'
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'Luke's Christmas wish is that his mammy gets new lungs'

Nov 23rd 2014, 8:30 PM 27,163 Views 28 Comments

Helen Taylor, a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer, has been on the organ transplant waiting list for almost a year.

# illness - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Tragic death of 11-month-old baby sparks calls for meningitis vaccine
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Tragic death of 11-month-old baby sparks calls for meningitis vaccine

Nov 13th 2014, 5:20 PM 20,179 Views 42 Comments

The baby died earlier this week.

# illness - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport
# Not A Drill
# Not A Drill

Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport

Oct 14th 2014, 8:02 AM 4,156 Views 12 Comments

It will be expanded into Gatwick and the Eurostar by the end of next week.

# illness - Saturday 11 October, 2014

'Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever'
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

'Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever'

Oct 11th 2014, 7:50 AM 7,452 Views 18 Comments

The UN Special Envoy on the virus says speed is of the essence.

'We had to face facts that maybe our little girl was not going to make it'
# Palliative Care
# Palliative Care

'We had to face facts that maybe our little girl was not going to make it'

Oct 11th 2014, 7:15 AM 14,127 Views 4 Comments

LauraLynn palliative carers are looking after 40 families, who say the HSE respite could be organised a lot quicker.

# illness - Monday 6 October, 2014

One in six 3-year-olds have a serious longstanding health condition
# Illness
# Illness

One in six 3-year-olds have a serious longstanding health condition

Oct 6th 2014, 8:27 AM 8,366 Views 4 Comments

Boys are 50% more likely than girls to have such conditions.

# illness - Thursday 25 September, 2014

€800 worth of equipment stolen from ambulance for critically ill children
# Ploughing Championships
# Ploughing Championships

€800 worth of equipment stolen from ambulance for critically ill children

Sep 25th 2014, 11:00 PM 39,816 Views 107 Comments

The money could have funded two ‘angel trips’.

# illness - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Column: How running helped me cope with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
# Running
From The42
# Running

Column: How running helped me cope with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Sep 13th 2014, 10:00 AM 1,012 Views 9 Comments

Doug Leddin will run in Las Vegas this year to raise awareness of the Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

# illness - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

76-year-old woman diagnosed with cystic fibrosis is Ireland's oldest ever case
# Late Diagnosis
# Late Diagnosis

76-year-old woman diagnosed with cystic fibrosis is Ireland's oldest ever case

Sep 10th 2014, 7:30 AM 20,437 Views 6 Comments

The woman is the oldest ever first presentation of the condition in Ireland.

# illness - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

"Make-A-Wish took my daughter's mind off her Leukaemia treatment"
# Wishes Granted
# Wishes Granted

"Make-A-Wish took my daughter's mind off her Leukaemia treatment"

Aug 27th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,990 Views 9 Comments

Amelia and Ashley have both had the trip of a lifetime thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

# illness - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

World Bank pledges $200 million to help fight Ebola
# Ebola Outbreak
# Ebola Outbreak

World Bank pledges $200 million to help fight Ebola

Aug 5th 2014, 10:17 AM 4,458 Views 23 Comments

A second American is due to land in America today, while it is “unlikely” a third American has contacted the disease.

# illness - Friday 1 August, 2014

Dublin scientist awarded €250k grant for breast cancer research
# Science
# Science

Dublin scientist awarded €250k grant for breast cancer research

Aug 1st 2014, 7:00 AM 5,821 Views 5 Comments

Dr Alex von Kriegsheim based at UCD will investigate the role a small protein called ‘ISG15’ plays.

# illness - Thursday 10 July, 2014

A man and his dog have been diagnosed with plague in the US
# Contagion
# Contagion

A man and his dog have been diagnosed with plague in the US

Jul 10th 2014, 5:04 PM 26,969 Views 20 Comments

The man is still alive but the dog died after contracting pneumonic plague.

# illness - Sunday 6 July, 2014

49 cyclists, 700km and one very good cause
# Irish Hospice
# Irish Hospice

49 cyclists, 700km and one very good cause

Jul 6th 2014, 9:00 AM 10,500 Views 10 Comments

Dozens of Irish people are set to cycle across Spain to raise vital funds for night nurses.

# illness - Monday 30 June, 2014

Expert panel on discretionary medical cards need to be 'generous and inclusive'
# Sick Children
# Sick Children

Expert panel on discretionary medical cards need to be 'generous and inclusive'

Jun 30th 2014, 8:05 PM 5,478 Views 9 Comments

The closing date for submissions to the expert panel is today.