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# illness - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

UK man paralysed in road accident loses 'right to die' court battle
# Assisted Suicide
# Assisted Suicide

UK man paralysed in road accident loses 'right to die' court battle

Jun 25th 2014, 8:13 PM 14,727 Views 56 Comments

Paul Lamb wants the legal right to end his life with the help of a medic.

More than 200 million people in Europe bring one of these cards on holidays
# SICK ABROAD
# SICK ABROAD

More than 200 million people in Europe bring one of these cards on holidays

Jun 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 20,277 Views 27 Comments

More than 8 million citizens carried a card in 2013 compared to the previous year.

# illness - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Politicians express their condolences on the death of Gerry Conlon
# RIP
# RIP

Politicians express their condolences on the death of Gerry Conlon

Jun 21st 2014, 6:29 PM 13,400 Views 87 Comments

Gerry Conlon spent 14 years in prison for an IRA bombing that he played no part in.

# illness - Saturday 31 May, 2014

'Medical card review suspension means nothing to us - they already took ours away'
# What Now?
# What Now?

'Medical card review suspension means nothing to us - they already took ours away'

May 31st 2014, 7:00 AM 9,105 Views 15 Comments

Alex White says a special section of the HSE will be tasked with dealing with those that have already had their medical cards revoked.

# illness - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Over 50,000 sign petition over discretionary medical cards as parents say 'no more'
# Families Battle
# Families Battle

Over 50,000 sign petition over discretionary medical cards as parents say 'no more'

May 25th 2014, 8:30 PM 12,188 Views 36 Comments

The campaign wants the law changed so that any child diagnosed with a serious illness or congenital condition automatically gets a full medical card.

# illness - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

'How sick does my child have to be?' - Campaign calls for medical cards for all seriously ill children
# Our Childrens Health
# Our Childrens Health

'How sick does my child have to be?' - Campaign calls for medical cards for all seriously ill children

May 20th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,328 Views 56 Comments

Those launching the campaign said they will maintain a presence outside Government Buildings until legislation is changed.

# illness - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Five new deaths from MERS virus in Saudi Arabia
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

Five new deaths from MERS virus in Saudi Arabia

May 18th 2014, 11:54 AM 8,506 Views 10 Comments

The dead included men and women aged from their 60s to 80s.

# illness - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Samsung pledges compensation for factory workers who contracted incurable diseases
# Apology
# Apology

Samsung pledges compensation for factory workers who contracted incurable diseases

May 14th 2014, 1:54 PM 18,077 Views 15 Comments

The company’s CEO said that it would employ a third party to “make due compensation” to victims and their families.

# illness - Monday 5 May, 2014

Infographic: Here's how you spot skin cancer
# Melanoma Monday
# Melanoma Monday

Infographic: Here's how you spot skin cancer

May 5th 2014, 5:00 PM 38,855 Views 29 Comments

Skin cancer is the most common form of the disease in Ireland and most cases can be prevented if caught early. Here’s how to do that…

# illness - Monday 28 April, 2014

1,000 gardaí are assaulted each year
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

1,000 gardaí are assaulted each year

Apr 28th 2014, 6:47 PM 12,483 Views 65 Comments

Members of the GRA’s executive council said there is a need for a new system to address this, as well as legislation with harsher penalties for anyone who attacks a member of the force.

# illness - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Children died of malnutrition, syphilis, heart failure at mother and baby home
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Children died of malnutrition, syphilis, heart failure at mother and baby home

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:24 PM 36,344 Views 37 Comments

The children were extremely young, with some dying from syphilis, convulsions, heart failure and malnutrition.

# illness - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

10 reasons sick days are utterly torturous
# THAT'S SICK
From The Daily Edge
# THAT'S SICK

10 reasons sick days are utterly torturous

Mar 26th 2014, 12:56 PM 30,837 Views 20 Comments

Home is where the hell is.

# illness - Monday 24 March, 2014

TB hasn't gone away - it's a silent killer
# World Tb Day
# World Tb Day

TB hasn't gone away - it's a silent killer

Mar 24th 2014, 10:37 AM 7,700 Views 23 Comments

The disease affects 9 million people around the world every year.

# illness - Monday 17 March, 2014

Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what to expect when you give blood
# Donor To Lab
# Donor To Lab

Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what to expect when you give blood

Mar 17th 2014, 8:30 PM 24,554 Views 52 Comments

Have you ever considered giving blood and have you ever wondered how the whole thing works?

# illness - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Tragic death inspires push to get lifesaving EpiPens in public places
# Anaphylaxis
# Anaphylaxis

Tragic death inspires push to get lifesaving EpiPens in public places

Mar 6th 2014, 8:40 PM 24,175 Views 25 Comments

An online petition has been started by a councillor who was horrified by the death of a teenage girl in Dublin.

# illness - Friday 28 February, 2014

Swine flu case confirmed in second Cork hospital
# Infection
# Infection

Swine flu case confirmed in second Cork hospital

Feb 28th 2014, 9:30 PM 14,457 Views 8 Comments

Mercy University Hospital has confirmed a case of the Influenza H1N1 today.

# illness - Monday 24 February, 2014

Rare, polio-like illness paralyses children in California
# Unexplained
# Unexplained

Rare, polio-like illness paralyses children in California

Feb 24th 2014, 9:11 AM 13,781 Views 30 Comments

The syndrome which has no known cure has appeared in five children in the US.

# illness - Friday 21 February, 2014

Visitor restrictions in place at Kerry General Hospital
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Visitor restrictions in place at Kerry General Hospital

Feb 21st 2014, 1:00 PM 7,823 Views 0 Comments

An outbreak of a “flu-like” illness has effected the hospital.

# illness - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Brian O'Driscoll sits out Ireland training with bug, must prove fitness on Thursday
# Feeling Bod
From The42
# Feeling Bod

Brian O'Driscoll sits out Ireland training with bug, must prove fitness on Thursday

Feb 18th 2014, 2:10 PM 15,335 Views 22 Comments

The Irish management team will start to piece together their starting XV this evening but the outside centre has a big training session ahead of him.

# illness - Friday 24 January, 2014

Boy from Northern Ireland diagnosed with swine flu
# Swine Flu
# Swine Flu

Boy from Northern Ireland diagnosed with swine flu

Jan 24th 2014, 10:09 AM 11,553 Views 17 Comments

The child, who became ill at the weekend, has been transferred to a hospital in Glasgow.

# illness - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Ever heard of Alpha-1 deficiency? Here's why you might want to get tested
# Genetics
# Genetics

Ever heard of Alpha-1 deficiency? Here's why you might want to get tested

Jan 19th 2014, 5:00 PM 36,605 Views 4 Comments

One in 25 people is a carrier for Alpha-1 deficiency, but it remains somewhat of a hidden disease.

# illness - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Swine flu kills elderly man in Spain
# Death
# Death

Swine flu kills elderly man in Spain

Jan 14th 2014, 7:00 PM 7,154 Views 13 Comments

The man had also been suffering from unspecified diseases, and died at a hospital in Zaragoza.

One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year
# Right To Die
# Right To Die

One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year

Jan 14th 2014, 12:46 PM 18,544 Views 58 Comments

Dignitas helped a total of 202 people to die last year.

# illness - Monday 13 January, 2014

Israel holds state funeral for Ariel Sharon
# Memorial
# Memorial

Israel holds state funeral for Ariel Sharon

Jan 13th 2014, 10:39 AM 4,882 Views 92 Comments

Later today, Sharon’s body will be taken from the Knesset to his farm in southern Israel for burial.

# illness - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Cost-saving report recommends initiatives to encourage young people to take out health insurance
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Cost-saving report recommends initiatives to encourage young people to take out health insurance

Dec 26th 2013, 10:39 AM 7,713 Views 21 Comments

The independent report contains 32 recommendation on how to reduce costs for the health insurance market.

# illness - Thursday 21 November, 2013

The 9 unmistakeable symptoms of manflu
# Manflu
From The Daily Edge
# Manflu

The 9 unmistakeable symptoms of manflu

Nov 21st 2013, 9:30 PM 53,283 Views 81 Comments

Have you, or has someone close to you, been afflicted by this condition?

# illness - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS

Nov 17th 2013, 8:30 AM 28 Views 67 Comments

Two million Irish people pay for private health cover out of fear of our public system – but both are broken. Here’s what we COULD do…

# illness - Friday 15 November, 2013

Twin with breast cancer donates skin and fat tissue to sister who also has cancer
# Sisters
# Sisters

Twin with breast cancer donates skin and fat tissue to sister who also has cancer

Nov 15th 2013, 7:31 PM 18,605 Views 5 Comments

Twin sisters Kelly McCarthy and Kristen Maurer were both diagnosed with breast cancer only months apart.

# illness - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

World Diabetes Day urges people to get proactive about their health
# Diabetes
# Diabetes

World Diabetes Day urges people to get proactive about their health

Nov 13th 2013, 6:31 AM 6,496 Views 17 Comments

More than 371 million people in the world have diabetes, but one in two of us could be unaware that we have it.

# illness - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Separated dad sets up 'equality group' after Budget tax changes
# Family
# Family

Separated dad sets up 'equality group' after Budget tax changes

Nov 10th 2013, 8:00 AM 11,450 Views 57 Comments

New proposed changes to the One Parent Family Credit have been announced – and separated parents are not happy.

# illness - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Boil water notice issued in Roscommon due to gut infection outbreak
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Boil water notice issued in Roscommon due to gut infection outbreak

Oct 24th 2013, 6:37 PM 8,848 Views 38 Comments

The council said most healthy people will recover quickly from the infection but those with poor immune systems could become severely ill.

Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide
# Health
# Health

Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide

Oct 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,168 Views 13 Comments

A major new study also shows that strokes caused by high blood pressure and unhealthy lifestyles were now to blame for over half of stroke deaths.

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink

Oct 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 124 Views 42 Comments

Access to health services is key to leaving homelessness behind – which is why Budget 2014 is so damaging to the Government’s commitment to end long-term homelessness by 2016, writes Niamh Randall.

# illness - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Column: Ireland has a postcode lottery for health
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland has a postcode lottery for health

Oct 23rd 2013, 7:10 AM 133 Views 13 Comments

Good citizenship in conjunction with some collaborative working between communities and government could build better and healthier communities, writes Anne-Maree Quinn.

# illness - Monday 7 October, 2013

TD who called Sinéad O’Connor ‘mad as a brush’ apologises
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

TD who called Sinéad O’Connor ‘mad as a brush’ apologises

Oct 7th 2013, 3:56 PM 51,666 Views 346 Comments

The singer had earlier asked the Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell to explain the comments he made about the state of her mental health.

# illness - Saturday 28 September, 2013

These people feel Apple's iOS 7 is making them ill
# Hold Steady
# Hold Steady

These people feel Apple's iOS 7 is making them ill

Sep 28th 2013, 5:00 PM 29,615 Views 62 Comments

Literally. Have you experienced any of these symptoms?

# illness - Friday 20 September, 2013

Column: A lot of people miss the point of Lourdes – it's about faith but also about fun
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: A lot of people miss the point of Lourdes – it's about faith but also about fun

Sep 20th 2013, 1:00 PM 7,058 Views 79 Comments

Long-time Lourdes helper Lloyd Murphy writes about what the pilgrimage means to him – and to the pilgrims who visit the little French town each year in search of peace, companionship, and time to forget about illness.

# illness - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Irish Cancer Society: 'A dialogue on the high price of drugs needs to happen'
# Cancer
# Cancer

Irish Cancer Society: 'A dialogue on the high price of drugs needs to happen'

Aug 29th 2013, 2:08 PM 3,780 Views 7 Comments

The body charged with assessing the cost effectiveness of drugs for the HSE said two cancer treatments are too costly.

# illness - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Cannabis 'by far' most commonly used illegal drug worldwide
# Drugs
# Drugs

Cannabis 'by far' most commonly used illegal drug worldwide

Aug 28th 2013, 10:54 PM 7,806 Views 79 Comments

However the study in The Lancet found that opioids – such as heroin – are the biggest cause of death and illness of all illicit drugs.

# illness - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Spinal fluid test could give early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease
# Spine
# Spine

Spinal fluid test could give early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease

Aug 27th 2013, 6:38 PM 6,569 Views 6 Comments

The first signs of having the disease include body tremors, but this new test could give a diagnosis before symptoms present.