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#INFECTIONS

# infections - This year 2022

Summer Covid wave causing 'havoc' for businesses struggling with staff shortages
# Knock-on Effects
# Knock-on Effects

Summer Covid wave causing 'havoc' for businesses struggling with staff shortages

Jul 2nd 2022, 12:02 AM 47,847 Views 26 Comments
  • With infection levels high, there are knock-on effects across several sectors.
  • The hospitality sector was already short-staffed before the recent wave.
  • Unions are calling for increased protections including the INMO in hospitals.

# infections - All time

Russia now has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world
# Tally
# Tally

Russia now has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world

May 12th 2020, 2:53 PM 28,652 Views 47 Comments

The country has 232,243 cases, surpassing the UK and Spain.

Man goes on trial accused of causing serious harm to two ex-girlfriends by passing on HIV
# Courts
# Courts

Man goes on trial accused of causing serious harm to two ex-girlfriends by passing on HIV

Jun 25th 2018, 5:18 PM 21,395 Views 0 Comments

The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women.

More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth
# Open Wide
# Open Wide

More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth

Apr 17th 2015, 6:10 AM 13,653 Views 52 Comments

The IDA is calling on the Tánaiste to reinstate the PRSI dental scheme.

More antibiotics would stop rise in dangerous Strep B infections in babies - scientists
# Newborns
# Newborns

More antibiotics would stop rise in dangerous Strep B infections in babies - scientists

Oct 20th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,649 Views 26 Comments

New research has recorded a rise of 60% in cases of the infection over the past 25 years in the Netherlands.

Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant women
# Smoking
# Smoking

Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant women

Nov 15th 2013, 10:31 AM 6,583 Views 116 Comments

Minister of State Alex White told the Dáil yesterday that it is estimated that between 18 per cent and 21 per cent of Irish women smoke during pregnancy.

Stocks of antibiotic Augmentin could run out 'within months'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Stocks of antibiotic Augmentin could run out 'within months'

Oct 18th 2013, 1:16 PM 25,350 Views 106 Comments

The antibiotic treats infections like bronchitis and pneumonia and may be unavailable in Ireland until late next year.

"Radical action" needed to tackle lack of handwashing in hospitals
# Health
# Health

"Radical action" needed to tackle lack of handwashing in hospitals

Sep 5th 2013, 10:11 AM 5,856 Views 39 Comments

However, head of transplantation at Beaumont Hospital, David Hickey, said that sanctions were “stupid”.

Slight drop in STIs - but gonorrhoea at highest figures ever recorded
# Sex
# Sex

Slight drop in STIs - but gonorrhoea at highest figures ever recorded

Apr 6th 2013, 7:45 AM 10,249 Views 29 Comments

There were 1,110 cases of gonorrhea in Ireland last year – an increase of one third on the previous year.

Taking antibiotics for colds and flu is pointless - pharmacists
# Drugs
# Drugs

Taking antibiotics for colds and flu is pointless - pharmacists

Nov 21st 2012, 2:29 PM 6,583 Views 39 Comments

Pharmacists have warned that overuse of antibiotics is a major public health threat – and that we could eventually run out of effective antibiotics.

The Evening Fix... now with added tastes from home
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added tastes from home

Nov 19th 2012, 7:45 PM 6,853 Views 1 Comment

Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

One in 20 patients has hospital acquired infection
# INFECTIONS
# INFECTIONS

One in 20 patients has hospital acquired infection

Nov 19th 2012, 12:42 PM 4,551 Views 10 Comments

5.2 per cent of patients get infection within two days of admission, after a medical device was inserted or after surgery.

New study finds that babies with pets are healthier
# Woof
# Woof

New study finds that babies with pets are healthier

Jul 10th 2012, 11:30 AM 7,546 Views 44 Comments

New research has found that babies who have contact with cats and dogs are less likely to develop respiratory infections.

Wash your hands: Irish start-up aims to beat hospital superbugs worldwide
# Hand Hygiene
# Hand Hygiene

Wash your hands: Irish start-up aims to beat hospital superbugs worldwide

May 12th 2012, 7:45 AM 2,960 Views 8 Comments

The Irish company has been chosen by the WHO to promote hand hygiene globally. Thirty-five percent of healthcare facilities are at an inadequate or basic level.

Rates of MRSA drop to the lowest recorded in Ireland
# MRSA
# MRSA

Rates of MRSA drop to the lowest recorded in Ireland

Feb 5th 2012, 8:40 AM 3,460 Views 7 Comments

However, we still has a “relatively high” prevalence of the infection in comparison to the majority of European countries.

Measles cases on the rise - report
# Health
# Health

Measles cases on the rise - report

Dec 20th 2011, 9:59 AM 1,124 Views 9 Comments

While incidences of MRSA were the lowest ever recorded by the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre, the number of measles cases in Ireland rose by 149 per cent last year.

Superdrug could cure all viral infections
# INFECTIONS
# INFECTIONS

Superdrug could cure all viral infections

Aug 11th 2011, 2:07 PM 1,428 Views 11 Comments

US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.