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# living - Friday 28 January, 2011

NI X-ray delay meant two late cancer diagnosis cases

A major backlog of X-ray delays in the Northern Irish health system meant at least there two late diagnoses of cancer.

# living - Tuesday 25 January, 2011

Leading charity calls for minimum price for alcohol to be set

The current government’s approach to the pricing and regulation of alcohol is leading to a “disjointed” message on a serious public health issue that is affecting thousands of children, according to a leading charity.

# living - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

No new Michelin stars for Irish restaurants

The six Irish restaurants – five in Dublin and one in Waterford – retain their stars, but Belfast loses a high-profile spot.

# living - Monday 17 January, 2011

Dublin couple may be first to have civil partnership recognised

A couple living in Dublin have claimed to be the first to have their civil partnership union recognised by the state.

# living - Monday 10 January, 2011

Boots to sell 'morning after' pill over the counter

The chain pharmacy will sell the emergency contraceptive over the counter, without prescriptions, from Wednesday.

# living - Thursday 6 January, 2011

A TOTAL OF 114 people have been hospitalised in Ireland with swine flu. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) says that for the winter season up to yesterday, 33 cases of people suffering influenza A (H1N1 2009) had been admitted to intensive care units.

Now the Department of Health has issued a statement saying that around 5,400 cases of swine flu have been diagnosed in the past week alone. That is double the number in the previous seven days. Twenty-six patients of the 33 admitted to ICU in past weeks are still under intensive care.

The HSE has set up a website,, to proffer advice on getting the flu vaccine, and tips on how to manage colds and flus at home.

# living - Thursday 30 December, 2010

Anti-anorexia model Isabelle Caro dies at 28

Isabelle Caro, who brought attention to anorexia by taking part in a controversial billboard campaign, has passed away.

# living - Thursday 23 December, 2010

Early test for Alzheimer's may be possible

A new early test for Alzheimer’s could prove “pivotal” in the detection and treatment of the disease.

# living - Wednesday 22 December, 2010

People born in affluent areas live longer - CSO

You’re likely to live longest if you’re a woman in a well-off area with a third-level qualification, new statistics suggest.

# living - Tuesday 21 December, 2010

'Chocolate cough cure' in sight

An ingredient found in cocoa could soon be turned into a medicine for persistent cough, researchers claim.

# living - Thursday 9 December, 2010

From The Daily Edge Top Google searches for 2010 Google

Top Google searches for 2010

Google’s Zeitgeist reveals what we’ve all been up to online.

# living - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

Ireland’s most popular car in November: Renault

The number of new cars registered in November 2010 was well over double the amount in the same month last year.

# living - Monday 29 November, 2010

One fifth of pregnant women smoke or drink

A study into childhood development breaks down the drinking and smoking habits of pregnant women in Ireland.

# living - Sunday 21 November, 2010

Monsoon's internal audit reveals the use of child labour and underpaid workers

The popular high street retailer and pioneer of ethical fashion has uncovered evidence it has been benefiting from child labour in India.

# living - Friday 12 November, 2010

Deal finally agreed between Newsweek and the Daily Beast

Two-year-old website agrees new deal with 77-year-old print publication.

# living - Thursday 11 November, 2010

Developing world facing ‘obesity epidemic’, says major report

The OECD warns that developing countries are getting fatter – and that we should act now to stop a major health crisis.

What did you learn in preschool today, kids?

Children who get early education ‘less likely to lie, cheat or steal as adults’.

Amazon pulls controversial paedophile guide

Online retailer backs down on earlier refusal to remove guide to being a child predator from its listings.

# living - Wednesday 10 November, 2010

Amazon refuses to remove 'paedophile guide' from store Paedophilia

Amazon refuses to remove 'paedophile guide' from store

‘The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure’ – posted two weeks ago – will not be removed from the online bookstore.

Landlords who wrongly keep deposits will face fines

Landlords could face fines if they withhold tenant’s deposits, the Minister for Housing has said.

# living - Monday 8 November, 2010

Gallery: The most expensive hotel rooms on Earth The $65000 Budget This post contains images

Gallery: The most expensive hotel rooms on Earth

A selection of hotel suites so luxurious that even Chris de Burgh would struggle to find something to complain about.

# living - Friday 5 November, 2010

UN: 'Significant progress' in human development

However, the UN warns that the gap between rich and poor is widening.

# living - Thursday 4 November, 2010

'Significant failings' at Tallaght Hospital led to delayed diagnoses

Two patients received delayed diagnoses because of a backlog of X-Rays at the hospital.

# living - Wednesday 3 November, 2010

Babies born through IVF may have twice the risk of cerebral palsy

New research shows that the treatment itself may double the risk.

# living - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

Alcohol 'more harmful' than heroin or crack

Alcohol has a more harmful effect on society than either heroin or crack cocaine, according to newly published study.

# living - Thursday 28 October, 2010

College drop-out rates revealed

Students studying computer science at third level are the least likely to finish their first year in college.

# living - Wednesday 27 October, 2010

Blame the booze: over half of drunks text their ex

A new survey finds that over half of respondents texted an ex when drunk – but that booze has nothing to do with it.

# living - Tuesday 26 October, 2010

Customs seize over 1,200 abortion pills

Pills are widely available on the internet but shouldn’t be taken without medical supervision, experts warn.

# living - Wednesday 13 October, 2010

Bye, bye BMI...

…hello BVI? UK researchers believe they have found a more accurate way to identify obesity called the ‘Body Volume Index’.

# living - Tuesday 12 October, 2010

Church defection website suspends service over legal vagueness puts itself on hold because of “lack of clarity” over whether the church now acknowledges defections.

# living - Friday 8 October, 2010

Homework is of "no real benefit" in primary school

Primary school principals group says effective teaching is fare more beneficial than sending children home with piles of work.

# living - Thursday 7 October, 2010

From The Daily Edge Those naughty Facebook updates aren't as naughty as you think Do You Like It?

Those naughty Facebook updates aren't as naughty as you think

‘I like it on the floor’ says where women keep their handbags – and is part of a breast cancer campaign.

# living - Wednesday 6 October, 2010

Light drinking when pregnant not a risk to baby, say researchers

One or two units of alcohol a week may not damage a baby’s development.

# living - Wednesday 29 September, 2010

Man died after drinking pint of vodka in 4 seconds

An inquest hears that a man stoned on mephedrone, a legal high, downed the spirit and died of alcohol poisoning.

Cervical cancer screening programme leads to 100 diagnoses

A free nationwide screening programme for cervical cancer led to 100 women being diagnosed in its first year.

# living - Tuesday 28 September, 2010

Atheists know more about religion than faithful

A US survey says that non-believers, on average, know more about the beliefs of different religions than their members.

# living - Monday 27 September, 2010

Father of two dies after being attacked by a swarm of wasps

Farmer disturbed wasp nest while he moved a bale of silage.

# living - Friday 24 September, 2010

Mammograms not as effective at detecting cancer as previously thought, says study

New Harvard study says mammograms work best as part of a wider health strategy, and a Canadian study finds link between breast cancer and HRT.

# living - Tuesday 21 September, 2010

Highest emigration from Ireland since the 1980s

We’re back to the bad old days – and now there’s more native Irish people among those leaving our shores.

# living - Wednesday 15 September, 2010

Israel pays Twitter user six-figure sum for his name

Spaniard Israel Meléndez has sold his @Israel username to the Jewish state for an eye-watering “five zero” sum.

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