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# Public Health

Last week
7th July 2024 - 13th July 2024
Hospitalisations and deaths linked to hot weather are set to increase due to climate change
This year
Four more measles cases confirmed in Ireland, bringing total for year so far to thirty
New research on flavoured vapes shows potential for 'a new wave of chronic diseases'
Choking on fresh air: How Ireland's air quality is leading to premature deaths
Dr Lisa McNamee
Last year
Ban on single-use vapes to be considered by Scottish government
HSE warns measles outbreak could happen in Ireland amid faltering vaccine uptake
There has been a significant increase in cases of measles in Europe in the first half of this year.
Almost 1 million doses of illegal and counterfeit medicine seized by HPRA in 2022
Minimum unit pricing led to 13% fall in alcohol-related deaths in Scotland
Former NPHET member: Long-term school closures were 'not required'
Drug decriminalisation policy 'could help with criminal and social issues', Irish report finds
'Go back to doing the things you love': CMO writes post-pandemic open letter to older people
The Explainer x Noteworthy: How is the Irish public health system coping?
HSE not at 'starting line' in developing digital health record
Strength of gay community response to monkeypox was ‘key’ in controlling outbreak
Public health reform taking off - but success depends on State tackling inequality
All time
Health probe underway into increase in E. Coli cases in Mid-West HSE area
WHO to decide if monkeypox is a global emergency as Ireland records 10 more cases
Recent decline in childhood vaccinations reaching crisis point, UN says
Monkeypox outbreak ‘could amplify’ during festival season, says World Health Organization
Public advised to get travel vaccines after recent cases of typhoid fever in Mid West region
Cervical smear intervals moved from 3 to 5 years with HPV testing. Why?
Population coverage of cervical cancer screening has been dipping since 2017
Concerns raised by public health officials following Cryptosporidium outbreak in Mid-West
Minimum alcohol pricing rules kick in today - here's what that means
Varadkar says 'a plethora of voices' caused 'mixed messages' on Covid
Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'
Midnight closing time for pubs from Thursday as Cabinet agrees on measures to curb Covid-19
Government should consider reinstating work from home advice amid 'very high' Covid cases - NPHET
New laws on alcohol advertising during sports and children's events come into force today
The government's health screening 'czar' wants people's input on how services could be extended
Opinion: Coping with Long Covid - how exercise and other treatments can help
Dr Jennifer Dineen
Coronavirus: 1,997 new cases confirmed in Ireland
'Trust parents': Archbishop says sacraments should proceed despite public health advice
Minister asks public and churches for patience on communions and confirmations
Dr Mike Ryan: 'We're underestimating the tsunami of mental health issues emerging'
Northern Ireland won't follow England's approach to easing restrictions, says deputy first minister
'Frustration' as Leaving Cert students in Limerick to miss written exams due to Covid outbreak
Emergency Covid-19 powers extended after narrowly passing Dáil vote
CMO warns Health Minister that the risk of a further spike in Covid-19 cases remains
84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal