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#Public Health

# public-health - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Dr. Ronan Glynn releases video to 'clarify' confusion into 'simple message'
# Public Health
# Public Health

Dr. Ronan Glynn releases video to 'clarify' confusion into 'simple message'

Aug 19th 2020, 8:08 PM 103,431 Views 122 Comments

In his message, Glynn acknowledged that yesterday’s measures may seem “unfair” for a “nation which loves sport”.

# public-health - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Government advises over 70s to limit interactions, tells people to limit home visits to six people
# Public Health
# Public Health

Government advises over 70s to limit interactions, tells people to limit home visits to six people

Updated Aug 18th 2020, 6:34 PM 169,799 Views 282 Comments

Health officials have expressed concern at rising case numbers in recent weeks.

# public-health - Friday 7 August, 2020

The UK could reach record-breaking temperatures today - but there's no heatwave here
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

The UK could reach record-breaking temperatures today - but there's no heatwave here

Aug 7th 2020, 8:33 AM 40,169 Views 42 Comments

Health experts have issued a warning to people in the UK to take care in the sun.

# public-health - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Gardaí identify 26 pubs potentially in breach of health regulations after weekend crackdown
# Operation Navigation
# Operation Navigation

Gardaí identify 26 pubs potentially in breach of health regulations after weekend crackdown

Jul 9th 2020, 7:16 AM 61,053 Views 116 Comments

Gardaí say a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in each of these cases.

# public-health - Friday 3 July, 2020

Garda managers in all areas directed to begin checking pubs for Covid-19 compliance this evening
# Pubs
# Pubs

Garda managers in all areas directed to begin checking pubs for Covid-19 compliance this evening

Jul 3rd 2020, 6:15 PM 54,350 Views 158 Comments

This follows concerns that some licensed premises and customers haven’t been adhering to the public health guidelines.

# public-health - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'It's terrifying': Parents with sick children fear public flouting Covid-19 guidelines
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

'It's terrifying': Parents with sick children fear public flouting Covid-19 guidelines

Apr 30th 2020, 6:20 AM 53,433 Views 11 Comments

Cocooning was happening in the homes of some people long before it became a public health guideline.

# public-health - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Officials confirm another six coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Officials confirm another six coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland

Mar 29th 2020, 2:35 PM 22,526 Views 24 Comments

The death toll in Northern Ireland from the virus now stands at 21.

# public-health - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Opinion: 'Big businesses will cry wolf and fire accusations of nanny-statism at any public health intervention'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Big businesses will cry wolf and fire accusations of nanny-statism at any public health intervention'

Apr 18th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,395 Views 9 Comments

But education and individual agency cannot help people to ‘do the right thing’ when it comes to their health, writes Maebh Ní Fhallúin.

# public-health - Thursday 14 February, 2019

34 people have died from the flu so far this season
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

34 people have died from the flu so far this season

Feb 14th 2019, 7:31 PM 21,002 Views 23 Comments

The majority of people who died were over the age of 65.

# public-health - Friday 4 January, 2019

HSE urges people to get vaccinated as at least 2 die after contracting H1N1 flu virus
# Swine Flu
# Swine Flu

HSE urges people to get vaccinated as at least 2 die after contracting H1N1 flu virus

Jan 4th 2019, 4:08 PM 49,251 Views 48 Comments

The virus is also known as Swine Flu, and can be particularly harmful to young people and pregnant women.

# public-health - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

A Cork Chinese and a Dublin Apache Pizza were both closed over 'rodent droppings' in the kitchen
# Public Health
# Public Health

A Cork Chinese and a Dublin Apache Pizza were both closed over 'rodent droppings' in the kitchen

Mar 7th 2018, 1:11 PM 60,368 Views 27 Comments

Four other premises were also closed in February for different reasons.

# public-health - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

People with measles symptoms advised to isolate themselves as highly contagious disease spreads
# Public Health
# Public Health

People with measles symptoms advised to isolate themselves as highly contagious disease spreads

Nov 15th 2017, 10:17 AM 28,259 Views 31 Comments

Symptoms can present as red eyes, a runny nose, a high temperature and a rash.

# public-health - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?

Oct 10th 2017, 6:30 PM 62,805 Views 81 Comments

FactCheck delves into a dispute over the so-called sugar tax, which is to go live on 1 May.

# public-health - Saturday 7 October, 2017

With nearly 700,000 on waiting lists, Harris pledges more investment in health services
# Budget 2018
# Budget 2018

With nearly 700,000 on waiting lists, Harris pledges more investment in health services

Oct 7th 2017, 2:02 PM 9,713 Views 103 Comments

Harris told consultants that Irish healthcare is at a “historic juncture” in a speech today.

# public-health - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits

Sep 6th 2017, 5:15 PM 154,869 Views 260 Comments

Following controversy over Super Junior Minister Finian McGrath’s comments about the vaccine, TheJournal.ie republishes this Factcheck.

# public-health - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil
# Vaccine Controversy
# Vaccine Controversy

'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil

Sep 5th 2017, 7:05 AM 20,344 Views 96 Comments

With HPV high on the agenda, we spoke to TDs who’ve raised the issue in the Dáil chamber.

# public-health - Monday 17 April, 2017

Why you should be very wary of signing this insurance form on arrival at an Irish hospital
# The Small Print
# The Small Print

Why you should be very wary of signing this insurance form on arrival at an Irish hospital

Apr 17th 2017, 12:05 AM 137,266 Views 92 Comments

Signing up for private health care where none is available increases your bill ten times, and sometimes the situation can be even worse.

# public-health - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

FactCheck: Is Denis Naughten right about the deaths caused by air pollution in Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Denis Naughten right about the deaths caused by air pollution in Ireland?

Nov 16th 2016, 8:00 PM 16,251 Views 27 Comments

The Climate Action Minister says four people die every day due to air pollution. We put his claim to the test.

# public-health - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found
# Commuting
# Commuting

The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found

Aug 24th 2016, 10:39 PM 24,282 Views 36 Comments

Research from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) suggests that people who commute for long periods of time are potentially “shortening their lives”.

# public-health - Monday 25 July, 2016

First baby born in Europe with Zika-linked microcephaly born in Spain
# Zika Virus
# Zika Virus

First baby born in Europe with Zika-linked microcephaly born in Spain

Jul 25th 2016, 5:12 PM 50,535 Views 48 Comments

An aborted foetus in Slovenia also had microcephaly.

# public-health - Monday 11 April, 2016

FactCheck: Is Ireland really one of the world's most obese countries?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland really one of the world's most obese countries?

Apr 11th 2016, 1:00 AM 50,191 Views 69 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck puts some alarming recent headlines to the test.

# public-health - Monday 1 February, 2016

WHO declares Zika virus an international emergency
# Public Health
# Public Health

WHO declares Zika virus an international emergency

Feb 1st 2016, 6:52 PM 14,680 Views 30 Comments

The organisation made the announcement this evening.

# public-health - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Millions of Americans could be banned from smoking in their own homes
# Public Housing
# Public Housing

Millions of Americans could be banned from smoking in their own homes

Nov 12th 2015, 11:16 PM 15,269 Views 54 Comments

And anyone who doesn’t comply could be evicted.

# public-health - Monday 19 October, 2015

A bad hangover won't just hurt your head - it's damaging the country as well
# Can It
# Can It

A bad hangover won't just hurt your head - it's damaging the country as well

Oct 19th 2015, 10:50 AM 16,499 Views 50 Comments

A new US study has calculated the cost of binge drinking to the economy.

# public-health - Friday 11 September, 2015

Government does NOT intend to ban vaping in pubs and offices
# Ecigarettes
# Ecigarettes

Government does NOT intend to ban vaping in pubs and offices

Sep 11th 2015, 9:24 PM 19,543 Views 78 Comments

“Currently the evidence base does not support prohibiting vaping in public places…”

# public-health - Sunday 26 July, 2015

How many times a week? Sex in Ireland by the numbers
# Sex Week
# Sex Week

How many times a week? Sex in Ireland by the numbers

Jul 26th 2015, 9:30 PM 105,515 Views 39 Comments

The facts (and figures) of life.

# public-health - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs
# Legal Highs
# Legal Highs

The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs

Jun 30th 2015, 6:04 AM 13,429 Views 31 Comments

A new Trinity study shows that treatment for ‘legal highs’ dropped to virtually nil

# public-health - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Teenagers invent a condom that changes colour if you have an STI
# Safe Sex
# Safe Sex

Teenagers invent a condom that changes colour if you have an STI

Jun 24th 2015, 10:40 PM 18,539 Views 27 Comments

It’s all about the molecules.

# public-health - Friday 24 April, 2015

The shocking story of the rise of HIV in one rural American community
# Scott County Indiana
# Scott County Indiana

The shocking story of the rise of HIV in one rural American community

Apr 24th 2015, 8:21 PM 37,186 Views 15 Comments

From 2009-2013, Scott County, Indiana had three HIV infections. There have been 142 since January.

# public-health - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

'Public health' initiatives by the drinks industry do not work and should not be allowed
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Public health' initiatives by the drinks industry do not work and should not be allowed

Apr 14th 2015, 8:00 PM 110 Views 42 Comments

Commercial interests have no place in public health, writes addiction counsellor Rolande Anderson.

# public-health - Friday 10 April, 2015

Restaurant closed for 'grave and immediate danger to public health'
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Restaurant closed for 'grave and immediate danger to public health'

Apr 10th 2015, 1:25 PM 65,204 Views 20 Comments

The restaurant in Roscommon was reopened after five days

# public-health - Monday 24 November, 2014

The HSE are still preparing the country for a possible Ebola outbreak
# Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght Hospital

The HSE are still preparing the country for a possible Ebola outbreak

Nov 24th 2014, 5:39 PM 8,462 Views 17 Comments

A number of different public bodies attended a training event in Tallaght today.

# public-health - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Confirmed: 23 tests for Ebola performed on 14 people in Ireland
# No Apocalypse
# No Apocalypse

Confirmed: 23 tests for Ebola performed on 14 people in Ireland

Oct 16th 2014, 1:10 PM 21,163 Views 48 Comments

All came back negative.

# public-health - 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 8,372 Views 4 Comments

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

# public-health - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Opinion: Water fluoridation is controversial, but trust evidence over scaremongering
# Fluoride
# Fluoride

Opinion: Water fluoridation is controversial, but trust evidence over scaremongering

Oct 4th 2014, 7:00 PM 5,449 Views 624 Comments

Scare tactics and misinformation should have no place in deciding public health policy.

# public-health - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking?

Oct 2nd 2014, 9:28 AM 12,565 Views 108 Comments

With new laws to restrict smoking, we’re asking: Nanny state gone too far? Or public health necessity?

Ireland is one step closer to a ban on smoking near children in cars
# Stubbed Out
# Stubbed Out

Ireland is one step closer to a ban on smoking near children in cars

Oct 2nd 2014, 9:04 AM 5,538 Views 49 Comments

A bill will go to the Dáil next week, and has government support.

# public-health - Friday 5 September, 2014

Electronic cigarettes could save thousands of lives a year, say experts
# E Cigs
# E Cigs

Electronic cigarettes could save thousands of lives a year, say experts

Sep 5th 2014, 4:30 PM 13,928 Views 54 Comments

A new editorial published in the British Journal of General Practice has hit out at “alarmist” criticism of the devices.

Ebola outbreak could easily have been averted, says expert
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Ebola outbreak could easily have been averted, says expert

Sep 5th 2014, 6:15 AM 8,860 Views 16 Comments

There has been criticism of the World Health Organisation over the slow response to the Ebola outbreak.

# public-health - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world
# TURF'S UP
# TURF'S UP

How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world

Sep 3rd 2014, 6:45 AM 17,579 Views 30 Comments

…Especially women and children.