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#Public Health

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'It's like turning an aircraft carrier': Public health officials encouraged by Dublin's five-day Covid incidence but urge caution
# Nphet
# Nphet

'It's like turning an aircraft carrier': Public health officials encouraged by Dublin's five-day Covid incidence but urge caution

Sep 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 58,713 Views 56 Comments

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 is currently 70.4, with Dublin’s rate almost double that at 138.0 per 100,000.

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children
# Nphet
# Nphet

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children

Sep 14th 2020, 10:14 PM 45,921 Views 24 Comments

The period of isolation following onset of symptoms has also been reduced from 14 days to 10 days.

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity
# Public Health
# Public Health

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity

Sep 14th 2020, 6:10 AM 36,439 Views 18 Comments

The HSE said that it’s looking for public-health trained individuals who will be ready to start almost immediately.

Gardaí increase patrols in Dublin as Covid-19 cases rise
# Public Health
# Public Health

Gardaí increase patrols in Dublin as Covid-19 cases rise

Sep 13th 2020, 3:56 PM 58,394 Views 113 Comments

Deputy Commissioner, policing and security, John Twomey said gardaí will have a “high visibility presence” in Dublin.

None of the Covid-19 cases identified in 54 schools so far have led to outbreaks
# Schools
# Schools

None of the Covid-19 cases identified in 54 schools so far have led to outbreaks

Sep 10th 2020, 2:11 PM 36,885 Views 47 Comments

There has only been one school in which a second case was identified after an original confirmed case.

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 103,458 Views 122 Comments

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

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 169,823 Views 282 Comments

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

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 40,189 Views 42 Comments

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

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 61,062 Views 116 Comments

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

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 54,378 Views 158 Comments

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

'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 53,463 Views 10 Comments

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

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 22,538 Views 24 Comments

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

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 11,408 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.

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 21,017 Views 23 Comments

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

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 49,267 Views 48 Comments

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

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 60,405 Views 27 Comments

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

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 28,354 Views 31 Comments

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

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

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?

Oct 10th 2017, 6:30 PM 62,986 Views 81 Comments

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

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 9,728 Views 103 Comments

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

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 155,194 Views 260 Comments

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

'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 20,365 Views 96 Comments

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

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 137,587 Views 91 Comments

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

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 16,282 Views 27 Comments

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

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 24,300 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”.

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 50,559 Views 48 Comments

An aborted foetus in Slovenia also had microcephaly.

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 50,460 Views 67 Comments

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

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

WHO declares Zika virus an international emergency

Feb 1st 2016, 6:52 PM 14,694 Views 30 Comments

The organisation made the announcement this evening.

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 15,283 Views 54 Comments

And anyone who doesn’t comply could be evicted.

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 16,515 Views 50 Comments

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

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 19,635 Views 77 Comments

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

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 106,647 Views 38 Comments

The facts (and figures) of life.

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 13,516 Views 31 Comments

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

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 18,548 Views 27 Comments

It’s all about the molecules.

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 37,200 Views 15 Comments

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

'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 131 Views 42 Comments

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

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 65,227 Views 20 Comments

The restaurant in Roscommon was reopened after five days

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 8,480 Views 17 Comments

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

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 21,177 Views 48 Comments

All came back negative.

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 8,386 Views 4 Comments

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

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 5,505 Views 624 Comments

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