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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 12,578 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 5,554 Views 49 Comments

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

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 13,937 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 8,879 Views 16 Comments

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

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 17,622 Views 28 Comments

…Especially women and children.

Chinese man dies of bubonic plague after feeding his dog a marmot
# China
# China

Chinese man dies of bubonic plague after feeding his dog a marmot

Jul 23rd 2014, 10:25 AM 21,907 Views 22 Comments

Some 30,000 people have been kept inside the city of Yumen for a week.

Drinking's role "airbrushed" out of reporting of Irish alcohol-related deaths
# Concern
# Concern

Drinking's role "airbrushed" out of reporting of Irish alcohol-related deaths

May 7th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,464 Views 20 Comments

A study found that alcohol can be underplayed in media reports.

Cross-party TDs at least agree on one thing, the need to tackle alcohol abuse
# Joined Up Thinking
# Joined Up Thinking

Cross-party TDs at least agree on one thing, the need to tackle alcohol abuse

Mar 4th 2014, 3:06 PM 5,756 Views 53 Comments

The four main political parties were joined by Alcohol Action Ireland and Alastair Campbell to launch a new informal Oireachtas group on the issue.

Public hearings to be held on proposals to standardise cigarette packaging
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Public hearings to be held on proposals to standardise cigarette packaging

Nov 19th 2013, 9:06 PM 10,176 Views 103 Comments

The general scheme of the bill to standard packaging on cigarettes is to be the subject of public hearings by an Oireachtas committee.

Chinese bats likely source of SARS virus - report
# Sars
# Sars

Chinese bats likely source of SARS virus - report

Oct 30th 2013, 6:01 PM 9,442 Views 18 Comments

Researchers have also said that direct bat-to-human transmission is “plausible”.

Column: We should stop water fluoridation in Ireland because it’s needless – not dangerous
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We should stop water fluoridation in Ireland because it’s needless – not dangerous

Sep 7th 2013, 12:00 PM 2,225 Views 173 Comments

Anti-fluoride campaigners quote unreliable studies in opposition to water fluoridation, but the real reason we should stop adding it to public water is because it’s unnecessary and a waste of money, writes Craig Connolly.

The naked truth? Anti-fluoride protesters strip off to demand 'safe' water
# Naked Protest
# Naked Protest

The naked truth? Anti-fluoride protesters strip off to demand 'safe' water

Jul 11th 2013, 7:45 AM 17,037 Views 140 Comments

The naked demonstration will “symbolise how we in Ireland have been stripped of our rights to clean safe water”, according to organisers.

Russia's ambitious anti-tobacco plan aims to cut smoker numbers by half
# Smoking
# Smoking

Russia's ambitious anti-tobacco plan aims to cut smoker numbers by half

Jun 1st 2013, 2:22 PM 7,120 Views 17 Comments

Russians still smoke plentifully on public transport and administrative buildings, but all that could change under an ambitious new anti-tobacco plan.

Childers calls for Irish PR firms to declare tobacco clients
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Childers calls for Irish PR firms to declare tobacco clients

Feb 3rd 2013, 1:34 PM 7,429 Views 27 Comments

Childers said clients should be aware of certain Irish PR firms, which she claimed were “representing the tobacco industry and not being open and transparent about it”.

HSE urges public to 'look after health' given hospital crowding
# Public Health
# Public Health

HSE urges public to 'look after health' given hospital crowding

Jan 4th 2013, 4:05 PM 5,886 Views 22 Comments

The combination of holiday ailments and the winter vomiting bug mean hospitals are busier than they might usually be.

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.

Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'
# Infectious
# Infectious

Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'

Aug 20th 2012, 6:50 AM 4,197 Views 1 Comment

New data published in The Lancet shows much higher infection rates of TB, HIV and Hepatitis-C among homeless people.

Dublin water restrictions still in place to 'protect public health'
# Dublin Water
# Dublin Water

Dublin water restrictions still in place to 'protect public health'

Aug 14th 2012, 9:31 AM 2,565 Views 8 Comments

And read why one local resident in the Clontarf area is hoping for a particularly speedy resolution…

"We're drinking too much as a country" - Shortall confirms alcohol restrictions
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

"We're drinking too much as a country" - Shortall confirms alcohol restrictions

Jul 23rd 2012, 8:55 AM 9,423 Views 132 Comments

Junior minister says the cheap and easy availability of alcohol needs to be addressed to curb consumption.

Beaumont Hospital bans smoking on its grounds
# Stubbed Out
# Stubbed Out

Beaumont Hospital bans smoking on its grounds

Jul 4th 2012, 5:54 PM 5,437 Views 66 Comments

The HSE has set a target of banning smoking from the grounds of all health campuses by 2015.

One third of malaria drugs worldwide are fake - Lancet research
# Malaria
# Malaria

One third of malaria drugs worldwide are fake - Lancet research

May 22nd 2012, 1:50 PM 2,639 Views 5 Comments

Counterfeit anti-malaria medicines are contributing to deaths across the world and also leading to drug resistance – putting billions of people at risk – according to researchers.

Seventh resident from Donegal home dies of flu
# Flu
# Flu

Seventh resident from Donegal home dies of flu

Apr 8th 2012, 2:33 PM 1,716 Views 5 Comments

Another resident of the private Nazareth nursing home in Buncrana has died from influenza, the seventh to succumb to the disease.

HSE continues to investigate flu deaths at Donegal nursing home
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

HSE continues to investigate flu deaths at Donegal nursing home

Apr 6th 2012, 6:46 PM 1,445 Views 1 Comment

Another patient at the Nazareth nursing home in Buncrana died today, but the HSE has said it was not related to the current outbreak.

HSE: 178,000 waiting to see a consultant at an outpatient clinic
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

HSE: 178,000 waiting to see a consultant at an outpatient clinic

Apr 6th 2012, 9:53 AM 3,277 Views 42 Comments

The Health Minister has said the number of people on waiting lists to see specialists is “utterly unacceptable”.

All clear: tests on Cork pheasants are negative for bird flu
# Bird Flu
# Bird Flu

All clear: tests on Cork pheasants are negative for bird flu

Apr 4th 2012, 1:40 PM 943 Views 2 Comments

A temporary exclusion zone is lifted after further tests on a flock of game birds in Clonakilty show bird flu had not spread.

Clonakilty bird flu "poses no risk to public health"
# Bird Flu
# Bird Flu

Clonakilty bird flu "poses no risk to public health"

Apr 2nd 2012, 4:44 PM 1,531 Views 8 Comments

The Department of Agriculture said today that bird flu found in pheasants in Clonakilty is not the deadly H5N1 strain. However all biosecurity measures will remain in place in Barryroe, where results are expected on ill pheasants there.

In pictures: Vintage health campaigns in Ireland
# Mind Now
# Mind Now

In pictures: Vintage health campaigns in Ireland

Mar 25th 2012, 1:00 PM 6,841 Views 2 Comments

From murderous houseflies to challenging TB…

WHO delays decision on releasing new bird flu research
# Bird Flu
# Bird Flu

WHO delays decision on releasing new bird flu research

Feb 17th 2012, 6:32 PM 1,948 Views 6 Comments

Researchers in the US and the Netherlands have developed new H5N1 strains which are more transmissible than the natural version.

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow'
# HSE
# HSE

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow'

Jan 21st 2012, 12:59 PM 4,129 Views 42 Comments

New figures have shown that 3,500 personnel – the vast majority of them nurses – are due to leave the HSE by the end of February.

Ireland's health spending among highest in OECD
# Health Spending
# Health Spending

Ireland's health spending among highest in OECD

Dec 20th 2011, 7:00 AM 6,171 Views 28 Comments

As a portion of the government’s income, Ireland’s health spending is higher than many of the world’s developed countries.

Ireland's vital signs: The nation's health over the last decade
# Health
# Health

Ireland's vital signs: The nation's health over the last decade

Dec 19th 2011, 6:33 PM 4,023 Views 6 Comments

New figures outline how Ireland’s health has changed over the last ten years. We’ve picked out what’s getting better – and what’s getting worse.

Addicts drinking hand sanitiser to get alcohol fix
# Addiction
# Addiction

Addicts drinking hand sanitiser to get alcohol fix

Dec 3rd 2011, 8:30 AM 4,186 Views 13 Comments

The head of a service for drug users and the homeless in Ireland has said that some addicts are being driven to drinking hand sanitiser in an effort to get a fix of alcohol.

Deadly E.coli outbreak caused by new strain, says WHO
# Ecoli
# Ecoli

Deadly E.coli outbreak caused by new strain, says WHO

Jun 2nd 2011, 1:15 PM 746 Views 0 Comments

The World Health Organisation has said preliminary tests suggest the wave of E.coli infection affecting Europeans has been caused by a new, mutant form of two different E. coli bacteria.

Irish men predicted to live nearly a decade longer by 2041
# Public Health
# Public Health

Irish men predicted to live nearly a decade longer by 2041

Apr 21st 2011, 12:31 PM 1,052 Views 0 Comments

Public health tables released today display a wealth of information about how Irish people live, die and procreate – and how that may change in the near future.

Evidence of new superbug found in hospitals
# Superbug Scare
From The Daily Edge
# Superbug Scare

Evidence of new superbug found in hospitals

Aug 11th 2010, 8:43 AM 134 Views 0 Comments

And just as the swine flu pandemic ended, too.