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# Public Health

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Ireland's health spending among highest in OECD
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
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
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
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 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
And just as the swine flu pandemic ended, too.