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# Treatment

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2022
# Progress
New baseline concussion testing programme launched for GAA inter-county players
Players who use this service will also be covered for concussion physician specialist treatment.
# menopause
Call for zero VAT rate to be applied to HRT for women in menopause
The Department of Health has suggested that all non-oral medication on the HSE’s formal reimbursement list could benefit from a zero VAT rate.
# Treatment
Borussia Dortmund striker to undergo chemotherapy for testicular tumour
Sebastien Haller is now expected to be out of action for several months.
# British Medical Journal
World Health Organization advises against use of two drugs for non-severe Covid-19
Fluvoxamine and colchicine received considerable interest during the pandemic.
# sma
'Timing is key': Parents call for inclusion of rare genetic disease in newborn heel prick test
SMA is a degenerative disease that causes damage to nerves that develop muscle function and allow children to eat, move and breathe.
# Obesity
‘We don’t stigmatise other conditions in the way that we stigmatise the problem of excess body weight'
There is frustration over the lack of resources for obesity treatment in Ireland.
# reasearch
Greater access to clinical trials for teens and young adults as cancer incidence rises in Ireland
Around 180-190 people between 16 and 25 years are diagnosed with cancer in Ireland every year.
# Treatment
Abuse of referees should not be accepted but is 'part and parcel of our game'
Maggie Farrelly is an experienced inter-county referee.
# Treatment
Tennis great Chris Evert reveals ovarian cancer diagnosis
The 67-year-old said she felt ‘so lucky’ after the disease was discovered before it had spread.
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# Treatment
UK approves ‘life-saving’ Pfizer antiviral to help at-risk Covid-19 patients
Paxlovid can reduce the risks of being admitted to hospital and death in people with mild to moderate infection.
# Treatment
Irish ME patients hope HSE will follow UK and scrap exercise therapy guidance
Representatives have said the use of graded exercise therapy has resulted in relapses in some patients.
# Treatment
Pele says he's 'recovering well' after surgery
The Brazilian legend underwent an operation for a suspected colon tumor.
# Treatment
US to try to develop antiviral pills that would reduce Covid-19 symptoms
The US is investing $3.2 billion in the development of the pills.
# Treatment
'Role of family' in mental health patients' care to be considered in new legislation
The Department of Health is looking at the role of patients’ relatives in mental health treatment and care.
# Treatment
Existing drug could treat ‘aggressive’ triple-negative breast cancer – study
The already approved drug could be used to treat more aggressive forms of breast cancer that don’t always respond to traditional chemotherapy.
# Science
Scientists say they may have discovered a new way to try to combat the virus that causes Covid-19
The researchers in the new study described their findings as a potential “game changer”.
# Trials
Covid-19: The treatment and vaccine candidates showing promising results
There may be enough data on the Oxford vaccine to put it before regulators this year.
# covid19
Heart attack patients taking 18 hours longer to present at hospital during lockdown
Experts say fear of Covid-19 is keeping patients away from hospitals despite the higher risk of cardiac death.
# hydroxychloroquine
Drug backed by Donald Trump does not help treat Covid-19, according to new research
In one study, adverse effects were more common in patients who received hydroxychloroquine.
# covid19
Public warned not to buy fake medicines that claim to treat or prevent coronavirus
The European Medicines Agency said these falsified medicines can cause serious harm.
# Coronavirus
Here are the potential Covid-19 vaccine and treatment options being developed
The World Health Organization has said it could take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine to be developed and approved for use.
# Breakthrough
'A most wonderful Christmas present': HSE to reimburse cost of new cystic fibrosis treatment
About 1,200 children and adults have Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland.
# remission
'We should treat type 2 diabetes the way we treat cancer'
Today is World Diabetes Day and a health group wants the HSE to examine more ways of helping people to reverse their type 2 diabetes through losing weight.
# Irish Water
Raw sewage from 77,000 people in Ireland flowing into environment every day
Ireland needs “substantial” investment in waste water treatment, the EPA report said.
# cancer treatment
Irish research on type of breast cancer may have found new treatment approach
One in eight breast cancer patients have a particular form that is difficult to treat.
# Treatment
'Undetectable equals Untransmittable': The importance of Gareth Thomas' HIV message
Campaigners point out that effective HIV treatment is also effective HIV prevention.
# Treatment
Champion jockey Smullen to undergo chemotherapy after suffering health setback
The Offaly man has withdrawn from his charity race at the Curragh next month.
# Health
Clinical trials involving Irish patients 'saved the health service €13m' over two years
A new report published today is calling for a scaling-up of clinical research infrastructure in Ireland.
# Treatment
'It all started with my balls' - Colm Tóibín's moving essay about cancer is a must-read
The piece beautifully details his diagnosis to treatment.
# Seeking Help
'It has become a destructive pattern': Olympic champion seeks treatment for alcohol addiction
Ryan Lochte remains hopeful of competing at Tokyo 2020.
# Anorexia
High Court rules that woman weighing five stone and refusing food in HSE care may be force-fed
The court heard that the woman has a long history of anorexia nervosa.
# cervical check
Woman affected by Cervical Check scandal says cancer has spread to her lymph system
Orla received false negatives on smear tests in 2011 and 2014.
# lois bridges
'Serious concerns' over private treatment centre for people with anorexia
There was little evidence during inspections that the current medical, nursing, or healthcare assistant staff had eating disorder training.
# doubt
A nation holds its breath as Mo Salah travels to Spain for treatment
The Liverpool and Egypt star is hoping to be fit in time for the World Cup.
# cardiac arrest
'You're just buying time': Former Tipperary captain describes performing CPR on man
Ger ‘Redser’ O’Grady was speaking after he may have saved a man’s life by performing CPR on him in Thurles last Friday.
# RIP
'My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings': Alfie Evans dies aged 23 months
He had been breathing independently for over four days.
# GoFundMe
'I'm elated, relieved': Over €111k raised to send Cork teen to US for urgent brain tumour surgery
17-year-old Aaron McMahon was diagnosed with a chordoma brain tumour in February 2017.
# Melbourne
Australian woman jailed after 'despicably' faking cancer treatment in order to fund party lifestyle
A court in Melbourne heard how Hanna Dickenson had needed money to further fund a party lifestyle.
# Treatment
'It’s hard for him not to get frustrated' - Sexton bruised as Leinster batter Saracens
Mark McCall said his side didn’t plan to target the Leinster out-half.
# Addiction
A 'wonder drug' used to treat alcoholism may not be as effective as previously thought
Anti-spasticity drug baclofen has more recently been used to treat alcohol addiction.