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#Disease

# disease - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Obama says the Ebola crisis is ‘spiralling out of control’

The American president ordered 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa to combat the growing health crisis.

# disease - Monday 15 September, 2014

New treatment could drop recurrence by half for some lung cancer sufferers

A new radiation treatment could lengthen the lives of those suffering from small-cell lung cancer.

# disease - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Four day ‘lockdown’ planned to halt spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone

People won’t be allowed out of their homes during the period of the lockdown, and over 20,000 people are being hired to enforce it.

# disease - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge raises over €1.4m in donations IMNDA This post contains videos

Ice Bucket Challenge raises over €1.4m in donations

… And there’s a lovely thank you video to all those who donated.

# disease - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Column: What exactly is an ‘outbreak’?

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa raises some important questions about the treatment of infectious disease and the so-called developed world.

# disease - Friday 22 August, 2014

In focus: Myanmar struggles with ancient scourge of leprosy

Around 3,000 new cases are found each year in the country, and medical workers are warning that the debilitating disease could be on the rise once more.

# disease - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected?

Ebola first appeared in 1976. The current outbreak has killed more than 1,300 people, with experts warning it could take six months to bring under control.

# disease - Saturday 9 August, 2014

# disease - Friday 8 August, 2014

Irish aid workers travel to Sierre Leone to help with Ebola outbreak

The GOAL support team will travel to areas worst affected by the outbreak.

# disease - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Hepatitis C could become rare disease in twenty two years

New research says screening and new drugs could almost eliminate the condition.

# disease - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Quarantines declared in Nigeria over spread of deadly Ebola virus

People who had primary contact with Ebola victim Patrick Sawyer have been put under quarantine and medical surveillance.

# disease - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Canadian doctor quarantined as ebola outbreak continues to spread

The death toll now stands at 672 in the deadliest outbreak of the disease ever.

# disease - Monday 14 July, 2014

This 1940s letter describes the ‘decent class’ of unmarried mothers who were ‘first offenders’

The letter details how one hospital was struggling to find foster mothers for children.

# disease - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Forgotten smallpox vials discovered in US research centre

World health authorities had believed the only samples left of the disease were safely and securely stored away.

# disease - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

# disease - Monday 23 June, 2014

West Africa’s Ebola virus outbreak is now “out of control”

The virus is fatal in 90% of cases.

# disease - Monday 16 June, 2014

‘I was treated disgracefully’: Fears over possible widespread misdiagnosis of Lyme disease

One woman with the condition is administrating antibiotics herself at home, as doctors have refused to recognise the condition.

# disease - Monday 9 June, 2014

‘If only I could still dress myself’: Hard hitting Motor Neurone Disease campaign launched

In the new adverts, Jan and Paul share their stories about their terminal disease in a hope to increase support for those living with this degenerative condition.

# disease - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Heading long-haul this summer? Get the polio vaccination, says the HSE…

The recommendation applies to a number of African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries.

# disease - Friday 9 May, 2014

Belfast boy ‘Wee Oscar’ dies of rare form of cancer

Oscar had a chance to meet some of his heroes last summer when he was guest of honour at Celtic Park.

# disease - Monday 5 May, 2014

Infographic: Here’s how you spot skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of the disease in Ireland and most cases can be prevented if caught early. Here’s how to do that…

# disease - Saturday 3 May, 2014

The deadliest creature on the planet? It’s not even close

Humans? Pretty deadly. Lions? Not even in the top 10.

# disease - Friday 25 April, 2014

Column: A vaccine could soon be here for one of the most devastating diseases on the planet

With malaria causing 627,000 deaths last year, there are high hopes for the first vaccine. But old-fashioned people power can also make a difference.

# disease - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

MRSA has been in Irish hospitals for 40 years, but it’s getting more dangerous

New research at TCD is looking to find out which strains will become the most dominant.

# disease - Monday 14 April, 2014

The world’s banana crop is in danger of ‘massive destruction’

The UN has warned that we have to act now to avoid the destruction of the world’s banana crop.

# disease - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

The Irish Cancer Society and Science Foundation Ireland are joining forces to battle the disease

A new €7.5 million fund has been announced to bring higher education institutions and teaching hospitals closer together.

# disease - Monday 7 April, 2014

# disease - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Ebola has now spread into Liberia, say Irish aid workers

The deadly virus has already killed more than 60 people and infected many more.

# disease - Monday 24 March, 2014

Column: I can’t bear to look into someone’s eyes and tell them they will probably die

My patients see my white coat as a lifejacket. But the truth is that the chance of surviving drug-resistant TB is down to the roll of a dice, writes Dr Jennifer Hughes.

# disease - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

TCD scientists find significant increases in MRSA strains outside of hospitals

Between 2002 and 2011, researchers identified a 44-fold increase in the prevalence of PVL-positive MRSA.

# disease - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

CDI is more common than MRSA and kills one in three Irish patients infected

Unlike MRSA, alcohol wipes do not stop the spread of CDI.

# disease - Friday 21 February, 2014

From The Score Padraig Harrington reveals he’s had treatment for skin cancer Problems

Padraig Harrington reveals he’s had treatment for skin cancer

The three-time major winner lost his father, Patrick, to cancer and said that he wanted to raise awareness of the disease.

# disease - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Over half of Africa remains at “moderate to high” risk of malaria

However, seven countries – Cape Verde, Eritrea, South Africa, Ethiopa, Swaziland, Djibouti and Mayotte- have low enough transmission rates to make elimination a feasible goal.

# disease - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

New way to avoid risky biopsies in diagnosis of deadly lung disease

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis kills as many people as breast cancer does every year in the United States.

# disease - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Column: I lost my daughter to meningitis – why is a vaccine for MenB still not provided?

We have a vaccine for a common strain of meningitis, yet it’s not on from the immunisation schedule. What is the delay? asks Siobhán Carroll.

# disease - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Leprosy victims crippled and suffering because of fear and prejudice

There are about 200,000 cases of leprosy reported every year – with the poorest countries worst affected.

# disease - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Ever heard of Alpha-1 deficiency? Here’s why you might want to get tested

One in 25 people is a carrier for Alpha-1 deficiency, but it remains somewhat of a hidden disease.

# disease - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Scientists find first definitive proof MERS disease infects camels

Researchers cannot conclude whether the humans on the farm where a recent outbreak took place were infected by the camels or vice versa.

# disease - Monday 16 December, 2013

First meningitis B vaccine now available privately in Ireland

The Meningitis Research Foundation has called for the vaccine to be implemented nationally for all children.

# disease - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge The 9 unmistakeable symptoms of manflu Manflu

The 9 unmistakeable symptoms of manflu

Have you, or has someone close to you, been afflicted by this condition?

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