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# disease - Yesterday’s News


# disease - Thursday 15 December, 2016

The first three-parent baby in the UK could be born next year

The technique would allow mothers who carry disease-causing mutations in their genes to give birth to children free of the illness.

The risk of dying of cancer is significantly higher among Irish men than Irish women

Both diagnoses and death rates are higher among men.

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# disease - Friday 23 September, 2016

Case of leprosy confirmed in California primary school

Health officials have emphasised the school and community remain safe.

# disease - Monday 1 August, 2016

Pregnant women warned to stay away from this Miami neighbourhood as Zika spreads

The virus is being spread by mosquitoes there. Pregnant women living there are told to abstain or use barrier protection during sex.

# disease - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Working at Samsung factory caused woman’s cancer

Lee Eun-joo was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died a decade afterwards.

# disease - Friday 22 January, 2016

What you need to know about the ‘brain-shrinking’ virus now appearing in the US

The Zika virus is thought to be behind a disturbing rise in the number of babies being born with underdeveloped brains in Brazil.

# disease - Monday 28 December, 2015

Living with Crohn's disease: 'I bring spare clothes with me in the car for the times I don't make it to a bathroom'

Life with Crohn’s and children is a hard one. It’s an invisible disease, where people say you don’t look sick, writes Valerie Donovan.

# disease - Monday 14 December, 2015

Good news as cancer rates among Irish men start to plateau

There is concern, however, about lung cancer rates among women as they continue to rise.

# disease - Saturday 22 August, 2015

# disease - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Vaping is now officially less harmful than smoking, and it’s time the Irish health authorities acknowledged that fact

Ireland’s health bodies, cancer charities and societies need to follow the facts and treat electronic cigarettes with an open mind, argues Joe Dunne.

# disease - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Cancelled: Man who claims to have cured cancer will not be speaking in Ireland

Brian Clement has said his spa’s raw food diet has cured “every known disease”.

# disease - Monday 15 June, 2015

Man who claims to have cured cancer is causing controversy in Dublin and Galway

Brian Clement has said treatments at his spa, which include a raw food diet, have cured every known disease.

# disease - Thursday 4 June, 2015

A new specialist centre hopes to pin down tough to diagnose rare diseases

The National Rare Diseases Office was opened today by the Health Minister.

# disease - Friday 22 May, 2015

Safe and well: Defence Forces medics return home from Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone experienced a spike in new cases last week. A replacement Irish team has already been sent out.

# disease - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Scientists develop condom that could feel better than nothing at all Slip It On This post contains videos

Scientists develop condom that could feel better than nothing at all

Researchers are using new materials to create a condom that can enhance and preserve pleasure.

# disease - Friday 3 April, 2015

The first drug to reduce alcohol consumption hits the shelves here

It is the first product to be granted a licence for alcohol reduction.

# disease - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

From Business ETC This vibrating pen makes writing easier for those with Parkinson’s disease Steady Hand

This vibrating pen makes writing easier for those with Parkinson’s disease

The pen uses vibrations to stimulate muscles in the hand, making it easier to move the pen and write smoothly.

# disease - Friday 20 March, 2015

Emails reveal WHO intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency

In public comments, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan has repeatedly said the epidemic caught the world by surprise.

# disease - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Opinion: ‘The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic’

The Ebola response appears to finally be working. But Sierra Leone has never faced an enemy like this before – the crisis has been devastating.

# disease - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Second suspected Scottish Ebola patient has tested negative

Pauline Cafferkey, from Glasgow, is being treated in London.

# disease - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Lung cancer is killing 34% more Irish women than the EU average

New research also found that more Irish men are dying from melanoma skin cancer.

# disease - Monday 24 November, 2014

“It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you’ve caused it yourself”

“I hold my hands up, smoking was a big factor for me.”

# disease - Saturday 22 November, 2014

There’s an outbreak of the bubonic plague in Madagascar

The outbreak has killed 40 people.

# disease - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Opinion: How mobile phones can be used to fight diseases like Ebola

Novel methods of communicating can break down discrimination and dangerous misinformation.

# disease - Sunday 2 November, 2014

From The42 Muhammad Ali doctor queries Parkinson’s link Doubt

Muhammad Ali doctor queries Parkinson’s link

Dr Abraham Lieberman said it was impossible to be sure regarding the root cause of his condition.

# disease - Thursday 30 October, 2014

A 29-year-old woman has postponed her death to continue to fight against brain cancer

Brittney Maynard had previously planned her death to take place on Saturday.

# disease - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

The Mater Hospital held a practice run for a potential isolation unit admission EBOLA This post contains images

The Mater Hospital held a practice run for a potential isolation unit admission

Britain held a similar simulation to assess how prepared services were for a possible Ebola outbreak.

# disease - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Dallas nurse cured of Ebola receives hug from Obama

President Obama is trying to stem public fear about the disease, stating that people must be guided by science.

# disease - Monday 20 October, 2014

More antibiotics would stop rise in dangerous Strep B infections in babies – scientists

New research has recorded a rise of 60% in cases of the infection over the past 25 years in the Netherlands.

# disease - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Vintage photos show the terrifying first expeditions into the Congo to track down Ebola

In 1976 a young Belgian doctor ventured across what was then Zaire to find the source of the infection.

# disease - Friday 17 October, 2014

Ebola survivors ‘shunned’ as lepers, they tell Sierra Leone meeting

Thirty five Ebola survivors told how they the disease had prevented them returning to their old lives.

# disease - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Here are the countries where Ebola is most likely to show up next

Researchers calculated which countries are most at risk for imported cases of Ebola.

# disease - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Three more people isolated in Spain over Ebola concerns

This brings the number currently being monitored for Ebola symptoms to 16.

# disease - Friday 3 October, 2014

Ebola fears for 50 people who were in close contact with US patient High Risk This post contains videos

Ebola fears for 50 people who were in close contact with US patient

His family have also been ordered to stay inside their apartment.

# 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.

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