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#Disease

# disease - Today’s News

“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 The Score 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.

# 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

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