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#Health

# health - Thursday 16 November, 2017

A Mayo medical supplies firm has to pay €25,000 to a worker who 'went from hero to zero'

The ex-employee told the Labour Court she was effectively demoted from her role as a retail supervisor.

From Business ETC A Mayo medical supplies firm has to pay €25,000 to a worker who 'went from hero to zero' Work

A Mayo medical supplies firm has to pay €25,000 to a worker who 'went from hero to zero'

The ex-employee told the Labour Court she was effectively demoted from her role as a retail supervisor.

# health - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'

Representatives from the Irish Family Planning Association and the HSE appeared before the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

# health - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'We know the damage diabetes can do to our bodies, but not to our minds'

One third of people were unaware of the link between the condition and dementia.

# health - Monday 13 November, 2017

Irish Coast Guard and Air Corps no longer able to transport patients to UK at night

‘Priority 1′ transfers involve transporting patients by air to another country for emergency medical treatment.

Harris says he's not in the job to be popular - but what did former health ministers make of it?

As 45% of people say they don’t have confidence in Harris as health minister, we ask former office holders to reflect on their time in the job.

# health - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'

Today’s hearing focused on mental health, and medical and international law.

From Business ETC An Ireland-based company is being probed over how it pushes anti-addiction drugs Health

An Ireland-based company is being probed over how it pushes anti-addiction drugs

There have been claims that Alkermes has been artificially boosting sales of its treatment.

# health - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'We are facing into a cancer epidemic': More people are surviving, but diagnoses continue to rise Ageing Population This post contains videos

'We are facing into a cancer epidemic': More people are surviving, but diagnoses continue to rise

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both women and men.

Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families

A study has also found that boys are more likely than girls to find school difficult.

# health - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'I idolised him': Aisling Bea writes powerful article about her father's suicide

“I had been told how he adored me, how I was funny, just like him.”

# health - Thursday 2 November, 2017

After raising €2m from investors, the firm behind this gadget is calling in the liquidator

Dublin-based Galvanic failed to hit its most recent crowdfunding target.

Dublin City has the highest percentage of unhealthy people in Ireland

Just 82.8% of people in Dublin City said their health was good.

# health - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire

While there were master keys to individual units at the centre, there was no clarity as to how these could be located in an emergency.

From Business ETC After raising €2m from investors, the firm behind this gadget is calling in the liquidator Startups

After raising €2m from investors, the firm behind this gadget is calling in the liquidator

Dublin-based Galvanic failed to hit its most recent crowdfunding target.

# health - Monday 30 October, 2017

'It had cut through and was sticking there': Irish women share vaginal mesh horror stories

The devices have been subject to international scrutiny over the last year and Irish women have now started to speak out about complications.

This scientist wants to turn Ireland into 'a central hub' for medical cannabis

Greenlight Medicines’ James Linden plans to open a new facility in Donegal next year.

# health - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Here's why you shouldn't wear novelty contact lenses this Halloween

“Cosmetic or coloured contact lenses are often advertised as a fun product to wear but in reality they are extremely dangerous.”

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious?

The majority of Irish people say they are in good health, though over 60% are overweight or obese.

Healthy Ireland? Over 20% of us smoke, 30% binge drink and 60% are overweight

A new report also gives an account on many of the lifestyle behaviours of the nation.

# health - Friday 27 October, 2017

Outbreak of measles in Dublin has now spread to Meath

There are now 7 confirmed cases of measles affecting Dublin and Meath, with most of these cases in Dublin City.

# health - Thursday 26 October, 2017

From Business ETC 'They say the key to good mental health is stability - I never really had that growing up' Media And Arts

'They say the key to good mental health is stability - I never really had that growing up'

This design pro shares her experience of depression and anxiety.

This scientist wants to turn Ireland into 'a central hub' for medical cannabis

Greenlight Medicines’ James Linden plans to open a new facility in Donegal next year.

# health - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

As it happened: 'We signed for our baby's remains like an Amazon delivery, it haunted us' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'We signed for our baby's remains like an Amazon delivery, it haunted us'

Today’s session focused on mental health, and terminations in cases of rape and foetal abnormality.

Simon Harris declares a 'public health emergency' for superbug

“We have seen a rapid and worrying increase,” said the Health Minister.

# health - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Not everyone's happy with the name for the children's hospital

It’s going to be called the Phoenix Children’s Health.

Poll: Are you happy with the name of the new children's hospital? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with the name of the new children's hospital?

Once it’s opened the hospital will be called the Phoenix Children’s Health.

# health - Monday 23 October, 2017

The new children's hospital will be called... Phoenix Children's Health

The project is projected to cost over €1 billion in full and is due to be completed in 2021.

# health - Sunday 22 October, 2017

From Business ETC This scientist wants to turn Ireland into 'a central hub' for medical cannabis Health

This scientist wants to turn Ireland into 'a central hub' for medical cannabis

Greenlight Medicines’ James Linden plans to open a new facility in Donegal next year.

# health - Saturday 21 October, 2017

'I consider myself a success, to someone else that might mean working four hours a week'

The second annual National Autism Conference is happening in Dublin today.

Over 200 children with serious teeth problems have waited over 4 years for treatment

Figures show that 11,786 children and young adults have been waiting over a year for necessary orthodontic treatment.

# health - Friday 20 October, 2017

'If I stay in Ireland, my daughter could be slipping through my fingers' Pku

'If I stay in Ireland, my daughter could be slipping through my fingers'

People with PKU, a rare genetic disorder, are fighting for access to medication.

# health - Thursday 19 October, 2017

From Business ETC 'We try to promote a relaxed workplace. We’re not doing surgery, it’s not life and death' Insights

'We try to promote a relaxed workplace. We’re not doing surgery, it’s not life and death'

This designer talks about how pro bono work can benefit creative people.

From Business ETC Irish angels have made their biggest investment yet - on a Cork med-tech startup Startups

Irish angels have made their biggest investment yet - on a Cork med-tech startup

AventaMed has raised €1.8m from backers and secured FDA approval.

# health - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

As it happened: 'The Eighth has caused endless problems, you need to legislate'

The wording remains uncertain, but we’re having a referendum.

Ireland's competition watchdog is probing reports of nursing homes ripping off elderly people

Nursing homes are reportedly charging residents extra for routine services like hairdressing.

From Business ETC Ireland's competition watchdog is probing reports of nursing home rip-offs Services

Ireland's competition watchdog is probing reports of nursing home rip-offs

Nursing homes are reportedly charging residents extra for routine services like hairdressing.

'Only 10% of data available about a human is actually used': How cognitive computing can change healthcare

A summit held yesterday focused on new technological advancements in the field of healthcare.

# health - Sunday 15 October, 2017

'I'd get out of bed and the next thing wake up on the bathroom floor' Stroke Risk This post contains videos

'I'd get out of bed and the next thing wake up on the bathroom floor'

Fainting spells led to Les Carroll being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that increases the risk of stroke.

A Dublin startup tackling stomach problems with a breath test has raised nearly €1.5m

FoodMarble is being backed by Sean O’Sullivan’s VC fund SOSV.

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