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# health - Today’s News

From Business ETC Two of Galway's biggest medtech players are putting their weights behind this startup Health

Two of Galway's biggest medtech players are putting their weights behind this startup

Bluedrop Medical has raised €600,000 and is eyeing up more funding within a year.

# health - Friday 26 August, 2016

From Business ETC The competition watchdog is running its eyes over Bon Secours' bid for a Limerick hospital Health

The competition watchdog is running its eyes over Bon Secours' bid for a Limerick hospital

The Irish healthcare giant has reportedly made a €15 million bid for Barringtons private clinic.

# health - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

From Business ETC From patching up wounds during the LA riots to bringing cutting-edge healthcare to Donegal Health

From patching up wounds during the LA riots to bringing cutting-edge healthcare to Donegal

As part of our How My Business Works series we talk to the head of private healthcare firm Affidea Ireland.

# health - Sunday 21 August, 2016

There may not be such thing as a "healthy obese"

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, affecting approximately 600 million people worldwide.

What should I do if I feel a fluttering feeling in my chest? Here's some advice from an expert

Patricia Hall from the Irish Heart Foundation talks about when you should worry about heart palpitations.

From Business ETC A US pharma giant accused of gouging patients for drugs paid no tax on billion-euro Irish profits Health

A US pharma giant accused of gouging patients for drugs paid no tax on billion-euro Irish profits

Gilead Sciences is the firm behind one of the world’s leading hepatitis C treatments.

# health - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Marie Stopes suspends abortion services amid safety fears UK

Marie Stopes suspends abortion services amid safety fears

Women booked in for terminations at Marie Stopes will be transferred to other providers.

# health - Thursday 18 August, 2016

From Business ETC The head of Irish biotech company Ourobotics has died unexpectedly Health

The head of Irish biotech company Ourobotics has died unexpectedly

Jemma Redmond, 38, co-founded the company developing tech capable of printing human organs.

# health - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

People urged to get vaccinated as latest case of measles confirmed in Cork

There have now been 38 cases of measles confirmed in recent months.

A French pharma firm is to move its base to Ireland to cut its 'unsatisfactory' tax bill

Flamel Technologies said that it was previously paying an effective tax rate of 48%.

From Business ETC A French pharma firm will shift its base to Ireland to trim its 'unsatisfactory' tax bill Health

A French pharma firm will shift its base to Ireland to trim its 'unsatisfactory' tax bill

Flamel Technologies said that it was previously paying an effective tax rate of 48%.

From Business ETC A court challenge looms as the government moves to ban cigarette vending machines Health

A court challenge looms as the government moves to ban cigarette vending machines

New legislation being drafted will see the machines banned in Ireland.

# health - Sunday 14 August, 2016

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?

FactCheck delves into an on-air dispute over a major issue lurking on the horizon for Ireland.

# health - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Big pharma companies are crying out for graduates who can talk to people

A new report says that biopharma firms are on the lookout for people with ‘soft skills’.

# health - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

From Business ETC Big pharma companies are crying out for graduates who can talk to people Education

Big pharma companies are crying out for graduates who can talk to people

A new report says that biopharma firms are on the lookout for people with ‘soft skills’.

# health - Monday 8 August, 2016

From Business ETC One of Facebook and Airbnb's early backers is putting its money into Limerick's Teckro Software

One of Facebook and Airbnb's early backers is putting its money into Limerick's Teckro

Despite being little more than a year old, the startup has already raised nearly $8 million from investors.

# health - Sunday 7 August, 2016

From Business ETC After a decade of research, this spin-out company is about to build its world-first x-ray Manufacturing

After a decade of research, this spin-out company is about to build its world-first x-ray

NovaUCD-based SiriusXT has been working on a revolutionary €2 million-plus device.

# health - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Some Dublin hospitals are 'down hundreds of staff'

The Department of Health has said that its national recruitment plan continues apace.

# health - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

'There's no prospect of my brother improving, he can't be moved into community living'

Some families of residents at Áras Attracta in Mayo fear the facility will be closed down.

# health - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Finance officials say it would be 'too difficult' to put a tax on e-cigarettes

The products are unlikely to face any new taxes in the Budget, based on the advice.

# health - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Person with measles travelled by plane to Dublin and then onto Galway

This case is unrelated to the recently reported outbreak that resulted in 34 confirmed measles cases between April and mid-July.

Poll: Do you get an hour's exercise every day? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you get an hour's exercise every day?

A new study shows that office workers must cycle, run or walk briskly for around an hour to offset the debilitating effects of a desk job.

# health - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

From Business ETC 'Owning a gym is living the dream, but it's a tough physical job' Sport

'Owning a gym is living the dream, but it's a tough physical job'

Sometimes you’re left with no option but to work through the pain in this industry.

Pregnant women can now safely eat raw eggs, according to report

But the FSAI advice remains to cook eggs thoroughly for all “vulnerable groups”.

Boxset bingewatching could leave you with blood clots, says new study

Each two hours of inactivity in front of the TV sharply raises the risk of a fatal pulmonary embolism by 40%

# health - Sunday 24 July, 2016

The doctor behind Hello My Name Is has died Kate Granger This post contains videos

The doctor behind Hello My Name Is has died

Dr Kate Granger had been battling cancer since 2011.

# health - Friday 22 July, 2016

From Business ETC Finance officials say it would be 'too difficult' to put a tax on e-cigarettes Retail

Finance officials say it would be 'too difficult' to put a tax on e-cigarettes

The products are unlikely to face any new taxes in the Budget, based on the advice.

# health - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Some enormous pharma companies aren't happy about a deal that could save taxpayers millions

It is expected that a new drugs pricing pact will save the state almost €200 million a year.

From Business ETC Some enormous pharma companies aren't happy about a deal that could save taxpayers millions Health

Some enormous pharma companies aren't happy about a deal that could save taxpayers millions

It is expected that a new drugs pricing pact will save the state almost €200 million a year.

# health - Sunday 17 July, 2016

Your crash course in... The spectacular rise and fall of a $9bn blood-testing startup

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has gone from being the world’s youngest self-made billionaire to nothing.

# health - Saturday 16 July, 2016

A Dublin breast-implant maker has raised millions - including from the owners of Barry's Tea

GC Aesthetics aims to become the largest supplier of the product outside the US.

Strokes are largely preventable with 10 risk factors responsible for 90% of them

The two major types of stroke include ischaemic stroke caused by blood clots, which accounts for 85% of strokes, and haemorrhagic stroke or bleeding into the brain, which accounts for 15% of strokes.

# health - Thursday 14 July, 2016

From Business ETC Your crash course in... The spectacular rise and fall of a $9bn blood-testing startup Startups

Your crash course in... The spectacular rise and fall of a $9bn blood-testing startup

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has gone from being the world’s youngest self-made billionaire to nothing.

Ireland has the 14th-highest rates of skin cancer in the world

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide.

# health - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

From Business ETC A Dublin breast-implant maker has raised millions including from the owners of Barry's Tea Manufacturing

A Dublin breast-implant maker has raised millions including from the owners of Barry's Tea

GC Aesthetics aims to become the largest supplier of the product outside the US.

# health - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Trauma units in nine hospitals could be set for the chop

Trauma units in nine hospitals could be set for the chop

A report in the Sunday Business Post says a report will recommend their closure.

# health - Thursday 7 July, 2016

From Business ETC Drugs giant Alexion is building a huge new €100m pharmaceutical plant in Athlone Health

Drugs giant Alexion is building a huge new €100m pharmaceutical plant in Athlone

The company said that the project will create 50 new jobs at the site.

# health - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

From Business ETC The government is still trying to save 240 jobs at the Roche plant in Clare Health

The government is still trying to save 240 jobs at the Roche plant in Clare

Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor says the state is trying to find a new buyer for the facility.

# health - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Over 39,000 new medical card applications refused in last twelve months

Criticisms of the discretionary system continue as very ill children and adults are refused cards.

# health - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies

Nicola Lawless’ 19-year-old son Ben has a severe intellectual disability.

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