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# health - Today’s News


# health - Sunday 24 May, 2015

‘You’ve no need to worry about the big C … cancer isn’t painful’

Shannen’s diagnosis came as a huge shock.

How do you get smokers to quit? Pay them

“With such unprecedented rates of success, the trick now is to figure out how to get more people to sign up — to feel like they have skin in the game.”

# health - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Ambulances are needed for 17 choking incidents every week

A TD wants to ensure that all childcare staff can deal with such incidents.

# health - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Viagra could be a really good thing for some pregnant women

The drug is good for more than one thing, you know.

# health - Sunday 17 May, 2015

# health - Friday 15 May, 2015

Lucinda: ‘If Portlaoise babies got the care I did, they’d still be alive’

The Renua Ireland leader went through a traumatic labour.

Parents of terminally ill kids in Donegal have been given a huge boost

The HSE is going to make life a bit easier.

# health - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Varadkar ‘ashamed’ of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital

The Minister for Health met with bereaved parents last night to hear their stories.

# health - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Our attention is pulled in so many directions these days – we need to find a sense of calm

It is estimated that over 60,000 thoughts flow through our mind every day (and most of them are repeats).

# health - Saturday 9 May, 2015

“To err is human, to cover up is inexcusable” – eight babies died at Portlaoise Hospital

The HIQA report painted a picture of care that was woefully substandard.

From The Daily Edge Sorry, you’ve been cutting avocados wrong your whole life Health

# health - Thursday 7 May, 2015

There’s a boil notice in Enda Kenny’s very own constituency

The local council said that drinking water is a potential source of the disease.

# health - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Leo: People have offered to pray for me and save my soul

The health minister isn’t too bothered though.

Assisted suicide could be introduced in Ireland

Tom Curran said TDs are ‘willing to break ranks’ to support his right-to-die law.

# health - Monday 4 May, 2015

Borderline personality disorder is incredibly complex – it rarely affects two people in the same way

I felt like an amp turned up to eleven, while everyone around me was playing at a steady volume of six.

# health - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Leo stands over remark in abortion debate Chilling Effect This post contains videos

Leo stands over remark in abortion debate

The health minister said a grammatical error was to blame.

# health - Friday 1 May, 2015

Hundreds more patients recalled over fears scans were misread

A HSE review of colonoscopies has been doubled.

# health - Thursday 30 April, 2015

In the battle to live longer, men are catching up with women

In 15 years, some parts of the UK there could be no difference.

# health - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Here’s what you need to know about the health insurance changes

The LCR deadline is midnight tomorrow – and providers have been reporting a rush to the phones as people sign up

# health - Monday 27 April, 2015

People don’t have to be afraid of dementia – they just need to know the facts

Actor and director Ronan Smith writes about his greatest life challenge to date – the progressive neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s Disease.

Take a lot of vitamins? You might want to stop…

A new study from the United States has led to the Food Safety Authority issuing a warning.

# health - Saturday 25 April, 2015

‘People who restrict the freedom of movement of others are fascists’

Micheál Martin has some strong words for protesters.

# health - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Surgeon struck off for punching a patient ‘like a boxer’ to fix his broken cheek

Professor Ninian Peckitt claimed he was “manually reducing the fracture.”

Even if you aren’t actively trying for a baby you might need to take folic acid

Folic acid needs to be high four weeks after conception, so waiting until the pregnancy test is positive is too late.

I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me

Mindfulness is not about feeling better, it’s about being better at feeling. Without a doubt it has helped me to take charge of my emotions.

# health - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Singer Jamelia says shops shouldn’t stock clothes for obese people

Singer Jamelia says shops shouldn’t stock clothes for obese people

She has made some people very upset with her comments.

Fianna Fáil wants a new tax… on sugar

The party has unveiled its long-awaited health policy today.

# health - Monday 20 April, 2015

Our bodies are amazing, why don’t we give them the love they deserve?

Like so many women and men, I wasted time hating my shape and trying to change it. Then I realised what an incredible, beautiful machine my body is.

# health - Sunday 19 April, 2015

We have qualified psychologists eager to work – so why are waiting lists so long?

Why are counselling psychologists deemed ineligible to work in certain areas of mental health treatment when they have been trained to do so?

# health - Friday 17 April, 2015

Urban Greening: The simple step we can take to beautifully transform our lives

If you live in a city and spend your time working indoors then you need to get more plants into your life.

# health - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From The42 ‘Sometimes you just need to tell yourself you’re a fat b***h and get off the couch’ Tough Talking

‘Sometimes you just need to tell yourself you’re a fat b***h and get off the couch’

The best-selling author Ruth Field says we need to open our eyes to Europe’s obesity problem.

Fianna Fáil eyeing up a return to power

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# health - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Since Margaret’s son died in Crumlin, she’s raised €1.25m for the hospital

Michael was just one year old when he passed away in 1986.

‘In spite of themselves, people begin to see you in a different way’

A Unity Walk is taking place in Dublin today to support the 9,000 people in Ireland who have Parkinson’s Disease

# health - Friday 10 April, 2015

25,000 children are waiting to get their first outpatient appointment

For 10,000 of them, their wait has been longer than six months.

Obese people less likely to develop dementia

New research shows people with a higher BMI are less likely to develop the condition.

‘There is an attempt to muzzle us’: Nurse suspended after criticising psychiatric unit

Leo Varadkar said he will look into the issue.

# health - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Surgeons are using 3D printers to reshape this girl’s face

Violet Pietrok was born with a rare genetic condition.

# health - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Short people are more likely to have heart disease

Good news if you’re really tall.

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