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# health - Today’s News


# health - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Leo tells health lobby: Stop attacking me and weakening me

The Health Minister has said he will consider proposals from an expert panel on medical card eligibility.

Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback

The ruling means many low and middle-income people could face price hikes.

HSE chief explains why 67 employees do not have to comply with public pay policy

Staff who signed contracts for a higher rate of pay can’t be made accept less money while those deals remain in place, the HSE told TDs today.

Irish researcher wins major acclaim for ‘lifesaving’ medical app

It’s designed to help doctors on the ground in remote parts of Africa.


# health - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Opinion: We have made no preparations for our ageing population

Ireland’s population is growing older and living longer – and the reality is we are not prepared for the fallout.

# health - Friday 18 July, 2014

Funding to be restored to 30 health and disability groups

A number of the groups faced closure due to the loss of funding.

80% of Irish over 50s are overweight

The study, led by Trinity College, found that Irish men are on par with Americans when it comes to obesity.

# health - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

People with terminal illnesses should ‘automatically receive’ medical cards

The Oireachtas Health Committee launched its report on end-of-life care this afternoon.

# health - Monday 14 July, 2014

A glass or two of alcohol a day is good for you? Think again, say scientists

Researchers say the long-held belief in the health benefits of light drinking may have been flawed.

# health - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Why does Europe hate GM food?

But could it change its mind soon…?

# health - Friday 11 July, 2014

Varadkar: I don’t know if I’ll be able to turn the poison chalice into sweet wine HSE

Varadkar: I don’t know if I’ll be able to turn the poison chalice into sweet wine

The new Minister for Health says he will need a full financial year to turn the Department around – everything going to plan.

Baby ‘cured’ of HIV has relapsed

The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse the infection.

# health - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Teenager’s death could lead to wider availability of Epipens

Epipens, discretionary medical cards and medicinal marijuana all came up in today’s Oireachtas Health Committee meeting. There was even a Beyoncé & Jay Z reference.

Alex White to sign off on medicinal marijuana product within a week

MS sufferers will soon be able to avail of the drug

# health - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Long waiting times for nursing home funding causing ‘distress and hardship’

A new survey reveals that patients are waiting more than 10 weeks for funding approval.

# health - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Opinion: St James’s is the “best site” for the children’s hospital? It’s a complete farce.

Our son has profound disabilities and we sometimes have to visit hospital several times a week. St James’s is a totally unsuitable site for multiple reasons.

From The Score Dublin star Flynn steps outside ‘comfort zone’ and helps to promote suicide awareness Mental Health

Dublin star Flynn steps outside ‘comfort zone’ and helps to promote suicide awareness

The two-time All-Ireland winner has sought to publicise the work of suicide and self harm centre Pieta House.

Over-35s to face penalty on first-time health insurance policies

The move is designed to bring younger customers into the market.

# health - Monday 7 July, 2014

Has James Reilly been ringing Fine Gael backbenchers to try and save his job?

The embattled Health Minister is expected to be moved out of his portfolio in the imminent Cabinet reshuffle.

# health - Sunday 6 July, 2014

49 cyclists, 700km and one very good cause

Dozens of Irish people are set to cycle across Spain to raise vital funds for night nurses.

# health - Thursday 3 July, 2014

James Reilly wants cigarettes to cost €1 each War On Tobacco This post contains videos

James Reilly wants cigarettes to cost €1 each

The Health Minster says he would like to see a situation where cigarettes are a euro each.

From The Daily Edge 15 thoughts everyone on a diet has at lunchtime Sad Desk Lunch

15 thoughts everyone on a diet has at lunchtime

Office lunchtime is the undisputed enemy of the dieter.

James Reilly just doesn’t know if he’ll be Minister for Health next week

Reilly insisted today he will be happy to serve wherever the Taoiseach asks him to.

Portable insulin pumps prove better than insulin injections for type 2 diabetes

Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes often results in the need for insulin injections.

# health - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

It’s go: The new Children’s Hospital moves one step closer to getting built

Construction is due to start on the hospital next summer with the first patients expected in 2018.

Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child’s burial place

There will be no closure with money – only with finding out where their child’s remains are.

# health - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Irish health spending one of the lowest in western Europe, consultants among the best paid in the world

Ireland lags behind the US and most of western Europe in health spend to GDP ratio.

# health - Monday 30 June, 2014

Numbers acquiring Irish citizenship rapidly increased between 2010 and 2012 – report

A new ESRI report looks at a number of factors of immigrant lifestyle.

Child mortality decreases – but at least 18,000 children dying every day

That’s the amount of deaths recorded in 189 countries covered in a new study.

# health - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Tobacco company questions how much plain packaging will cost the State

TDs are due to debate a bill paving the way for plain packaging later this week.

Sugar is pretty much ruining the world – here’s how and why

A new study from a Swiss bank lays bare the facts.

# health - Friday 27 June, 2014

Ministers to discuss Jimmy Savile’s visits to Irish institutions

28 reports released yesterday revealed the shocking extent of the BBC presenter’s abuse in the UK.

93% of Irish mothers want hospitals to store their umbilical cord blood

The blood is rich in stem cells that have been used in the treatment of many different cancers, immune deficiencies and genetic disorders.

# health - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Parents say High Court ruling is impacting how complaints can be made against doctors

A Prime Time show aired tonight heard from a couple who complained about the care their six-year-old daughter received before she died.

Large sodas can be sold in New York says court

The city had gone to court seeking a reversal of an earlier decision to block the ban, which was the controversial brainchild of former mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Over half of people believe health cuts have had the biggest impact

The Pfizer survey also found that 31% of adults have neither private insurance nor a medical card.

# health - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Does Enda Kenny have confidence in James Reilly?

The Taoiseach accused Micheal Martin of “never going near” difficult issues while he was Health Minister.

The HSE was €158 million over budget at the end of May

The executive will need more money before the end of the year.

The government is going to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes and ban their sale to under 18s

Health Minister James Reilly has previously expressed concerns about the harmful effects of electronic cigarettes.

# health - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Primary school kids MUST be taught the dangers of cyber-bullying, Govt advised

However, the Government body set up to advise the Cabinet on the issue says that criminalising minors for cyber-bullying offences is NOT the way forward.

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