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Dublin: -3 °C Saturday 21 January, 2017

#Health

# health - Today’s News

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

# health - Yesterday’s News

Irish haircare brand - and celeb favourite - Viviscal has been sold for €150m

Lifes2Good has sold its celebrity-endorsed range to US manufacturer Dwight & Church.

From Business ETC Galway-based haircare brand Viviscal has been sold for €150m to a Nasdaq-listed firm Retail

Galway-based haircare brand Viviscal has been sold for €150m to a Nasdaq-listed firm

Lifes2Good has sold its celebrity-endorsed range to US manufacturer Dwight & Church.

# health - Thursday 19 January, 2017

From Business ETC Hickey's pharmacy chain coining it in as profits jump above €4m Retail

Hickey's pharmacy chain coining it in as profits jump above €4m

The company employs about 280 people and has over two dozen stores across the country.

# health - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

From Business ETC One of Facebook's founders has pumped millions into an Irish mental health startup Funding

One of Facebook's founders has pumped millions into an Irish mental health startup

Eduardo Saverin’s venture fund has led an $8m investment into SilverCloud Health.

# health - Monday 16 January, 2017

Lifetime ban on gay men donating blood lifted

From today, a man who last had sex with another man more than 12 months ago will now be able to donate blood if he meets the other blood donor selection criteria.

# health - Thursday 12 January, 2017

From Business ETC Trump promises like a 'large border tax' among the biggest risks to Ireland this year Economics

Trump promises like a 'large border tax' among the biggest risks to Ireland this year

The US president-elect is also promising to go after the pharma industry.

# health - Monday 9 January, 2017

HSE halves long-term waiting lists, but 1,700 people still waiting 18 months for treatment

Simon Harris welcomed the news, but said more needs to be done.

# health - Saturday 7 January, 2017

'If she gets another chest infection she probably won't make it, that’s the reality'

Nellie and Lara are the only two children in Ireland with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 – an extremely rare genetic condition.

# health - Friday 6 January, 2017

'I need to speak to a professional' - Cork singer waiting for counselling after MS diagnosis

He said that while he was “doing as well as can be expected”, he is having problems accessing help.

# health - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report

Data from Healthy Ireland reveals that 29% of smokers currently use e-cigarettes as an aid to quitting smoking.

A new study suggests living near a busy road could increase your chances of dementia

The study found no link between traffic exposure and Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis.

# health - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true

He wants private hospital facilities to be used to help ease the pressure on emergency departments in public hospitals.

Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments

Siptu members said today that delays of between one and three hours have been observed across the country.

# health - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) says it sets a new record.

The number of people with the flu doubled during December

There were 46.7 cases per 100,000 people in Ireland suffering last month.

# health - Saturday 31 December, 2016

From The42 Ben Dunne gets green light to expand his gym chain in Limerick Fitness

Ben Dunne gets green light to expand his gym chain in Limerick

The businessman has a cluster of gyms in Dublin and is set to expand across the country in 2017.

Irish med-tech giant Medtronic is being sued over a controversial bone graft device

It is claimed that the firm covered up negative effects of a product used in back surgeries.

# health - Friday 30 December, 2016

Liquidator appointed to Dublin pharma company backed by Ryanair co-founder

Declan Ryan was a supporter of Merrion Pharma, which was looking to make medicines easier for patients to take.

From Business ETC Irish med-tech giant Medtronic is being sued over a controversial bone graft device Health

Irish med-tech giant Medtronic is being sued over a controversial bone graft device

It is claimed that the firm covered up negative effects of a product used in back surgeries.

From Business ETC Liquidator appointed to Dublin pharma company backed by Ryanair co-founder Health

Liquidator appointed to Dublin pharma company backed by Ryanair co-founder

Declan Ryan was a supporter of Merrion Pharma, which was looking to make medicines easier for patients to take.

# health - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Struggling to get a good night's sleep? Ditch those alarm apps for a start

Sleep hygiene is a priority for our tech-obsessed society in 2017.

# health - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Millionaire Ben Dunne gets green light to open first gym in Limerick

The businessman has a cluster of gyms in Dublin and is expanding across the country.

From Business ETC Millionaire Ben Dunne gets green light to open first gym in Limerick Health

Millionaire Ben Dunne gets green light to open first gym in Limerick

The businessman has a cluster of gyms in Dublin and is expanding across the country.

Teens drink a 'bathtub' of sugary drinks every year

Children aged 11 to 18 consume on average 234 cans of sugar-sweetened soft drinks each year.

# health - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'I fear it’s going to take a child to die before they act'

Deirdre McDonnell is “unbelievably shocked” at the length of waiting lists for children with scoliosis.

FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits

An ongoing online campaign against in-school vaccinations is not based on scientific evidence, and is contradicted by volumes of it.

'There’s never a minute in the day I don’t feel pain'

Eleanor O’Farrell is one of the many people in Ireland who have fibromyalgia, often dubbed ‘the invisible illness’.

# health - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

The Irish State has just sold its shares in big tobacco companies

It had been claimed that the investments made a ‘mockery’ of the State’s aim of a tobacco-free Ireland.

PHOTOS: Famous faces bring Christmas cheer to Crumlin Children's Hospital This post contains images

PHOTOS: Famous faces bring Christmas cheer to Crumlin

Over 100 children will spend Christmas Day in the hospital.

From Business ETC The Irish state has just sold its shares in big tobacco companies Health

The Irish state has just sold its shares in big tobacco companies

It had been claimed that the investments made a ‘mockery’ of the state aim of a tobacco-free Ireland.

# health - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Cork researchers develop 'smart knee' that could speed up surgery recovery

The device remotely monitors the patient’s progress through a knee movement sensor.

# health - Monday 19 December, 2016

From Business ETC An Irish company that gets people cheaper health cover for keeping fit is going global Health

An Irish company that gets people cheaper health cover for keeping fit is going global

WeSavvy uses data from wearables to reduce policyholders’ premiums.

# health - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Your crash course in... Ireland's battle with Big Pharma for a 'miracle' cystic fibrosis drug

The government is making a last-ditch attempt to settle a better price for Orkambi.

# health - Thursday 15 December, 2016

The first three-parent baby in the UK could be born next year

The technique would allow mothers who carry disease-causing mutations in their genes to give birth to children free of the illness.

From Business ETC Your crash course in... Ireland's battle with Big Pharma for a 'miracle' cystic fibrosis drug Health

Your crash course in... Ireland's battle with Big Pharma for a 'miracle' cystic fibrosis drug

The government is making a last-ditch attempt to settle a better price for Orkambi.

The risk of dying of cancer is significantly higher among Irish men than Irish women

Both diagnoses and death rates are higher among men.

# health - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

The HSE will have €14 billion to spend next year - but that may not be enough

While there will be 24,000 fewer medical cards, there will be 50,000 more GP visit cards.

# health - Monday 12 December, 2016

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men

The HSE vaccinates thousands of schoolgirls against the virus each year.

Doctor accused of misdiagnosing ectopic pregnancy acquitted of poor professional performance

The decision led to the termination of a potentially viable embryo.

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