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#Health

# health - Today’s News

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# health - Yesterday’s News

‘Lessons to be learned’ after inquest finds woman died on operating table

Nora Hyland waited 40 minutes for a blood transfusion, the inquest heard.

# health - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Paralysed man walks again following groundbreaking surgery

The surgery is being hailed as an “historic change” for those with spinal injuries.

‘Ireland’s crowded emergency departments are not ready for Ebola’

That is the opinion of emergency doctors.

# health - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Living with Lupus: Attacked by your own immune system

October is Lupus Awareness Month.

# health - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Opinion: ‘Fat shaming’ is not the way to encourage healthy eating

Rather than scaremongering children into thinking that eating sweet food will make them (horror of horrors) fat, let’s teach them about being healthy.

# health - Friday 17 October, 2014

Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a very friendly, sociable place but that is changing. People are avoiding church and the mosque, and shops have chlorine buckets outside for people to wash their hands before they enter.

# health - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Varadkar hits out at doctors saying he wishes the IMO ‘knew their facts’

He also revealed that the latest HSE service plan will be published in around three or four weeks time.

# health - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Ebola: Is it contagious and how does it spread? Here are the facts

With the Ebola virus breaking borders, people have been urged not to panic and read up on the facts.

# health - Monday 13 October, 2014

Poll: Are you worried about Ebola spreading to Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about Ebola spreading to Ireland?

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has confidence in Ireland’s plans.

# health - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Three more people isolated in Spain over Ebola concerns

This brings the number currently being monitored for Ebola symptoms to 16.

# health - Friday 10 October, 2014

From The Score The truth about fat as a fuel source Nutrition

The truth about fat as a fuel source

Carbs are ‘yesterday’s news’ for the elite endurance athletes.

# health - Thursday 9 October, 2014

British airports to introduce Ebola screening

Downing Street confirmed the move today in a bid to help stop the deadly virus from spreading,

Over 11,000 people ended up in hospital last year after self-harming

Ireland has the 4th highest rate of suicide among 15-19 year olds in the EU.

How much will people be fined for smoking in a car with children?

There’s speculation that the original fine could be €80 but this could go up to €1,000 if the fine isn’t paid and the case is brought to court.

# health - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Three quarters of people with spinal injuries in Ireland are unemployed

Four in ten people with spinal cord injuries live at or below the poverty line.

My Story: I have multiple sclerosis, but it doesn’t define me

My Story: I have multiple sclerosis, but it doesn’t define me

Multiple sclerosis progresses differently for every person and while some individuals suffer great difficulties, others have thriving work, romantic and social lives.

# health - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Opinion: The gender gap in sport is narrowing – let’s keep going in the right direction

Women and girls are participating more in sports, and more consistently, in part because of strong examples set by homegrown female athletes.

# health - Monday 6 October, 2014

No evidence of graves found at new Children’s Hospital site

The Development Board for the new hospital confirmed that a study has found “no evidence of a grave or any other features of archaeological significance”.

Ireland is ahead of the pack in terms of supporting developing countries

Ireland is the only donor country to allocate half of its total aid to the world’s least developed countries.

Column: Palliative care considers the mind, body and spiritual needs of the person

Palliative care is not just about pain relief for older people during their final days – it’s about quality of life for your loved one.

# health - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Column: The five steps to emotional well-being

Positive mental health is a journey – sometimes enlightening, sometimes challenging, but most definitely worthwhile.

‘It’s like someone beating you up’: The invisible illness no one’s talking about

Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition that can leave people immobile, is often misdiagnosed.

# health - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Opinion: Water fluoridation is controversial, but trust evidence over scaremongering

Scare tactics and misinformation should have no place in deciding public health policy.

# health - Friday 3 October, 2014

Ebola fears for 50 people who were in close contact with US patient High Risk This post contains videos

Ebola fears for 50 people who were in close contact with US patient

His family have also been ordered to stay inside their apartment.

Opinion: ‘The medical card review scheme is a shambles’

I have a significant physical disability; my experience over the past seven months proves that medical card fiasco rumbles on.

A second child “cured” of HIV has relapsed

The baby was born with the virus, but was given anti-retro viral treatment early.

# health - Thursday 2 October, 2014

HSE needs to address the fact medical card reviews made people afraid

A PAC report said the reviews are a waste of money.

Ireland is one step closer to a ban on smoking near children in cars

A bill will go to the Dáil next week, and has government support.

# health - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

‘I’ll give my opinion as a doctor and young man at a later stage’ – Varadkar

The Health Minister said that the Government has no plans to update the Constitution in relation to abortion.

Opinion: Losing a parent to dementia requires a unique form of emotional stamina

Every time you see them, you grieve a little bit more, but you never, ever show it.

# health - Monday 29 September, 2014

A Personal Story: My life with Turner Syndrome

At 28, Turner Syndrome continues to dominate my life and now the time is right to step out from the invisible wall I seem to have built around myself.

# health - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Why don’t we have a cure for the common cold?

It’s a good question with a long answer.

# health - Friday 26 September, 2014

“Time of the essence” in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die

The three deaths have occurred since the scheme was announced in July.

Gout, sporting injury or just resting – some of the theories behind Kim Jong-un’s recent low profile

North Korea’s leader hasn’t been seen in public since 3 September.

European doctors urge governments to “mobilise” in fight against Ebola

Irish medical personnel are among those who have signed the letter calling on western governments to join the fight.

# health - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Kidney Foundation not impressed with Irish Water ‘honour system’

Environment Minister Alan Kelly said that the system is “probably the most progressive” of its kind in Europe.

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“The ward is built around babies, but it has to be used by people up to the age of 18″

The Youth Advisory Council of the new children’s hospital say that the wards need to be more comfortable.

From The Score Why training in a group is better than alone Fitness

Why training in a group is better than alone

It’s better together, you guys.

# health - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is ‘on the brink of collapse’

GPs said that the lack of funding and resources available to them have made Ireland “the laughing stock of Europe”.

Another anonymous letter blasting the Children’s Hospital plan … but Leo’s not concerned

Jack and Jill CEO Jonathan Irwin believes the letter, said to be from a hospital consultant, is evidence of “horrifying things that are under the carpet”.

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