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Dublin: 8 °C Sunday 29 March, 2015


# health - Friday 27 March, 2015

Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths

The new agreement is the first of its kind in Ireland.

# health - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Could you have a stroke in the next 10 years? Where you live could have a lot to do with it…

A new risk detection method aims to predict heart disease and strokes in people over 40.

# health - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Antibiotics are creating superbugs

That’s the opposite of what they’re going for.

# health - Monday 23 March, 2015

From The42 Exercise of the week – Pendulum swings Tick Tock

Exercise of the week – Pendulum swings

Time to work off some of that Paddy’s Day excess.

# health - Sunday 22 March, 2015

‘When I was finally diagnosed, I realised I wasn’t stupid’

One or two children in every classroom has this condition.

# health - Friday 20 March, 2015

Two young boys waiting over two years for counselling after sexual assault

Tusla says that things are getting better in the area.

This test means no chemotherapy for some breast cancer patients

The gene test is only available here since 2011.

# health - Thursday 19 March, 2015

This TD thinks the HSE is lying about trying to recruit mental health staff

Colm Keaveney said the situation leaves distressed people with “nowhere to go”.

# health - Friday 13 March, 2015

Travellers are three times more likely to get TB

And they get it much, much younger.

# health - Thursday 12 March, 2015

James Reilly broke down speaking about his son with autism this afternoon

‘As a parent of a child with a disability, I never thought I’d end up taking cards off children with a disability’.

# health - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

96FM apologises for claiming minister used teenager’s death for publicity Donal Walsh This post contains videos

96FM apologises for claiming minister used teenager’s death for publicity

Kathleen Lynch has been paid undisclosed damages.

# health - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Hospital accidentally sent miscarried babies to laundrette instead of morgue

Hospital accidentally sent miscarried babies to laundrette instead of morgue

The hospital has been in contact with the family.

# health - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Your five-a-day of COFFEE could help reduce your risk of heart disease

You might be pushing the safe limit for caffeine after that.

# health - Monday 2 March, 2015

Where you live could determine whether an ambulance gets to you on time

A regional breakdown of response times show success can fluctuate from 95% to just 45% depending on there the call is.

# health - Saturday 28 February, 2015

‘I get so red, people think I’m having a heart attack’

One in ten Irish people suffer from a skin condition that affects their sex life and job prospects.

You should only be listening to one hour of (quiet) music a day

More than one BILLION people are at risk of damaging their hearing because their music is too loud and they listen to it for too long.

Feel like chicken tonight? Don’t ruin your weekend by cooking it the wrong way

Here are some helpful tips to avoid getting food poisoning.

# health - Thursday 26 February, 2015

‘I was told he was just having a panic attack – an hour later, he was dead’

There have been calls for an upgrade in the cardiology services available in University Hospital Waterford.

Family claims elderly man with Parksinson’s was “left in a soiled state” in Dublin hospital

Gerry Feeney’s family say he was treated as if he was invisible.

# health - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

There’ll be no such thing as a designer baby under this new law

Leo Varadkar has published new proposals to legislate in the area of surrogacy for the first time.

Leo met some very small, very cute babies today

‘There’ll be trouble … his grandparents didn’t even get to hold him yet!’

# health - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From The42 Brush Shiels working with David Gillick in attempt to break world 100m record Life In The Old Dog

Brush Shiels working with David Gillick in attempt to break world 100m record

Veteran Irish rocker is hoping to go faster than 12.77 seconds when he turns 70.

# health - Monday 23 February, 2015

Toddler dies as measles outbreak escalates in Germany

Many people don’t vaccinate their children as they fear it could lead to autism – a theory repeatedly disproven.

One killer tip to get you eating healthier throughout the working week

Try this, and you could be deleting those takeaway numbers by the Thursday.

# health - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here’s how long it will take you to burn off those pancakes… Feel The Burn

Here’s how long it will take you to burn off those pancakes…

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

# health - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Investigation: Should you vaccinate your children? Fear Of NEedles This post contains a poll

Investigation: Should you vaccinate your children?

There’s a measles outbreak in the US because people aren’t vaccinated.

Free GP care to young children sounds like a great idea… but is it really?

Is this ‘adequate, affordable, quality healthcare for all’?

# health - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Where else are abortion laws as strict as in Ireland?

We’re relatively unique in terms of developed countries.

# health - Friday 13 February, 2015

Elderly people won’t pay out more under Fair Deal scheme

Minister Kathleen Lynch said an extra €30 million is needed.

# health - Thursday 12 February, 2015

The things most likely to kill you in one handy infographic

People worry about being murdered and dying in plane crashes but the NHS says it’s the heart disease that’ll get you.

Minister: Trust me, I’m aware of cases like Lucy

“It’s not that the system isn’t sympathetic, it is – who wouldn’t be?”

Telling a fat person to diet is ‘like asking a person who’s bleeding to avoid sharp objects’

Experts have said obesity can not be cured with dieting and exercise alone.

# health - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Turns out that health advice about cutting fats from your diet is flawed

New research has found that the past advice lacked any solid trial evidence.

# health - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Doctors are being urged to refuse to sign up to the free GP scheme

They say that the plan will not be in the best interests of patients.

Is it true that Fianna Fáil has no policies? Well, not really…

It’s a constant claim thrown at the party, but it turns out it has more than a few ideas.

# health - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Column: What it’s like to care for a parent with Alzheimer’s

We are a married couple in our mid-late 20s who both work and also care for my father, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2013 and lives with us full-time.

# health - Friday 6 February, 2015

Why are women with diabetes at more risk of dying than men?

A new study says that these women face a 40% increased excess risk of death compared to the opposite gender.

# health - Thursday 5 February, 2015

18-month-old boy hands in petition with 65,000 signatures to Leinster House

The campaign is about children with serious illnesses.

# health - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Micheál Martin tells Enda: ‘You’ve put a price on people’s lives’

Soliris, which costs €400,000 per patient per year, is not available in Ireland.

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