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# health - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Video: Living with dementia – two families talk honestly about this heartbreaking disease

Two people affected by dementia talk candidly about how it has changed their lives.

‘You could have lung disease, but won’t notice if your only exercise is shopping’

Most people are unable to spot the warning signs of the disease.

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# health - Friday 19 September, 2014

Mixed reaction to new abortion guidelines for health professionals

The guidance document was published by the Department of Health today.

# health - Thursday 18 September, 2014

# health - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with rare and aggressive cancer

Ford had been admitted to hospital last week.

# health - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

‘It’s just not true’: Leo insists the government didn’t cook the books

The Health Minister has been responding to claims from Micheál Martin that the government “cooked the books” in health.

# health - Monday 15 September, 2014

“Too many” with haemophilia in Ireland have died

The Irish Haemophilia Society is looking for new therapies to be made available.

Government “cooked the books” on Health budget — Martin

The Fianna Fáil leader is accusing the Government of acting ‘fraudulently’ on the issue.

# health - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From The Score What you need to know about carb loading Fitness

What you need to know about carb loading

Get fuelled up for that run.

# health - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Tax cuts shouldn’t come at expense of health services, Varadkar warns

Michael Noonan said last week that any tax breaks would have to be paid for elsewhere in the system.

From Business ETC Has Apple created the smartwatch that people will want to buy? Always On

Has Apple created the smartwatch that people will want to buy?

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook described Apple Watch as “the most personal device we’ve ever created” with a particular focus on health and fitness.

From The Score 26.2 tips to help you prepare for your next marathon Health

26.2 tips to help you prepare for your next marathon

Don’t forget the Sudocream.

What’s that smell? Fumes from Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano reach Ireland

Higher-than-normal levels of sulphur dioxide reached Ireland over the weekend.

# health - Monday 8 September, 2014

They were coy about it, but the HSE has confirmed how much Mount Carmel cost them

€11 million, but “some renovation” is needed.

10,000 Irish women could be victims of faulty PIP implants: lawyers

Potential €150 million lawsuit against PIP certifier on behalf of local patients even if implants haven’t ruptured.

What do people think of Leo’s big plan to tackle health insurance?

The recently-installed health minister wants companies to freeze their prices. But can his big idea work? Here’s what people think of it…

# health - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Taoiseach “dismissed” Shortall’s concerns over Reilly’s health service reforms

New Health Minister Leo Varadkar was recently told Reilly’s HSE reforms were “unworkable”.

Opinion: I wouldn’t have recognised the signs if my cousin hadn’t been diagnosed with breast cancer

I was just 35 years old when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

HSE buys Mount Carmel hospital, will turn it into ‘step down’ facility

The hospital went into liquidation at the beginning of this year.

# health - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Myths v Facts on suicide: a misunderstood issue that claims 800,000 lives each year

A major new report by the WHO shows that appropriate support for those with suicidal thoughts is essential.

Busy lifestyles mean that young people might not be learning enough food skills to stay healthy

A new report by safefood has noted clear evidence that food skills, such as cooking and budgeting for meals, has an impact on health.

# health - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Over 92% increase in people looking for help over eating disorders

Bodywhys support service said that the majority of calls are from those aged 25-35.

Leaked chart names Phil Hogan as Agriculture Commissioner … but can it be trusted?

It’s the job the Irish Government wants, but there’s been speculation the much sought-after portfolio may go elsewhere.

Poll: Do you eat too many sweets and crisps? Your Say This post contains a poll

# health - Monday 1 September, 2014

One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities

A report this morning also warns that we will need to serious investment in healthcare facilities as the number of over 85s in Ireland will double by 2025.

# health - Friday 29 August, 2014

White bread, butter and chips? Hospital food is not good enough, says TD

Ciara Conway TD has called for response to hospital food, after a constituents child was served chips in a pediatric ward.

Urbanisation and increasing affluence are causing dire health consequences for China

The number of people living with dementia has more than doubled from about 3.68 million in 1990 to 9.2 million in 2010.

# health - Monday 25 August, 2014

Teachers see a worrying rise in Irish children coming to school hungry

Missing breakfast is causing kids to lose six weeks of learning each year.

Fears of new Ebola outbreak after two deaths in Congo

That’s about 3,000 km away from the West African epidemic.

# health - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Róisín Shortall: I’m surprised the ‘very inexperienced’ James Reilly wasn’t sacked Health This post contains videos

Róisín Shortall: I’m surprised the ‘very inexperienced’ James Reilly wasn’t sacked

The former junior health minister also says she could have worked with new minister Leo Varadkar.

Nurses to protest at Drogheda Hospital today

Nurses say overcrowding levels are dangerous.

# health - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Varadkar won’t be taking up nurses’ challenge – but he’ll meet them in September

The new Health Minister was asked to work a 12-hour shift in an Emergency Department.

Leo Varadkar’s top civil servant is stepping down

He will move on to the Healthy Ireland initiative, before retiring next year.

Poll: Should Varadkar have accepted the nurses’ challenge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Varadkar have accepted the nurses’ challenge?

The Minister for Health turned down an offer to observe a 12-hour shift in an Emergency Department.

Queen’s University team develops breakthrough anti-superbug gel

The gel can break down the protective biofilm surrounding resistant superbugs without damaging healthy cells.

# health - Monday 18 August, 2014

Explainer: What is the 8th Amendment? Abortion This post contains a poll

Explainer: What is the 8th Amendment?

There are calls for a referendum on the amendment to be held after a woman was refused an abortion under our current laws.

# health - Thursday 14 August, 2014

WHO says you’re unlikely to get Ebola on a plane

The number of people who have died has now hit 1,069.

Some people might need more salt in their diets, not less

New research suggests that a moderate intake is best to reduce blood pressure.

# health - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

The North’s health minister “sees the merit” in charging drunk people for A&E visits

There are currently no plans to adopt such a policy in the south, however.

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