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#Health

# health - Yesterday’s News

Varadkar: There was “no attempt to conceal” waiting list numbers

The HSE was accused of having ‘hidden waiting lists’ today.

# health - Friday 19 December, 2014

Which county is Ireland’s most fertile? What illness kills most people? Ireland’s health in 15 maps and graphs

The Health in Ireland Key Trends report takes a look into the demographics, population health and expenditure on health services.

# health - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Varadkar: Abortion issue is ‘never going to go away’

The Health Minister said he was aware of the life support case in Mullingar when he called legislation “too restrictive”.

Unregulated plastic surgery procedures offered to 15 year olds

The Oireachtas Health Committee has been told the industry is largely unregulated here.

# health - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Column: 4,000 people under the age of 65 are living with dementia in this country

Let’s make 2015 the year we begin to listen the voice of the person with dementia.

# health - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Opinion: ‘Poor people can’t cook’ remark caused outrage – but consider the facts behind the headlines

Is a quick and cheap story about a rich woman talking down to poor people easier to stomach than the truth?

# health - Friday 12 December, 2014

‘Finally, I have an appointment with a psychologist… 294 days after being discharged from the hospital’

Nine and a half months for an appointment? I, like many others with varying medical issues, have been failed by the very system that I have been contributing to.

# health - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Bereaved parents condemn burial of babies in coffins with adults

“Tandem burials” were conducted up until the 1980s.

# health - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

When governments cut health spending, more women die in childbirth

Though the presence of a skilled childbirth specialist can help.

# health - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

7 in 10 Irish men are overweight or obese but they’re less likely to diet than women

Report finds men’s food choices are dictated by taste, habit and convenience.

# health - Monday 8 December, 2014

‘Organ donor cards don’t work anymore, we need a new approach’

The IKA wants a registry system to be introduced.

# health - Friday 5 December, 2014

1.8 million Irish adults could be at risk of dying 8 years before their time

Obesity could also lead to a person losing as much as 19 years of healthy living.

# health - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Leo’s Christmas wish: He wanted €500m… He’s being given almost €200m extra

The supplementary health budget has been announced. And it’s a whopper.

# health - Monday 1 December, 2014

We need better access to defibrillators, not more devices – Hiqa

The proposed defibrillator plan could save fifty lives over five years, at a cost of €105 million.

# health - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? ‘Bullshit’

“Do you think the Government would give a card back just if people wrote to them? Not in a million years. Not on your nelly.”

# health - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Varadkar: Running health service is like feeding the 5,000 with loaves and fish

The Health Minister also ruled out a General Election in 2015.

Opinion: Are new medical card plans unfair for GPs?

Making GPs the new rationers of medical card extension could destroy long-established bonds of trust between them and their patients.

How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Average age of HIV diagnosis for gay and bisexual men has fallen to 32 HIV

Average age of HIV diagnosis for gay and bisexual men has fallen to 32

Committee on Health and Children today, who will be focusing on advances in testing opportunities for HIV and enhancing engagement with health services,

# health - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Leo: Some hospitals do a great job with food… some Dublin ones, not so much

The Health Minister plans to meet with Michelin-starred chef Oliver Dunne over the issue.

Being fat is leading to more cancer – particularly for women

Almost three times more likely than men, in fact.

# health - Monday 24 November, 2014

Varadkar to meet with Michelin-starred chef who wants to improve hospital food

However, the meeting has been dismissed as a “publicity stunt”.

“It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you’ve caused it yourself”

“I hold my hands up, smoking was a big factor for me.”

# health - Sunday 23 November, 2014

‘Luke’s Christmas wish is that his mammy gets new lungs’

Helen Taylor, a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer, has been on the organ transplant waiting list for almost a year.

# health - Friday 21 November, 2014

From The Score Yoga versus pilates, the battle of the stretches Stretch It Out

Yoga versus pilates, the battle of the stretches

Do you know your downward dog from a seated twist?

# health - Monday 17 November, 2014

The Air Ambulance completed its 100th journey of 2014 over the weekend

It transferred a patient from Dublin to London.

# health - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Opinion: They said I would never walk – but I proved them wrong

When I was born with Spina Bifida, my parents were told I would likely be brain damaged and never walk. But things didn’t work out that way…

Opinion: Are we addicted to certain foods?

Treat foods are designed to be attractive to all our senses – and that’s a powerful lure, even for the strong-willed among us.

# health - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Should the mother-and-baby homes inquiry include orphanages?

James Reilly isn’t so sure.

# health - Friday 14 November, 2014

Good news for coffee drinkers. A few cups a day reduces your risk of diabetes

Drinking three to four cups of coffee per day apparently isn’t all that bad.

Seven in ten parents of premature babies want more psychological support

Some 4,500 babies are born prematurely in Ireland each year.

# health - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Opinion: How mobile phones can be used to fight diseases like Ebola

Novel methods of communicating can break down discrimination and dangerous misinformation.

# health - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Poor people in Ireland are twice as likely to die of cancer

The Irish Cancer Society said there are “worryingly high” rates in some of the poorest parts of Dublin.

# health - Monday 10 November, 2014

Belfast ‘Ebola’ patient tests negative

The person is still being treated for malaria.

# health - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Opinion: Extreme adventure races are fun, challenging, AND they helped me quit smoking

The knock-on effect of pushing myself physically has been immeasurable – on top of getting fitter, it’s also motivated me to say goodbye to cigarettes.

# health - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Opinion: Marijuana is legal in nearly half of US States – Ireland should follow suit

Robbing murderous criminals of revenues for selling a drug that’s no more harmful than tobacco and alcohol is a no-brainer.

# health - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Our ageing population ‘risks a poor quality of life’ unless action is taken now

A major new study has warned that urgent reform is needed.

# health - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Leo Varadkar really loves chicken wings

Speaking ahead of a food addiction conference earlier, The Health Minister confessed he’s not always as healthy as he’d like to be.

Did you have to give up your health insurance? Here’s how Leo Varadkar wants to help

The Minister has announced how he will address the increase in premiums for private health insurance.

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