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#Health

# health - Yesterday’s News

From Business ETC 'I was 41 and I couldn't see myself doing an ad agency job into my 50s' Insights

'I was 41 and I couldn't see myself doing an ad agency job into my 50s'

After 15 years in advertising, Grainne O’Driscoll decided to ditch her desk job for pilates classes.

# health - Thursday 17 August, 2017

'There are plenty of gold-plated companies that go nowhere - we don't want to be one of them'

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series we profile Kinesis Health Technologies.

After a failed crowdfunding bid, the maker of this anti-stress device has called in the examiner

Dublin-based Galvanic recently asked the public for £700,000 in return for shares.

From Business ETC Sam McCauley Chemists delivered a tidy profit before its €50m takeover Retail

Sam McCauley Chemists delivered a tidy profit before its €50m takeover

The 64-year-old company recently sold a majority stake to a private investment firm.

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.

# health - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

Half of the fatalities last year involved self-employed people.

# health - Monday 14 August, 2017

From Business ETC After a failed crowdfunding bid, the maker of this anti-stress device has called in the examiner Funding

After a failed crowdfunding bid, the maker of this anti-stress device has called in the examiner

Dublin-based Galvanic recently asked the public for £700,000 in return for shares.

# health - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From Business ETC 'There are plenty of gold-plated companies that go nowhere - we don't want to be one of them' Health

'There are plenty of gold-plated companies that go nowhere - we don't want to be one of them'

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series we profile Kinesis Health Technologies.

Vaccine compensation scheme being considered by government

Health Minister Simon Harris said his department is examining how to roll out a vaccination compensation programme.

Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day

Many people buy pills illegally when their prescriptions run out.

# health - Thursday 10 August, 2017

A Galway company has secured millions to market a bacteria-resistant device for sick cows

Westway Health will use the money to commercialise a product that treats bovine mastitis.

# health - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

From Business ETC A Galway company has secured millions to market a bacteria-resistant device for sick cows Startups

A Galway company has secured millions to market a bacteria-resistant device for sick cows

Westway Health will use the money to commercialise a product that treats bovine mastitis.

The number of heart-related deaths rose significantly in Ireland after the 2008 crash

A study found a 17.2% increase in cardiovascular-related deaths following the 2008 economic crash.

# health - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

'I want nurses to go back to conventional nursing - that's what drives me every day'

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight we profile CliniShift.

# health - Monday 7 August, 2017

The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland

“It’s a ticking bomb, people are walking around with diabetes and [high] blood pressure and they’re not aware that they have it.”

# health - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Less than 5% of Irish people know what their weekly alcohol limit is

But over two-thirds of people said they were more aware of the harmful effects alcohol can have.

Doctor who treated Charlie Gard says the baby's life became 'a soap opera'

“I loved this child to bits. But it got to the point where there was nothing more we could do.”

Here's what to do if you witness an acid attack

Removing contaminated clothing and washing off the acid with copious amounts of water can minimise scarring and need for surgical reconstruction.

# health - Thursday 3 August, 2017

From Business ETC 'Organising events is nerve-racking - your reputation is on the line' Insights

'Organising events is nerve-racking - your reputation is on the line'

This entrepreneur delivers a masterclass in pulling off a first-time convention.

A Blackrock gym has to pay €3,000 to an ex-worker who didn't take tea breaks

Medfit’s former receptionist didn’t complain because she ‘didn’t want to rock the boat’.

'I want nurses to go back to conventional nursing - that's what drives me every day'

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight we profile CliniShift.

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Poll: Do you agree with gene editing?

The controversial process could help eradicate certain diseases.

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Should Charlie Gard's name have been made public?

In life or death cases involving children, should they be kept anonymous?

# health - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

From Business ETC E-cigarettes are likely to escape being taxed in this year's budget Health

E-cigarettes are likely to escape being taxed in this year's budget

A levy on vaping could raise millions, but finance officials are cool on the idea.

# health - Monday 31 July, 2017

From Business ETC A Blackrock gym has to pay €3,000 to an ex-worker who didn't take tea breaks Health

A Blackrock gym has to pay €3,000 to an ex-worker who didn't take tea breaks

Medfit’s former receptionist didn’t complain because she ‘didn’t want to rock the boat’.

# health - Sunday 30 July, 2017

From Business ETC 'I want nurses to go back to conventional nursing - that's what drives me every day' Health

'I want nurses to go back to conventional nursing - that's what drives me every day'

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight we profile CliniShift.

# health - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today

Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.

# health - Thursday 27 July, 2017

'When Tony was diagnosed with cancer, he was very low and couldn't find a way out'

A new charity launched in memory of Tony Fenton aims to facilitate honest conversations around men’s health.

# health - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

John McCain returns to Washington after blood clot surgery to vote on Obamacare

The 80-year-old senator has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

# health - Monday 24 July, 2017

'It's very serious... you could die': Kevin Dundon describes his major health scare after routine surgery

Celebrity chef Kevin Dundon developed two pulmonary embolisms after a medical procedure.

Charlie Gard's parents condemn death threats sent to hospital staff

The ill infant’s parents said they have also received a backlash online.

# health - Sunday 23 July, 2017

'It's not all politics and sport anymore': Men's Shed members open up about their health

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association has launched a website to give Irish men information on their physical and mental health.

Early onset menopause linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes

The researchers examined 6819 women to analyse the association between menopause and diabetes.

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

# health - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Do you think you're lazier than your friends? Well, stop. It's bad for you

The researchers say the importance of mindsets in health needs to be taken more seriously.

# health - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Irish researchers hopeful they are closer to effective Huntington's disease treatment

Research has shown that they were able to slow down neurodegeneration.

From Business ETC A Sligo medtech firm has been snapped up by a global plastics giant Manufacturing

A Sligo medtech firm has been snapped up by a global plastics giant

Avenue Mould Solutions was set up three decades ago.

A London medical conference is moving to Sligo because of Brexit – and Web Summit

Firefly Summit will bring 200 podiatrists to the north-west of Ireland.

Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism

Experts say this isn’t a cause for alarm.

# health - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Double hand transplant success: 'The boy wanted to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball bat'

“The boy wanted to be able to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball.”

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