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# health - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Mother releases harrowing video of daughter suffering seizures in bid to access medication

Vera Twomey is calling for her daughter to be given access to potentially life-changing medication.

# health - Monday 20 February, 2017

Poll: Do you trust the HSE with your private data? Data Protection This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you trust the HSE with your private data?

It has emerged that 113 serious breaches of data protection occurred within our health service since March 2015.

Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Since July 2013, doctors in Macedonia can book patients an appointment with a consultant online.

# health - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Ireland's healthcare system: What exactly are we doing wrong?

Where is Ireland’s healthcare system going wrong, and what can we do to turn it around?

# health - Saturday 18 February, 2017

An Irish med-tech firm has raised over €2m to help cut down on needless chemo

OncoMark’s test would make it easier to work out which breast cancer patients require the treatment.

# health - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Robert DeNiro backs $100k reward pushed by anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists

It comes as a controversial documentary is released in Ireland.

Poll: Should vitamin D be added to more foods? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should vitamin D be added to more foods?

New research has shown the proven benefits of vitamin D additives.

# health - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Work remotely? It might make you more stressed and affect your sleep

It can also make you vulnerable to unpaid overtime, according to a UN study.

'There is a jungle of information out there': Warning over online cancer myths

The public has been urged not to trust the internet for medical advice.

From Business ETC An Irish med-tech firm has raised over €2m to help cut down on needless chemo Health

An Irish med-tech firm has raised over €2m to help cut down on needless chemo

OncoMark’s test would make it easier to work out which breast cancer patients require the treatment.

# health - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Most people who caught Ebola got it from 'superspreaders'

If superspreading had been completely under control about two-thirds of Ebola cases could have been avoided.

How to cope with 7 common illnesses

Mild bugs can often be dealt with at home.

# health - Sunday 12 February, 2017

'Hearsay on social media' being blamed for falling vaccine rates

A Trinity professor says such fear mongering presents a risk to the wider public.

# health - Saturday 11 February, 2017

The Cork inventor of the 'perfect pillow' is about to launch his product Stateside

Reflex Pillow raised over €80,000 on Kickstarter late last year.

# health - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?

The Tánaiste made the claim amid ongoing debate about wait times in Irish healthcare.

# health - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Tom Clonan: 'In all our years attending Temple Street, I have never before seen so many sick children and parents'

There has been a steady, inexorable decline in Ireland’s health service over the past fifteen years, writes Dr Tom Clonan.

'I see my daughter crying in pain, her body bending over. We can't wait two years'

Sarah-Ann, aged 11, has scoliosis and is “waiting to get on a waiting list”.

'We had to get up at 4am and travel nearly four hours so Mum could get chemo'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the response from the government in Letterkenny is “pathetic”.

# health - Sunday 5 February, 2017

'I was tested to the limit': How hypnobirthing is helping women during labour

“Some people think it’s new age, hippy dippy. It’s anything other than that. It’s very practical, down to earth.”

Depression, stress and emigration: Why medical students need to talk about mental health

A new campaign is aiming to take away the stigma some people feel about discussing issues such as depression and suicide.

# health - Saturday 4 February, 2017

From Business ETC The Cork inventor of the 'perfect pillow' is about to launch his product stateside Health

The Cork inventor of the 'perfect pillow' is about to launch his product stateside

Reflex Pillow raised over €80,000 on Kickstarter late last year.

'When you have a certain body type it's easy to feel exercise isn't for you - and that's a problem'

2FM radio presenter Louise McSharry told us why she decided to become an ambassador for the Dublin Rock n’Roll Marathon.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your Saturday.

# health - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

'When I told people I had cancer, because I'm a comedian I had to say I wasn't joking'

We spoke to the comedian about his new show.

From Business ETC Dublin firm Mainstay Medical has made the first sale of its 'breakthrough' back pain device Health

Dublin firm Mainstay Medical has made the first sale of its 'breakthrough' back pain device

The company announced its Reactiv8 device was used at a hospital in Germany.

# health - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

'He hung on to see his mummy' - Mum calls for anomaly scans after losing her newborn baby

Diane Magee gave birth to baby Christopher fifteen months ago but her child died soon afterwards.

# health - Monday 30 January, 2017

Woman who earned €20k from offering illegal and dangerous tanning injections avoids jail

Anne Marie McAleer of Dublin was instead fined €4,000.

Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe

We also ranked the fifth worst for getting value out of the money we put into our healthcare system.

# health - Friday 27 January, 2017

From Business ETC This Dublin tech firm has sealed a €5m deal to help fight rare diseases across Europe Health

This Dublin tech firm has sealed a €5m deal to help fight rare diseases across Europe

OpenApp has agreed a five-year contract with the EU.

# health - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

# health - Friday 20 January, 2017

Irish haircare brand - and celeb favourite - Viviscal has been sold for €150m

Lifes2Good has sold its celebrity-endorsed range to US manufacturer Dwight & Church.

From Business ETC Galway-based haircare brand Viviscal has been sold for €150m to a Nasdaq-listed firm Retail

Galway-based haircare brand Viviscal has been sold for €150m to a Nasdaq-listed firm

Lifes2Good has sold its celebrity-endorsed range to US manufacturer Dwight & Church.

# health - Thursday 19 January, 2017

From Business ETC Hickey's pharmacy chain coining it in as profits jump above €4m Retail

Hickey's pharmacy chain coining it in as profits jump above €4m

The company employs about 280 people and has over two dozen stores across the country.

# health - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

From Business ETC One of Facebook's founders has pumped millions into an Irish mental health startup Funding

One of Facebook's founders has pumped millions into an Irish mental health startup

Eduardo Saverin’s venture fund has led an $8m investment into SilverCloud Health.

# health - Monday 16 January, 2017

Lifetime ban on gay men donating blood lifted

From today, a man who last had sex with another man more than 12 months ago will now be able to donate blood if he meets the other blood donor selection criteria.

# health - Thursday 12 January, 2017

From Business ETC Trump promises like a 'large border tax' among the biggest risks to Ireland this year Economics

Trump promises like a 'large border tax' among the biggest risks to Ireland this year

The US president-elect is also promising to go after the pharma industry.

# health - Monday 9 January, 2017

HSE halves long-term waiting lists, but 1,700 people still waiting 18 months for treatment

Simon Harris welcomed the news, but said more needs to be done.

# health - Saturday 7 January, 2017

'If she gets another chest infection she probably won't make it, that’s the reality'

Nellie and Lara are the only two children in Ireland with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 – an extremely rare genetic condition.

# health - Friday 6 January, 2017

'I need to speak to a professional' - Cork singer waiting for counselling after MS diagnosis

He said that while he was “doing as well as can be expected”, he is having problems accessing help.

# health - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report

Data from Healthy Ireland reveals that 29% of smokers currently use e-cigarettes as an aid to quitting smoking.

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