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Dublin: 4 °C Friday 30 January, 2015


# health - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Long waiting lists, patient power “on the level of Romania” … That’s not a great diagnosis

We’re well down in the European rankings this year, behind Italy, Slovenia and Slovakia.

# health - Monday 26 January, 2015

Opinion: Not being open about my health nearly cost me my colon

Don’t ever find yourself in the position I did – don’t put off getting health problems checked out.

# health - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Health Minister Leo Varadkar wants to lift the ban on gay men donating blood

The minister wants to see the ban replaced with a 12 month deferral period.

# health - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Opinion: Advice for overweight people to slim down is valid – it’s about health, not body image

We don’t need a nation of size 8s and Disney-proportioned cartoon characters, but we do need to admit that being overweight is not healthy.

# health - Friday 23 January, 2015

These are the country’s 25 health priorities for this year

Getting people off trolleys features quite a bit.

Four people dead from the flu this season

The latest report from the HSPC found that flu positivity decreased slightly this week.

# health - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here’s why overweight people are sharing doctor stories on Twitter Weighty Issue

Here’s why overweight people are sharing doctor stories on Twitter

An article in the British Medical Journal has kicked off a massive discussion on the way doctors treat fat people.

Poll: Do you have health insurance … or did you ditch it after the downturn? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have health insurance … or did you ditch it after the downturn?

The issue’s back in the news today. But how much do you know about your health insurance policy?

# health - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Doctor: Gynaecology is “different” and requires more trust

The Medical Council is hearing evidence against a consultant from Galway.

# health - Monday 19 January, 2015

Six of seven maternity units have “deficits” in tests rolled out after Savita death

The I-MEWS system was established in the wake of the death of Savita Halappanavar.

Timeline: A history of gay rights in Ireland

Leo Varadkar becoming Ireland’s first openly gay minister comes 22 years after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.

# health - Sunday 18 January, 2015

‘I miss that bit of lung they took away – not badly, mind you’

Frank Cox got lung cancer at the same age his dad died from it.

Clinic mulls legal action against HSE over alleged €20,000 bill

The Palms Surgery in Gorey, Co Wexford claims it is owed more than €20,000 in unpaid fees.

# health - Saturday 17 January, 2015

There’s an easy, scientifically proven way to delay the negative effects of aging

There IS something you can do to prevent — or at least, delay — the inevitable decline.

# health - Friday 16 January, 2015

Flu is ‘actively circulating’ and on the rise in Ireland Health This post contains a poll

Flu is ‘actively circulating’ and on the rise in Ireland

The HSE said that the rate has risen by almost 14%.

# health - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

“A poor example”: Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis

The Health Minister said no one wants to sort out the overcrowding crisis more than he does.

# health - Monday 12 January, 2015

Jump in flu cases and doctor changeover: The ‘straw that breaks the camel’s back’?

The INMO said the overcrowding situation in Irish hospitals is getting worse.

# health - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Opinion: Enda and Co have done a great thing for the Irish people – they have made us aware.

We have woken up to the fact that, just because our parents or grandparents voted for a certain party, that maybe – just maybe – that party isn’t what we should be voting for.

# health - Friday 9 January, 2015

There are 401 people on trolleys today

The figure peaked at more than 600 on Tuesday.

From The Daily Edge 9 little lifestyle changes you can make to be healthier this year It's The Little Things

9 little lifestyle changes you can make to be healthier this year

Stop putting sugar in your tea for one.

Opinion: Have we reached the beginning of the end for mental health stigma?

After years of silence about our emotions, we as a society can lack a language to talk about our inner experiences. But that is finally changing.

# health - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Leo Varadkar ‘needs to stop being a commentator’

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has slammed the Health Minister in the wake of the hospital overcrowding crisis.

# health - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

‘I’m sick to death of this problem’ – Varadkar speaks out on A&E crisis

The Health Minister said the problem is going to get worse next week.

Overcrowding crisis: Surgeries cancelled at Beaumont as trolley figures remain high

There were a total of 584 people waiting for available hospital beds as of this morning.

# health - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

At Beaumont Hospital there is calm, but only on the surface

The hospital had 41 people on trolleys today and has cancelled surgery for the week.

Leo Varadkar ‘will return tomorrow’ as Adams accuses him of being AWOL

The Department of Health says that Varadkar has been kept abreast of the situation.

This woman needs 3,000 tenners to save her life

Denise Ryan said treatment in America is her “last chance”.

# health - Monday 5 January, 2015

The man due to run a new task force on the emergency department crisis has quit

Dr Tony O’Connell will return to Australia.

# health - Sunday 4 January, 2015

From The42 Flexibility is a key part of fitness: How stretchy are you? Fitness

# health - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Varadkar: Nurses must sort out registration fee dispute amongst themselves

The Health Minister said he is monitoring the situation but can’t step in.

# health - Friday 2 January, 2015

Leo Varadkar appears on Operation Transformation

The health minister is a keen runner.

Cancer is often down to bad luck, not lifestyle

So say researchers in the US.

# health - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Doctor criticised after saying cancer is ‘the best way to die’ Saying Goodbye This post contains a poll

Doctor criticised after saying cancer is ‘the best way to die’

Robert Smith recognised his comments represented “a romantic view of dying”.

Back in 1984 the Government was worried about banning smoking in classrooms

In some schools smoking in the classroom was “an accepted practice”.

# health - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

264 people are spending New Year’s Eve on hospital trolleys

The INMO says it’s like “Groundhog Day”.

# health - Thursday 25 December, 2014

My 2014: This will always be the year I got cancer – but I feel incredibly positive and strong heading into 2015

When I put myself out there and said ‘I have cancer’ I suddenly acquired thousands of allies across the country. People were rooting for me.

# health - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

“They don’t teach you this in med school”: Caring for the most vulnerable at Christmas

Patrick O’Donnell works with sex workers, drug users, homeless people and undocumented migrants in Limerick.

PHOTOS: Meet the people who are allergic to almost everything

A Multiple Chemical Sensitivity sufferer left the city and took these moving portraits.

# health - Sunday 21 December, 2014

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.

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