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# health - Yesterday’s News

Nearly half of pregnant women in Ireland binge drink

That’s the highest rate among four studied countries.

# health - Monday 6 July, 2015

Poll: Should the HSE cover the cost of Viagra? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the HSE cover the cost of Viagra?

The HSE has spent €57 million on prescription drugs to help with erectile dysfunction in the last six years.

Should we ban giving away free toys with fast food? Unhappy Meals This post contains a poll

Should we ban giving away free toys with fast food?

Leo Varadkar is considering it.

# health - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Breakthrough as ‘bionic eye’ restores sight in blind patients Second Sight This post contains videos

Breakthrough as ‘bionic eye’ restores sight in blind patients

A new clinical trial has given hope to people with sight loss.

# health - Thursday 2 July, 2015

‘Beaumont Hospital chiefs are playing Russian roulette with my life’

I’m 38, a mother to two boys, and I have just been handed a death sentence.

# health - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Teen in cardiac arrest turned away from Navan hospital and sent to Drogheda

Paramedics across the country say they are being forced to travel long distances with critical patients.

# health - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

The food sector wants to sell us more for greater profits – but we need to consume less

For the first time in human history our biggest killers are not pathogens, at least in the Western world, but illnesses created by poor diet and the drive to consume more calories.

# health - Monday 29 June, 2015

From The42 How many of these nutrition myths do you still believe? Mythbusting

How many of these nutrition myths do you still believe?

Four plates of pasta won’t always help you..

# health - Sunday 28 June, 2015

As many as 17,000 people in Ireland could have this disability… but no one knows for sure

Activists say more accurate data is needed.

# health - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Teenagers invent a condom that changes colour if you have an STI

It’s all about the molecules.

Ten parents PER MINUTE are signing up to free GP care for under 6s

The level of uptake has been described as “phenomenal”.

Debate Room: Are keep fit schemes in work a great idea or majorly intrusive?

Leo Varadkar has announced a new initiative for public sector employees. – but is it a good idea or a bad idea?

# health - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Civil servants are going to get new keep fit plans at work

The public sector employs 288,561 people in Ireland, around 15% of the workforce.

# health - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Poll: Should the legal smoking age in Ireland be raised? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the legal smoking age in Ireland be raised?

Hawaii has become the first US state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 – is this something we should be looking at?

# health - Friday 19 June, 2015

Doctors find 92-year-old woman has been bearing a mummified fetus for 50 years

The incredibly rare phenomenon is known as “lithopedion”.

# health - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Here are the cancer warning signs that could save your life

Men’s Health Week runs from 15 June to 21 June.

# health - Friday 12 June, 2015

There were nearly 70 cases of death or incapacitation in Irish maternity hospitals last year

One woman’s diagnosis of septicaemia was missed.

# health - Thursday 11 June, 2015

168 people diagnosed with HIV in Ireland so far this year

There have been 7,521 newly diagnosed cases since the early 1980s.

# health - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Prison officers will have to travel hours with inmates if Portlaoise A&E closes

The closure will create additional risks and be more costly, said the POA.

‘A carer, what is that?’ I am a weight lifter. I am a nurse. I am a specialist. I am exhausted.

I care full-time for my son, who has Hunter Syndrome, as well as being a mother to my other two young boys – yet I am often looked down upon by others.

# health - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Woman gives birth to baby that doctors told her had been dead for weeks

Aimee Nolan says she has still not received an explanation.

# health - Monday 8 June, 2015

Major study finds early palliative care for cancer patients costs A LOT less

Early palliative care for advanced cancer patients is better for the patient and produces serious savings.

How are you feeling? 95% of us have health problems

The main causes of health loss have hardly changed in the past 23 years.

# health - Sunday 7 June, 2015

From The42 The all-round fitness circuit that requires only an exercise mat Fitness

The all-round fitness circuit that requires only an exercise mat

Because sometimes the gym is closed.

Strawberries are not only delicious, they can maintain and boost your own gorgeousness

While we eat them as sweet treats they don’t need to be guilty pleasures.

# health - Friday 5 June, 2015

Poll: Do you care how “natural” fast food is? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you care how “natural” fast food is?

Do GMOs matter to you?

# health - Thursday 4 June, 2015

A new specialist centre hopes to pin down tough to diagnose rare diseases

The National Rare Diseases Office was opened today by the Health Minister.

Simple questionnaire can predict a person’s risk of dying in next five years

Factors like a person’s usual walking speed are used to calculate their score.

# health - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Police chief tells overweight officers: You shouldn’t be ‘waddling down the road’

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said officers should lose weight or else risk losing their jobs.

Another review has found fluoride in drinking water is not harmful

The review adds to two previous international studies.

# health - Monday 1 June, 2015

Poll: Is it okay to smoke around your children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it okay to smoke around your children?

Yes, no or sometimes?

‘Spectacular’ breakthrough as doctors trial drugs that could ‘replace chemo in five years’

The immune system can be taught to attack cancer.

# health - Sunday 31 May, 2015

How do Ireland’s smoking levels compare with Europe? Pretty good actually

# health - Saturday 30 May, 2015

# health - Friday 29 May, 2015

‘DIY abortion tutorials’ shock Chile amid debate on easing ban Women's Health This post contains videos

‘DIY abortion tutorials’ shock Chile amid debate on easing ban

Warning: Some people may find the contents of this report distressing.

# health - Sunday 24 May, 2015

‘You’ve no need to worry about the big C … cancer isn’t painful’

Shannen’s diagnosis came as a huge shock.

How do you get smokers to quit? Pay them

“With such unprecedented rates of success, the trick now is to figure out how to get more people to sign up — to feel like they have skin in the game.”

# health - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Ambulances are needed for 17 choking incidents every week

A TD wants to ensure that all childcare staff can deal with such incidents.

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