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# health - Today’s News

From Business ETC Pfizer gets record fine for 2,600% price increase on epilepsy drug Health

Pfizer gets record fine for 2,600% price increase on epilepsy drug

The pharma giant raised prices by an ‘excessive and unfair’ amount.

Bono and The Edge are the latest investors to back this biotech startup

Nuritas has also announced plans to triple its workforce next year.

Medics 'can calculate the likelihood of your death' based on new research

Researchers said they can predict mortality by measuring heart rates of those over 50 performing a simple task.

From Business ETC Bono and The Edge are the latest investors to back this biotech startup Health

Bono and The Edge are the latest investors to back this biotech startup

Nuritas has also announced plans to triple its workforce next year.

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# health - Yesterday’s News

End-of-life care plans at Galway nursing home left blank

There was also no nurse in charge on the day of a Hiqa inspection.

# health - Monday 5 December, 2016

'Significant risks remain' at hospital despite maternity improvements after eight baby deaths

A report into Portlaoise General Hospital was published today.

From The Daily Edge 16 tweets that will make you feel better about booking that smear test Cervical Check

16 tweets that will make you feel better about booking that smear test

The only scary part is the awkward small talk.

From Business ETC A young Dublin med-tech firm has snared two pharma giants as its first customers Health

A young Dublin med-tech firm has snared two pharma giants as its first customers

GE Healthcare and MedImmune have ordered Valitacell’s maiden product.

# health - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Don't sleep on it: Going to bed angry makes it worse

Memories of negative or traumatic events often last longer than those of positive or neutral experiences, and sleep doesn’t help.

# health - Friday 2 December, 2016

Elderly woman spends 15 hours on hospital trolley

The woman, believed to be 103, finally got a bed this morning.

# health - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Drug company wants Simon Harris to intervene in row on life-changing drug Orkambi

The health minister said he wants “further engagement” between Vertex and the HSE.

Cannabis-based products won't be in pharmacies tomorrow, but we have a timeline

The Dáil has been debating a medicinal cannabis bill this evening.

From Business ETC The med-tech firm that keeps 'superbugs' off your smartphone has bagged €1.5m Health

The med-tech firm that keeps 'superbugs' off your smartphone has bagged €1.5m

The investment round in Irish company Kastus was led by Atlantic Bridge.

Are you looking? Half of Irish people check their phones in the middle of the night

The study found that the vast majority of us have access to a smart device.

# health - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Green light: The medicinal cannabis bill will be passed by the Dáil tomorrow

The government will not be opposing an AAA-PBP bill.

From The42 Sports can help you live longer, but some have a bigger effect than others Fitness

Sports can help you live longer, but some have a bigger effect than others

All exercise is good, some exercise is better.

# health - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Simon Harris writes to other health ministers in bid to reduce cost of CF drug

The Health minister wants to team up with England, Scotland, Canada and Australia.

# health - Monday 28 November, 2016

Radon levels 24 times the accepted level found in house

That’s the radiation equivalent of getting 17 chest X-rays every day.

# health - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Cystic fibrosis patients 'dismayed' at decision to not fund life-changing drug

Simon Harris has said he has not yet received a decision from the HSE regarding Orkambi.

Pfizer cancels €400m expansion at Dublin plant

The plan was dependent on the success of a new cholesterol-reducing drug.

# health - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

5 women due compensation for 'barbaric and cruel' childbirth procedure died before receiving it

“The sons and daughters of these women feel that their mothers’ suffering never received any acknowledgment or recognition.”

# health - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Gay Byrne reveals his doctors believe he has cancer

The broadcaster told his listeners on his RTÉ Lyric FM show this afternoon.

Restaurant critic AA Gill reveals he has 'the full English of cancer' in column

The 62-year-old writer now plans on marrying his partner of 23 years.

Your crash course in... The factors that are shaping Ireland's sugar tax

The measure won’t be introduced until at least 2018, but here is what it looks like around the world.

# health - Thursday 17 November, 2016

There's trouble between Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance again... this time it's over alcohol

Independent Alliance TDs say certain sections of the Public Health Alcohol Bill are akin to a “nanny state”.

From Business ETC Your crash course in... The factors that are shaping Ireland's sugar tax Policy

Your crash course in... The factors that are shaping Ireland's sugar tax

The measure won’t be introduced until at least 2018, but here is what it looks like around the world.

# health - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Comedian Al Porter showed his antidepressants on TV and has spoken out against stigma Mental Health This post contains videos

Comedian Al Porter showed his antidepressants on TV and has spoken out against stigma

He was speaking on RTÉ One this evening.

These wonderful teenagers were honoured today at the Irish Carers of the Year Awards

Carers were described as Ireland’s “forgotten workforce”.

Children's hospital costs like a 'runaway train' as they rocket to €1bn

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the debate about where the new children’s hospital should be built is “finished”.

# health - Monday 14 November, 2016

"A disgrace" - Doctors warn that vaccines to protect newborns will not be introduced by deadline

The IMO warns that a 1 December deadline will be missed.

# health - Sunday 13 November, 2016

'This is a huge scandal': Children with scoliosis deteriorating as waiting lists worsen

The Scoliosis Advocacy Network wants an independent inquiry into the situation, as some children wait for over two years for appointments.

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging

Pharmacists have said misusing and overusing antibiotics is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ireland”.

# health - Friday 11 November, 2016

A Cork hospital is so busy with emergencies it's asking patients to stay away

Patients are experiencing long delays at Mercy University Hospital’s emergency department.

# health - Monday 7 November, 2016

Shannen Doherty accepts award for 'every single cancer patient out there'

Her friend and fellow actor Sarah Michelle Gellar presented her with a Courage Award.

# health - Sunday 6 November, 2016

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals

“The patient doesn’t care who pays a salary or what title you have. People on the frontline need to be integrated in the decision making process.”

# health - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Irish vape businesses are already mobilising against any planned e-cigarette ban

The World Health Organisation could call for tighter controls on the products after a conference next week.

FactCheck: Does this year's Budget include the biggest ever investment in health?

Questions surrounded one of the government’s biggest talking points from the Budget. FactCheck gets to the truth.

From Business ETC Irish vape businesses step up lobbying as the spectre of an indoor e-cigarette ban looms Retail

Irish vape businesses step up lobbying as the spectre of an indoor e-cigarette ban looms

The World Health Organisation could call for tighter controls on the products after a conference next week.

# health - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

From Business ETC A Dublin startup working on groundbreaking tech to stop the elderly falling nets €600k Funding

A Dublin startup working on groundbreaking tech to stop the elderly falling nets €600k

Kinesis Health is developing products that can provide insights into how people move.

# health - Monday 31 October, 2016

'Orkambi saved my life, other people should get access to it'

The drug, which costs about €160,000 per patient per year, is giving some people with cystic fibrosis a new lease of life.

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