# health - Today’s News
# health - Tuesday 22 July, 2014
The Health Minister has said he will consider proposals from an expert panel on medical card eligibility.
The ruling means many low and middle-income people could face price hikes.
Staff who signed contracts for a higher rate of pay can’t be made accept less money while those deals remain in place, the HSE told TDs today.
It’s designed to help doctors on the ground in remote parts of Africa.
# health - Sunday 20 July, 2014
Ireland’s population is growing older and living longer – and the reality is we are not prepared for the fallout.
# health - Friday 18 July, 2014
A number of the groups faced closure due to the loss of funding.
The study, led by Trinity College, found that Irish men are on par with Americans when it comes to obesity.
# health - Tuesday 15 July, 2014
The Oireachtas Health Committee launched its report on end-of-life care this afternoon.
# health - Monday 14 July, 2014
Researchers say the long-held belief in the health benefits of light drinking may have been flawed.
# health - Sunday 13 July, 2014
But could it change its mind soon…?
# health - Friday 11 July, 2014
The new Minister for Health says he will need a full financial year to turn the Department around – everything going to plan.
The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse the infection.
# health - Thursday 10 July, 2014
Epipens, discretionary medical cards and medicinal marijuana all came up in today’s Oireachtas Health Committee meeting. There was even a Beyoncé & Jay Z reference.
MS sufferers will soon be able to avail of the drug
# health - Wednesday 9 July, 2014
A new survey reveals that patients are waiting more than 10 weeks for funding approval.
# health - Tuesday 8 July, 2014
Our son has profound disabilities and we sometimes have to visit hospital several times a week. St James’s is a totally unsuitable site for multiple reasons.
The two-time All-Ireland winner has sought to publicise the work of suicide and self harm centre Pieta House.
The move is designed to bring younger customers into the market.
# health - Monday 7 July, 2014
The embattled Health Minister is expected to be moved out of his portfolio in the imminent Cabinet reshuffle.
# health - Sunday 6 July, 2014
Dozens of Irish people are set to cycle across Spain to raise vital funds for night nurses.
# health - Thursday 3 July, 2014
The Health Minster says he would like to see a situation where cigarettes are a euro each.
Office lunchtime is the undisputed enemy of the dieter.
Reilly insisted today he will be happy to serve wherever the Taoiseach asks him to.
Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes often results in the need for insulin injections.
# health - Wednesday 2 July, 2014
Construction is due to start on the hospital next summer with the first patients expected in 2018.
There will be no closure with money – only with finding out where their child’s remains are.
# health - Tuesday 1 July, 2014
Ireland lags behind the US and most of western Europe in health spend to GDP ratio.
# health - Monday 30 June, 2014
A new ESRI report looks at a number of factors of immigrant lifestyle.
That’s the amount of deaths recorded in 189 countries covered in a new study.
# health - Sunday 29 June, 2014
TDs are due to debate a bill paving the way for plain packaging later this week.
A new study from a Swiss bank lays bare the facts.
# health - Friday 27 June, 2014
28 reports released yesterday revealed the shocking extent of the BBC presenter’s abuse in the UK.
The blood is rich in stem cells that have been used in the treatment of many different cancers, immune deficiencies and genetic disorders.
# health - Thursday 26 June, 2014
A Prime Time show aired tonight heard from a couple who complained about the care their six-year-old daughter received before she died.
The city had gone to court seeking a reversal of an earlier decision to block the ban, which was the controversial brainchild of former mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The Pfizer survey also found that 31% of adults have neither private insurance nor a medical card.
# health - Wednesday 25 June, 2014
The Taoiseach accused Micheal Martin of “never going near” difficult issues while he was Health Minister.
The executive will need more money before the end of the year.
Health Minister James Reilly has previously expressed concerns about the harmful effects of electronic cigarettes.
# health - Tuesday 24 June, 2014
However, the Government body set up to advise the Cabinet on the issue says that criminalising minors for cyber-bullying offences is NOT the way forward.