# health - Today’s News
# health - Friday 29 August, 2014
Ciara Conway TD has called for response to hospital food, after a constituents child was served chips in a pediatric ward.
The number of people living with dementia has more than doubled from about 3.68 million in 1990 to 9.2 million in 2010.
# health - Monday 25 August, 2014
Missing breakfast is causing kids to lose six weeks of learning each year.
That’s about 3,000 km away from the West African epidemic.
# health - Wednesday 20 August, 2014
The former junior health minister also says she could have worked with new minister Leo Varadkar.
Nurses say overcrowding levels are dangerous.
# health - Tuesday 19 August, 2014
The new Health Minister was asked to work a 12-hour shift in an Emergency Department.
He will move on to the Healthy Ireland initiative, before retiring next year.
The Minister for Health turned down an offer to observe a 12-hour shift in an Emergency Department.
The gel can break down the protective biofilm surrounding resistant superbugs without damaging healthy cells.
# health - Monday 18 August, 2014
There are calls for a referendum on the amendment to be held after a woman was refused an abortion under our current laws.
# health - Thursday 14 August, 2014
The number of people who have died has now hit 1,069.
New research suggests that a moderate intake is best to reduce blood pressure.
# health - Tuesday 12 August, 2014
Vera Dwyer was given days to live in 1988.
There are currently no plans to adopt such a policy in the south, however.
# health - Monday 11 August, 2014
The procedure is often carried out without anaesthesia.
A modest charge could be applied but no final decision has been taken.
# health - Friday 8 August, 2014
Just last month more than 5,500 patients admitted found themselves on a trolley or in an emergency department.
# health - Thursday 7 August, 2014
# health - Wednesday 6 August, 2014
Outcomes are positive in 76% more cases if strokes are treated within three hours.
# health - Tuesday 5 August, 2014
The new Health Minister says the plan is “too ambitious”.
# health - Friday 1 August, 2014
The Australian couple are reported to have had twins through a Thai surrogate.
# health - Thursday 31 July, 2014
Prostate cancer is common, and the risk increases with age, but three out of four men diagnosed won’t die as a result of their cancer.
There were also four doctors struck off.
# health - Sunday 27 July, 2014
James Reilly and Charlie Flanagan met previously to discuss the issue.
# health - Saturday 26 July, 2014
It follows fears of a manpower shortage in the health sector.
# health - Friday 25 July, 2014
A subsequent report showed a major improvement.
Men are most at risk, a new study suggests.
# 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.