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# health - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Róisín Shortall: I’m surprised the ‘very inexperienced’ James Reilly wasn’t sacked Health This post contains videos

Róisín Shortall: I’m surprised the ‘very inexperienced’ James Reilly wasn’t sacked

The former junior health minister also says she could have worked with new minister Leo Varadkar.

Nurses to protest at Drogheda Hospital today

Nurses say overcrowding levels are dangerous.

# health - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Varadkar won’t be taking up nurses’ challenge – but he’ll meet them in September

The new Health Minister was asked to work a 12-hour shift in an Emergency Department.

Leo Varadkar’s top civil servant is stepping down

He will move on to the Healthy Ireland initiative, before retiring next year.

Poll: Should Varadkar have accepted the nurses’ challenge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Varadkar have accepted the nurses’ challenge?

The Minister for Health turned down an offer to observe a 12-hour shift in an Emergency Department.

Queen’s University team develops breakthrough anti-superbug gel

The gel can break down the protective biofilm surrounding resistant superbugs without damaging healthy cells.

# health - Monday 18 August, 2014

Explainer: What is the 8th Amendment? Abortion This post contains a poll

Explainer: What is the 8th Amendment?

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

WHO says you’re unlikely to get Ebola on a plane

The number of people who have died has now hit 1,069.

Some people might need more salt in their diets, not less

New research suggests that a moderate intake is best to reduce blood pressure.

# health - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

The North’s health minister “sees the merit” in charging drunk people for A&E visits

There are currently no plans to adopt such a policy in the south, however.

# health - Monday 11 August, 2014

Kenyan men flee to escape enforced circumcision

The procedure is often carried out without anaesthesia.

So it turns out that ‘free GP care’ might not actually be free

A modest charge could be applied but no final decision has been taken.

# health - Friday 8 August, 2014

Open thread: What’s your experience with hospital overcrowding?

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

“Every minute counts.” – Study shows why treating strokes immediately is vital

Outcomes are positive in 76% more cases if strokes are treated within three hours.

# health - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Universal health insurance by 2019? No chance, says Varadkar

The new Health Minister says the plan is “too ambitious”.

# health - Friday 1 August, 2014

Parents ‘abandoned’ baby with Down syndrome born to surrogate

The Australian couple are reported to have had twins through a Thai surrogate.

# health - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Opinion: I was diagnosed with prostate cancer 14 years ago – early detection is the key

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.

One in ten young doctors left the Irish system last year

There were also four doctors struck off.

# health - Sunday 27 July, 2014

What can your nails tell you about your health?

More than you’d probably like to know.

Reilly closely monitoring for allegations of Jimmy Savile abuse in Ireland Crc

Reilly closely monitoring for allegations of Jimmy Savile abuse in Ireland

James Reilly and Charlie Flanagan met previously to discuss the issue.

# health - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Thousands of certificates allowing doctors to work overseas granted

It follows fears of a manpower shortage in the health sector.

# health - Friday 25 July, 2014

Meal times at intellectual disability centre “distressing” report found

A subsequent report showed a major improvement.

Are you on shift work? It could increase your risk of diabetes

Men are most at risk, a new study suggests.

# health - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Leo tells health lobby: Stop attacking me and weakening me

The Health Minister has said he will consider proposals from an expert panel on medical card eligibility.

Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback

The ruling means many low and middle-income people could face price hikes.

HSE chief explains why 67 employees do not have to comply with public pay policy

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.

Irish researcher wins major acclaim for ‘lifesaving’ medical app

It’s designed to help doctors on the ground in remote parts of Africa.

# health - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Opinion: We have made no preparations for our ageing population

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

Funding to be restored to 30 health and disability groups

A number of the groups faced closure due to the loss of funding.

80% of Irish over 50s are overweight

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

People with terminal illnesses should ‘automatically receive’ medical cards

The Oireachtas Health Committee launched its report on end-of-life care this afternoon.

# health - Monday 14 July, 2014

A glass or two of alcohol a day is good for you? Think again, say scientists

Researchers say the long-held belief in the health benefits of light drinking may have been flawed.

# health - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Why does Europe hate GM food?

But could it change its mind soon…?

# health - Friday 11 July, 2014

Varadkar: I don’t know if I’ll be able to turn the poison chalice into sweet wine HSE

Varadkar: I don’t know if I’ll be able to turn the poison chalice into sweet wine

The new Minister for Health says he will need a full financial year to turn the Department around – everything going to plan.

Baby ‘cured’ of HIV has relapsed

The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse the infection.

# health - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Teenager’s death could lead to wider availability of Epipens

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.

Alex White to sign off on medicinal marijuana product within a week

MS sufferers will soon be able to avail of the drug

# health - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Long waiting times for nursing home funding causing ‘distress and hardship’

A new survey reveals that patients are waiting more than 10 weeks for funding approval.

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