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# health - Today’s News

Person with measles travelled by plane to Dublin and then onto Galway

This case is unrelated to the recently reported outbreak that resulted in 34 confirmed measles cases between April and mid-July.

Poll: Do you get an hour's exercise every day? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you get an hour's exercise every day?

A new study shows that office workers must cycle, run or walk briskly for around an hour to offset the debilitating effects of a desk job.

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# health - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

From Business ETC 'Owning a gym is living the dream, but it's a tough physical job' Sport

'Owning a gym is living the dream, but it's a tough physical job'

Sometimes you’re left with no option but to work through the pain in this industry.

Pregnant women can now safely eat raw eggs, according to report

But the FSAI advice remains to cook eggs thoroughly for all “vulnerable groups”.

Boxset bingewatching could leave you with blood clots, says new study

Each two hours of inactivity in front of the TV sharply raises the risk of a fatal pulmonary embolism by 40%

# health - Sunday 24 July, 2016

The doctor behind Hello My Name Is has died Kate Granger This post contains videos

The doctor behind Hello My Name Is has died

Dr Kate Granger had been battling cancer since 2011.

# health - Friday 22 July, 2016

From Business ETC Finance officials say it would be 'too difficult' to put a tax on e-cigarettes Retail

Finance officials say it would be 'too difficult' to put a tax on e-cigarettes

The products are unlikely to face any new taxes in the Budget, based on the advice.

# health - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Some enormous pharma companies aren't happy about a deal that could save taxpayers millions

It is expected that a new drugs pricing pact will save the state almost €200 million a year.

From Business ETC Some enormous pharma companies aren't happy about a deal that could save taxpayers millions Health

Some enormous pharma companies aren't happy about a deal that could save taxpayers millions

It is expected that a new drugs pricing pact will save the state almost €200 million a year.

# health - Sunday 17 July, 2016

Your crash course in... The spectacular rise and fall of a $9bn blood-testing startup

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has gone from being the world’s youngest self-made billionaire to nothing.

# health - Saturday 16 July, 2016

A Dublin breast-implant maker has raised millions - including from the owners of Barry's Tea

GC Aesthetics aims to become the largest supplier of the product outside the US.

Strokes are largely preventable with 10 risk factors responsible for 90% of them

The two major types of stroke include ischaemic stroke caused by blood clots, which accounts for 85% of strokes, and haemorrhagic stroke or bleeding into the brain, which accounts for 15% of strokes.

# health - Thursday 14 July, 2016

From Business ETC Your crash course in... The spectacular rise and fall of a $9bn blood-testing startup Startups

Your crash course in... The spectacular rise and fall of a $9bn blood-testing startup

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has gone from being the world’s youngest self-made billionaire to nothing.

Ireland has the 14th-highest rates of skin cancer in the world

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide.

# health - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

From Business ETC A Dublin breast-implant maker has raised millions including from the owners of Barry's Tea Manufacturing

A Dublin breast-implant maker has raised millions including from the owners of Barry's Tea

GC Aesthetics aims to become the largest supplier of the product outside the US.

# health - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Trauma units in nine hospitals could be set for the chop

Trauma units in nine hospitals could be set for the chop

A report in the Sunday Business Post says a report will recommend their closure.

# health - Thursday 7 July, 2016

From Business ETC Drugs giant Alexion is building a huge new €100m pharmaceutical plant in Athlone Health

Drugs giant Alexion is building a huge new €100m pharmaceutical plant in Athlone

The company said that the project will create 50 new jobs at the site.

# health - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

From Business ETC The government is still trying to save 240 jobs at the Roche plant in Clare Health

The government is still trying to save 240 jobs at the Roche plant in Clare

Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor says the state is trying to find a new buyer for the facility.

# health - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Over 39,000 new medical card applications refused in last twelve months

Criticisms of the discretionary system continue as very ill children and adults are refused cards.

# health - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies

Nicola Lawless’ 19-year-old son Ben has a severe intellectual disability.

A Spanish fertility clinic that plays music to foetuses has bought a surgery in Kildare

The Clane Fertility Clinic is going to start using the technique to help the IVF process.

# health - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

From Business ETC A Spanish fertility clinic that plays music to foetuses has bought a surgery in Kildare Health

A Spanish fertility clinic that plays music to foetuses has bought a surgery in Kildare

The Clane Fertility Clinic is going to start using the technique to help the IVF process.

# health - Monday 27 June, 2016

From Business ETC A new firm making bras for breast cancer survivors has struck a deal with House of Fraser Health

A new firm making bras for breast cancer survivors has struck a deal with House of Fraser

Health startup Theya Healthcare is making its first foray into the UK market.

# health - Saturday 25 June, 2016

'It’s a hugely ridiculed condition, it feels like insects crawling inside your legs'

This condition can have a huge impact on people’s lives.

# health - Thursday 23 June, 2016

From Business ETC Dublin's Malin Corp has another €70 million to spend on innovative life-science firms Funding

Dublin's Malin Corp has another €70 million to spend on innovative life-science firms

The investment outfit has backed 16 companies already – including medical app developer 3D4Medical.

# health - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Bill to repeal Eighth Amendment launched as Coppinger says free vote issue is "ludicrous"

The bill will be brought before the Dáil tomorrow.

From Business ETC Boots got a massive €31 million payday from its Irish stores Retail

Boots got a massive €31 million payday from its Irish stores

Boots Ireland also paid out a dividend of over €15 million in the year to the end of March 2014.

# health - Sunday 19 June, 2016

From Business ETC The growing fast-food empire eyeing up nationwide dominance and a UK invasion Food And Drink

The growing fast-food empire eyeing up nationwide dominance and a UK invasion

Chopped expects to open one store a month until the end of the year.

A terminally ill doctor wants all hospital staff to introduce themselves to patients Hello My Name Is This post contains videos

A terminally ill doctor wants all hospital staff to introduce themselves to patients

St James’s Hospital in Dublin has signed up to her campaign.

# health - Thursday 16 June, 2016

From Business ETC A Cork biotech firm has raised $2m for a revolutionary test to cut deaths during pregnancy Health

A Cork biotech firm has raised $2m for a revolutionary test to cut deaths during pregnancy

Metabolomic Diagnostics has an early screening system to detect those at risk of pre-eclampsia.

# health - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Smoking will soon be banned in most Irish playgrounds

Smoking will soon be banned in most Irish playgrounds

The majority of local authorities have committed to smoke-free policies.

# health - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

The government is reversing that €12 million cut to the mental health budget

The government is revising its spending upwards. €40 million will also go to the guards.

# health - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Doctor accused of not passing on x-ray of woman who later "suffered greatly" and died

Dr Emmanuel Gbadebo Alabi, originally from Nigeria but with an address in Cork, faces two allegations.

# health - Saturday 4 June, 2016

From Business ETC New alcohol laws will hurt small players in the drinks industry - and to what benefit? Opinion

New alcohol laws will hurt small players in the drinks industry - and to what benefit?

Craft producers and independent retailers could both suffer under strict pricing and display restrictions.

# health - Monday 30 May, 2016

Elderly patient in Meath forced to wait 35 minutes for ambulance from Cavan after collapse

The 75-year-old collapsed in Navan on Friday afternoon.

Calls for a new emergency health fund to pay for expensive cancer drugs

The Minister of State for Health Finian McGrath wants a fund of €80 million to be set up.

# health - Sunday 29 May, 2016

'I couldn’t just sit and wait for a cure': How this man is raising funds to research his rare condition Friedreich's Ataxia This post contains videos

'I couldn’t just sit and wait for a cure': How this man is raising funds to research his rare condition

Symptoms of Friedreich’s ataxia include loss of coordination, vision impairment and hearing loss.

From The42 One step at a time: this Meath man's journey from a brain haemorrhage and stroke to Rio Comeback Kid

One step at a time: this Meath man's journey from a brain haemorrhage and stroke to Rio

Six short weeks in the summer of 2009 saw Paul Keogan’s life change forever. He now has his sights set on the Paralympic games in September.

# health - Saturday 28 May, 2016

From Business ETC Vaping businesses hit out as e-cigarette ads are banned Retail

Vaping businesses hit out as e-cigarette ads are banned

New laws will stop the nicotine-filled products being advertised virtually anywhere in Ireland.

# health - Thursday 19 May, 2016

'Why am I on anti-depressants? Because I suffer from depression'

‘We’ve come on in leaps and bounds when it comes to conversations around mental health but we are still so ANTI antidepressants, it’s depressing,” writes Rosemary MacCabe.

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