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# health - Today’s News


# health - Friday 12 February, 2016

There’s no cure for the common cold and other bugs – but here’s what you can do to feel better

Feeling under the weather? Here’s what you can do about it.

# health - Thursday 11 February, 2016

7 simple exercises you can do in the comfort of your living room

You have no excuse not to get a little exercise in…

# health - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Your holidays can make you put on weight

Because you eat and drink more. Obviously.

Women can see when other women are at their most fertile by just looking at their face

That’s according to a study which found that more fertile women “are better at guarding their mate from potential adultery”.

# health - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Overweight people should pay more tax. Others can’t pay for our folly

Operation Transformation is not fat-shaming. We can’t mollycoddle to spare people’s feelings, writes Aaron McKenna.

# health - Thursday 4 February, 2016

In the next Dáil’s lifetime 20,000 people will be diagnosed with a disease there’s no cure for

New dementia research will explore topics such as the use of home tablets and the links between stroke and dementia.

# health - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Testing women for virus spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex might help detect cervical cancer

Most people will have HPV at some point in their lives. Certain types can lead to cervical cancer.

# health - Sunday 31 January, 2016

‘I fear it’s going to take a child to die before they act’

Deirdre McDonnell is “unbelievably shocked” at the length of waiting lists for children with scoliosis.

Here’s what the colour of your snot really means

Yes, it’s disgusting, but that gooey stuff coming from your nose is trying to tell you something.

‘No profession has a public trial for making a mistake at work, other than doctors’

Lorraine Courtney writes that naming doctors in fitness to practice inquiries should be scrapped.

# health - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Chard is highly nutritious and should be a popular addition to your healthy January diet

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk chard.

# health - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Doctor who confused ankle and elbow: ‘I passed Medical Council exam with high marks’

Dr Omar Hassan was found guilty at a Medical Council fitness to practice inquiry yesterday.

# health - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Operation Transformation leader withdraws from the show due to health reasons

Dan Kennedy underwent tests at St Michael’s Hospital in Dun Laoghaire, where he was diagnosed with severe colitis.

‘Needles, doctors and hospitals have been a part of Colleen’s life for as long as she remembers’

Colleen’s mother commends the hospital staff for their work, but says her daughter has been left languishing on waiting lists for years.

# health - Sunday 24 January, 2016

A new guideline on sugar could be bad news for Coca Cola and Pepsi

Americans drink a lot of the stuff and are being told to stop.

# health - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Love and kisses for Noonan who likens Fianna Fáil to ‘Comical Ali as the tanks roll in’

Love and kisses for Noonan who likens Fianna Fáil to ‘Comical Ali as the tanks roll in’

Michael Noonan got two standing ovations from party members.

This purple broccoli goes down a treat with parmesan and bread crumbs

Still on your January health buzz? Michael Kelly talks about sprouting broccoli this week – a nice addition to your meals.

# health - Friday 22 January, 2016

Cork house party shows the ‘don’t take drugs’ message just won’t cut it

Six young people were hospitalised after a house party in the south of Cork. The issue can no longer be ignored, writes Graham de Barra.

# health - Thursday 21 January, 2016

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WATCH: Bressie gives impassioned speech about the ‘epidemic of this generation’

“We simply cannot ignore this anymore. We have to be honest and ask ourselves, ‘Truly are we doing enough?’”

# health - Monday 18 January, 2016

The yawn-inducing name of this EU-US trade deal is what makes it so dangerous

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership covers a wide range of policy areas that will impact on your life, writes David Lundy

Italy chills out over growers of medical cannabis

But you still can’t grow it on your terrace.

# health - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Michael has survived cancer and a heart bypass, now he’s waiting for his third kidney

The former Dublin hurler has set up a support service for people dealing with renal failure.

# health - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Kale is a nutritional powerhouse. I couldn’t believe how delicious raw kale could be

As part of Michael Kelly’s 52 Veg – A Year of Growing, Cooking and Eating your own Food series – this week, we talk kale.

# health - Friday 15 January, 2016

Our nutritionally shallow diets are clogging up our hospitals

We need a combination of short, medium and long term policies to deal with this, writes Ross Golden-Bannon.

# health - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

‘I weighed a colossal 27 stone aged 21. I was one of the fattest people ever on RTE’s Operation Transformation’

Alan Mullen was a leader last year, but he hasn’t given up. He’ll be keeping us up to date on how he’s getting on over the coming weeks.

Think the health service is bad now? Doctors say it’s going to get worse

Because people are living longer.

Mother describes death of her five-year-old daughter on her second day of school

I remember saying to her, ‘If it’s your time, you have to go.’

# health - Sunday 10 January, 2016

How’s week one of your ‘get fit’ resolution going? These simple tips can make all the difference

Remember, you are making changes for life, not just for January, writes Amy Holmes.

# health - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Already failing at your ‘go to the gym’ resolution? Here’s some tips that might make you go

We’re just over a week into the new year. Are you already finding yourself failing at your get fit resolution. This might help.

# health - Friday 8 January, 2016

‘Sensible people are putting their health at risk’ – Patients going to GPs when they need emergency treatment

Meanwhile, doctors are being balloted on industrial action at University Hospital Limerick.

# health - Thursday 7 January, 2016

‘Even if I got a cheque for €100 million – I couldn’t fix this overnight’

Leo Varadkar’s comments follow days of controversy regarding overcrowding at Irish hospitals, and come ahead of a nursing strike next week.

Enda and Micheál have spent all day having a go at each other

The Fianna Fáil leader had a lively exchange with Seán O’Rourke today.

# health - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Varadkar to nurses: Planned strike will compromise patient safety

The INMO strike will see rolling two hour stoppages at emergency departments on 14 January.

# health - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Concern over ‘significant decline’ in kidney transplants from living donors

Almost 2,000 people in Ireland are on dialysis.

# health - Friday 1 January, 2016

Father of sick child travels to Northern Ireland on Christmas Day for medical supplies

A Facebook post about Adam Doyle’s child Noah has been shared more than 14,000 times.

You can go ‘on the dry’ this January and help more than just your health

You can go ‘on the dry’ this January and help more than just your health

The Irish Heart Foundation wants you to give up the booze this January and help raise money for charity.

# health - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Here’s why you should never put tomatoes in the fridge

Have you been doing this?

Government plans to clear up confusion surrounding physical therapists and physiotherapists

New laws are to be introduced to ensure the titles are protected and registered.

# health - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

More bizarre situations will emerge unless we say women are not vessels

If you believe that mothers should come first when being treated medically, then the eighth needs to be repealed, writes Sam Elliot.

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