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#Health

# health - Yesterday’s News

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls' FGM

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'

Almost 3,000 girls living in Ireland could be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.

# health - Thursday 22 June, 2017

As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff

Africa and Pakistan contribute the highest number of non-Irish doctors here.

Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules

The decision stems from the case of a man who developed MS shortly after being vaccinated against hepatitis B.

# health - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years

The medication has shown promise in mice.

# health - Saturday 17 June, 2017

An Irish med-tech firm could make your smartphone and toilet 'superbug'-free

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Kastus.

# health - Friday 16 June, 2017

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited

The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.

# health - Thursday 15 June, 2017

From Business ETC 'You're not buying a job with a franchise, you're buying a business. It's a big commitment' Insights

'You're not buying a job with a franchise, you're buying a business. It's a big commitment'

David McKone of Right at Home Ireland delivers a masterclass in setting up a franchise business.

From Business ETC Valitacell has secured €2m in funding to make cheaper high-tech drugs Health

Valitacell has secured €2m in funding to make cheaper high-tech drugs

The Blackrock startup hopes to speed up the making of ‘biologics’ that treat diseases like cancer.

An Irish med-tech firm could make your smartphone and toilet 'superbug'-free

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Kastus.

Calls for prevention medication to be made available following over 500 HIV diagnoses in 2016

HIV Ireland and the Gay Health Network (GHN) are calling for PrEP to be introduced in Ireland.

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There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected

Meanwhile, the number of women looking after the home or family has continued to decline.

# health - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK

More than 3,200 women and girls travelled from Ireland to the UK for terminations last year.

Ireland's abortion laws subjected woman to 'cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment'

The UN Human Rights Committee has again called on Ireland to reform its restrictive abortion laws.

# health - Monday 12 June, 2017

Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 people worldwide - study

Researchers said there was a worrying rise in the number of obese children across the world.

'I can't sit in a plane for more than an hour without being in agony': Ivan Yates on living with chronic pain

One in five Irish people living with chronic pain never discusses it with a professional.

'I was a firefighter at the time so I had an idea of what the body was doing to me. It was telling me to cop on'

64-year-old Rory Mooney has had to face cancer twice. Like many men, he was reluctant to get his symptoms checked.

Poll: Do you have health insurance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have health insurance?

Older people often pay more as they’re less likely to shop around.

Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan'

At least two in every five policyholders are on “dated and hugely overpriced plans”.

# health - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Meet the people who are on-call 24-7 to make sure organ transplants happen

“A death has occurred, but a life is also saved and enhanced.”

Concerns raised that private health insurance patients are being 'bullied' by hospitals

RTÉ’s This Week reported concerns around bullying of private health insurance holders.

# health - Saturday 10 June, 2017

From Business ETC An Irish med-tech firm could make your smartphone and toilet 'superbug'-free Health

An Irish med-tech firm could make your smartphone and toilet 'superbug'-free

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Kastus.

# health - Friday 9 June, 2017

Terminally ill baby boy at London hospital must be kept alive until at least Tuesday, court rules

Charlie Gard’s parents want to take the 10-month-old to the US for an experimental treatment.

# health - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Should 'health homework' be given to primary school students?

A study has found that 20% of children in Ireland are overweight or obese.

'I made the tough call to quit football. If I didn't, the chance for my business would be gone'

After spending time in Australia, this personal trainer came across an idea he couldn’t ignore.

# health - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says

The study monitored more than 500 people over 30 years.

# health - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

From Business ETC 'I made the tough call to quit football. If I didn't, the chance for my business would be gone' Insights

'I made the tough call to quit football. If I didn't, the chance for my business would be gone'

After spending time in Australia, this personal trainer came across an idea he couldn’t ignore.

An egg a day helps children grow - science

A new study found that eggs reduced stunting in children by 47%.

# health - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Order of nuns sells south Dublin nursing home to private operator

Orwell Healthcare, one of Dublin’s largest facilities, has taken over Queen of Peace.

# health - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Doctor defends 'three-parent baby' technique amid criticism

Valeriy Zukin has used the procedure to help infertile couples have children.

# health - Friday 2 June, 2017

From poisoned chalice to top of the table... Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach? Profile This post contains videos

From poisoned chalice to top of the table... Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach?

The Social Protection Minister could succeed Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael … and the country.

'Don't keep it a secret': One in five female doctors has been sexually harassed at work

Nearly half of female doctors delay starting a family for career reasons.

# health - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Hospital sacks healthcare assistant for stealing €50 note from unresponsive patient

The man denied it before offering to hand over €50.

An order of nuns just sold their south Dublin nursing home to a private operator

Orwell Healthcare, one of Dublin’s largest facilities, has taken over Queen of Peace.

From Business ETC Limerick medtech firm Altratech has raised millions to fund its quick-diagnosis device Health

Limerick medtech firm Altratech has raised millions to fund its quick-diagnosis device

The company closed a €2.2m investment round and secured €3m from an EU fund.

Elderly Connemara man had to wait 57 minutes on roadside for an ambulance

“Why doesn’t the HSE pull the finger out and give us the means to contribute fully,” Galway GP Peter Sloane said.

# health - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Poll: Should it be illegal to smoke in the same room as a child? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be illegal to smoke in the same room as a child?

Children from deprived areas are twice as likely to inhale second-hand smoke as children from more affluent backgrounds.

# health - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

From Business ETC Pharma colossus MSD has announced 330 jobs in Carlow and Cork Health

Pharma colossus MSD has announced 330 jobs in Carlow and Cork

The New York Stock Exchange-listed company is pumping €280m into the two sites.

# health - Sunday 28 May, 2017

'My sister died from it, then my mam had it, then I got it'

Arc Cancer Support helps people deal with the emotional and physical challenges they face before, during and after treatment.

# health - Saturday 27 May, 2017

From Business ETC An order of nuns just sold their south Dublin nursing home to a private operator Services

An order of nuns just sold their south Dublin nursing home to a private operator

Orwell Healthcare, one of Dublin’s largest facilities, has taken over Queen of Peace.

# health - Thursday 25 May, 2017

From The42 Breathing easy: Using your lungs correctly helps unlock your fitness potential Column

Breathing easy: Using your lungs correctly helps unlock your fitness potential

Learning how to breathe fully and effectively is an undervalued practice, writes Sarah Cremen.

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