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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 17 April, 2014


# health - Today’s News

Senators pass law banning smoking in cars with children – and the government’s backing it

The bill now moves to the Dáil where it will have government support.

Column: ‘The doctors didn’t think it could be bowel cancer – I was 22, fit, and didn’t smoke’

When I look back I really can’t believe how stupid I was. It took me six months to go see a doctor – I was studying for a masters and didn’t have time to be sick.

# health - Yesterday’s News

TD slams €1.74 million spend on ambulance parking, “but not one cent” for new vehicles

Crews from other locations are being deployed through the new ambulance stations at ‘black spots’ in Tuam, Mulranny and Loughglynn.

MRSA has been in Irish hospitals for 40 years, but it’s getting more dangerous

New research at TCD is looking to find out which strains will become the most dominant.

# health - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From The Score London Marathon death sparks charity donations surge Tribute

London Marathon death sparks charity donations surge

Robert Berry, 42, collapsed at the finish line on Sunday.

Free GP care will lead to 750,000 extra consultations per year

The Irish Medical Organisation says that figure will “overwhelm” the health system.

# health - Monday 14 April, 2014

Garda bodies launch High Court challenge to sick pay changes

Sick and injured gardaí have already been moved to lower rates of sick pay as changes in legislation reduce the amount of time they can receive the full rate.

Emergency Department nurses to ballot for industrial action at Mercy Hospital

Staff say they are worried about a lack of staffing at the hospital.

# health - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Facebook leads to ‘negative feelings’ and poor body image – study

Researches in Glasgow found that it could have a more dramatic effect than traditional media.

# health - Friday 11 April, 2014

Obamacare Health Secretary steps down

Kathleen Sebelius has been a lightning rod for critics of President Barack Obama’s health care law for five years. Now she is gone.

# health - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Sickle Cell: Ireland’s new disease which affects 400 children and 100 adults

Ireland has an opportunity now to “do something right and groundbreaking”, the Health Committee has heard this morning.

From Business ETC Taoiseach to announce $16 million Enterprise Ireland collaboration with US clinic Health

Taoiseach to announce $16 million Enterprise Ireland collaboration with US clinic

Enterprise Ireland and the Mayo Clinic will create 10 new companies as part of the deal.

# health - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

The Irish Cancer Society and Science Foundation Ireland are joining forces to battle the disease

A new €7.5 million fund has been announced to bring higher education institutions and teaching hospitals closer together.

# health - Monday 7 April, 2014

From Business ETC Denis O’Brien to take over Beacon Hospital in Sandyford Sold

Denis O’Brien to take over Beacon Hospital in Sandyford

UPMC Ireland said that a ‘generous offer’ was made by the businessman.

# health - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal

The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.

Universal Health Insurance, Rehab and how to deal with homelessness

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

From The Daily Edge Inspiring Irish animation urges you to be aware of negative thoughts Ditch The Monkey

Inspiring Irish animation urges you to be aware of negative thoughts

The cartoons are aimed at promoting positive mental health.

“A real breakthrough”: Study finds exercise will effectively fight heart disease in diabetics

Doctors previously lacked definitive evidence that such treatment was effective.

# health - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Universal Health Insurance model comes under further criticism by health workers

The White paper published today has been slammed by GPs, mental health groups and the IMPACT trade union.

Insurance for all and state subsidies: Universal Health Insurance paper published

The Taoiseach says the plan is a delivery on a promise of change.

Planning for children’s hospital delayed, but opening date remains the same

A hospital spokesperson says planning and design stages are being front-loaded.

# health - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

“Conflicting advice” leading to thousands of Irish women drinking alcohol while pregnant

Alcohol Action Ireland and three maternity hospitals have launched a new campaign aiming to advise women of the risks.

Get your 5-a-day? That might still not be enough fruit and veg

A new study suggests that fruit and vegetables can help protect you from premature death.

Health system being forced to “do less with less”

The Trinity College report says that austerity “affects the oldest and sickest most”.

# health - Monday 31 March, 2014

St Vincent’s seek legal advice after HSE said funding to the hospital could be cut

The HSE said funding could be cut because consultants are still working between the public and private hospitals.

E-cigarettes could be facing an all-out hospital ban

It’s already planned that HSE campuses will be smoke-free by 2015 but e-cigarettes could be included in the policy.

# health - Friday 28 March, 2014

Column: Being told it was my last chemo treatment was one of the best things I’ve ever heard

When Gavin O’Donovan was just six, a normal childhood accident brought him to hospital. It was there that he found out, by accident, that he had stage four cancer.

“I’m not in denial of anything” – Ambulance chief defends ‘best in the world’ comment

Martin Dunne has stood by his words on a Prime Time investigation which detailed major shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.

Poll: Do you have confidence in the National Ambulance Service? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have confidence in the National Ambulance Service?

A Prime Time investigation raised concerns about the service, but its director Martin Dunne said the care they deliver is ‘second to none’.

# health - Thursday 27 March, 2014

One in three Irish adults never exercise

That’s 34 per cent of the population.

Study finds no link between economic growth and a fall in childhood undernutrition GDP

Study finds no link between economic growth and a fall in childhood undernutrition

The authors suggest that this could be due to funds being misspent.

# health - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Column: This disease has robbed him of his smile and his laugh. I miss those most of all.

Those of us touched by Alzheimer’s disease know it to be a neurological condition like no other – it is unrelenting, writes Dorothy Mooney.

# health - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

People with asthma, diabetes and high cholesterol worst at taking medication

Not taking your medication properly? It costs money – and could cost you your life.

# health - Monday 24 March, 2014

Whistleblowers ‘gagged’ under new GP contract, claims IMO HSE

Whistleblowers ‘gagged’ under new GP contract, claims IMO

The Irish Medical Organisation said that the Minister for Health is being hypocritical by saying he is in favour of whistleblowers.

TB hasn’t gone away – it’s a silent killer

The disease affects 9 million people around the world every year.

# health - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ambulance broke down on the way to take a baby to hospital

A second ambulance sent to transport the baby is also believed to have developed mechanical problems before eventually reaching Dublin from Cork.

Shutting down social media and 11 other motions at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Delegates at the party’s 75th annual Ard Fheis will vote on everything from disability quotas in politics to legalising marijuana.

# health - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Column: Legislation changes our drugs landscape – but it isn’t a complete solution

It is time to acknowledge that drug and alcohol use is a part of modern society –and a public health issue to be managed, writes Tony Duffin.

Scaremongering or safe? The two sides to banning e-cigarettes in restaurants

The e-cigs have already been banned from DART and train services.

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