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#Healthcare

# healthcare - Saturday 19 May, 2018

'I was in pain all the time': Pregnant woman denied treatment for 'gangrenous ovarian cyst'

Kate Campbell had to have her ovary, fallopian tube and part of her abdominal wall removed.

# healthcare - Friday 4 May, 2018

One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back

The woman was recently told that her smear test had been reviewed and a different action could have been taken.

# healthcare - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Portiuncula Hospital review found 'serious management errors' made in cases of 10 babies

The report looked at 18 cases of maternity care at the Galway hospital.

# healthcare - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests

Legal proceedings against the HSE or laboratories involved in smear tests have commenced in 6 of those cases.

# healthcare - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate

Her name and face are known the country over. She left a mark on Ireland, its medical care and its laws.

# healthcare - Friday 27 April, 2018

'Between the doctor, antibiotics and the four days off, it was €600 that I will never see again'

While health inequalities affect people of different backgrounds, those who have precarious jobs are in especially difficult situations, writes Sinead Pembroke.

# healthcare - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Need a crash course in the history of the Eighth Amendment?

Get yourself up to speed.

# healthcare - Monday 9 April, 2018

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills

The North’s abortion laws are considered some of the most severe in the world, according to Amnesty.

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women

The aim of the tests would be to reduce instances of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Ireland.

# healthcare - Sunday 25 February, 2018

13-year-old girl waited 50 minutes for ambulance after neurological attack

A local TD has said that the air ambulance should have responded to the 999 call.

# healthcare - Friday 16 February, 2018

'The problem has advanced significantly': Mullingar man waits 9 years for orthodontic treatment

Fine Gael TD Peter Burke has said that prompt treatment was critical in terms of young adults’ body image.

# healthcare - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study

Single fathers ate fewer fruit and vegetables, and were more likely to binge drink than single mothers and partnered parents, the study found.

# healthcare - Thursday 1 February, 2018

55 people have died during this year's flu season

The HSE says that we may have reached peak flu season this week.

# healthcare - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Radiologist position 'has been empty for seven years'

Calls have been made for rural doctors to be paid a premium.

# healthcare - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Selling energy drinks to children: No plans from other retailers to copy Aldi's ban

Retailers such as Dunnes Stores, Centra and SuperValu haven’t announced any plans to follow Aldi’s lead.

# healthcare - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack'

“In order to get the big benefits on cardiovascular disease [smokers] need to quit completely,” the lead author said.

# healthcare - Friday 12 January, 2018

Simon Harris 'concerned' about care terminally-ill woman received over New Year's weekend

The woman’s daughter, Siobhán Tobin, wrote an open letter to the Health Minister about trying to access out of hours services.

# healthcare - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Scan review: 34 patients were asked to go back to University Hospital Kerry

All have been given the all-clear since their fresh investigations.

# healthcare - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system

The hospital has received two complaints in relation to yesterday’s long waiting times.

# healthcare - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients HSE

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients

A union representing GPs say there’s been an increase in the number of attacks on their members over the past several years; GPs want the HSE to put a process in place to protect staff and patients.

# healthcare - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'I don't want to jump queues': Thousands waiting up to 4 years for cataract surgery

The eye condition causes a person’s vision to become impaired, and is the leading cause of blindness in the world.

# healthcare - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'What was particularly scary about these voices is I am deaf and don’t normally hear people talking'

Karen Sinnott writes about her struggle to get treatment – and her journey to the UK.

# healthcare - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Demand for every kind of health service in Ireland is set to go through the roof in the next 13 years

According to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Ireland’s rapidly growing (and ageing) population will create a huge demand for healthcare by 2030.

# healthcare - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Not everyone's happy with the name for the children's hospital

It’s going to be called the Phoenix Children’s Health.

# healthcare - Monday 23 October, 2017

The new children's hospital will be called... Phoenix Children's Health

The project is projected to cost over €1 billion in full and is due to be completed in 2021.

# healthcare - Thursday 19 October, 2017

After some confusion, hospitals told to pay doctors and nurses who didn't go to work on Monday

There was some confusion over what employees should do in the event of national red weather warnings.

# healthcare - Friday 13 October, 2017

Trump dismantles major Obamacare payments in 'spiteful act'

The Health and Human Services department made the announcement in a statement late last night.

# healthcare - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Vat rate on sunbed services almost doubles to 23%

Senator Catherine Noone said that sunbeds are currently defined as “care of the human body”.

# healthcare - Friday 6 October, 2017

Drain cleaning fluid 'got mixed with water' at Ennis dental surgeries

The HSE is currently in contact with the parents of up to 43 children to see if they were affected by the problem.

# healthcare - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Minister: Hospital followed procedure in case of man who suffered heart attack after being turned away

In August, a Wicklow man suffered a heart attack hours after being refused treatment at a hospital.

# healthcare - Thursday 28 September, 2017

'Once the damage is done, it's done': This condition is causing sight loss in thousands of Irish every year Amd

'Once the damage is done, it's done': This condition is causing sight loss in thousands of Irish every year

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of sight loss in people aged 50 and over in Ireland.

# healthcare - Sunday 17 September, 2017

The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare?

The UK’s poor air quality ratings are thought to cause more than 40,000 premature deaths a year.

# healthcare - Monday 11 September, 2017

'Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?'

Some of your personal details may already be available for sale on the dark web awaiting a purchaser. The only certainty is that the next attack is coming – the only question is when, writes Ronan Murphy.

# healthcare - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'They brought the Liam MacCarthy to him in hospital': Former All-Ireland winner on the long road to recovery

Former patients were at Beaumont Hospital this week to thank the staff that cared for him.

# healthcare - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos

A HSE expert says drinks promotions can encourage students to drink a lot in a short space of time and lead them into dangerous situations.

# healthcare - Saturday 29 July, 2017

HSE criticised for not knowing length of waiting lists for CT and MRI scans

The HSE said it’s been “working to establish a system to track waiting lists for a range of diagnostic procedures”.

# healthcare - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

There has been a big drop in people getting HSE-funded dental treatments

New CSO figures show a 16.4% drop in HSE-funded dental treatments between 2013 and 2016.

# healthcare - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

McCain: 'We are not the president's subordinates. We are his equal'

John McCain received a standing ovation from his colleagues as he entered the chamber.

John McCain returns to Washington after blood clot surgery to vote on Obamacare

The 80-year-old senator has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

# healthcare - Thursday 20 July, 2017

For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs

The United Nations report’s authors claimed that the data proved the “scales have finally tipped”.

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