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# healthcare - Yesterday’s News


# 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”.

# healthcare - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Why there are so few female surgeons: 'There's definitely an issue around being competitive in an interview'

Yesterday, the Royal College of Surgeons launched a report that aims to increase their female representation.

# healthcare - Monday 10 July, 2017

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

# healthcare - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'

Dick Murray was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1993.

Sinn Féin seeks to speed up cath lab review with new politics

David Cullinane says the bill will inject “a sense of urgency” into the issue.

# healthcare - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

'I was beside myself with worry': Ireland shifts its approach to fighting cancer

Emotional support and aftercare will be an important development in how people with, or who had cancer, are looked after.

# healthcare - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'I had a heart attack myself - if people don't get help in that first hour, they won't make it'

Around 200 people gathered outside Dáil Éireann today to call for 24-hour cardiac care for Waterford and the South-East.

Study to begin on rolling out free HPV vaccine scheme to boys

The HPV virus can lead to cervical, penile and throat cancer in some cases.

# healthcare - Sunday 2 July, 2017

GPs will launch campaign to encourage patients to seek treatment abroad

General practitioners will be starting an “information drive” to highlight the benefits of an EU healthcare scheme.

Thai doctors battle to stop people eating a 'silent killer' fish dish

The raw fish meal ‘koi pla’ attract parasites that can cause a lethal liver cancer which kills up to 20,000 Thais annually.

# healthcare - Friday 30 June, 2017

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'

“If I’m the Irish government, I should take responsibility for Irish women,” Professor Arulkumaran told

# healthcare - Thursday 29 June, 2017

25 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland in 2016

The Department of Health has released its figures of the number of terminations carried out in Ireland last year.

# healthcare - Monday 26 June, 2017

A growing problem: There were over 1,000 cases of melanoma in Ireland in 2014

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland, and 16% of those who are diagnosed die from the disease.

# healthcare - Friday 23 June, 2017

Crowds gather at Waterford hospital after man dies while being transferred to Cork

A 40-year-old man from Waterford died while being transported in an ambulance to a hospital in Cork.

# healthcare - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'People are dying on waiting lists': Harris urged to fix health service once and for all

The Future of Healthcare report which aims to reform the health service over 10 years has been criticised for the spending it proposes.

# healthcare - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Teenager spent 14 days in adult psychiatric ward room 'barely bigger than the bed'

The case was brought to the attention of the Minister for Mental Health and the Taoiseach’s office.

# healthcare - 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.

# healthcare - Saturday 10 June, 2017

The highest paid person in the HSE last year received almost €600,000

The HSE’s spend on legal and professional fees increased by 28.6% last year – rising from €47m to €60.5m.

# healthcare - Friday 2 June, 2017

'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.

# healthcare - 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.

Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors'

After suffering from bleeding and ongoing pain, the woman was not contacted by the hospital and eventually had to go to A&E.

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.

# healthcare - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

"Adam says to me 'You have MS mum, but I’ve got to wear glasses'"

“I’ll stand up in Leinster House tomorrow and be announced as a person with MS – but that’s such a tiny bit of who I am.”

# healthcare - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision'

But who now owns the National Maternity Hospital? The government still needs to clarify its position.

# healthcare - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Trump healthcare plan would 'leave 23 million without health insurance'

Premiums would cost less, but only because they would cover less.

# healthcare - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Why don't Irish people get their blood pressure checked?

High blood pressure can cause a heart attack, stroke or cognitive difficulty in later life.

# healthcare - Monday 15 May, 2017

Concern about doctors without specialist training filling consultant posts

Consultants say these doctors do not have the expertise necessary to make the right decisions for patients.

# healthcare - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears

There was a discussion around what is causing a mistrust of vaccines, which have eradicated many diseases in Ireland.

# healthcare - Monday 8 May, 2017

One-fifth of Irish people have witnessed poor care for the elderly

A significant number of people have witnessed physical or emotional abuse in home care services.

Patients placed on chairs and beds in corridors of Waterford psychiatric unit

A 16-year-old patient spent the night in a chair at the adult psychiatric unit last week.

# healthcare - Friday 5 May, 2017

Morning after pill: Medical card holders to get access without prescription

Pharmacists have argued that prescription requirements limited medical card holders’ access to the contraceptive.

# healthcare - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services

At one hospital, “patients who were unable to walk did not have access to fresh drinking water”.

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