# public-health - Friday 5 September, 2014
A new editorial published in the British Journal of General Practice has hit out at “alarmist” criticism of the devices.
There has been criticism of the World Health Organisation over the slow response to the Ebola outbreak.
# public-health - Wednesday 3 September, 2014
…Especially women and children.
# public-health - Wednesday 23 July, 2014
Some 30,000 people have been kept inside the city of Yumen for a week.
# public-health - Wednesday 7 May, 2014
# public-health - Tuesday 4 March, 2014
The four main political parties were joined by Alcohol Action Ireland and Alastair Campbell to launch a new informal Oireachtas group on the issue.
# public-health - Tuesday 19 November, 2013
The general scheme of the bill to standard packaging on cigarettes is to be the subject of public hearings by an Oireachtas committee.
# public-health - Wednesday 30 October, 2013
Researchers have also said that direct bat-to-human transmission is “plausible”.
# public-health - Saturday 7 September, 2013
Anti-fluoride campaigners quote unreliable studies in opposition to water fluoridation, but the real reason we should stop adding it to public water is because it’s unnecessary and a waste of money, writes Craig Connolly.
# public-health - Thursday 11 July, 2013
The naked demonstration will “symbolise how we in Ireland have been stripped of our rights to clean safe water”, according to organisers.
# public-health - Saturday 1 June, 2013
Russians still smoke plentifully on public transport and administrative buildings, but all that could change under an ambitious new anti-tobacco plan.
# public-health - Sunday 3 February, 2013
Childers said clients should be aware of certain Irish PR firms, which she claimed were “representing the tobacco industry and not being open and transparent about it”.
# public-health - Friday 4 January, 2013
The combination of holiday ailments and the winter vomiting bug mean hospitals are busier than they might usually be.
# public-health - Wednesday 21 November, 2012
Pharmacists have warned that overuse of antibiotics is a major public health threat – and that we could eventually run out of effective antibiotics.
# public-health - Monday 20 August, 2012
New data published in The Lancet shows much higher infection rates of TB, HIV and Hepatitis-C among homeless people.
# public-health - Tuesday 14 August, 2012
And read why one local resident in the Clontarf area is hoping for a particularly speedy resolution…
# public-health - Monday 23 July, 2012
Junior minister says the cheap and easy availability of alcohol needs to be addressed to curb consumption.
# public-health - Wednesday 4 July, 2012
The HSE has set a target of banning smoking from the grounds of all health campuses by 2015.
# public-health - Tuesday 22 May, 2012
Counterfeit anti-malaria medicines are contributing to deaths across the world and also leading to drug resistance – putting billions of people at risk – according to researchers.
# public-health - Sunday 8 April, 2012
Another resident of the private Nazareth nursing home in Buncrana has died from influenza, the seventh to succumb to the disease.
# public-health - Friday 6 April, 2012
Another patient at the Nazareth nursing home in Buncrana died today, but the HSE has said it was not related to the current outbreak.
The Health Minister has said the number of people on waiting lists to see specialists is “utterly unacceptable”.
# public-health - Wednesday 4 April, 2012
A temporary exclusion zone is lifted after further tests on a flock of game birds in Clonakilty show bird flu had not spread.
# public-health - Monday 2 April, 2012
The Department of Agriculture said today that bird flu found in pheasants in Clonakilty is not the deadly H5N1 strain. However all biosecurity measures will remain in place in Barryroe, where results are expected on ill pheasants there.
# public-health - Sunday 25 March, 2012
From murderous houseflies to challenging TB…
# public-health - Friday 17 February, 2012
Researchers in the US and the Netherlands have developed new H5N1 strains which are more transmissible than the natural version.
# public-health - Saturday 21 January, 2012
New figures have shown that 3,500 personnel – the vast majority of them nurses – are due to leave the HSE by the end of February.
# public-health - Tuesday 20 December, 2011
As a portion of the government’s income, Ireland’s health spending is higher than many of the world’s developed countries.
# public-health - Monday 19 December, 2011
New figures outline how Ireland’s health has changed over the last ten years. We’ve picked out what’s getting better – and what’s getting worse.
# public-health - Saturday 3 December, 2011
The head of a service for drug users and the homeless in Ireland has said that some addicts are being driven to drinking hand sanitiser in an effort to get a fix of alcohol.
# public-health - Thursday 2 June, 2011
The World Health Organisation has said preliminary tests suggest the wave of E.coli infection affecting Europeans has been caused by a new, mutant form of two different E. coli bacteria.
# public-health - Thursday 21 April, 2011
5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.
Public health tables released today display a wealth of information about how Irish people live, die and procreate – and how that may change in the near future.
# public-health - Wednesday 11 August, 2010
THE GROWTH IN ‘medical tourism’ has been blamed for the spread of a new antibiotic-resistant superbug found in European hospitals.
The germ represents a “clear and frightening danger”‘ and may become a worldwide endemic, an article in today’s Lancet Infectious Diseases calims.
The bacteria, which have been isolated in 37 cases in Britain and in India, have developed near total resistance to all forms of antibiotics.
The team of international researchers who made the discovery describe the emergence of the germs as a “worldwide public health” threat and call for “co-ordinated international surveillance”.
The researchers described how common bacteria such as E.coli have begun to pick up a specific gene, called NDM-1, that renders them resistant to all but the most powerful antibiotics.
The NDM-1 gene has “an alarming potential to spread and diversify among bacterial populations”, they warn.
The spread of the super-resistant gene had been aided by international travel, and by so called “medical tourism” – the trend for people to travel abroad for cosmetic surgery and other procedures – the authors claim.
A number of the UK patients presenting with the resistant bacteria “had undergone elective, including cosmetic, surgery while visiting India or Pakistan”, the report reveals.
The grim news comes just as the swine flu pandemic is declared officially over.