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#health risks

# health-risks - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Serious accident at Sellafield would pose 'no immediate risks to health' in Ireland

A recent BBC panorama investigation suggested there were serious safety concerns at the plant.

# health-risks - Saturday 12 March, 2016

'It's a disgrace some women can't get the support they need'

About 8,000 women in Ireland develop gestational diabetes every year.

# health-risks - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Concerns over 'dilapidated' operating theatre, legionnaires' disease at Kerry hospital

Problems with the theatre were of particular concern because it’s such a high-risk clinical area, inspectors found.

# health-risks - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Ebola: Is it contagious and how does it spread? Here are the facts

With the Ebola virus breaking borders, people have been urged not to panic and read up on the facts.

# health-risks - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

SIPTU says shift work is damaging to health and is calling for a Government study

Research from other countries shows shift work can lead to cancer and diabetes.

# health-risks - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

From The42 Heading to the World Cup? Wear long-sleeved shirts, trousers and a condom Careful Now

Heading to the World Cup? Wear long-sleeved shirts, trousers and a condom

Perhaps not all at the same time, though. Health authorities have issued advice for those travelling to Brazil.

# health-risks - Thursday 10 April, 2014

EPA finds no long-term health impacts from Ballymount recycling plant fire

The Oxigen recycling plant in Ballymount, Dublin burned for over a week in January.

# health-risks - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

‘Little evidence’ that moderate mobile phone use is associated with cancer

Investigating radio frequency fields associated with mobile phones and children should be a ‘high priority’ said the EU Commission.

# health-risks - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

EU report fails to find conclusive evidence linking pylons with health risks

The report states that more research is needed to enable draw any conclusion into possible health risks.

# health-risks - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water

Tons of highly toxic water spilled out when workers removed the wrong pipe during works.

# health-risks - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Shortages of key medicines is impacting patients' health

The lack of some anti-depressants, pain-relief medicines and eye ointments has gotten worse in the last 12 months.

# health-risks - Monday 29 April, 2013

Poll: Should adults be banned from using sunbeds? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should adults be banned from using sunbeds?

New legislation will mean it will be illegal for under-18s to use sunbeds. Should this be extended to adults, resulting in a total ban?

# health-risks - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Teen girls on pill at risk of high blood pressure

A new study also showed alcohol consumption in teenage boys increased the risk of high blood pressure later in life.