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# health - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal

The 221+ group wrote to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly today.

# health - Monday 16 November, 2020

Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January

Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn said he thinks the majority of people will decide “it’s simply not worth it”.

# health - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Opinion: I was shamed for being diagnosed with Covid

Amy Donohoe was diagnosed with Covid-19 last month and found that the experience brought with it an unwelcome sense of shame.

# health - Friday 30 October, 2020

How can we avoid burnout through this strange winter?

Tracy Ward explains how burnout affects us – and what to do if we’re feeling it.

# health - Monday 26 October, 2020

Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find

One mother, who has seen her daughter suffer, feels the Government and HSE are badly failing people with eating disorders.

# health - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'

The INMO will appear at the Dáil’s health committee today.

# health - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears

For years, cross-border healthcare has been slowly and tentatively developing. Now Brexit poses a threat.

# health - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier

Pharmacists have said the uncertainty about deliveries and cancellation of appointments may undermine the vaccination programme.

# health - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Announcement expected as Cabinet meets to discuss possible Level 4 restrictions in border counties

It follows a decision by the Stormont Executive to close schools for two weeks.

Warning that Republic will follow North's Covid-19 trend without 'radical' change in behaviours this week

Dr Mary Favier said the health service here faces a greater challenge due to resourcing deficiencies.

# health - Monday 12 October, 2020

Sexual abusers ‘going unchecked’ in Ireland's health service, report claims

Dignity 4 Patients raised “grave concerns” ahead of the publications of its annual report tomorrow.

# health - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Extract: 'Running makes me feel alive, connected to the moment'

Author of The Cow Book, John Connell shares his experience of one long and glorious run he had through a forest in Longford, in an extract from his new book.

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments

Out of 110,000 invitations, only 12,000 have come forward, according to CervicalCheck director.

# health - Friday 9 October, 2020

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget

Sinn Féin said it would aim to spend €18.28 billion in total, €6.28 billion more than the government’s target.

# health - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

'We must not rob Peter to pay Paul': HSE to report back on late cancer diagnosis and outcomes

The Taoiseach said the lockdown did impact on the non-Covid illness.

# health - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Three out of 10 cancers in Ireland are 'potentially preventable through lifestyle changes'

That’s according to a new report published by the National Cancer Registry.

Ireland's public healthcare expenditure ranks ninth in Europe, ESRI report says

The report author said Ireland’s HCE should not be “interpreted as a measure of hospital service expenditure”.

# health - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA

Hospitals and universities across Ireland are collaborating with Genuity Science due to, experts say, lack of a public project or strategy.

Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'

Expert familiar with such agreements cited issues with data access, exclusivity and intellectual property.

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership

Ireland still has a chance to take control of genomics research – if it follows this advice.

# health - Thursday 1 October, 2020

'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'

SJOG currently provides intellectual disability and mental health services to over 8,000 people.

# health - Monday 28 September, 2020

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know

“The flu vaccine is one of the safest vaccines we have, it’s one of the oldest vaccines we have,” a GP said.

# health - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Opinion: We cannot let concerns about cross-border shopping stop us controlling a minimum price of alcohol here

Eunan McKinney of Alcohol Action Ireland says public health demands the commencement of minimum unit pricing must proceed.

# health - Friday 25 September, 2020

Should Ireland be like Sweden or New Zealand? Experts disagree on the next steps in the pandemic

What can Ireland learn from other countries as we enter the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic?

# health - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Public health officials renew appeal to reduce our contacts as 234 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

# health - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's second-most commonly used illicit drug

The findings were outlined in the EU’s drugs agency’s annual report today.

# health - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Health watchdog notified of 68 'significant events' of accidental or unintended exposure to ionising radiation

The majority of these events related to CT scans and involved relatively low dosses of radiation.

# health - Friday 4 September, 2020

HIQA: Temperature checks and screening for Covid-19 symptoms should not be carried out in schools

The watchdog has reviewed how other countries are managing the virus in schools.

# health - Monday 31 August, 2020

Parents urged not to 'dose' children who show Covid-19 symptoms with painkillers and to keep them at home

Many schools are reopening their doors to staff and students this week.

More than a quarter of over-65s at risk of harm from mixing alcohol and medication

Alcohol-medication interactions can cause accidents, problems with blood pressure, and liver damage.

# health - Thursday 27 August, 2020

‘Gaining health rather than losing weight’: HSE to deliver online event on obesity

The series of seminars will focus on obesity as a chronic disease, rather than as a lifestyle issue.

# health - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

NPHET recommends asking older people to limit time outdoors and to reduce numbers at home gatherings

Health officials have also recommended that sports be returned to behind-closed-doors.

# health - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Taoiseach expresses 'deep concerns' about significant rise in Covid-19 cases yesterday

His comments come after Ireland recorded 200 new cases on Saturday.

# health - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation

Delays created by the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in a backlog of cases.

# health - Friday 14 August, 2020

Almost half of new Covid-19 cases linked to outbreaks in workplaces

The CSO has been analysing the statistics for the number of people who contracted or died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

# health - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Acting CMO: Covid-19 clusters in schools 'virtually inevitable' once they re-open

Ronan Glynn said NPHET was not likely to recommend closing all schools if clusters break out.

'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals

Many neonatal units have no isolation facilities to deal with coronavirus patients.

What we can learn from the world's 'Blue Zones' - where people regularly live into their 90s and 100s

Lifestyle changes can cure some diseases and significantly extend our lives, writes Professor Ciaran O’Boyle.

# health - Sunday 9 August, 2020

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NFL player to miss 2020 season after positive Covid-19 test uncovers serious heart condition

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith requires surgery.

# health - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Most of Ireland's teens are healthy and ambitious, but not all of them get the same fighting chance

20% of 17 and 18 year olds surveyed were found likely to be depressed.

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