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#Health

# health - Monday 8 April, 2019

Smear test backlog will be 'significantly reduced' over the summer months, says Harris

The Health Minister also said political parties should not be playing ‘party politics’ with women’s health.

# health - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Free GP care for under 12s as government agrees new contract with doctors

The government is increasing funding for GPs in exchange for reforms and changes to the services they provide.

Poll: Do you agree with free GP care for under-12s? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with free GP care for under-12s?

Free GP care is already in place for children under 6.

# health - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Woman with terminal cancer settles smear test case for €2.5 million

“The last few months have been so stressful for me and my family – just that thought of facing court as I recover from the last treatments of chemotherapy.”

# health - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Harris to raise issue of 'significant discrepancy' in trolley count at meeting between INMO and HSE

There were 81 patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Limerick according to the INMO.

Children born today will die 20 months sooner than expected because of air pollution

The new research shows that air pollution now rivals smoking as a fact in life expectancy reduction.

# health - Sunday 31 March, 2019

'Thinking of my donor made me really determined to achieve': How a double lung transplant changed this DCU lecturer's life Second Chance This post contains videos

'Thinking of my donor made me really determined to achieve': How a double lung transplant changed this DCU lecturer's life

Greg Foley had to get a double lung transplant after complications from his Cystic Fibrosis.

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools

Most people agree with this stance but almost one in five are unsure, according to an opinion poll.

# health - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Unvaccinated children banned from public places in New York suburb following measles outbreak

The extreme measure is to last for 30 days.

# health - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

'I got a new life because of their loved one': Organ recipients tell their stories as Organ Donor Awareness Week launches Gift Of Life This post contains videos

'I got a new life because of their loved one': Organ recipients tell their stories as Organ Donor Awareness Week launches

The launched was attended by Ambassador Ray D’Arcy and Minister for Health Simon Harris.

# health - Sunday 24 March, 2019

This video game training device is helping stroke survivors regain arm movement

Most of the 32 study participants experienced increased arm mobility and reduced arm stiffness after using the game.

# health - Friday 22 March, 2019

HSE conference to discuss pregnant women's use of epilepsy drug that is being compared to thalidomide

Epilim’s use by pregnant women has been restricted in recent years.

# health - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'You can't really dwell on questions': How Laura Brennan used her terminal cancer to help others

The 26 year-old died of cancer in Limerick yesterday.

# health - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Love Island contestants to be offered therapy after deaths of two former stars

Mike Thalassitis was found dead in London last weekend.

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis

A new study published in The Lancet has found how cannabis use affects the incidence of psychosis.

# health - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Opinion: What can we learn from the Irish people who live to be 100?

Resilience, positivity and staying connected are the keys to longevity, writes Alison Fagan, who visited Ireland’s inspirational centenarians.

# health - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases

Some 136,000 people died from measles globally in 2018.

From The Daily Edge What your period may be telling you about your overall health Menstruation

What your period may be telling you about your overall health

We asked the experts.

# health - Friday 15 March, 2019

People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected

The HSE has said patients may face longer waiting times at emergency departments due to an increase in people attending.

# health - Monday 11 March, 2019

Talks between INMO and government to return to Labour Court as union rejects new nurses' deal

The negotiations come after nurses went on general strike for a number of days last month.

More improvements needed at Stewarts Care, health watchdog finds

Hiqa published an overview of the inspection and monitoring activity of eight care centres.

# health - Sunday 10 March, 2019

'We are failing these children spectacularly': Row over drug with 'exorbitant' cost rumbles on Spinraza This post contains videos

'We are failing these children spectacularly': Row over drug with 'exorbitant' cost rumbles on

Negotiations, and clashes, over the price of Spinraza are ongoing behind the scenes.

# health - Friday 8 March, 2019

Opinion: We need a fair and transparent system for deciding which expensive new drugs to fund

If the drugs bill keeps growing – we will have to cut funding for home care packages, primary care services or maternity care, writes Maebh Ní Fhallúin.

# health - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines?

New proposals would see such products removed from hospital vending machines.

# health - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Consultant at Dublin children's hospitals had inappropriate contact with patient's mother in UK, tribunal hears

Dr Malcolm Lewis is employed at both Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.

# health - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Opinion: A million people have no health cover as low-paid families are excluded from access to the medical card

Since 2012 there has been a 66% increase in the number of people with no private or public health cover, writes Feilim O’Rourke.

# health - Monday 4 March, 2019

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin

There have been five cases since the start of February.

Taoiseach on suspicious package: 'Come after us, don't come after our staff or families'

The white powder in the envelope addressed to the Health Minister was confirmed to be non-hazardous.

# health - Sunday 3 March, 2019

From The Daily Edge Hair health 101: we asked two experts about the reasons and remedies for female hair loss Hair Health

# health - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Opinion: 'E-cigarettes may be an effective tobacco cessation tool but at what cost to society'?

‘We don’t want to solve the problems of current smokers by creating a whole new generation of smokers that the tobacco companies can prey on,’ writes Dr Des Cox.

# health - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?

A new report has suggested that they be removed if a patient requests it.

'Look in my child's eyes and tell him his life is not worth saving': Parents call for access to medication Spinraza This post contains videos

'Look in my child's eyes and tell him his life is not worth saving': Parents call for access to medication

About 26 children with SMA, a rare muscle-wasting condition, could benefit from Spinraza.

# health - Monday 25 February, 2019

'A price has been put on the value of life': HSE will not reimburse drug for children with rare condition

The HSE said the current price of Spinraza – more than €20 million over five years – is not cost-effective.

Opinion: There is a wonder-drug that all schools should be prescribing

Exercise should be viewed as medicine. Indeed, if exercise could be prescribed as a pill, it would be the most prescribed drug on the planet, writes Professor Niall Moyna.

# health - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'When we tried to explain PKU to people in the past, they'd say we were mad, things are different now'

People with this rare genetic condition need to maintain strict low-protein diets.

# health - Friday 22 February, 2019

'He has a chance at life now': HSE grants access to drug that could help boys with rare condition keep walking Exclusive

At least five boys in Ireland have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a muscle-wasting condition.

# health - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions

Laws prohibiting the advertising of alcohol within 200 metres of schools will come into effect later this year.

# health - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Inquiry to be considered after children reassured hearing was fine only to be told years later of impairment

The HSE issued apologies to 60 children as result of failings related to paediatric audiology services.

# health - Saturday 16 February, 2019

'I'm happy for the project to continue': Simon Harris rules out re-tendering children's hospital

The Minister was responding to a statement by BAM that suggested it would pull out of the contract if the Government wanted.