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#Health

# health - Thursday 14 February, 2019

34 people have died from the flu so far this season

The majority of people who died were over the age of 65.

# health - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'Think of us as you tuck into your turkey': Letters reveal nurses' fury at Varadkar over annual leave comments

Strikes planned for this week were suspended after Labour Court intervention yesterday evening.

# health - Monday 11 February, 2019

The Labour Court is intervening in the nurses' strike

A formal hearing will take place at 3.30pm.

'Simon Harris has to go': Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in health minister

Harris will apologise for misleading the Dáil this week.

# health - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Nurses 'strongly condemn' protest outside Simon Harris' home

The anti-government protesters left the scene peacefully after gardaí arrived.

Opinion: Prevention is better than cure so there is no point in taxing vitamins

Those people who mind their health and take supplements save the state money by needing less healthcare writes Ciara Wright.

# health - Saturday 9 February, 2019

'This campaign has to succeed, it is our time': Tens of thousands march in support of nurses and midwives Strike This post contains videos

'This campaign has to succeed, it is our time': Tens of thousands march in support of nurses and midwives

About 37,000 INMO members are engaging in strike action over pay and staffing levels.

# health - Friday 8 February, 2019

Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court

Talks broke up this evening with no commitments for the nurses to call off the action.

Varadkar has 'total confidence' in health minister Harris over children's hospital overrun

Fianna Fáil TD Thomas Byrne has said his party will not call for Harris’ resignation.

# health - Thursday 7 February, 2019

'Omnishambles': Call for Harris to be fired over children's hospital overrun but he says he 'behaved appropriately'

Documents show Harris was informed in August that the budget for the hospital could overrun by €391 million.

# health - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'We're absolutely wrecked, we're afraid we'll make a mistake': Psychiatric nurses will have to work through night again

Nurses have been working for 27 hours straight and counting.

Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action

The dispute centres on a row over trade union membership.

'Slow drive' Dublin protest as young GPs say 'they will not stay in the country' under current contract

The NAGP says 700 GPs are set to retire over the next five years.

Opinion: Miscarriages are part of nature - so why is the subject still such a taboo?

It is difficult going through a miscarriage with all the confused emotions that brings, without being censored too, writes Darragh Quinn.

# health - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'A major national emergency': Government called to resolve nurses' strike as 50,000 patients affected this week

Nurses across the country will be out on the picket lines outside hospitals and clinics today for the second day of strike action.

# health - Monday 4 February, 2019

INMO calls ministers' invite to talk about issues other than pay 'massively disrespectful' and 'cynical'

INMO and PNA members will take part in further industrial action this week.

Opinion: We need to remove the stigma around lung cancer - no one should be blamed for getting it

Smoking is one of the primary causes of lung cancer and some patients feel they are being blamed for having cancer, writes Dr Anne-Marie Baird.

'Rats out of the HSE': Protesters want external probe into claims abortion details were leaked

The HSE is probing claims that a woman was phoned and harassed by a man who had obtained her personal information.

# health - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Just 2% of safeguarding concerns reported to HSE come from people experiencing alleged abuse

The bulk of reports of abuse come from either staff members at facilities of family members.

'You wouldn't tell a child they couldn't have chemo, but our son is being denied the medication he needs'

Parents of children with a rare genetic condition are fighting for access to a potentially life-changing drug.

Varadkar confirms that children's hospital review WILL be able to find individuals accountable

Varadkar said the terms of reference of the review would be changed.

# health - Friday 1 February, 2019

Anti-abortion protesters say they received 'reliable information' on abortions taking place in Drogheda hospital

This is at least the second time this year that people have protested outside the hospital.

Nurses to meet tomorrow to discuss adding further strike dates

Nurses and midwives held their first 24 hours of a full strike on Wednesday this week.

# health - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day after all

New research has shown that skipping breakfast might not have an adverse effect on a person’s weight.

# health - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'The relationship between nurses and the HSE is like a bad marriage': Nurses on strike all over country Picket Lines This post contains videos

'The relationship between nurses and the HSE is like a bad marriage': Nurses on strike all over country

The dispute centres on pay, conditions and staffing levels.

Three-quarters of Irish people support nurses as 24-hour strike kicks off around the country

The nurses have gone on strike over what they call a recruitment and retention issue in the healthcare sector.

# health - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Nurses' strike: Public advised to only attend emergency departments if 'absolutely essential'

The action will begin at 8am on Wednesday and finish at 8am on Thursday.

# health - Monday 28 January, 2019

Opinion: At 12 I started taking Orkambi as a trial drug and it transformed my life

It was scary starting a drug trial for my cystic fibrosis. We didn’t know how I would react but thankfully my breathing and energy levels improved, writes Benat Broderick (15).

# health - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Opinion: You might need to simplify your child's lunch so they actually eat it

A white bread sandwich in the belly is better than a vegan curry in the bin, writes Mary McCarthy.

Nurses' strike: HSE releases info on which health services will and will not operate on the day

The action will begin at 8am on Wednesday and finish at 8am on Thursday.

# health - Saturday 26 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge 5 ways to know you're dehydrated and why it even matters Health

# health - Friday 25 January, 2019

'The largest strike in the health service’s history looms': Talks to avoid nurses strike have collapsed

This would be the second time in the INMO’s hundred-year history that nurses or midwives go on strike.

CervicalCheck support group says smear test delays are 'totally unacceptable'

Women are having to wait an average of 22 weeks to receive their results, and thousands of tests need to be redone.

Opinion: Let's eradicate period poverty by providing free sanitary products across the country

Some women simply don’t have enough money to buy sanitary products so councils are piloting a scheme to distribute them in public buildings, writes Rebecca Moynihan.

# health - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Patient advocates among new board members of the HSE

The board will be appointed on an administrative basis until legislation has passed.

# health - Monday 21 January, 2019

Want to make your shopping trip healthier? Here's some advice

More than one-third of supermarket products on special offer are high in fat, sugar and salt.

# health - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Opinion: If you are planning on passing off your unwanted junk food as presents - stop!

With the majority of Irish adults overweight and children’s tooth decay on the rise, its time to think about the real cost giving sugary gifts, writes Mary McCarthy.

# health - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Donohoe thanks nurses for 'immense contribution' but says paying them more could lead to others seeking rises

Nurses are set to go on strike this month and next in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Opinion: 'The debate on abortion isn't over and don't expect that it ever will be'

The experience in the US shows that the divisive abortion debate will continue, writes Larry Donnelly.

# health - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

HSE investigating potential 12th case of meningitis

Three people with the condition have died in recent weeks.