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#Health

# health - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

'This doesn't need to continue': Concerns over 'worrying' rise in lung cancer diagnoses made in A&E

Recent data revealed that one in four lung cancer diagnoses are made in emergency departments.

# health - Monday 14 January, 2019

'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal

Taoiseach says women of Ireland have his commitment that changes will be made to the health service.

Here are just some of the problems facing the Taoiseach as TDs head back to the Dáíl

In what could be Leo Varadkar’s toughest year yet, there are a number of huge issues barrelling towards him from day one.

# health - Friday 11 January, 2019

Opinion: I was always adamant I'd never have the snip ... but I did

It was incomprehensible to me that I would ever intentionally harm such a vital part of my body. I’d sooner lose a leg, writes Eric Nolan.

# health - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Doctors express concern over termination services amid fears of 'risks' to patients' safety

The issues were raised at an extraordinary general of the institute this evening.

# health - Sunday 6 January, 2019

'I was studying to be a fitness coach when I needed a double lung transplant'

Luke Doherty was added to the transplant waiting list when one of his lungs collapsed.

Poll: Do you donate blood? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you donate blood?

Health Minister Simon Harris has encouraged people to give blood over the coming weeks.

# health - Saturday 5 January, 2019

New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications

About 500,000 people in Ireland have COPD, but half of them likely do not know they have the condition.

# health - Friday 4 January, 2019

HSE urges people to get vaccinated as at least 2 die after contracting H1N1 flu virus

The virus is also known as Swine Flu, and can be particularly harmful to young people and pregnant women.

Guide suggests not enough evidence that screen time is harmful to children's health

Published by the RCPCH the guide consulted 109 children and young people across the UK.

# health - Thursday 3 January, 2019

HSE warning over 'my options' unplanned pregnancy websites with anti-abortion message

The HSE’s official site My Options serves as a first point of contact for women dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.

Opinion: The key to the trolley crisis lies in a statutory right to access home care

The home care sector is an outdated, bewildering and unfair patchwork of charities, HSE-funded programmes and for-profit carer agencies, writes Dr Domhnall McGlacken-Byrne

# health - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Opinion: 'Nobody should have to live like this - I need more care to meet my basic needs'

The HSE doesn’t recognise my disability. The lack of care hours means choosing between food and a shower, writes Corina Duyn

Pro-Life Campaign has 'no plans' to protest outside hospitals or GP services over abortion services

The campaign said it will instead focus on details of the bill and assist women in vulnerable situations by offering alternatives to abortion.

PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal'

Stephen Teap said he went public with his story this year so he can tell his boys when they grow up that he did everything he could.

# health - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Babies born in Ireland in 2019 can expect to live until 2101

Ireland is one of only 28 countries where 2019 babies will likely live until the 22nd century

# health - Monday 31 December, 2018

Simon Harris pays tribute to Rhona Mahony, who made history as first female Master of Holles Street

The Health Minister called her “a leading voices for women’s rights”.

# health - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Timeline: The history of abortion in Ireland

Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment in May of this year.

The number of reported measles cases in Ireland more than trebled this year

Seven in 10 of the confirmed cases involved people who were not vaccinated.

# health - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Opinion: No one should be prosecuted for personal possession of drugs

People using drugs should be dealt with exclusively via the health system, writes Tony Duffin. Let’s make the change in 2019.

# health - Friday 28 December, 2018

'You want the Eighth repealed because of Brexit': Letters sent to Varadkar about abortion referendum

This year the country voted by 66.4% to 33.6% to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January

There were some concerns in recent weeks that hospitals would not be ready in time.

# health - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Irish people are living longer and the birth rate is falling

A new report looks into several areas of both the health of the nation and health services in general.

# health - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'No one would choose to work on Christmas Day, but we're all in it together' Doctors And Nurses This post contains videos

'No one would choose to work on Christmas Day, but we're all in it together'

Doctors, nurses, midwives and others will be working across the country today and throughout the week.

# health - Monday 24 December, 2018

Indigestion at Christmas time - that is your stomach crying out for a break

Use of indigestion medication can lead to deficiencies in minerals and vitamins and could start a vicious cycle. Heed the warning signs and try improving your diet instead, writes Ciara Wright.

#WeAreWorking: Doctors and nurses remind Leo of their sacrifices over the Christmas period

Varadkar felt the ire of frontline staff in November this month when he suggested that consultants should not take holidays in the first week of the year.

Taoiseach can't say if anyone will be held to account over children's hospital overspend

It’s emerged the budget for the new hospital may cost more than €1.433 billion.

# health - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Poll: Should sweets and crisps be removed from supermarket checkout counters? Sweet Tooth This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sweets and crisps be removed from supermarket checkout counters?

New research has suggested it could lead to less unhealthy snacking “on the go”.

Expert tips for parents who discover that their teenager drinks alcohol

Teenagers will always push the boundaries, here is what you should do if you find out your teen is drinking over the holiday period, writes Dr Gerry McCarney.

'People are replacing it with crystal meth or 2 litres of vodka a day': G detoxification referrals jump by 4,600% Exclusive

The use of GHB, a highly addictive drug, is on the rise in Ireland.

# health - Saturday 22 December, 2018

VIDEO: The charity providing free accommodation to parents of sick children Hugh's House This post contains videos

VIDEO: The charity providing free accommodation to parents of sick children

Ade Stack saw parents who were not from Dublin sleeping in waiting rooms and in their cars while her son was in hospital – she wanted to do something to help.

# health - Friday 21 December, 2018

HSE launches new crisis pregnancy website to give women information on abortions

It’s expected that the first legal terminations in Ireland will be carried out in the new year.

# health - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Government announces tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims

Justice Mary Irvine will chair of the tribunal.

# health - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

# health - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Health body apologises after email addresses of 200 job applicants are incorrectly shared in email

The Data Protection Commissioner has been informed of the incident.

# health - Thursday 13 December, 2018

'A genuinely historic moment': Abortion legislation passes through the Seanad

The legislation will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

Colds, flus and bugs: How to stay healthy and fight infections this Christmas season

The HSE National Clinical Advisor Dr Vida Hamilton tells us how to stay well, and where to go if we do get sick.

# health - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

'He's gone and he needn't have been gone': Mick Wallace gives impassioned speech about suicide

Wexford, where the TD is from, has the highest suicide rate in the country.

# health - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Lynn Ruane: We must pioritise people's lives over pharmaceutical companies' profits

Pharmaceutical companies make obscene profits from life-saving drugs – we need to change the system to prioritise human life over profiteering, writes Lynn Ruane.

# health - Friday 7 December, 2018

Irish women report painful complications from controversial sterilisation implant

The device has not been distributed in Ireland since January 2014.