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# healthcare - Sunday 17 September, 2017

The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare?
# Deep Breath
# Deep Breath

The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare?

Sep 17th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,589 Views 26 Comments

The UK’s poor air quality ratings are thought to cause more than 40,000 premature deaths a year.

# healthcare - Monday 11 September, 2017

'Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?'
# Cyber Threats
# Cyber Threats

'Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?'

Sep 11th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,401 Views 25 Comments

Some of your personal details may already be available for sale on the dark web awaiting a purchaser. The only certainty is that the next attack is coming – the only question is when, writes Ronan Murphy.

# healthcare - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'They brought the Liam MacCarthy to him in hospital': Former All-Ireland winner on the long road to recovery
# John Kelly
# John Kelly

'They brought the Liam MacCarthy to him in hospital': Former All-Ireland winner on the long road to recovery

Aug 20th 2017, 11:30 AM 30,225 Views 3 Comments

Former patients were at Beaumont Hospital this week to thank the staff that cared for him.

# healthcare - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos
# Results Night
# Results Night

Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos

Aug 12th 2017, 4:01 PM 20,368 Views 26 Comments

A HSE expert says drinks promotions can encourage students to drink a lot in a short space of time and lead them into dangerous situations.

# healthcare - Saturday 29 July, 2017

HSE criticised for not knowing length of waiting lists for CT and MRI scans
# Critical
# Critical

HSE criticised for not knowing length of waiting lists for CT and MRI scans

Jul 29th 2017, 4:03 PM 13,568 Views 22 Comments

The HSE said it’s been “working to establish a system to track waiting lists for a range of diagnostic procedures”.

# healthcare - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

There has been a big drop in people getting HSE-funded dental treatments
# Lisa Needs Braces
# Lisa Needs Braces

There has been a big drop in people getting HSE-funded dental treatments

Jul 26th 2017, 10:01 PM 13,334 Views 25 Comments

New CSO figures show a 16.4% drop in HSE-funded dental treatments between 2013 and 2016.

# healthcare - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

McCain: 'We are not the president's subordinates. We are his equal'
# Healthcare Vote
# Healthcare Vote

McCain: 'We are not the president's subordinates. We are his equal'

Jul 25th 2017, 11:59 PM 20,674 Views 54 Comments

John McCain received a standing ovation from his colleagues as he entered the chamber.

John McCain returns to Washington after blood clot surgery to vote on Obamacare
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

John McCain returns to Washington after blood clot surgery to vote on Obamacare

Jul 25th 2017, 8:32 AM 15,883 Views 18 Comments

The 80-year-old senator has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

# healthcare - Thursday 20 July, 2017

For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs
# Global Shift
# Global Shift

For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs

Jul 20th 2017, 12:05 PM 11,523 Views 18 Comments

The United Nations report’s authors claimed that the data proved the “scales have finally tipped”.

# healthcare - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Why there are so few female surgeons: 'There's definitely an issue around being competitive in an interview'
# Gender Diversity
# Gender Diversity

Why there are so few female surgeons: 'There's definitely an issue around being competitive in an interview'

Jul 11th 2017, 6:03 AM 13,274 Views 47 Comments

Yesterday, the Royal College of Surgeons launched a report that aims to increase their female representation.

# healthcare - Monday 10 July, 2017

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work
# Bumping Up Figures
# Bumping Up Figures

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work

Jul 10th 2017, 1:44 PM 15,443 Views 26 Comments

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

# healthcare - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'
# Surviving Cancer
# Surviving Cancer

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'

Jul 8th 2017, 6:00 PM 20,722 Views 12 Comments

Dick Murray was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1993.

Sinn Féin seeks to speed up cath lab review with new politics
# Waterford Cath Lab
# Waterford Cath Lab

Sinn Féin seeks to speed up cath lab review with new politics

Jul 8th 2017, 4:05 PM 8,989 Views 30 Comments

David Cullinane says the bill will inject “a sense of urgency” into the issue.

# healthcare - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

'I was beside myself with worry': Ireland shifts its approach to fighting cancer
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I was beside myself with worry': Ireland shifts its approach to fighting cancer

Jul 5th 2017, 4:41 PM 10,331 Views 7 Comments

Emotional support and aftercare will be an important development in how people with, or who had cancer, are looked after.

# healthcare - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'I had a heart attack myself - if people don't get help in that first hour, they won't make it'
# Waterford Cath Lab
# Waterford Cath Lab

'I had a heart attack myself - if people don't get help in that first hour, they won't make it'

Jul 4th 2017, 5:38 PM 12,272 Views 24 Comments

Around 200 people gathered outside Dáil Éireann today to call for 24-hour cardiac care for Waterford and the South-East.

Study to begin on rolling out free HPV vaccine scheme to boys
# Cancer Risk
# Cancer Risk

Study to begin on rolling out free HPV vaccine scheme to boys

Jul 4th 2017, 12:22 PM 9,324 Views 40 Comments

The HPV virus can lead to cervical, penile and throat cancer in some cases.

# healthcare - Sunday 2 July, 2017

GPs will launch campaign to encourage patients to seek treatment abroad
# Healthcare In Crisis
# Healthcare In Crisis

GPs will launch campaign to encourage patients to seek treatment abroad

Jul 2nd 2017, 10:39 AM 29,955 Views 57 Comments

General practitioners will be starting an “information drive” to highlight the benefits of an EU healthcare scheme.

Thai doctors battle to stop people eating a 'silent killer' fish dish
# Liver Cancer
# Liver Cancer

Thai doctors battle to stop people eating a 'silent killer' fish dish

Jul 2nd 2017, 9:30 AM 43,901 Views 18 Comments

The raw fish meal ‘koi pla’ attract parasites that can cause a lethal liver cancer which kills up to 20,000 Thais annually.

# healthcare - Friday 30 June, 2017

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'

Jun 30th 2017, 6:15 AM 12,595 Views 134 Comments

“If I’m the Irish government, I should take responsibility for Irish women,” Professor Arulkumaran told TheJournal.ie.

# healthcare - Thursday 29 June, 2017

25 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland in 2016
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

25 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland in 2016

Jun 29th 2017, 2:04 PM 18,668 Views 72 Comments

The Department of Health has released its figures of the number of terminations carried out in Ireland last year.

# healthcare - Monday 26 June, 2017

A growing problem: There were over 1,000 cases of melanoma in Ireland in 2014
# Protect And Inspect
# Protect And Inspect

A growing problem: There were over 1,000 cases of melanoma in Ireland in 2014

Jun 26th 2017, 6:20 AM 24,617 Views 13 Comments

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland, and 16% of those who are diagnosed die from the disease.

# healthcare - Friday 23 June, 2017

Crowds gather at Waterford hospital after man dies while being transferred to Cork
# Cath Lab
# Cath Lab

Crowds gather at Waterford hospital after man dies while being transferred to Cork

Jun 23rd 2017, 7:35 PM 19,921 Views 41 Comments

A 40-year-old man from Waterford died while being transported in an ambulance to a hospital in Cork.

# healthcare - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'People are dying on waiting lists': Harris urged to fix health service once and for all
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

'People are dying on waiting lists': Harris urged to fix health service once and for all

Jun 21st 2017, 6:20 AM 8,571 Views 26 Comments

The Future of Healthcare report which aims to reform the health service over 10 years has been criticised for the spending it proposes.

# healthcare - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Teenager spent 14 days in adult psychiatric ward room 'barely bigger than the bed'
# Waterford
# Waterford

Teenager spent 14 days in adult psychiatric ward room 'barely bigger than the bed'

Jun 17th 2017, 12:05 AM 13,299 Views 19 Comments

The case was brought to the attention of the Minister for Mental Health and the Taoiseach’s office.

# healthcare - Monday 12 June, 2017

Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 people worldwide - study
# Worrying Trend
# Worrying Trend

Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 people worldwide - study

Jun 12th 2017, 10:30 PM 13,937 Views 40 Comments

Researchers said there was a worrying rise in the number of obese children across the world.

# healthcare - Saturday 10 June, 2017

The highest paid person in the HSE last year received almost €600,000
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

The highest paid person in the HSE last year received almost €600,000

Jun 10th 2017, 6:00 AM 36,735 Views 42 Comments

The HSE’s spend on legal and professional fees increased by 28.6% last year – rising from €47m to €60.5m.

# healthcare - Friday 2 June, 2017

'Don't keep it a secret': One in five female doctors has been sexually harassed at work
# Definitions Of Success
# Definitions Of Success

'Don't keep it a secret': One in five female doctors has been sexually harassed at work

Jun 2nd 2017, 6:15 AM 33,447 Views 31 Comments

Nearly half of female doctors delay starting a family for career reasons.

# healthcare - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Hospital sacks healthcare assistant for stealing €50 note from unresponsive patient
# Swiped
# Swiped

Hospital sacks healthcare assistant for stealing €50 note from unresponsive patient

Jun 1st 2017, 4:24 PM 42,472 Views 19 Comments

The man denied it before offering to hand over €50.

Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors'
# Discharge Summary
# Discharge Summary

Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors'

Jun 1st 2017, 6:20 AM 37,134 Views 14 Comments

After suffering from bleeding and ongoing pain, the woman was not contacted by the hospital and eventually had to go to A&E.

Elderly Connemara man had to wait 57 minutes on roadside for an ambulance
# West Of Ireland
# West Of Ireland

Elderly Connemara man had to wait 57 minutes on roadside for an ambulance

Jun 1st 2017, 6:01 AM 14,234 Views 40 Comments

“Why doesn’t the HSE pull the finger out and give us the means to contribute fully,” Galway GP Peter Sloane said.

# healthcare - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

"Adam says to me 'You have MS mum, but I’ve got to wear glasses'"
# World MS Day
# World MS Day

"Adam says to me 'You have MS mum, but I’ve got to wear glasses'"

May 31st 2017, 6:15 AM 18,771 Views 8 Comments

“I’ll stand up in Leinster House tomorrow and be announced as a person with MS – but that’s such a tiny bit of who I am.”

# healthcare - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision'
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision'

May 30th 2017, 12:05 AM 15,022 Views 18 Comments

But who now owns the National Maternity Hospital? The government still needs to clarify its position.

# healthcare - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Trump healthcare plan would 'leave 23 million without health insurance'
# Health Plan
# Health Plan

Trump healthcare plan would 'leave 23 million without health insurance'

May 24th 2017, 10:06 PM 11,381 Views 25 Comments

Premiums would cost less, but only because they would cover less.

# healthcare - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Why don't Irish people get their blood pressure checked?
# Irish Heart
# Irish Heart

Why don't Irish people get their blood pressure checked?

May 21st 2017, 7:15 AM 15,526 Views 21 Comments

High blood pressure can cause a heart attack, stroke or cognitive difficulty in later life.

# healthcare - Monday 15 May, 2017

Concern about doctors without specialist training filling consultant posts
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Concern about doctors without specialist training filling consultant posts

May 15th 2017, 10:37 AM 13,037 Views 44 Comments

Consultants say these doctors do not have the expertise necessary to make the right decisions for patients.

# healthcare - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears
# Chocolate And Ipads
# Chocolate And Ipads

Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears

May 11th 2017, 12:07 PM 17,730 Views 95 Comments

There was a discussion around what is causing a mistrust of vaccines, which have eradicated many diseases in Ireland.

# healthcare - Monday 8 May, 2017

One-fifth of Irish people have witnessed poor care for the elderly
# HIQA
# HIQA

One-fifth of Irish people have witnessed poor care for the elderly

May 8th 2017, 3:03 PM 8,233 Views 16 Comments

A significant number of people have witnessed physical or emotional abuse in home care services.

Patients placed on chairs and beds in corridors of Waterford psychiatric unit
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Patients placed on chairs and beds in corridors of Waterford psychiatric unit

May 8th 2017, 6:45 AM 9,030 Views 13 Comments

A 16-year-old patient spent the night in a chair at the adult psychiatric unit last week.

# healthcare - Friday 5 May, 2017

Morning after pill: Medical card holders to get access without prescription
# Emergency Contraception
# Emergency Contraception

Morning after pill: Medical card holders to get access without prescription

May 5th 2017, 9:24 AM 16,048 Views 79 Comments

Pharmacists have argued that prescription requirements limited medical card holders’ access to the contraceptive.

# healthcare - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services
# HIQA
# HIQA

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services

May 2nd 2017, 11:08 AM 9,841 Views 10 Comments

At one hospital, “patients who were unable to walk did not have access to fresh drinking water”.