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# healthscare - Monday 17 June, 2013

Safety warning over giving codeine tablets to under-18s

The European Medicines Agency says codeine, which is converted to morphine in the body, can pose problems for kids.

# healthscare - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Two dead over suspected mix-up of sleeping and blood pressure pills

France’s health regulator has withdrawn a brand of blood pressure pills amid fears of a packaging issue.

# healthscare - Friday 7 June, 2013

Ireland records first known case of leprosy in decades

The HSE says the victim was a man from outside Ireland who did not contract it in this country.

# healthscare - Thursday 23 May, 2013

A&E wards could be shut over looming staff shortages, doctors warn

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine says emergency wards are already stretched, and it’ll get worse in July…

# healthscare - Monday 20 May, 2013

Uh-oh: UN says it's impossible to predict spread of new bird flu

‘Influenza viruses constantly reinvent themselves’, says the head of the WHO. ‘No one can predict the future course.’

# healthscare - Friday 26 April, 2013

Health risks in hospital baby baths discovered in random inspection

A HIQA assessment of Letterkenny General Hospital finds that the absence of a cleaning system poses a risk to child health.

# healthscare - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Up to 16 killed by US outbreak of listeria

A batch of contanimated cantaloupes from Colorado has been blamed for 72 infections, and at least 13 deaths.

# healthscare - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Superbugs evolving faster than medicine, worried experts warn

The World Health Organisation says drug-resistant bugs are developing at a rate that science will struggle to keep up with.

# healthscare - Friday 28 January, 2011

NI X-ray delay meant two late cancer diagnosis cases

A major backlog of X-ray delays in the Northern Irish health system meant at least there two late diagnoses of cancer.