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# lung - Thursday 4 May, 2017

'I'm living proof it works': Patients with severe lung condition call for access to 'life-changing' drug

People are set to lose access to Respreeza at the end of the month.

# lung - Thursday 29 May, 2014

More transplants than ever were carried out in Ireland last year

However, the HSE said there is still a need for more organ donations.

# lung - Monday 27 January, 2014

Rate of non-melanoma skin cancer predicted to increase by over 350%

Incidents of cancer overall are expected to double according to figures from the National Cancer Registry.

# lung - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Meet the people beginning a new life in 2014 thanks to organ transplants

2013 was a record year for organ transplants in Ireland – here are the stories of two people who have a new lease of life in 2014 thanks to the generosity of others.

# lung - Thursday 5 December, 2013

"Marked increase in cancer care" at St James's Hospital over past 10 years

St James’s Hospital published its first ten year cancer treatment audit, which looks from 2002 to 2012.

# lung - Friday 23 November, 2012

Irish start-up company develops 'groundbreaking' cancer treatment

MitaMed has begun a clinical trial in Cork and Dublin hospitals for its treatment for colorectal cancers.

# lung - Thursday 30 August, 2012

'Extensively drug-resistant' tuberculosis on the rise worldwide TB

'Extensively drug-resistant' tuberculosis on the rise worldwide

A large international study has revealed alarming levels of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis across the globe.

# lung - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Blue September comes to Ireland

Irish men asked to ‘face up to cancer’ during a Blue September.

# lung - Monday 7 March, 2011

Lung cancer rate in older women doubles

A British study has shown that lung cancer rates in women over 60 have doubled – caused, experts say, by the surge in female smokers in the 1960s and 1970s.

# lung - Monday 23 August, 2010

SCREENING FOR TUBERCULOSIS has begun at St Finbarr’s Hospital in Co Cork for hundreds of children and adults today, following an outbreak.

Over 220 people will undergo emergency tests to detect the disease, after three children at the Ballintemple National School tested positive for TB in the past three weeks.

Although the disease is potentially fatal, the Health Service Executive has said that TB can be cured if antibiotic treatment is taken for at least six months.

Speaking on RTÉ radio, Public health consultant Dr Margaret O’Sullivan said that all children and the staff of the school would be screened over the next two weeks.

O’Sullivan outlined the screening process, saying that people would be given an survey to complete, followed by a Mantoux skin test, and – if necessary – a chest X-Ray.

She explained the symptoms of TB, saying that if people develop a protracted cough for longer than three weeks (perhaps containing blood), experience weakness, lethargy or night sweats to contact their GP.

On RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Dr Kevin Kelleher called for the national screening programme to be expanded, and Fine Gael’s Health Spokesman Dr James Reilly has called on Minister for Health Mary Harney to set-up an immediate review of TB services.

The Ballintemple National School will delay opening for classes until the results of all tests are confirmed.