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#Public Health

# public-health - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Doctors say it's 'difficult' to see how they can avoid going on strike over lack of resources
# Doctor Strike
# Doctor Strike

Doctors say it's 'difficult' to see how they can avoid going on strike over lack of resources

Thu 2:15 PM 13,031 Views 16 Comments

They were due to strike today.

# public-health - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Students at Kerry school advised to stay at home up until 30 December after 17 Covid cases confirmed
# Killorglin
# Killorglin

Students at Kerry school advised to stay at home up until 30 December after 17 Covid cases confirmed

Dec 16th 2020, 10:48 PM 39,058 Views 27 Comments

“It has been uncommon to see an outbreak of this scale among a school population,” a HSE letter sent to parents said.

# public-health - Monday 30 November, 2020

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January
# IMO
# IMO

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 10:38 PM 40,149 Views 42 Comments

The IMO has expressed disappointment at “no meaningful engagement” from the Department of Health for five months.

# public-health - Friday 27 November, 2020

Public health doctors vote in favour of industrial action in row over lack of consultant status
# Public Health
# Public Health

Public health doctors vote in favour of industrial action in row over lack of consultant status

Nov 27th 2020, 5:25 PM 12,914 Views 21 Comments

The IMO says the issue involves only 60 public health doctors.

# public-health - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Publicans say government and NPHET 'determined to close down sector'
# Reopening
# Reopening

Publicans say government and NPHET 'determined to close down sector'

Nov 25th 2020, 12:38 PM 37,737 Views 93 Comments

It is reported the government is looking at plans that would only allow pubs with a kitchen and a chef onsite to open.

# public-health - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Explainer: Which Covid-19 vaccines could Ireland get and how prepared are we for the roll-out?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Explainer: Which Covid-19 vaccines could Ireland get and how prepared are we for the roll-out?

Nov 14th 2020, 9:30 AM 45,893 Views 103 Comments

The European Commission has signed agreements with four companies so far.

# public-health - Friday 16 October, 2020

Gardaí launching a 'high visibility, nationwide policing plan' this weekend to support health guidelines
# Public Health
# Public Health

Gardaí launching a 'high visibility, nationwide policing plan' this weekend to support health guidelines

Oct 16th 2020, 7:40 AM 28,377 Views 32 Comments

The plan will be focused on support for the vulnerable and crime prevention, gardaí said.

# public-health - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

'It's like turning an aircraft carrier': Public health officials encouraged by Dublin's five-day Covid incidence but urge caution
# Nphet
# Nphet

'It's like turning an aircraft carrier': Public health officials encouraged by Dublin's five-day Covid incidence but urge caution

Sep 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 58,631 Views 54 Comments

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 is currently 70.4, with Dublin’s rate almost double that at 138.0 per 100,000.

# public-health - Monday 14 September, 2020

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children
# Nphet
# Nphet

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children

Sep 14th 2020, 10:14 PM 37,297 Views 24 Comments

The period of isolation following onset of symptoms has also been reduced from 14 days to 10 days.

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity
# Public Health
# Public Health

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity

Sep 14th 2020, 6:10 AM 35,881 Views 17 Comments

The HSE said that it’s looking for public-health trained individuals who will be ready to start almost immediately.

# public-health - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Gardaí increase patrols in Dublin as Covid-19 cases rise
# Public Health
# Public Health

Gardaí increase patrols in Dublin as Covid-19 cases rise

Sep 13th 2020, 3:56 PM 58,310 Views 113 Comments

Deputy Commissioner, policing and security, John Twomey said gardaí will have a “high visibility presence” in Dublin.

# public-health - Thursday 10 September, 2020

None of the Covid-19 cases identified in 54 schools so far have led to outbreaks
# Schools
# Schools

None of the Covid-19 cases identified in 54 schools so far have led to outbreaks

Sep 10th 2020, 2:11 PM 36,805 Views 47 Comments

There has only been one school in which a second case was identified after an original confirmed case.

# public-health - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Dr. Ronan Glynn releases video to 'clarify' confusion into 'simple message'
# Public Health
# Public Health

Dr. Ronan Glynn releases video to 'clarify' confusion into 'simple message'

Aug 19th 2020, 8:08 PM 103,283 Views 121 Comments

In his message, Glynn acknowledged that yesterday’s measures may seem “unfair” for a “nation which loves sport”.

# public-health - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Government advises over 70s to limit interactions, tells people to limit home visits to six people
# Public Health
# Public Health

Government advises over 70s to limit interactions, tells people to limit home visits to six people

Updated Aug 18th 2020, 6:34 PM 169,641 Views 280 Comments

Health officials have expressed concern at rising case numbers in recent weeks.

# public-health - Friday 7 August, 2020

The UK could reach record-breaking temperatures today - but there's no heatwave here
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

The UK could reach record-breaking temperatures today - but there's no heatwave here

Aug 7th 2020, 8:33 AM 40,078 Views 42 Comments

Health experts have issued a warning to people in the UK to take care in the sun.

# public-health - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Gardaí identify 26 pubs potentially in breach of health regulations after weekend crackdown
# Operation Navigation
# Operation Navigation

Gardaí identify 26 pubs potentially in breach of health regulations after weekend crackdown

Jul 9th 2020, 7:16 AM 61,004 Views 116 Comments

Gardaí say a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in each of these cases.

# public-health - Friday 3 July, 2020

Garda managers in all areas directed to begin checking pubs for Covid-19 compliance this evening
# Pubs
# Pubs

Garda managers in all areas directed to begin checking pubs for Covid-19 compliance this evening

Jul 3rd 2020, 6:15 PM 54,291 Views 157 Comments

This follows concerns that some licensed premises and customers haven’t been adhering to the public health guidelines.

# public-health - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'It's terrifying': Parents with sick children fear public flouting Covid-19 guidelines
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

'It's terrifying': Parents with sick children fear public flouting Covid-19 guidelines

Apr 30th 2020, 6:20 AM 53,337 Views 10 Comments

Cocooning was happening in the homes of some people long before it became a public health guideline.

# public-health - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Officials confirm another six coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Officials confirm another six coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland

Mar 29th 2020, 2:35 PM 22,523 Views 24 Comments

The death toll in Northern Ireland from the virus now stands at 21.

# public-health - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Opinion: 'Big businesses will cry wolf and fire accusations of nanny-statism at any public health intervention'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Big businesses will cry wolf and fire accusations of nanny-statism at any public health intervention'

Apr 18th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,370 Views 9 Comments

But education and individual agency cannot help people to ‘do the right thing’ when it comes to their health, writes Maebh Ní Fhallúin.

# public-health - Thursday 14 February, 2019

34 people have died from the flu so far this season
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

34 people have died from the flu so far this season

Feb 14th 2019, 7:31 PM 20,682 Views 23 Comments

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

# public-health - Friday 4 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 4th 2019, 4:08 PM 49,210 Views 48 Comments

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

# public-health - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

A Cork Chinese and a Dublin Apache Pizza were both closed over 'rodent droppings' in the kitchen
# Public Health
# Public Health

A Cork Chinese and a Dublin Apache Pizza were both closed over 'rodent droppings' in the kitchen

Mar 7th 2018, 1:11 PM 60,309 Views 27 Comments

Four other premises were also closed in February for different reasons.

# public-health - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

People with measles symptoms advised to isolate themselves as highly contagious disease spreads
# Public Health
# Public Health

People with measles symptoms advised to isolate themselves as highly contagious disease spreads

Nov 15th 2017, 10:17 AM 27,996 Views 31 Comments

Symptoms can present as red eyes, a runny nose, a high temperature and a rash.

# public-health - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?

Oct 10th 2017, 6:30 PM 61,940 Views 81 Comments

FactCheck delves into a dispute over the so-called sugar tax, which is to go live on 1 May.

# public-health - Saturday 7 October, 2017

With nearly 700,000 on waiting lists, Harris pledges more investment in health services
# Budget 2018
# Budget 2018

With nearly 700,000 on waiting lists, Harris pledges more investment in health services

Oct 7th 2017, 2:02 PM 9,706 Views 103 Comments

Harris told consultants that Irish healthcare is at a “historic juncture” in a speech today.

# public-health - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits

Sep 6th 2017, 5:15 PM 152,314 Views 263 Comments

Following controversy over Super Junior Minister Finian McGrath’s comments about the vaccine, TheJournal.ie republishes this Factcheck.

# public-health - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil
# Vaccine Controversy
# Vaccine Controversy

'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil

Sep 5th 2017, 7:05 AM 20,261 Views 96 Comments

With HPV high on the agenda, we spoke to TDs who’ve raised the issue in the Dáil chamber.

# public-health - Monday 17 April, 2017

Why you should be very wary of signing this insurance form on arrival at an Irish hospital
# The Small Print
# The Small Print

Why you should be very wary of signing this insurance form on arrival at an Irish hospital

Apr 17th 2017, 12:05 AM 135,848 Views 92 Comments

Signing up for private health care where none is available increases your bill ten times, and sometimes the situation can be even worse.

# public-health - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

FactCheck: Is Denis Naughten right about the deaths caused by air pollution in Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Denis Naughten right about the deaths caused by air pollution in Ireland?

Nov 16th 2016, 8:00 PM 16,219 Views 27 Comments

The Climate Action Minister says four people die every day due to air pollution. We put his claim to the test.

# public-health - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found
# Commuting
# Commuting

The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found

Aug 24th 2016, 10:39 PM 24,194 Views 36 Comments

Research from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) suggests that people who commute for long periods of time are potentially “shortening their lives”.

# public-health - Monday 25 July, 2016

First baby born in Europe with Zika-linked microcephaly born in Spain
# Zika Virus
# Zika Virus

First baby born in Europe with Zika-linked microcephaly born in Spain

Jul 25th 2016, 5:12 PM 50,475 Views 48 Comments

An aborted foetus in Slovenia also had microcephaly.

# public-health - Monday 11 April, 2016

FactCheck: Is Ireland really one of the world's most obese countries?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland really one of the world's most obese countries?

Apr 11th 2016, 1:00 AM 48,798 Views 69 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck puts some alarming recent headlines to the test.

# public-health - Monday 1 February, 2016

WHO declares Zika virus an international emergency
# Public Health
# Public Health

WHO declares Zika virus an international emergency

Feb 1st 2016, 6:52 PM 14,672 Views 30 Comments

The organisation made the announcement this evening.

# public-health - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Millions of Americans could be banned from smoking in their own homes
# Public Housing
# Public Housing

Millions of Americans could be banned from smoking in their own homes

Nov 12th 2015, 11:16 PM 15,255 Views 54 Comments

And anyone who doesn’t comply could be evicted.

# public-health - Monday 19 October, 2015

A bad hangover won't just hurt your head - it's damaging the country as well
# Can It
# Can It

A bad hangover won't just hurt your head - it's damaging the country as well

Oct 19th 2015, 10:50 AM 16,492 Views 50 Comments

A new US study has calculated the cost of binge drinking to the economy.

# public-health - Friday 11 September, 2015

Government does NOT intend to ban vaping in pubs and offices
# Ecigarettes
# Ecigarettes

Government does NOT intend to ban vaping in pubs and offices

Sep 11th 2015, 9:24 PM 19,342 Views 77 Comments

“Currently the evidence base does not support prohibiting vaping in public places…”

# public-health - Sunday 26 July, 2015

How many times a week? Sex in Ireland by the numbers
# Sex Week
# Sex Week

How many times a week? Sex in Ireland by the numbers

Jul 26th 2015, 9:30 PM 101,578 Views 39 Comments

The facts (and figures) of life.

# public-health - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs
# Legal Highs
# Legal Highs

The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs

Jun 30th 2015, 6:04 AM 13,111 Views 31 Comments

A new Trinity study shows that treatment for ‘legal highs’ dropped to virtually nil

# public-health - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Teenagers invent a condom that changes colour if you have an STI
# Safe Sex
# Safe Sex

Teenagers invent a condom that changes colour if you have an STI

Jun 24th 2015, 10:40 PM 18,490 Views 27 Comments

It’s all about the molecules.

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