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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Sick

All time
# Simon Coveney
Coronavirus: Irish citizens might get place on French evacuation flight from China
A separate flight is leaving for the UK at 9pm Irish time tonight.
# On the rise
'Not too late to get vaccinated': Swine flu can be 'very dangerous', warns minister
A significant increase in cases of the H1N1 strain has been reported.
# illness
Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals
Researchers also warned that infectious crew members could infect an average of 4.6 passengers per flight.
# under the weather
People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness
People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.
# viral war
There's a new flu-forecasting tool to help predict seasonal outbreaks
The new model for forecasting seasonal outbreaks makes better predictions by factoring in how much the virus changed compared to recent years.
# i'm dying
The 18 truly dramatic stages of having a cold
‘Tis the season!
# London
Charlie Gard's parents condemn death threats sent to hospital staff
The ill infant’s parents said they have also received a backlash online.
# omar omran
Mother accused of murder of son (3) is too sick to attend court
GP Maha Al-Adheem was due to face her second hearing at Dublin District Court.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Have you ever gone to work when you were sick?
Your daily bite-sized ballot break.
# rsv
Long delays at children's emergency departments due to 'dramatic' spike in viral infections
The three children’s hospitals in Dublin have asked families to go to GPs where possible.
# some dose
13 very Irish stages of having a dose
[Karen from Mean Girls voice] I’m sick.
# Help the needy
Here's why people want to help the sick but not the unemployed
“People everywhere seem to have this deep-seated intuition that ill people are unfortunate and deserve to be helped.”
# symptoms
Measles warning after second case confirmed this year
The person in question had been in Dublin and Kerry leading up to and including the May bank holiday weekend.
Giving women time off for periods would be unfair - but we need to talk about them more
A company in the UK has introduced a “period policy” that will allow women leave if they are suffering.
# Sick
This lad's dinner is a crime against humanity
Pasta, eggs and gravy. *retches*
# sniffle season
10 thoughts it's perfectly OK to have when you're sick in January
The sickening. It’s happening.
# England
Would you break into a locked car if you saw this baby inside?
Looks like an abandoned baby, right?
# Achoo
Not getting enough sleep? You're more likely to catch a cold
Those who sleep less than five hours were 4.5 times more likely to get sick.
# Sick
Ryanair passenger forced to sit next to vomit on 1.5 hour flight says he was 'definitely conscious of the smell'
O’Hare said he’s disappointed in the customer service.
# Sick
Children with cancer are having their eggs and testes tissue frozen for the future
“That often is the one piece of information that gives them a glimmer of hope”.
# Children's Hospital
A novel new use for Guinness waste heat (no rude jokes...)
A system whereby hot water or steam could be pumped from the brewery to the new hospital is being investigated.
# annual leave
Now Irish workers can build up their holidays when they're long-term sick
You can also carry over the leave you’ve build up, for up to 15 months.
# understaffed
Nurses are going to work sick because they 'don't want to let the team down'
Researchers say cutting sick leave entitlements will not reduce absenteeism in the health sector.
# terrified
"Very sickly pups" dumped in Kilkenny woods
The animals had been where they were left for some time before they were discovered.
# ch****mas
Prosecco-flavoured crisps are a thing and they'll be in an M&S near you this Christmas
Oh Lord.
# Watch
'It means everything to me': Temple Street dads on their love for their kids
They shared their stories with us.
# organ donor week
'Me and my wife took part in a kidney swap arrangement and I would do it again'
Husband and wife Karen and Patrick Bradley travelled to Coventry
# the peace of the dead
Ex-cop jailed for killing a man he met through a cannibal fetish website
His victim had been a willing participant.
Doctor writes best sick note ever for ill Pizza Hut worker
“Stop wasting my time” – this doctor.
# stay away
Visitors warned of 'highly contagious' bug at Dublin hospital
The bug is highly contagious and the hospital is working to stop it spreading.
'I am one of the lucky ones': Galway girl cured of rare blood disorder
A match for Claire McNamara was found on the international register.
# poison
Do not eat: Supermarkets warned to keep daffodils away from fruit and veg
The National Poisons Information Centre of Ireland said bulbs have been mistaken as onions in some cases.
# Trials
Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show
It reduces the length of symptoms, new research shows.
# Food Poisoning
Know what Campylobacter is? It makes us sick more often than Salmonella does
Here’s how you can avoid getting sick.
# Sick
Four people dead from the flu this season
The latest report from the HSPC found that flu positivity decreased slightly this week.
# nation's health
Jump in flu cases and doctor changeover: The 'straw that breaks the camel's back'?
The INMO said the overcrowding situation in Irish hospitals is getting worse.
Opinion: My tips for feeling healthy and happy this winter
Last winter I got sick and I couldn’t shake it off without a trip to the doctors. In hindsight, it’s very obvious why – I wasn’t really taking great care of myself.
# Wrap Up
Cold weather CAN make you more likely to catch a cold
The cold virus thrives in a cold environment, a recent Yale study found.
# Casualty
From old to new: My childhood teddy Lamby pays a visit to the Doll and Teddy Bear Hospital
Are your furry friends in need of some TLC?
# Death
Two-year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali's first case
The girl had recently returned to Mali from neighbouring Guinea.