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# who - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

'Just by being there for a friend, we can keep life itself'

The government wants to reduce suicide and self-harm by 10% over the next five years.

# who - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Explainer: A MERS outbreak has killed 14 in South Korea. What are the experts saying?

It’s the largest outbreak of the deadly virus outside Saudi Arabia.

# who - Friday 5 June, 2015

Here's why nutritional information on children's sweets is actually for adults Gda

# who - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

'We're fat and getting fatter - and it's a life and death issue'

Don’t like the word ‘fat’? There’s no respect in cosseting people – and the food and drink industry – about this, writes Vincent McCarthy

# who - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Why is Ireland so fat? Here's what an expert thinks

A WHO report published today said most Irish adults are likely to be overweight in 15 years’ time.

Alarming WHO report: Nearly ALL Irish adults likely to be overweight by 2030

On current trends, some 89 percent of Irish men will be overweight by 2030, and nearly half obese.

# who - Friday 13 March, 2015

This 'rogue owl' has been terrorising a Dutch city for the past year... WHO

This 'rogue owl' has been terrorising a Dutch city for the past year...

The aggressive European eagle owl is suspected of more than 50 attacks on humans,

# who - Saturday 28 February, 2015

You should only be listening to one hour of (quiet) music a day

More than one BILLION people are at risk of damaging their hearing because their music is too loud and they listen to it for too long.

# who - Friday 13 February, 2015

From The42 After leaving Derry City, Rory Patterson will be playing in Australia this year Down Under

After leaving Derry City, Rory Patterson will be playing in Australia this year

The striker will be lining out for Cockburn City. Nope, us neither.

# who - Friday 16 January, 2015

Flu vaccine doesn't exactly match the flu that's going around

Yesterday the HSE warned that flu rates are on the rise.

# who - Saturday 22 November, 2014

There's an outbreak of the bubonic plague in Madagascar

The outbreak has killed 40 people.

# who - Monday 17 November, 2014

More than 40 people drown every hour, with young children most at risk

Men are twice as likely to drown as women.

# who - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Irish watchdog likely to recommend that energy drinks are not consumed by children

Safefood will make a number of recommendations to the Department of Health on these products by the end of this year.

# who - Friday 24 October, 2014

The chances of Ebola reaching Ireland? 'Very low'

That’s according to the National Public Health Emergency Team.

# who - Saturday 18 October, 2014

John Grisham, college fees, and Facebook: The week in numbers

Plus: How much has Mark Zuckerberg donated to the fight against Ebola?

# who - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Is Ireland prepared to deal with Ebola? Doctors aren't convinced

“Obviously everyone in this country hopes that the Ebola virus is a problem that we never have to deal with”.

# who - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

World Health Organisation warns the rate of Ebola could reach 10,000 a week

Ninety-five Liberian health workers have died so far in the epidemic.

# who - Friday 10 October, 2014

'Worst Ebola epidemic in history': Medical experts say new treatments need to be fast-tracked

Health professionals say randomised controlled trials are unethical and impractical.

# who - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

A little-known terror group was 'on verge of major attack' on the US

The group, unaffiliated to the Islamic State group, was also targeted in air strikes today.

Number of Ebola cases could hit 20,000 within weeks

Members of the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Health are set to meet with NGOs to discuss the issue tomorrow.

# who - Monday 15 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge People on Twitter have never heard of U2 and are asking, 'What is a U2?' What Is A U2

People on Twitter have never heard of U2 and are asking, 'What is a U2?'

People are confused as to how the band’s album got into their iClouds.

# who - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Opinion: 'The lockdown of Sierre Leone won't have a significant impact in dealing with Ebola'

All the Ebola treatment centres in Sierra Leone are currently full; they simply cannot take any more patients, writes Darren Hanniffy.

# who - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Living with a 'black dog': An animated guide you really should watch

This poignant and beautiful video has some brilliant advice.

# who - Friday 5 September, 2014

Three-quarters of suicides take place in low-income regions

Three-quarters of all suicides take place in lower-income regions, according to a new WHO report.

Governments called on to form national plans for suicide prevention

Ireland is one country with such a plan, Reach Out, which has been in operation since 2005.

Ebola outbreak could easily have been averted, says expert

There has been criticism of the World Health Organisation over the slow response to the Ebola outbreak.

# who - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Myths v Facts on suicide: a misunderstood issue that claims 800,000 lives each year

A major new report by the WHO shows that appropriate support for those with suicidal thoughts is essential.

One person takes their own life every 40 seconds - WHO report

A major new report by WHO is calling for action in addressing “a large public health problem which has been shrouded in taboo for far too long”.

The death toll from Ebola has jumped to more than 1,900

However, there are hopes that the global response to the crisis will soon have an impact.

# who - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Column: What exactly is an 'outbreak'?

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa raises some important questions about the treatment of infectious disease and the so-called developed world.

# who - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

WHO calls for ban on smoking e-cigarettes indoors

The organisation has called for measures to be taken against the devices until further research is conducted.

# who - Monday 25 August, 2014

Fears of new Ebola outbreak after two deaths in Congo

That’s about 3,000 km away from the West African epidemic.

# who - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected?

Ebola first appeared in 1976. The current outbreak has killed more than 1,300 people, with experts warning it could take six months to bring under control.

US doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia to be released from hospital

Kent Brantly is one of two American Ebola patients controversially treated with an experimental drug.

# who - Friday 15 August, 2014

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think

The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.

# who - Thursday 14 August, 2014

WHO says you're unlikely to get Ebola on a plane

The number of people who have died has now hit 1,069.

# who - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# who - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Nigeria's largest city is struggling to find medical personnel to help fight Ebola‎

It has appealed for volunteers to come forward.

# who - Friday 8 August, 2014

US doctor with Ebola releases statement from isolation ward and says he is getting better

“When the result was positive, I remember a deep sense of peace that was beyond all understanding,” he said.

Ebola declared a 'public health emergency of international concern'

Meanwhile, WHO is to hold an ethics meeting next week over the use of experimental treatment to target Ebola.