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From TheJournal.ie 'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks Emergency Departments

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin hit out against the Taoiseach today stating that waiting lists for children are “quite shocking”.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds Children's Health

Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds

Measures to restrict alcohol advertisements around children came into effect this week.

From TheJournal.ie Two cases of Irish children with polio-like disease reported this year AFP

Two cases of Irish children with polio-like disease reported this year

The HPSC has issued a warning to doctors over a global increase in incidents of the disease.

From TheJournal.ie Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards Children's Health

Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards

Children who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance are now eligible for a full medical card.

From TheJournal.ie Children at risk of obesity as parents bribe them with sweets and biscuits Stop The Treats

Children at risk of obesity as parents bribe them with sweets and biscuits

Over consumption of these treats “is a serious threat to our children’s future health” – Safefood representative

From TheJournal.ie Australian woman banned from breastfeeding - because she has tattoos Sydney

Australian woman banned from breastfeeding - because she has tattoos

She is locked in a custody dispute with the baby’s father.

From TheJournal.ie Fears that families of children with serious illness could face 'rigorous' medical card means test HSE

Fears that families of children with serious illness could face 'rigorous' medical card means test

Our Children’s Health has welcomed yesterday’s announcements on medical card reform, but still has some outstanding concerns.

From TheJournal.ie Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study Children's Health

Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study

Children with spina bifida need complex treatment – more than half aren’t getting it.

From TheJournal.ie Burgers and chips have now been banned from the Community Games NO MORE
From TheJournal.ie Some discretionary medical cards to be reinstated 'within weeks' Children's Health

Some discretionary medical cards to be reinstated 'within weeks'

Minister James Reilly also apologised for distress caused by the issue, the Our Children’s Health group said.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I lost my daughter to meningitis – why is a vaccine for MenB still not provided? Children's Health

Column: I lost my daughter to meningitis – why is a vaccine for MenB still not provided?

We have a vaccine for a common strain of meningitis, yet it’s not on from the immunisation schedule. What is the delay? asks Siobhán Carroll.

From TheJournal.ie British parliament votes in favour of smoking ban in cars with children Smoke Free Cars

British parliament votes in favour of smoking ban in cars with children

Smoking in cars raises levels of dangerous fine-particle pollutants.

From TheJournal.ie Half of children who smoke had their first cigarette aged 13 or younger Children's Health

Half of children who smoke had their first cigarette aged 13 or younger

However, a new report out today shows that smoking rates among school-aged children are down overall — dropping from 21 per cent in 1998 to 12 per cent in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie New hospital in 2017 will be 'too late' for today's sick children Children's Hospital

New hospital in 2017 will be 'too late' for today's sick children

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin has started a fundraising campaign to finish vital work next year.