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#Disease

From TheJournal.ie Man admitted to hospital in Sweden with suspected Ebola found not to have disease All Clear

Man admitted to hospital in Sweden with suspected Ebola found not to have disease

The man had recently returned from a trip in Burundi.

From TheJournal.ie Where does Ireland rank when it comes to deaths caused by cancer, heart disease and lung disease? Lancet Study

Where does Ireland rank when it comes to deaths caused by cancer, heart disease and lung disease?

Ireland is one of the better performing countries, but is still set to fall short of UN targets, according to a new study.

From TheJournal.ie The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money Climate Change

The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money

Its cost could be outweighed by health savings in the area of air pollution disease and death.

From TheJournal.ie Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland Snapshot Of Ireland

Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland

Here are the latest statistics on births, deaths and marriages.

From TheJournal.ie Study shows humans can spot a sick person on a photo just two hours after they were infected with a germ Disease

Study shows humans can spot a sick person on a photo just two hours after they were infected with a germ

Such an ability to detect infection early, and from the subtlest of facial clues, has never been demonstrated before.

From TheJournal.ie Popularity on Facebook could be key to targeted flu vaccinations - study Social Cleansing

Popularity on Facebook could be key to targeted flu vaccinations - study

A new study has concluded that people who are central in their digital networks are also central in their real-life human networks.

From TheJournal.ie Highly contagious plague kills 30 people in Madagascar Widespread Panic

Highly contagious plague kills 30 people in Madagascar

Madagascar has a history of plague outbreaks almost every year since 1980, often sparked by rats fleeing forest fires.

From TheJournal.ie Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway TB

Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway

Everyone who came into contact with the patient has been offered screening for TB.

From TheJournal.ie A form of malaria that usually only affects monkeys is now affecting humans in Brazil Carriers

A form of malaria that usually only affects monkeys is now affecting humans in Brazil

Researchers believe the discovery may “complicate the drive towards eventual elimination of the disease”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with gene editing? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with gene editing?

The controversial process could help eradicate certain diseases.

From TheJournal.ie Japanese woman dies of tick disease after being bitten by a stray cat World First

Japanese woman dies of tick disease after being bitten by a stray cat

“It’s still not confirmed the virus came from the cat, but it’s possible that it’s the (world’s) first case,” a health ministry official said.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May announces inquiry into Britain's contaminated blood scandal Answers

Theresa May announces inquiry into Britain's contaminated blood scandal

Thousands of patients were given blood products infected with diseases.

From TheJournal.ie The first three-parent baby in the UK could be born next year Fertility

The first three-parent baby in the UK could be born next year

The technique would allow mothers who carry disease-causing mutations in their genes to give birth to children free of the illness.

From TheJournal.ie The risk of dying of cancer is significantly higher among Irish men than Irish women Fatal

The risk of dying of cancer is significantly higher among Irish men than Irish women

Both diagnoses and death rates are higher among men.

From TheJournal.ie Case of leprosy confirmed in California primary school Jurupa Valley

Case of leprosy confirmed in California primary school

Health officials have emphasised the school and community remain safe.

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant women warned to stay away from this Miami neighbourhood as Zika spreads Wynwood

Pregnant women warned to stay away from this Miami neighbourhood as Zika spreads

The virus is being spread by mosquitoes there. Pregnant women living there are told to abstain or use barrier protection during sex.

From TheJournal.ie Working at Samsung factory caused woman's cancer Toxic Chemicals

Working at Samsung factory caused woman's cancer

Lee Eun-joo was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died a decade afterwards.

From TheJournal.ie What you need to know about the 'brain-shrinking' virus now appearing in the US Explainer

What you need to know about the 'brain-shrinking' virus now appearing in the US

The Zika virus is thought to be behind a disturbing rise in the number of babies being born with underdeveloped brains in Brazil.

From TheJournal.ie Living with Crohn's disease: 'I bring spare clothes with me in the car for the times I don't make it to a bathroom' Opinion

Living with Crohn's disease: 'I bring spare clothes with me in the car for the times I don't make it to a bathroom'

Life with Crohn’s and children is a hard one. It’s an invisible disease, where people say you don’t look sick, writes Valerie Donovan.

From TheJournal.ie Good news as cancer rates among Irish men start to plateau Progress

Good news as cancer rates among Irish men start to plateau

There is concern, however, about lung cancer rates among women as they continue to rise.

From TheJournal.ie Have a new kid? 'Take them on public transport and roll them around on the floor' Immunity

Have a new kid? 'Take them on public transport and roll them around on the floor'

That’s what one geneticist thinks.

From TheJournal.ie Vaping is now officially less harmful than smoking, and it's time the Irish health authorities acknowledged that fact Opinion

Vaping is now officially less harmful than smoking, and it's time the Irish health authorities acknowledged that fact

Ireland’s health bodies, cancer charities and societies need to follow the facts and treat electronic cigarettes with an open mind, argues Joe Dunne.

From TheJournal.ie Cancelled: Man who claims to have cured cancer will not be speaking in Ireland Controversy

Cancelled: Man who claims to have cured cancer will not be speaking in Ireland

Brian Clement has said his spa’s raw food diet has cured “every known disease”.

From TheJournal.ie Man who claims to have cured cancer is causing controversy in Dublin and Galway Brian Clement

Man who claims to have cured cancer is causing controversy in Dublin and Galway

Brian Clement has said treatments at his spa, which include a raw food diet, have cured every known disease.

From TheJournal.ie A new specialist centre hopes to pin down tough to diagnose rare diseases Health Service

A new specialist centre hopes to pin down tough to diagnose rare diseases

The National Rare Diseases Office was opened today by the Health Minister.

From TheJournal.ie Safe and well: Defence Forces medics return home from Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone Home Safe

Safe and well: Defence Forces medics return home from Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone experienced a spike in new cases last week. A replacement Irish team has already been sent out.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists develop condom that could feel better than nothing at all Slip It On This post contains videos

Scientists develop condom that could feel better than nothing at all

Researchers are using new materials to create a condom that can enhance and preserve pleasure.

From TheJournal.ie The first drug to reduce alcohol consumption hits the shelves here Treatment

The first drug to reduce alcohol consumption hits the shelves here

It is the first product to be granted a licence for alcohol reduction.

From TheJournal.ie This vibrating pen makes writing easier for those with Parkinson's disease Steady Hand

This vibrating pen makes writing easier for those with Parkinson's disease

The pen uses vibrations to stimulate muscles in the hand, making it easier to move the pen and write smoothly.

From TheJournal.ie Emails reveal WHO intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency EBOLA

Emails reveal WHO intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency

In public comments, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan has repeatedly said the epidemic caught the world by surprise.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic' EBOLA

Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'

The Ebola response appears to finally be working. But Sierra Leone has never faced an enemy like this before – the crisis has been devastating.

From TheJournal.ie Second suspected Scottish Ebola patient has tested negative Pauline Cafferkey

Second suspected Scottish Ebola patient has tested negative

Pauline Cafferkey, from Glasgow, is being treated in London.

From TheJournal.ie Lung cancer is killing 34% more Irish women than the EU average Disease

Lung cancer is killing 34% more Irish women than the EU average

New research also found that more Irish men are dying from melanoma skin cancer.

From TheJournal.ie "It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself" Smoking

"It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself"

“I hold my hands up, smoking was a big factor for me.”

From TheJournal.ie There's an outbreak of the bubonic plague in Madagascar Death

There's an outbreak of the bubonic plague in Madagascar

The outbreak has killed 40 people.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How mobile phones can be used to fight diseases like Ebola Opinion

Opinion: How mobile phones can be used to fight diseases like Ebola

Novel methods of communicating can break down discrimination and dangerous misinformation.

From The42 Muhammad Ali doctor queries Parkinson's link Doubt

Muhammad Ali doctor queries Parkinson's link

Dr Abraham Lieberman said it was impossible to be sure regarding the root cause of his condition.

From TheJournal.ie A 29-year-old woman has postponed her death to continue to fight against brain cancer Brittney Maynard

A 29-year-old woman has postponed her death to continue to fight against brain cancer

Brittney Maynard had previously planned her death to take place on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie The Mater Hospital held a practice run for a potential isolation unit admission EBOLA This post contains images

The Mater Hospital held a practice run for a potential isolation unit admission

Britain held a similar simulation to assess how prepared services were for a possible Ebola outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie Dallas nurse cured of Ebola receives hug from Obama Virus

Dallas nurse cured of Ebola receives hug from Obama

President Obama is trying to stem public fear about the disease, stating that people must be guided by science.

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