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Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the Ebola-like Marburg virus
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Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the Ebola-like Marburg virus

Aug 10th 2021, 7:45 PM 36,468 Views 14 Comments

Guinea has recorded its first known case of the disease.

Strain of avian influenza found in wild bird in Limerick
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Strain of avian influenza found in wild bird in Limerick

Nov 7th 2020, 4:11 PM 31,537 Views 27 Comments

The risk to humans is considered to be very low.

People warned not to swim in Royal Canal after outbreak of rat-borne disease
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People warned not to swim in Royal Canal after outbreak of rat-borne disease

Oct 28th 2019, 4:00 PM 39,443 Views 26 Comments

Leptospirosis is particularly a hazard for people who participate in outdoor sports.

Presence of deadly rabbit and hare disease confirmed in six counties across Ireland
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Presence of deadly rabbit and hare disease confirmed in six counties across Ireland

Sep 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 94,729 Views 38 Comments

Cases of the disease have been found in Cork, Clare, Leitrim, Offaly, Wicklow and Wexford.

Some salmon returning to Irish rivers with signs of bleeding and skin ulceration
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Some salmon returning to Irish rivers with signs of bleeding and skin ulceration

Jun 19th 2019, 6:20 AM 45,609 Views 28 Comments

This has affected populations on both the east and west coast of Ireland.

Guitarist Peter Frampton reveals incurable muscle disease
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Guitarist Peter Frampton reveals incurable muscle disease

Feb 23rd 2019, 5:55 PM 28,445 Views 3 Comments

His upcoming tour will be his last.

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

Updated Jan 4th 2019, 9:25 PM 20,663 Views 25 Comments

The man had recently returned from a trip in Burundi.

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

Sep 21st 2018, 6:15 AM 34,634 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Mar 3rd 2018, 8:15 AM 15,403 Views 50 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 23rd 2018, 2:16 PM 16,122 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Jan 7th 2018, 6:30 PM 27,886 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Jan 5th 2018, 6:01 AM 9,058 Views 9 Comments

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

Highly contagious plague kills 30 people in Madagascar
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# Widespread Panic

Highly contagious plague kills 30 people in Madagascar

Oct 4th 2017, 10:04 PM 21,272 Views 3 Comments

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

Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway
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Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway

Sep 14th 2017, 6:12 PM 20,292 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Sep 1st 2017, 6:15 AM 8,229 Views 5 Comments

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

Poll: Do you agree with gene editing?
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Poll: Do you agree with gene editing?

Aug 3rd 2017, 9:18 AM 20,098 Views 139 Comments

The controversial process could help eradicate certain diseases.

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

Jul 25th 2017, 4:44 PM 24,303 Views 41 Comments

“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.

Theresa May announces inquiry into Britain's contaminated blood scandal
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Theresa May announces inquiry into Britain's contaminated blood scandal

Jul 11th 2017, 2:58 PM 7,876 Views 4 Comments

Thousands of patients were given blood products infected with diseases.

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

Dec 15th 2016, 9:27 PM 10,294 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Dec 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 8,594 Views 27 Comments

Both diagnoses and death rates are higher among men.

Case of leprosy confirmed in California primary school
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# Jurupa Valley

Case of leprosy confirmed in California primary school

Sep 23rd 2016, 9:05 PM 29,436 Views 36 Comments

Health officials have emphasised the school and community remain safe.

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

Aug 1st 2016, 7:37 PM 14,803 Views 8 Comments

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

Working at Samsung factory caused woman's cancer
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# Toxic Chemicals

Working at Samsung factory caused woman's cancer

Jan 30th 2016, 7:45 AM 12,273 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jan 22nd 2016, 3:46 PM 50,289 Views 28 Comments

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

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'
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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'

Dec 28th 2015, 8:30 AM 3,413 Views 42 Comments

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.

Good news as cancer rates among Irish men start to plateau
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Good news as cancer rates among Irish men start to plateau

Dec 14th 2015, 6:00 AM 7,418 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Aug 22nd 2015, 8:30 AM 20,301 Views 40 Comments

That’s what one geneticist thinks.

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

Aug 20th 2015, 1:00 PM 1,436 Views 104 Comments

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

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

Jun 16th 2015, 9:30 PM 26,351 Views 127 Comments

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

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

Jun 15th 2015, 10:00 PM 44,239 Views 139 Comments

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

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

Jun 4th 2015, 10:31 AM 8,762 Views 14 Comments

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

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

May 22nd 2015, 3:40 PM 11,361 Views 11 Comments

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

Scientists develop condom that could feel better than nothing at all
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Scientists develop condom that could feel better than nothing at all

Apr 19th 2015, 10:30 AM 30,835 Views 69 Comments

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

The first drug to reduce alcohol consumption hits the shelves here
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The first drug to reduce alcohol consumption hits the shelves here

Apr 3rd 2015, 6:30 AM 28,688 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 31st 2015, 12:42 PM 8,027 Views 10 Comments

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

Emails reveal WHO intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency
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Emails reveal WHO intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency

Mar 20th 2015, 10:45 AM 6,871 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Feb 4th 2015, 8:00 PM 22 Views 4 Comments

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

Second suspected Scottish Ebola patient has tested negative
# Pauline Cafferkey
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# Pauline Cafferkey

Second suspected Scottish Ebola patient has tested negative

Dec 31st 2014, 8:58 AM 4,427 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Dec 18th 2014, 1:30 PM 6,771 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Nov 24th 2014, 6:45 AM 12,991 Views 49 Comments

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

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