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From TheJournal.ie This video game training device is helping stroke survivors regain arm movement Video Games

This video game training device is helping stroke survivors regain arm movement

Most of the 32 study participants experienced increased arm mobility and reduced arm stiffness after using the game.

From TheJournal.ie HSE conference to discuss pregnant women's use of epilepsy drug that is being compared to thalidomide Epilim

HSE conference to discuss pregnant women's use of epilepsy drug that is being compared to thalidomide

Epilim’s use by pregnant women has been restricted in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie 'You can't really dwell on questions': How Laura Brennan used her terminal cancer to help others Laura Brennan
From TheJournal.ie Love Island contestants to be offered therapy after deaths of two former stars Mental Health

Love Island contestants to be offered therapy after deaths of two former stars

Mike Thalassitis was found dead in London last weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse Addiction

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

From TheJournal.ie New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis The Lancet

New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis

A new study published in The Lancet has found how cannabis use affects the incidence of psychosis.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What can we learn from the Irish people who live to be 100? Opinion

Opinion: What can we learn from the Irish people who live to be 100?

Resilience, positivity and staying connected are the keys to longevity, writes Alison Fagan, who visited Ireland’s inspirational centenarians.

From TheJournal.ie 'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases The Explainer

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases

Some 136,000 people died from measles globally in 2018.

What your period may be telling you about your overall health

We asked the experts.

From TheJournal.ie People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected St Patrick's Day

People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected

The HSE has said patients may face longer waiting times at emergency departments due to an increase in people attending.

From TheJournal.ie Talks between INMO and government to return to Labour Court as union rejects new nurses' deal Nurses Strike

Talks between INMO and government to return to Labour Court as union rejects new nurses' deal

The negotiations come after nurses went on general strike for a number of days last month.

From TheJournal.ie More improvements needed at Stewarts Care, health watchdog finds Stewarts Care

More improvements needed at Stewarts Care, health watchdog finds

Hiqa published an overview of the inspection and monitoring activity of eight care centres.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are failing these children spectacularly': Row over drug with 'exorbitant' cost rumbles on Spinraza This post contains videos

'We are failing these children spectacularly': Row over drug with 'exorbitant' cost rumbles on

Negotiations, and clashes, over the price of Spinraza are ongoing behind the scenes.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We need a fair and transparent system for deciding which expensive new drugs to fund Opinion

Opinion: We need a fair and transparent system for deciding which expensive new drugs to fund

If the drugs bill keeps growing – we will have to cut funding for home care packages, primary care services or maternity care, writes Maebh Ní Fhallúin.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines?

New proposals would see such products removed from hospital vending machines.

From TheJournal.ie Consultant at Dublin children's hospitals had inappropriate contact with patient's mother in UK, tribunal hears Fitness To Practise

Consultant at Dublin children's hospitals had inappropriate contact with patient's mother in UK, tribunal hears

Dr Malcolm Lewis is employed at both Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A million people have no health cover as low-paid families are excluded from access to the medical card Opinion

Opinion: A million people have no health cover as low-paid families are excluded from access to the medical card

Since 2012 there has been a 66% increase in the number of people with no private or public health cover, writes Feilim O’Rourke.

From TheJournal.ie Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin Vaccine

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin

There have been five cases since the start of February.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach on suspicious package: 'Come after us, don't come after our staff or families' Department Of Health

Taoiseach on suspicious package: 'Come after us, don't come after our staff or families'

The white powder in the envelope addressed to the Health Minister was confirmed to be non-hazardous.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'E-cigarettes may be an effective tobacco cessation tool but at what cost to society'? E-cigarettes

Opinion: 'E-cigarettes may be an effective tobacco cessation tool but at what cost to society'?

‘We don’t want to solve the problems of current smokers by creating a whole new generation of smokers that the tobacco companies can prey on,’ writes Dr Des Cox.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?

A new report has suggested that they be removed if a patient requests it.

From TheJournal.ie 'Look in my child's eyes and tell him his life is not worth saving': Parents call for access to medication Spinraza This post contains videos

'Look in my child's eyes and tell him his life is not worth saving': Parents call for access to medication

About 26 children with SMA, a rare muscle-wasting condition, could benefit from Spinraza.

From TheJournal.ie 'A price has been put on the value of life': HSE will not reimburse drug for children with rare condition Spinraza

'A price has been put on the value of life': HSE will not reimburse drug for children with rare condition

The HSE said the current price of Spinraza – more than €20 million over five years – is not cost-effective.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There is a wonder-drug that all schools should be prescribing Opinion

Opinion: There is a wonder-drug that all schools should be prescribing

Exercise should be viewed as medicine. Indeed, if exercise could be prescribed as a pill, it would be the most prescribed drug on the planet, writes Professor Niall Moyna.

From TheJournal.ie 'When we tried to explain PKU to people in the past, they'd say we were mad, things are different now' Low Protein Diet

'When we tried to explain PKU to people in the past, they'd say we were mad, things are different now'

People with this rare genetic condition need to maintain strict low-protein diets.

From TheJournal.ie 'He has a chance at life now': HSE grants access to drug that could help boys with rare condition keep walking Translarna

'He has a chance at life now': HSE grants access to drug that could help boys with rare condition keep walking Exclusive

At least five boys in Ireland have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a muscle-wasting condition.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions Lobbying

'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions

Laws prohibiting the advertising of alcohol within 200 metres of schools will come into effect later this year.

From TheJournal.ie Inquiry to be considered after children reassured hearing was fine only to be told years later of impairment Review

Inquiry to be considered after children reassured hearing was fine only to be told years later of impairment

The HSE issued apologies to 60 children as result of failings related to paediatric audiology services.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm happy for the project to continue': Simon Harris rules out re-tendering children's hospital Onwards And Upwards

'I'm happy for the project to continue': Simon Harris rules out re-tendering children's hospital

The Minister was responding to a statement by BAM that suggested it would pull out of the contract if the Government wanted.

From TheJournal.ie 34 people have died from the flu so far this season Flu Season

34 people have died from the flu so far this season

The majority of people who died were over the age of 65.

From TheJournal.ie 'Think of us as you tuck into your turkey': Letters reveal nurses' fury at Varadkar over annual leave comments Suspended Strikes

'Think of us as you tuck into your turkey': Letters reveal nurses' fury at Varadkar over annual leave comments

Strikes planned for this week were suspended after Labour Court intervention yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie The Labour Court is intervening in the nurses' strike Strike

The Labour Court is intervening in the nurses' strike

A formal hearing will take place at 3.30pm.

From TheJournal.ie 'Simon Harris has to go': Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in health minister Health

'Simon Harris has to go': Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in health minister

Harris will apologise for misleading the Dáil this week.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses 'strongly condemn' protest outside Simon Harris' home Strike

Nurses 'strongly condemn' protest outside Simon Harris' home

The anti-government protesters left the scene peacefully after gardaí arrived.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Prevention is better than cure so there is no point in taxing vitamins Opinion

Opinion: Prevention is better than cure so there is no point in taxing vitamins

Those people who mind their health and take supplements save the state money by needing less healthcare writes Ciara Wright.

From TheJournal.ie 'This campaign has to succeed, it is our time': Tens of thousands march in support of nurses and midwives Strike This post contains videos

'This campaign has to succeed, it is our time': Tens of thousands march in support of nurses and midwives

About 37,000 INMO members are engaging in strike action over pay and staffing levels.

From TheJournal.ie Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court Industrial Action

Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court

Talks broke up this evening with no commitments for the nurses to call off the action.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar has 'total confidence' in health minister Harris over children's hospital overrun Children's Hospital

Varadkar has 'total confidence' in health minister Harris over children's hospital overrun

Fianna Fáil TD Thomas Byrne has said his party will not call for Harris’ resignation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Omnishambles': Call for Harris to be fired over children's hospital overrun but he says he 'behaved appropriately' New Documents

'Omnishambles': Call for Harris to be fired over children's hospital overrun but he says he 'behaved appropriately'

Documents show Harris was informed in August that the budget for the hospital could overrun by €391 million.

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