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HSE cuts child development checks in west Dublin due to 'staff shortages'
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HSE cuts child development checks in west Dublin due to 'staff shortages'

Thu 6:30 PM 12,920 Views 10 Comments

Parents have been contacted this week with the news.

With cases on the rise, what is the current advice if you catch Covid-19?
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With cases on the rise, what is the current advice if you catch Covid-19?

Jun 30th 2022, 6:10 AM 77,087 Views 20 Comments

Cases have been increasing in recent weeks due to the spread of subvariants of the Omicron strain.

Over 60% acute hospitals operating at unsafe bed occupancy levels
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Over 60% acute hospitals operating at unsafe bed occupancy levels

Jun 28th 2022, 8:30 PM 9,077 Views 9 Comments

Five hospitals had an average monthly bed occupancy of 100% or more from January to March 2022.

EU reviewing smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox
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EU reviewing smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox

Jun 28th 2022, 4:41 PM 4,870 Views 7 Comments

Monkeypox is related to smallpox, but has far less severe symptoms.

Coeliac diets can cost nearly €1,000 more per year, research finds
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Coeliac diets can cost nearly €1,000 more per year, research finds

Jun 28th 2022, 4:22 PM 11,443 Views 25 Comments

The report from Safefood also found that coeliacs spend several hundreds euro more on healthcare every year.

Poll: Do you exercise when you’re on holiday?
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Poll: Do you exercise when you’re on holiday?

Jun 27th 2022, 12:50 PM 32,663 Views 34 Comments

People were seen jogging at Glastonbury festival in recent days.

Secrecy, shame, and getting help: Men and eating disorders in Ireland
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Secrecy, shame, and getting help: Men and eating disorders in Ireland

Jun 26th 2022, 12:05 AM 14,516 Views 10 Comments

Psychologists and men who have had eating disorders explain the warning signs and what can be done to treat EDs.

Austria to scrap controversial mandatory Covid vaccination
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Austria to scrap controversial mandatory Covid vaccination

Jun 23rd 2022, 3:24 PM 7,345 Views 2 Comments

Current official figures show that 62% of the Austrian population currently have a valid vaccination certificate.

HSE's highest-paid staff member last year earned over €750,000
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HSE's highest-paid staff member last year earned over €750,000

Jun 21st 2022, 12:58 PM 40,579 Views 66 Comments

Six individuals had total earnings from salary and allowances of over €500,000 in 2021.

Researchers call for action to address health inequalities in light of cost of living crisis
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Researchers call for action to address health inequalities in light of cost of living crisis

Jun 21st 2022, 6:00 AM 3,966 Views 0 Comments

Health experts from three universities have said that the cost of living crisis, will disproportionately affect the health of the most vulnerable people in Ireland.

Tánaiste says he does not think new restrictions will be needed to tackle summer Covid wave
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Tánaiste says he does not think new restrictions will be needed to tackle summer Covid wave

Updated Jun 20th 2022, 4:47 PM 24,696 Views 20 Comments

There are some 606 patients in hospital with Covid.

CMO warns of 'increased pressure on hospital system' if Covid-19 cases continue to rise
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CMO warns of 'increased pressure on hospital system' if Covid-19 cases continue to rise

Jun 17th 2022, 7:28 PM 36,348 Views 19 Comments

As of this morning, there were 508 patients in hospital with the virus.

6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital have received specialist care since 2018
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6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital have received specialist care since 2018

Jun 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,435 Views 0 Comments

46 patients have received treatment in the dedicated eating disorder service at St Vincent’s University Hospital in the last five years.

Tánaiste says Government has not sanctioned the closure of Navan emergency department
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Tánaiste says Government has not sanctioned the closure of Navan emergency department

Updated Jun 14th 2022, 2:00 PM 9,187 Views 17 Comments

The Health Minister said several issues must be addressed before any transition can take place, including capacity at other hospitals.

Junior doctors vote 'overwhelmingly' in favour of industrial action over working conditions
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Junior doctors vote 'overwhelmingly' in favour of industrial action over working conditions

Jun 13th 2022, 2:38 PM 9,643 Views 20 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation said it will now seek “urgent negotiations” with the Department of Health and HSE on the matter.

More than 1,000 monkeypox cases reported globally, says WHO
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More than 1,000 monkeypox cases reported globally, says WHO

Jun 8th 2022, 9:44 PM 7,810 Views 0 Comments

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said it has been notified of seven confirmed cases of monkeypox in Ireland.

Report finds one in three young drinkers in Ireland have an alcohol use disorder
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Report finds one in three young drinkers in Ireland have an alcohol use disorder

Jun 8th 2022, 12:05 AM 26,937 Views 40 Comments

The number of young people abstaining from alcohol has increased from 11% in 2002 to 26% in 2019.

'At this stage, it is a crisis': Children still left waiting for public disability services
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'At this stage, it is a crisis': Children still left waiting for public disability services

Jun 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 10,705 Views 10 Comments
  • Staff vacancies in Child Disability Network Teams as high as 88% in one locality, reports Orla Dwyer.
  • "Everything is a fight," say parents who report poor communication from teams.
  • Therapist vacancies are highest, leaving children without services.
HSE 'still in process of identifying' health workers eligible for €1,000 pandemic bonus payment
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HSE 'still in process of identifying' health workers eligible for €1,000 pandemic bonus payment

Jun 2nd 2022, 6:00 AM 20,269 Views 25 Comments

The payment of the bonus was due to begin in April.

Survey shows 1 in 10 people in Ireland blamed Covid-19 symptoms on 5G radiation
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Survey shows 1 in 10 people in Ireland blamed Covid-19 symptoms on 5G radiation

Jun 1st 2022, 11:02 AM 16,760 Views 52 Comments

Young people, religious people, and those with fewer educational qualifications were the most likely to believe this.

Monkeypox outbreak ‘could amplify’ during festival season, says World Health Organization
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Monkeypox outbreak ‘could amplify’ during festival season, says World Health Organization

May 31st 2022, 5:20 PM 18,489 Views 16 Comments

Evidence suggests the current outbreak could have started in Europe in mid-April.

Explainer: What to know about monkeypox now that two cases have been detected in Ireland
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Explainer: What to know about monkeypox now that two cases have been detected in Ireland

Updated May 31st 2022, 7:25 AM 27,265 Views 14 Comments

People shouldn’t be “panicking” about monkeypox, a virologist has said.

Cancer patients advised not to ignore weight loss during treatment
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Cancer patients advised not to ignore weight loss during treatment

May 30th 2022, 7:00 AM 25,585 Views 5 Comments

A survey has shown that many people are not clear on the importance of nutritional care during cancer care.

'Will we leave people behind or not?': How climate change is likely to impact people's health in Ireland
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'Will we leave people behind or not?': How climate change is likely to impact people's health in Ireland

May 28th 2022, 1:00 PM 6,466 Views 1 Comment

Ireland has been shielded so far from the worst effects of the climate crisis, but there are still warning signs ahead.

Woman whose daughter was put on 249-week hospital waiting list 'thought figure was a typo'
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Woman whose daughter was put on 249-week hospital waiting list 'thought figure was a typo'

May 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 45,444 Views 47 Comments

A letter seen by The Journal states the waiting list for Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore is “in excess of 249 weeks”.

'Outrageous': Over 75s face average wait of 20 hours in some Emergency Departments
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'Outrageous': Over 75s face average wait of 20 hours in some Emergency Departments

Updated May 26th 2022, 8:39 PM 25,215 Views 56 Comments

PAC Chair Brian Stanley said wait times in emergency departments is an intolerable situation in a well funded health system.

Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful
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Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful

Updated May 24th 2022, 9:50 AM 16,392 Views 14 Comments

As medical scientists’ industrial action escalates, the TD says it’s time for pay parity for these frontline workers.

Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis
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Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis

May 24th 2022, 12:04 AM 12,395 Views 14 Comments
  • Inpatient bed numbers among lowest in EU and nowhere near demand predicted by capacity reviews
  • Maria Delaney of investigative platform Noteworthy examines why despite overcrowding constantly being reported, hundreds of people continue to die
  • Full capacity protocol activated weekly at University Hospital Limerick, often resulting in cancelled ops
Monkeypox: ECDC says risk to wider population is 'low' but that countries should prepare
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Monkeypox: ECDC says risk to wider population is 'low' but that countries should prepare

Updated May 23rd 2022, 3:45 PM 42,297 Views 41 Comments

As of Saturday, there were 92 confirmed cases of the disease in countries where monkeypox is not endemic.

Catchup programme for HPV vaccine receives approval
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Catchup programme for HPV vaccine receives approval

May 21st 2022, 3:58 PM 10,091 Views 2 Comments

It will be available to women up to the age of 25 years who have left secondary school and who did not receive it previously.

FactCheck: Is 10% of Ireland's healthcare budget spent on diabetes?
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FactCheck: Is 10% of Ireland's healthcare budget spent on diabetes?

May 21st 2022, 8:00 AM 17,998 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been made by government ministers and the HSE itself.

Rare monkeypox outbreaks detected in Europe and North America
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Rare monkeypox outbreaks detected in Europe and North America

May 19th 2022, 7:44 AM 25,615 Views 27 Comments

Britain has confirmed nine cases of the virus since 6 May, and the United States verified its first on Wednesday.

'No good reason given' as to why NMH could not be transferred to state, says Cullinane
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'No good reason given' as to why NMH could not be transferred to state, says Cullinane

May 15th 2022, 3:43 PM 13,467 Views 40 Comments

Ministers are set to make a final decision on relocating the National Maternity Hospital on Tuesday, following intense scrutiny over the terms of the arrangement with St Vincent’s Healthcare Group.

Two more monkeypox cases confirmed in England
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Two more monkeypox cases confirmed in England

May 14th 2022, 3:45 PM 67,050 Views 14 Comments

The cases are not linked to a previously confirmed case in England announced on 7 May.

Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'
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Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'

May 13th 2022, 10:53 AM 11,636 Views 5 Comments

University of Aberdeen researchers looked at more than 151,000 pregnancies over a 30-year period.

Child being treated for acute form of hepatitis has died, HSE says
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Child being treated for acute form of hepatitis has died, HSE says

May 12th 2022, 10:24 AM 17,935 Views 2 Comments

A second child being treated for the same illness has received a liver transplant.

Fewer than one in three patients admitted to wards within HSE target of six hours
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Fewer than one in three patients admitted to wards within HSE target of six hours

May 9th 2022, 3:25 PM 7,848 Views 13 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly launched the survey’s results today.

'A tenner a year lease': Martin says maternity hospital will effectively be in public ownership
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'A tenner a year lease': Martin says maternity hospital will effectively be in public ownership

Updated May 4th 2022, 8:10 PM 33,644 Views 75 Comments
  • The Oireachtas Health Committee is set to interrogate the plans before the matter goes back to Cabinet in two weeks' time.
  • Minister Catherine Martin has described this as "a valuable process".
  • Minister Simon Harris says there was agreement across the three government parties, and all genders, to delay a decision.
WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns
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WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns

May 3rd 2022, 1:25 PM 15,144 Views 15 Comments

Obesity rates in the region have ballooned by 138% in the past five decades.

Top civil servant says he had 'no involvement' in detailed arrangements of Dr Holohan's move
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Top civil servant says he had 'no involvement' in detailed arrangements of Dr Holohan's move

Apr 22nd 2022, 4:26 PM 28,022 Views 13 Comments

Holohan announced earlier this month that he would not be taking up a Trinity College role due to the controversy over his secondment.

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