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From TheJournal.ie First case of new coronavirus on US soil after man returns from China Outbreak

First case of new coronavirus on US soil after man returns from China

The man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to Wuhan in central China.

From TheJournal.ie HSE offers free MMR shots to combat 'significant' rise in mumps Vaccines

HSE offers free MMR shots to combat 'significant' rise in mumps

It follows a sharp increase in the number of cases of the illness last year.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago? General Practice

FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?

Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It's hard enough living with MS without having to push for support Multiple Sclerosis

Opinion: It's hard enough living with MS without having to push for support

A new EU index shows Ireland lagging in its care of patients with MS, writes Lauren McCauley.

From TheJournal.ie Thai authorities detect second case of SARS-linked virus in elderly woman Coronavirus

Thai authorities detect second case of SARS-linked virus in elderly woman

The 74-year-old woman is being treated in hospital after arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

From TheJournal.ie Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year Record Breaking

Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year

Over 660 new patients contracted the antibiotic-resistant bowel bug CPE from January to November – with 13 outbreaks currently across the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous' Simon Harris

'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'

A survey of over 15,500 schoolchildren in Ireland explored their relationship with alcohol, smoking, sex, food and exercise.

From TheJournal.ie 'Losing our measles-free status is a real threat': No drop off in measles rate after cases tripled in 2018 Vaccines

'Losing our measles-free status is a real threat': No drop off in measles rate after cases tripled in 2018

There were 80 reported measles cases in Ireland in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Vast majority of people support banning protests outside facilities that provide abortion services Exclusion Zones

Vast majority of people support banning protests outside facilities that provide abortion services

Eight in 10 women and over seven in 10 men support the measure, according to a new opinion poll.

From The42 Hanrahan in line to make return for Munster for massive Racing clash 10

Hanrahan in line to make return for Munster for massive Racing clash

The Kerry man’s fitness is vital with Joey Carbery and Tyler Bleyendaal out injured.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: My New Year gift to myself? Gratitude for my body Positivity

Lynn Ruane: My New Year gift to myself? Gratitude for my body

Being negative about my body is exhausting, so it’s time to stop, writes Lynn Ruane.

From TheJournal.ie A healthy New Year recipe: One caramelised carrot soup, done 12 ways Recipe

A healthy New Year recipe: One caramelised carrot soup, done 12 ways

Here’s an easy and adaptable recipe from Susan Jane White’s latest book, Clever Batch.

From TheJournal.ie HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says Overcrowding

HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says

The government has repeatedly said a recruitment freeze is not in operation.

From TheJournal.ie Cancer patient dies in Romania after being set on fire during surgery Romania

Cancer patient dies in Romania after being set on fire during surgery

The pancreatic cancer patient died yesterday after suffering burns to 40% of her body.

From TheJournal.ie Life expectancy: Gap narrows between Irish men and women (but both are living longer than before) Old Age

Life expectancy: Gap narrows between Irish men and women (but both are living longer than before)

The increase is attributed to reductions in major causes of death.

From TheJournal.ie 'If we sell CBD as a 'cure-all' for everything, it will drown out what it is actually effective for' Cannabis

'If we sell CBD as a 'cure-all' for everything, it will drown out what it is actually effective for'

CBD helps people deal with the side effects of certain conditions, but it has also become a ‘buzz’ wellness product.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person' Drinking

'There is no certain amount that is too much alcohol - it's what it does to the person'

Christmas is a particularly difficult time for people who have a negative relationship with alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie 'A most wonderful Christmas present': HSE to reimburse cost of new cystic fibrosis treatment Breakthrough

'A most wonderful Christmas present': HSE to reimburse cost of new cystic fibrosis treatment

About 1,200 children and adults have Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote Ge 2020

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote

Opposition members are understood to be considering tabling a motion of no confidence against the health minister in the new year.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists develop monthly contraceptive pill, but it's only been tested on pigs so far Research

Scientists develop monthly contraceptive pill, but it's only been tested on pigs so far

The pill sits in the stomach and dissolves slowly, releasing the hormones required to prevent pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie New approach to treating cystic fibrosis could reduce the need for lung transplants, RCSI study finds Cystic Fibrosis

New approach to treating cystic fibrosis could reduce the need for lung transplants, RCSI study finds

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects around 1,300 children and adults in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says Trolley Crisis

Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says

The INMO said today that over 108,300 people have gone without beds so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear Cost Overruns

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear

The fact some measures of the project remain uncosted is ‘laughable’ says Labour’s Alan Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Over 300 children and teens died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018 Aids

Over 300 children and teens died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018

That’s according to a new Unicef report published today.

From TheJournal.ie Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation Simon Harris

Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation

Minister for Health Simon Harris met with Facebook, Google and Twitter today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think you get enough physical activity? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think you get enough physical activity?

Seven in 10 adolescents in Ireland don’t, according to a new study.

From TheJournal.ie HSE urges public to get flu vaccine as data shows annual flu season could hit 'within weeks' Cold Snap

HSE urges public to get flu vaccine as data shows annual flu season could hit 'within weeks'

The executive briefed the media on the latest update on its ‘winter plan’ today.

From TheJournal.ie Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese Healthy Ireland

Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese

The number of smokers in Ireland has fallen again, with 17% of the nation smoking according to the latest Healthy Ireland survey.

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 Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity Obesity

Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity

The survey was part of a new document by the Irish Heart Foundation to tackle childhood obesity.

From TheJournal.ie Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs Luck Of The Draw

Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs

Consultant calling for fairer allocation of HSE budget to give medication to more patients.

From TheJournal.ie I remember texting my friend: 'Not to scare you, but I think I'm going blind' Opinion

I remember texting my friend: 'Not to scare you, but I think I'm going blind'

Singer NC Grey describes what it was like to lose sight unexpectedly in one eye – and how it has impacted her life.

From TheJournal.ie 'Absolutely outrageous' that promised public fertility fund still not finalised Still Waiting

'Absolutely outrageous' that promised public fertility fund still not finalised

Department of Health says rollout of €1 million fund announced last year ‘under consideration’.

From TheJournal.ie Patients with rare cancer say it's 'disgraceful' consultant role hasn't been filled for over two years Sarcoma

Patients with rare cancer say it's 'disgraceful' consultant role hasn't been filled for over two years

The Sarcoma Action & Support Group has called for Health Minister Simon Harris to intervene.

From TheJournal.ie Opt-out organ donation plan accused of 'misleading the public' Differing Views

Opt-out organ donation plan accused of 'misleading the public'

The plans will be debated at the Oireachtas Health Committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Number of births in Ireland continue to decrease as number of deaths increase Annual Report

Number of births in Ireland continue to decrease as number of deaths increase

In 2018, a total of 61,901 births were registered in Ireland, down from 62,919 the year previous.

From TheJournal.ie New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services One-stop Shop

New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services

The Your Mental Health information line can be reached on 1800 742 444.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb' Extra Visits

Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'

The IMO has warned that many GP clinics are already at capacity and cannot take on new patients.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll from vaping-related lung injury in US rises to 26 as health officials name mystery illness EVALI

Death toll from vaping-related lung injury in US rises to 26 as health officials name mystery illness

Earlier this week, a 17-year-old became the youngest person to die from the illness.

From TheJournal.ie Three in four older Irish adults suffer from two or more medical conditions at the same time Multimorbidity

Three in four older Irish adults suffer from two or more medical conditions at the same time

Women have “a more complex network” of conditions, according to new research.

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