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From TheJournal.ie Health body apologises after email addresses of 200 job applicants are incorrectly shared in email Data Breach

Health body apologises after email addresses of 200 job applicants are incorrectly shared in email

The Data Protection Commissioner has been informed of the incident.

From TheJournal.ie 'A genuinely historic moment': Abortion legislation passes through the Seanad Eighth Amendment

'A genuinely historic moment': Abortion legislation passes through the Seanad

The legislation will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

From TheJournal.ie Colds, flus and bugs: How to stay healthy and fight infections this Christmas season Getting Better

Colds, flus and bugs: How to stay healthy and fight infections this Christmas season

The HSE National Clinical Advisor Dr Vida Hamilton tells us how to stay well, and where to go if we do get sick.

From TheJournal.ie 'He's gone and he needn't have been gone': Mick Wallace gives impassioned speech about suicide Mental Health

'He's gone and he needn't have been gone': Mick Wallace gives impassioned speech about suicide

Wexford, where the TD is from, has the highest suicide rate in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: We must pioritise people's lives over pharmaceutical companies' profits Column

Lynn Ruane: We must pioritise people's lives over pharmaceutical companies' profits

Pharmaceutical companies make obscene profits from life-saving drugs – we need to change the system to prioritise human life over profiteering, writes Lynn Ruane.

From TheJournal.ie Irish women report painful complications from controversial sterilisation implant Essure

Irish women report painful complications from controversial sterilisation implant

The device has not been distributed in Ireland since January 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year Cancer

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year

Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU Vaccines

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU

There has been an increase in HPV uptake rates to 65% in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie HSE wants to see patients as quickly as possible this winter - but admits it has no targets to do so Winter Plan

HSE wants to see patients as quickly as possible this winter - but admits it has no targets to do so

The executive published its €30m Winter Plan for 2018/19 today.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris: 'This is the beginning of a new era for women’s health' Opinion

Simon Harris: 'This is the beginning of a new era for women’s health'

‘Change is coming,’ writes Health Minister Simon Harris following the passing of abortion legislation through the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie What is the psychological impact of Christmas? Opinion

What is the psychological impact of Christmas?

‘Christmas affects the human mind in many ways, capable of stimulating joy, nostalgia, excitement, trepidation, and stress – occasionally all at the same time’, writes Professor Brian Hughes.

From TheJournal.ie 'Migrants are vital to the wellbeing of society': Study finds common myths about immigrants are false The Lancet

'Migrants are vital to the wellbeing of society': Study finds common myths about immigrants are false

The two-year research was published in the medical journal The Lancet.

From TheJournal.ie 11 patients had their cancer diagnosis delayed and four have since died, Kerry review shows University Hospital Kerry

11 patients had their cancer diagnosis delayed and four have since died, Kerry review shows

The review looked at over 46,000 thousand individual images reported by a single consultant radiologist.

From TheJournal.ie First baby born via uterus transplanted from dead donor Breakthrough

First baby born via uterus transplanted from dead donor

The baby girl was born in December 2017, The Lancet said.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'? Pet Names

FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'?

Yesterday it was described as political correctness “gone mad”, but did the HSE even say it?

From TheJournal.ie 'If I didn't take part in a clinical trial, I would have died' Better Care

'If I didn't take part in a clinical trial, I would have died'

Patients in Ireland are being encouraged to ask their doctors about clinical trials.

From TheJournal.ie Worst November on record for hospital overcrowding as 9,679 wait on trolleys INMO

Worst November on record for hospital overcrowding as 9,679 wait on trolleys

The INMO has attributed to problem to understaffing and low pay levels.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are a lot of questions to be answered': GPs group to meet to discuss concerns over abortion law ICGP

'There are a lot of questions to be answered': GPs group to meet to discuss concerns over abortion law

It is expected a landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil in coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 'Beyond crisis': Almost half of beds for children with mental health needs closed due to safety concerns Complex Needs
From TheJournal.ie 'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer Pembro

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer

She was given a terminal diagnosis at the start of this year and Phelan said the drug Pembro is allowing her to live with the disease.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital consultants threaten industrial action next year over unequal pay Doctors

Hospital consultants threaten industrial action next year over unequal pay

Some consultants earn up to €55,000 a year less than some of their colleagues.

From TheJournal.ie 'Walking into a crisis': 61 psychiatrist posts are vacant around the country Mental Health

'Walking into a crisis': 61 psychiatrist posts are vacant around the country

Cork and Kerry are worst impacted.

From TheJournal.ie Manning up to MS: My diagnosis awoke my inner strength Opinion

Manning up to MS: My diagnosis awoke my inner strength

I was never an alpha male but since my diagnosis with MS, I’ve faced major challenges and now I feel equal to the men who inspire me, writes Keith Byrne,

From TheJournal.ie Prostate cancer: 'If you are at risk, don't ignore it, go and talk about it and seek some advice' Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer: 'If you are at risk, don't ignore it, go and talk about it and seek some advice'

3,474 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer annually.

From TheJournal.ie 'I thought I was too young for this': New health campaign aims to prevent 'silent killer' of over 50s Feel The Pulse

'I thought I was too young for this': New health campaign aims to prevent 'silent killer' of over 50s

The Irish Heart Foundation say it’s crucial for those over 50 to regularly check their pulse.

From The42 Ireland rugby captain Griffin passionate about using her leadership qualities to help others Healthy Body Healthy Mind This post contains videos

Ireland rugby captain Griffin passionate about using her leadership qualities to help others

The Munster and UL Bohemian flanker is on her way to earning qualifications in health and fitness thanks to the Goodbody Rugby Players Ireland Personal Development Bursary.

From TheJournal.ie Delayed discharges are leading to infections, falls and overcrowding Bed Blockers

Delayed discharges are leading to infections, falls and overcrowding

Families failing to engage with the Fair Deal Scheme is one of the reasons behind so-called ‘bed blockers’.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland Daycase Access Plan

Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland

The number of patients waiting more than 9 months for treatment has reduced by 38%.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are 'no fry zones' around schools a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are 'no fry zones' around schools a good idea?

One in four children in Ireland is overweight or obese.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity College scientists discover major link between obesity and how the body fights cancer Natural Killer Cells

Trinity College scientists discover major link between obesity and how the body fights cancer

Up to 50% of certain cancers are attributed to obesity.

From TheJournal.ie Family believes woman who died after minor surgery would be alive if there was 'proper handover of care' Apology

Family believes woman who died after minor surgery would be alive if there was 'proper handover of care'

Susan McGee’s family has said an apology for her death “brings little consolation”.

From TheJournal.ie HSE recruiting trainers who will teach staff how to communicate with patients when things go wrong Open Disclosure

HSE recruiting trainers who will teach staff how to communicate with patients when things go wrong

‘Open disclosure’ made headlines in recent months due to the CervicalCheck controversy.

From TheJournal.ie 500,000 people in Ireland have this condition, but half don't even realise COPD

500,000 people in Ireland have this condition, but half don't even realise

COPD, more commonly known as bronchitis or emphysema, is primarily caused by smoking.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF First Lady This post contains videos

Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF

The former first lady says women need to be open with other about their bodies.

From TheJournal.ie Harris on the defensive after judge criticises doctor recruitment process High Court

Harris on the defensive after judge criticises doctor recruitment process

“I note that the interview panel described the respondent as ‘eager to work and learn’. But learn at whose expense?” the judge said.

From TheJournal.ie Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study Bmj

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study

Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar doubles down on comments about medics not taking holidays over new year period Peak Demand

Varadkar doubles down on comments about medics not taking holidays over new year period

The Taoiseach said he didn’t understand why the comments were deemed controversial, as services must attempt to meet demand.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons Health Committee

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons

The Health Minister also said he wants the Bill to be inclusive of members of the trans community.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was told I had cancer and would never walk again - I'm doing a 5k this week' Run In The Dark

'I was told I had cancer and would never walk again - I'm doing a 5k this week'

“I knew if I continued I could get this broken body to move again.”

From TheJournal.ie New study suggests that diabetes medicine could be used to reduce effects of Alzheimer's disease Dementia

New study suggests that diabetes medicine could be used to reduce effects of Alzheimer's disease

It’s believed that targeting the brain’s capillary system could have beneficial effects for Alzheimer’s patients.

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