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Palliative care supports to be provided to boy with cancer after case raised in the Dáil
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Palliative care supports to be provided to boy with cancer after case raised in the Dáil

3 hours ago 12,574 Views 14 Comments

A harrowing letter detailing the family’s situation was read into the Dáil record yesterday.

Full abortion services to be commissioned in Northern Ireland
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# Northern Ireland

Full abortion services to be commissioned in Northern Ireland

5 hours ago 3,141 Views 9 Comments

Northern Ireland’s abortion laws were liberalised in 2019, but the Department of Health never centrally commissioned the rollout of full services due to a political impasse at Stormont.

# health - This week 27th November 2022 - 2nd December 2022

Employment permits for 1,000 home care workers to be made available to tackle recruitment crisis
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Employment permits for 1,000 home care workers to be made available to tackle recruitment crisis

Wed 10:34 PM 24,354 Views 29 Comments

The move was recommended in a report by the strategic workforce advisory group on home carers and nursing home healthcare assistants.

Open disclosure change agreed for Patient Safety Bill
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Open disclosure change agreed for Patient Safety Bill

Tue 9:18 PM 8,850 Views 0 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly got Government approval to introduce an amendment to the text of the Patient Safety Bill at the Report Stage.

Action Plan to tackle Traveller health inequalities a ‘big step forward’
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Action Plan to tackle Traveller health inequalities a ‘big step forward’

Mon 9:15 PM 12,762 Views 20 Comments

Figures show there is a gap of some 13 years in life expectancy between Travellers and the general population.

WHO to rename monkeypox to 'mpox' to reduce prejudice and stigma
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WHO to rename monkeypox to 'mpox' to reduce prejudice and stigma

Mon 12:30 PM 12,408 Views 16 Comments

The World Health Organisation will phase out its use of the term monkeypox over the next year.

# health - Last month November 2022

Taoiseach tours National Children's Hospital as construction reaches 80% completion
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Taoiseach tours National Children's Hospital as construction reaches 80% completion

Nov 17th 2022, 5:57 PM 14,103 Views 31 Comments

The hospital should be fully operational by the end of 2024.

G20 ministers launch billion-dollar pandemic fund
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G20 ministers launch billion-dollar pandemic fund

Nov 13th 2022, 9:43 AM 6,958 Views 1 Comment

The fund is viewed as one of the early global outcomes of the G20 summit next week.

England boss Jones puts Lawes' health first
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England boss Jones puts Lawes' health first

Nov 8th 2022, 8:42 PM 7,474 Views 0 Comments

The player has a history of concussion, including a six-week spell out earlier this year.

Cancer patients in deprived communities 'being left behind' due to inequality of care
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Cancer patients in deprived communities 'being left behind' due to inequality of care

Nov 8th 2022, 7:39 AM 6,676 Views 1 Comment

These individuals often face hidden costs and less GP access, the report found

Donnelly says he raised health concerns about relaxing alcohol licensing laws
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Donnelly says he raised health concerns about relaxing alcohol licensing laws

Nov 4th 2022, 7:03 PM 14,110 Views 17 Comments

It was earlier reported that health concerns about expanding the hours when alcohol can be sold were not shared at Cabinet.

# health - October October 2022

Over 600k avail of flu vaccines as Covid cases dip
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Over 600k avail of flu vaccines as Covid cases dip

Updated Oct 25th 2022, 8:37 PM 34,190 Views 30 Comments

Meanwhile, the Department has purchased 15,000 monkeypox vaccines.

World Health Organisation warns Covid is still an international emergency
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World Health Organisation warns Covid is still an international emergency

Oct 19th 2022, 7:24 PM 11,864 Views 13 Comments

The WHO’s Covid-19 technical lead, agreed, warning that there were still millions of cases being reported each week

Department of Health to be asked to consider certificates commemorating early pregnancy losses
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Department of Health to be asked to consider certificates commemorating early pregnancy losses

Oct 19th 2022, 3:48 PM 8,942 Views 3 Comments

Currently, there is no provision to recognise the loss of an unborn child before 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Covid-19 hospitalisations are rising, so where are we with the virus heading into winter?
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Covid-19 hospitalisations are rising, so where are we with the virus heading into winter?

Updated Oct 14th 2022, 12:13 PM 46,126 Views 44 Comments

The Minister for Health has said there has been a “significant” increase in the number of people in hospital with Covid in recent weeks.

Seanad motion to call for breastfeeding lessons to be taught in Irish schools
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Seanad motion to call for breastfeeding lessons to be taught in Irish schools

Oct 12th 2022, 2:32 PM 17,184 Views 85 Comments

A motion is being brought forward by Green Party senator Pauline O’Reilly in an effort to boost Ireland’s low breastfeeding rates.

Rodent faeces and dead mice among reasons for seven food closure orders last month
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Rodent faeces and dead mice among reasons for seven food closure orders last month

Oct 10th 2022, 2:43 PM 54,161 Views 0 Comments

Health issues included the presence of flies, rats and mice and the storage of food at unsafe temperatures.

Up to 4 cases of meningitis and septicaemia under investigation
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Up to 4 cases of meningitis and septicaemia under investigation

Oct 5th 2022, 1:13 PM 16,790 Views 0 Comments

Two of the people affected have died.

# health - This year 2022

Pension age to stay at 66, but higher payments for those who continue to work
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# Pension Age

Pension age to stay at 66, but higher payments for those who continue to work

Updated Sep 20th 2022, 2:15 PM 66,228 Views 57 Comments
Fine Gael think-in to focus on how the party can 'stand up for working people'
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Fine Gael think-in to focus on how the party can 'stand up for working people'

Sep 9th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,193 Views 50 Comments

The party will gather in Kilkenny today to discuss income tax cuts, pension and social welfare hikes and public transport fares.

HPSC investigating child hepatitis cases with unknown causes
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HPSC investigating child hepatitis cases with unknown causes

Sep 1st 2022, 5:42 PM 10,814 Views 3 Comments

Since October two of the 28 probable hepatitis cases have resulted in liver transplants and one child has died.

Monkeypox cases rise to 126 as new advice on vaccines could increase doses fivefold
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Monkeypox cases rise to 126 as new advice on vaccines could increase doses fivefold

Updated Aug 25th 2022, 10:53 AM 15,166 Views 36 Comments

14 cases have been confirmed since the previous weekly report.

Fianna Fáil TD calls for Robert Watt to be made boss of the HSE and the Dept of Health
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# HEALTH OVERHAUL

Fianna Fáil TD calls for Robert Watt to be made boss of the HSE and the Dept of Health

Aug 16th 2022, 2:15 PM 32,391 Views 33 Comments

Barry Cowen believes it is time to share leadership between the two bodies.

Paul Reid to step down as HSE CEO in October - two months earlier than expected
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# Moving On

Paul Reid to step down as HSE CEO in October - two months earlier than expected

Aug 16th 2022, 8:48 AM 31,790 Views 50 Comments

Reid was due to stay in the role until December.

Uptick in mumps in recent weeks as HSE advises MMR vaccine for anyone without two doses
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# Infectious

Uptick in mumps in recent weeks as HSE advises MMR vaccine for anyone without two doses

Aug 6th 2022, 7:00 AM 10,249 Views 6 Comments

Of 46 cases this year so far, nearly one-third were notified in July.

Number of monkeypox cases in Ireland rises to 97
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# Monkeypox

Number of monkeypox cases in Ireland rises to 97

Updated Aug 4th 2022, 11:50 AM 14,852 Views 15 Comments

Most cases here are not linked to travel from countries where the virus is endemic.

Current Covid wave has peaked but hospital capacity remains under pressure, says CMO
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Current Covid wave has peaked but hospital capacity remains under pressure, says CMO

Jul 26th 2022, 3:56 PM 16,112 Views 17 Comments

46 Covid-19 related deaths were reported in the first 19 days of this month.

GP: Why are we waging a war on e-cigarettes when they help smokers quit?
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# Vaping

GP: Why are we waging a war on e-cigarettes when they help smokers quit?

Jul 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 25,636 Views 96 Comments

Dr Garrett McGovern argues that banning e-cigarette flavours will increase smoking harm and death and will not protect young people.

Free contraception for women aged 17 to 25 to be rolled out by September
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Free contraception for women aged 17 to 25 to be rolled out by September

Jul 21st 2022, 2:44 PM 18,783 Views 28 Comments

President Michael D Higgins signed the measures into law today.

Oireachtas Health Committee seek age restrictions on e-cigarettes and ban on flavourings
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# Vaping

Oireachtas Health Committee seek age restrictions on e-cigarettes and ban on flavourings

Jul 18th 2022, 12:09 PM 9,171 Views 35 Comments

The committee asked the Minister for Health to look at other countries where ages for vaping and smoking are 21.

1,500 surgeries expected for Irish patients at new Spanish hospital
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# Waiting Lists

1,500 surgeries expected for Irish patients at new Spanish hospital

Jul 14th 2022, 7:05 AM 36,015 Views 52 Comments

The treatment will be available because of the EU Cross Border Directive.

Health Minister says testimony included in HSE abortion report is 'heartbreaking'
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# Women's Health

Health Minister says testimony included in HSE abortion report is 'heartbreaking'

Jul 12th 2022, 6:25 PM 14,254 Views 15 Comments

The research found that current abortion legislation does not meet the needs of those seeking termination for foetal anomalies.

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 tops 1,000 for the first time in three months
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Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 tops 1,000 for the first time in three months

Updated Jul 11th 2022, 10:13 AM 29,738 Views 42 Comments

It comes as the EU recommends that people over 60 be offered a second booster vaccine.

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'

Jun 30th 2022, 6:30 PM 13,718 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 78,208 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 9,156 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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# Monkeypox

EU reviewing smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox

Jun 28th 2022, 4:41 PM 4,907 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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# Bread And Butter Issues

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

Jun 28th 2022, 4:22 PM 11,638 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 32,742 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 14,749 Views 10 Comments

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

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