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Doctor who falsified records to blame midwife for stillbirth charged with professional misconduct
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Doctor who falsified records to blame midwife for stillbirth charged with professional misconduct

Dec 3rd 2020, 8:10 AM 44,646 Views 0 Comments

The doctor is suspended from practising in the Republic of Ireland.

Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published
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Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published

Dec 2nd 2020, 2:14 PM 13,654 Views 0 Comments

The National Trans Healthcare Steering Committee has raised concerns about the status of the report.

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January
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Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 10:38 PM 40,287 Views 42 Comments

The IMO has expressed disappointment at “no meaningful engagement” from the Department of Health for five months.

CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal
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CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal

Nov 18th 2020, 10:47 PM 17,744 Views 22 Comments

The 221+ group wrote to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly today.

Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January
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Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January

Nov 16th 2020, 8:25 PM 51,990 Views 139 Comments

Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn said he thinks the majority of people will decide “it’s simply not worth it”.

Opinion: I was shamed for being diagnosed with Covid
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Opinion: I was shamed for being diagnosed with Covid

Nov 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 96,117 Views 34 Comments

Amy Donohoe was diagnosed with Covid-19 last month and found that the experience brought with it an unwelcome sense of shame.

How can we avoid burnout through this strange winter?
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How can we avoid burnout through this strange winter?

Oct 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,879 Views 14 Comments

Tracy Ward explains how burnout affects us – and what to do if we’re feeling it.

Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find
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Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find

Oct 26th 2020, 8:00 PM 21,937 Views 8 Comments

One mother, who has seen her daughter suffer, feels the Government and HSE are badly failing people with eating disorders.

Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'
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Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'

Oct 21st 2020, 6:15 AM 13,167 Views 11 Comments

The INMO will appear at the Dáil’s health committee today.

Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears
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Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears

Oct 18th 2020, 12:10 AM 33,919 Views 24 Comments

For years, cross-border healthcare has been slowly and tentatively developing. Now Brexit poses a threat.

Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier
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Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier

Oct 15th 2020, 5:46 PM 26,381 Views 20 Comments

Pharmacists have said the uncertainty about deliveries and cancellation of appointments may undermine the vaccination programme.

Announcement expected as Cabinet meets to discuss possible Level 4 restrictions in border counties
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Announcement expected as Cabinet meets to discuss possible Level 4 restrictions in border counties

Updated Oct 14th 2020, 6:45 PM 97,740 Views 111 Comments

It follows a decision by the Stormont Executive to close schools for two weeks.

Warning that Republic will follow North's Covid-19 trend without 'radical' change in behaviours this week
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Warning that Republic will follow North's Covid-19 trend without 'radical' change in behaviours this week

Oct 14th 2020, 9:29 AM 31,484 Views 92 Comments

Dr Mary Favier said the health service here faces a greater challenge due to resourcing deficiencies.

Sexual abusers ‘going unchecked’ in Ireland's health service, report claims
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Sexual abusers ‘going unchecked’ in Ireland's health service, report claims

Oct 12th 2020, 2:57 PM 17,663 Views 4 Comments

Dignity 4 Patients raised “grave concerns” ahead of the publications of its annual report tomorrow.

Extract: 'Running makes me feel alive, connected to the moment'
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Extract: 'Running makes me feel alive, connected to the moment'

Oct 10th 2020, 6:00 PM 48,500 Views 19 Comments

Author of The Cow Book, John Connell shares his experience of one long and glorious run he had through a forest in Longford, in an extract from his new book.

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments
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'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments

Oct 10th 2020, 1:23 PM 28,777 Views 43 Comments

Out of 110,000 invitations, only 12,000 have come forward, according to CervicalCheck director.

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget
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Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget

Oct 9th 2020, 3:27 PM 21,587 Views 112 Comments

Sinn Féin said it would aim to spend €18.28 billion in total, €6.28 billion more than the government’s target.

'We must not rob Peter to pay Paul': HSE to report back on late cancer diagnosis and outcomes
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'We must not rob Peter to pay Paul': HSE to report back on late cancer diagnosis and outcomes

Oct 7th 2020, 8:40 PM 16,249 Views 24 Comments

The Taoiseach said the lockdown did impact on the non-Covid illness.

Three out of 10 cancers in Ireland are 'potentially preventable through lifestyle changes'
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Three out of 10 cancers in Ireland are 'potentially preventable through lifestyle changes'

Oct 6th 2020, 12:32 PM 31,318 Views 10 Comments

That’s according to a new report published by the National Cancer Registry.

Ireland's public healthcare expenditure ranks ninth in Europe, ESRI report says
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Ireland's public healthcare expenditure ranks ninth in Europe, ESRI report says

Oct 6th 2020, 6:20 AM 16,127 Views 26 Comments

The report author said Ireland’s HCE should not be “interpreted as a measure of hospital service expenditure”.

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA
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Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA

Oct 4th 2020, 1:00 AM 47,352 Views 33 Comments

Hospitals and universities across Ireland are collaborating with Genuity Science due to, experts say, lack of a public project or strategy.

Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'
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Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'

Oct 4th 2020, 12:59 AM 681 Views 0 Comments

Expert familiar with such agreements cited issues with data access, exclusivity and intellectual property.

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership
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Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership

Oct 4th 2020, 12:58 AM 681 Views 0 Comments

Ireland still has a chance to take control of genomics research – if it follows this advice.

'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'
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'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'

Oct 1st 2020, 11:16 AM 39,113 Views 53 Comments

SJOG currently provides intellectual disability and mental health services to over 8,000 people.

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know
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The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know

Sep 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 53,519 Views 27 Comments

“The flu vaccine is one of the safest vaccines we have, it’s one of the oldest vaccines we have,” a GP said.

Opinion: We cannot let concerns about cross-border shopping stop us controlling a minimum price of alcohol here
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Opinion: We cannot let concerns about cross-border shopping stop us controlling a minimum price of alcohol here

Sep 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 23,905 Views 82 Comments

Eunan McKinney of Alcohol Action Ireland says public health demands the commencement of minimum unit pricing must proceed.

Should Ireland be like Sweden or New Zealand? Experts disagree on the next steps in the pandemic
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Should Ireland be like Sweden or New Zealand? Experts disagree on the next steps in the pandemic

Sep 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 51,384 Views 91 Comments

What can Ireland learn from other countries as we enter the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Public health officials renew appeal to reduce our contacts as 234 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed
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Public health officials renew appeal to reduce our contacts as 234 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

Updated Sep 23rd 2020, 9:07 PM 167,520 Views 221 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's second-most commonly used illicit drug
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Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's second-most commonly used illicit drug

Sep 22nd 2020, 2:09 PM 25,540 Views 34 Comments

The findings were outlined in the EU’s drugs agency’s annual report today.

Health watchdog notified of 68 'significant events' of accidental or unintended exposure to ionising radiation
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Health watchdog notified of 68 'significant events' of accidental or unintended exposure to ionising radiation

Sep 9th 2020, 11:37 AM 16,584 Views 6 Comments

The majority of these events related to CT scans and involved relatively low dosses of radiation.

HIQA: Temperature checks and screening for Covid-19 symptoms should not be carried out in schools
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HIQA: Temperature checks and screening for Covid-19 symptoms should not be carried out in schools

Sep 4th 2020, 4:05 PM 18,577 Views 9 Comments

The watchdog has reviewed how other countries are managing the virus in schools.

Parents urged not to 'dose' children who show Covid-19 symptoms with painkillers and to keep them at home
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Parents urged not to 'dose' children who show Covid-19 symptoms with painkillers and to keep them at home

Aug 31st 2020, 9:55 PM 45,535 Views 16 Comments

Many schools are reopening their doors to staff and students this week.

More than a quarter of over-65s at risk of harm from mixing alcohol and medication
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More than a quarter of over-65s at risk of harm from mixing alcohol and medication

Aug 31st 2020, 5:51 PM 18,292 Views 8 Comments

Alcohol-medication interactions can cause accidents, problems with blood pressure, and liver damage.

‘Gaining health rather than losing weight’: HSE to deliver online event on obesity
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‘Gaining health rather than losing weight’: HSE to deliver online event on obesity

Aug 27th 2020, 6:30 AM 14,372 Views 9 Comments

The series of seminars will focus on obesity as a chronic disease, rather than as a lifestyle issue.

NPHET recommends asking older people to limit time outdoors and to reduce numbers at home gatherings
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NPHET recommends asking older people to limit time outdoors and to reduce numbers at home gatherings

Updated Aug 18th 2020, 3:00 PM 184,586 Views 250 Comments

Health officials have also recommended that sports be returned to behind-closed-doors.

Taoiseach expresses 'deep concerns' about significant rise in Covid-19 cases yesterday
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Taoiseach expresses 'deep concerns' about significant rise in Covid-19 cases yesterday

Aug 16th 2020, 4:55 PM 67,881 Views 108 Comments

His comments come after Ireland recorded 200 new cases on Saturday.

Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation
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Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation

Aug 15th 2020, 7:43 AM 22,532 Views 64 Comments

Delays created by the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in a backlog of cases.

Almost half of new Covid-19 cases linked to outbreaks in workplaces
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Almost half of new Covid-19 cases linked to outbreaks in workplaces

Aug 14th 2020, 4:13 PM 28,595 Views 36 Comments

The CSO has been analysing the statistics for the number of people who contracted or died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Acting CMO: Covid-19 clusters in schools 'virtually inevitable' once they re-open
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Acting CMO: Covid-19 clusters in schools 'virtually inevitable' once they re-open

Aug 12th 2020, 8:25 PM 53,375 Views 97 Comments

Ronan Glynn said NPHET was not likely to recommend closing all schools if clusters break out.

'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals
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'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals

Aug 12th 2020, 11:28 AM 22,608 Views 8 Comments

Many neonatal units have no isolation facilities to deal with coronavirus patients.