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What we can learn from the world's 'Blue Zones' - where people regularly live into their 90s and 100s
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What we can learn from the world's 'Blue Zones' - where people regularly live into their 90s and 100s

Aug 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 47,216 Views 20 Comments

Lifestyle changes can cure some diseases and significantly extend our lives, writes Professor Ciaran O’Boyle.

NFL player to miss 2020 season after positive Covid-19 test uncovers serious heart condition
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NFL player to miss 2020 season after positive Covid-19 test uncovers serious heart condition

Aug 9th 2020, 1:48 PM 11,023 Views 0 Comments

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith requires surgery.

Most of Ireland's teens are healthy and ambitious, but not all of them get the same fighting chance
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Most of Ireland's teens are healthy and ambitious, but not all of them get the same fighting chance

Jul 30th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,407 Views 2 Comments

20% of 17 and 18 year olds surveyed were found likely to be depressed.

7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine
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7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine

Jul 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,517 Views 7 Comments

There is already concern around the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on alcohol misuse.

Half of nursing homes inspected after Covid-19 outbreaks not infection-control compliant
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Half of nursing homes inspected after Covid-19 outbreaks not infection-control compliant

Jul 21st 2020, 4:06 PM 11,438 Views 30 Comments

One nursing home had left bedroom doors open for residents that had tested positive for Covid-19.

3,500 potentially avoidable cancer deaths could happen in England due to pandemic delays
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3,500 potentially avoidable cancer deaths could happen in England due to pandemic delays

Jul 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 4,602 Views 6 Comments

Thousands of extra people could die in the next five years due to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have found.

Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 14 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 14 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Jul 15th 2020, 7:30 PM 76,870 Views 159 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

HSE reports 250,000 downloads of new Covid-19 contact tracing app
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HSE reports 250,000 downloads of new Covid-19 contact tracing app

Updated Jul 7th 2020, 2:13 PM 36,957 Views 71 Comments

The app was officially launched this morning.

6,666 abortions carried out last year under laws enacted after repeal of Eighth Amendment
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6,666 abortions carried out last year under laws enacted after repeal of Eighth Amendment

Jun 30th 2020, 12:44 PM 41,593 Views 280 Comments

These are the first official figures published since Ireland’s liberalised abortion laws came into effect from 1 January 2019.

Heart attack patients taking 18 hours longer to present at hospital during lockdown
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Heart attack patients taking 18 hours longer to present at hospital during lockdown

Jun 24th 2020, 11:08 AM 8,447 Views 4 Comments

Experts say fear of Covid-19 is keeping patients away from hospitals despite the higher risk of cardiac death.

Wellness Wednesday: True body confidence is not about diet and exercise, it's about loving yourself
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Wellness Wednesday: True body confidence is not about diet and exercise, it's about loving yourself

Jun 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,780 Views 16 Comments

Cliona Byrne, a body confidence coach talks about cultivating a healthy relationships with our bodies, especially as we come out of confinement.

Medics call for DIY warning after hospital sees ladder-related injuries triple during Covid lockdown
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Medics call for DIY warning after hospital sees ladder-related injuries triple during Covid lockdown

Jun 19th 2020, 6:10 AM 16,597 Views 28 Comments

The recommendation was made as part of a new study by Irish researchers.

Coronavirus: One death and eight new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: One death and eight new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 14th 2020, 5:10 PM 59,624 Views 47 Comments

The Department of Health announced the latest figures this evening.

Coronavirus: 5 deaths and 46 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 5 deaths and 46 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 13th 2020, 5:39 PM 119,509 Views 158 Comments

The figures were released this evening.

375 women travelled from Ireland to UK for abortions in 2019 - an 87% decrease on 2018
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375 women travelled from Ireland to UK for abortions in 2019 - an 87% decrease on 2018

Jun 11th 2020, 1:42 PM 10,529 Views 18 Comments

More than 1,000 females travelled from Northern Ireland to England or Wales for an abortion last year.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers reveals he and wife had coronavirus
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Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers reveals he and wife had coronavirus

May 29th 2020, 9:16 PM 7,738 Views 10 Comments

The Foxes manager was ill in March and April.

Covid-19: Concerns over testing in mental health facilities as new cases fall
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Covid-19: Concerns over testing in mental health facilities as new cases fall

May 26th 2020, 11:43 AM 9,124 Views 5 Comments

There were 125 suspected or confirmed cases relating to residents and staff as of last Friday.

'Should I wear a plaque saying I have a disability?': The reality of life with sight loss during a pandemic
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'Should I wear a plaque saying I have a disability?': The reality of life with sight loss during a pandemic

May 24th 2020, 8:15 AM 20,117 Views 12 Comments

Golf champion Carol Brill said daily tasks can be “very, very stressful” for people with sight and hearing loss.

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year
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Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year

May 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 11,174 Views 16 Comments

The average number of daily ED attendances at the end of March was approximately half what it was at the beginning of March.

Sale of menthol cigarettes banned in Ireland from today
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Sale of menthol cigarettes banned in Ireland from today

May 20th 2020, 6:10 AM 38,275 Views 47 Comments

A European Court of Justice ruling four years ago declared that the flavouring is used to increase the attractiveness of cigarettes.

HSE chief Paul Reid 'reassured' that 244 Covid-19 cases at Mater hospital were reported legally
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HSE chief Paul Reid 'reassured' that 244 Covid-19 cases at Mater hospital were reported legally

May 17th 2020, 12:34 PM 30,540 Views 56 Comments

The official publication of the cases dating back to mid-March was delayed until this week.

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 426 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 426 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 14th 2020, 6:24 PM 172,810 Views 186 Comments

NPHET met today to finalise its advice to government on easing restrictions from next Monday.

Children 'not significantly contributing' to spread of Covid-19 at home or in schools
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Children 'not significantly contributing' to spread of Covid-19 at home or in schools

May 13th 2020, 1:03 PM 24,967 Views 62 Comments

The Health Information and Quality Authority has published findings about the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 236 new cases in Ireland confirmed
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Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 236 new cases in Ireland confirmed

May 10th 2020, 5:05 PM 149,462 Views 125 Comments

There have been 1,458 deaths related to Covid-19 here to date and 22,996 confirmed cases.

Coronavirus: 18 deaths and 219 new cases in Ireland confirmed
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Coronavirus: 18 deaths and 219 new cases in Ireland confirmed

May 9th 2020, 5:41 PM 89,457 Views 101 Comments

The figures were announced by the Department of Health this evening.

Coronavirus: 27 deaths and 156 new cases in Ireland confirmed
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Coronavirus: 27 deaths and 156 new cases in Ireland confirmed

May 8th 2020, 5:56 PM 75,005 Views 92 Comments

The figures were announced at a briefing by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Backpain, posture and remote working - some tips to help (and how the ironing board can come in handy)
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Backpain, posture and remote working - some tips to help (and how the ironing board can come in handy)

May 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 29,446 Views 12 Comments

Dr Lawrence Woods offers some help to those working remotely and suffering back pain.

GPs urge patients to get persistent symptoms checked, and fear a 'tsunami' of non-Covid-19 illnesses
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GPs urge patients to get persistent symptoms checked, and fear a 'tsunami' of non-Covid-19 illnesses

May 4th 2020, 8:30 AM 32,313 Views 47 Comments

If you have a chest pain or a lump on your breast, call your GP for a phone consultation.

Coronavirus: 34 deaths and 221 new cases in Ireland confirmed
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Coronavirus: 34 deaths and 221 new cases in Ireland confirmed

May 1st 2020, 5:39 PM 62,973 Views 79 Comments

The Department of Health has provided an update on the outbreak in Ireland.

Covid-19 testing: How has Ireland performed and what level do tests need to be at for restrictions to be lifted?
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Covid-19 testing: How has Ireland performed and what level do tests need to be at for restrictions to be lifted?

Apr 29th 2020, 10:01 PM 38,709 Views 42 Comments

The Government has said that testing is key to gradually return to normal.

'It's down to the wire': Decision on whether Covid-19 restrictions will be eased on 5 May not made yet
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'It's down to the wire': Decision on whether Covid-19 restrictions will be eased on 5 May not made yet

Apr 27th 2020, 9:39 PM 54,967 Views 90 Comments

The Chief Medical Officer has expressed concern that rates of improvement on key indicators of the disease have slowed.

Consultant says private hospital contract is ‘a bad deal’ for taxpayers
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Consultant says private hospital contract is ‘a bad deal’ for taxpayers

Apr 27th 2020, 12:59 PM 36,692 Views 85 Comments

Last month the government reached an agreement with private hospitals to use all of their facilities during the Covid-19 crisis.

Coronavirus: 37 deaths, a further 185 'probable deaths' and 577 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 37 deaths, a further 185 'probable deaths' and 577 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 24th 2020, 6:14 PM 126,677 Views 145 Comments

Health officials are giving an update this evening on the outbreak in Ireland.

CMO says it's 'perfectly appropriate' for GPs to conduct nursing home consultations over phone
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CMO says it's 'perfectly appropriate' for GPs to conduct nursing home consultations over phone

Apr 21st 2020, 8:14 PM 14,926 Views 27 Comments

Private nursing homes have reported they are struggling to get on-site visits from GPs.

Doctor resigns from Irish Medical Council after criticising 'mismanagement' of Covid-19 outbreak
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Doctor resigns from Irish Medical Council after criticising 'mismanagement' of Covid-19 outbreak

Apr 20th 2020, 4:50 PM 92,456 Views 90 Comments

Dr Marcus de Brun, a GP based in Rush, Co Dublin has said there was “poor consideration” of nursing home residents.

'It's in a plateau position': People with Covid-19 now infecting less than one person
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'It's in a plateau position': People with Covid-19 now infecting less than one person

Updated Apr 16th 2020, 11:57 PM 67,312 Views 90 Comments

Professor Philip Nolan has said that any loosening of restrictions must be approached “exceptionally carefully”.

The Explainer: What is the current thinking - in Ireland and abroad - about wearing masks?
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The Explainer: What is the current thinking - in Ireland and abroad - about wearing masks?

Apr 16th 2020, 6:00 PM 20,944 Views 45 Comments

Should you wear one? And if you do, what’s the best way of wearing one?

FF-FG framework doc for the next government is out, here's what's in it
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FF-FG framework doc for the next government is out, here's what's in it

Updated Apr 15th 2020, 6:15 PM 25,017 Views 157 Comments

The document will soon be given to smaller parties in a bid to convince them to join a coalition government.

Coronavirus: 36 more deaths and 345 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 36 more deaths and 345 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 7th 2020, 5:45 PM 242,921 Views 210 Comments

The figures were released at a Department of Health briefing this evening.

Covid-19: The race is on to create the world's first ever coronavirus vaccine
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Covid-19: The race is on to create the world's first ever coronavirus vaccine

Apr 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 42,023 Views 51 Comments

A candidate vaccine was developed for SARS but it never went to market.