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

Dec 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 23,086 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Dec 26th 2019, 10:00 PM 47,982 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Dec 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 38,376 Views 69 Comments

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

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

Dec 13th 2019, 9:12 PM 11,134 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Dec 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,034 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Dec 5th 2019, 8:56 AM 11,420 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:10 AM 9,258 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 29th 2019, 1:12 PM 8,235 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Nov 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,181 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Nov 26th 2019, 9:31 AM 8,396 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Updated Nov 25th 2019, 6:35 PM 17,057 Views 146 Comments

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

Poll: Do you think you get enough physical activity?
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Poll: Do you think you get enough physical activity?

Nov 22nd 2019, 9:28 AM 20,873 Views 53 Comments

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

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

Nov 21st 2019, 4:39 PM 18,065 Views 20 Comments

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

Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese
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# Healthy Ireland

Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese

Nov 20th 2019, 7:02 AM 19,768 Views 35 Comments

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

Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds
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# Children's Health

Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds

Nov 14th 2019, 7:08 AM 6,796 Views 35 Comments

Measures to restrict alcohol advertisements around children came into effect this week.

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

Nov 12th 2019, 8:37 AM 11,450 Views 74 Comments

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

Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs
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# Luck Of The Draw

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

Nov 3rd 2019, 9:30 AM 15,899 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Oct 23rd 2019, 7:00 AM 38,561 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Oct 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 10,256 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Oct 16th 2019, 3:59 PM 12,201 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Oct 16th 2019, 9:21 AM 16,544 Views 92 Comments

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 4:07 PM 22,409 Views 30 Comments

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

New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services
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# One-stop Shop

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

Oct 13th 2019, 12:26 PM 11,525 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Oct 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,016 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Oct 11th 2019, 10:32 PM 46,732 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Oct 10th 2019, 12:11 PM 21,029 Views 21 Comments

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

How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal
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How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal

Oct 10th 2019, 6:30 AM 13,479 Views 15 Comments

“The situation isn’t irretrievable – there are simple, practical measures that everyone can do to turn it around.”

Home carers say additional tax credit as part of Budget 2020 'will be undercut by carbon tax'
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# Home Carers

Home carers say additional tax credit as part of Budget 2020 'will be undercut by carbon tax'

Oct 9th 2019, 6:05 AM 8,924 Views 12 Comments

An additional €100 in the Home Carer Credit was announced yesterday.

Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased
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# Budget 2020

Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased

Oct 8th 2019, 3:54 PM 25,208 Views 15 Comments

The total budget for the sector has been increased to €17.4 billion.

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso
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Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso

Oct 7th 2019, 10:17 AM 86,054 Views 64 Comments

Overall energy drinks manufacturers have reduced the sugar content in their products since the sugar tax was introduced.

Hospital consultants vote no confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris
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Hospital consultants vote no confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris

Oct 6th 2019, 6:10 PM 44,934 Views 74 Comments

The vote was unanimously passed by the council of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association.

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'
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'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'

Oct 6th 2019, 7:30 AM 9,192 Views 2 Comments

Depression occurs in 10 to 15% of pregnant women but it’s often misdiagnosed.

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?
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Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

Oct 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 37,892 Views 44 Comments

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed
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Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed

Oct 4th 2019, 9:30 PM 21,267 Views 36 Comments

Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.

Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus
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# Msm

Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus

Updated Oct 3rd 2019, 2:10 PM 24,338 Views 60 Comments

Men living in Ireland are more likely to take drugs than their European counterparts, according to a new survey.

Harris hits out at politicians trying to get him to meet vaping company reps
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Harris hits out at politicians trying to get him to meet vaping company reps

Oct 2nd 2019, 3:35 PM 28,311 Views 73 Comments

The minister said tobacco companies are ‘despicable’ for targeting children with e-cigarettes.

Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women
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Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women

Oct 1st 2019, 6:10 AM 10,447 Views 12 Comments

After non melanoma skin cancer, the most common cancers in men are prostate cancer, bowel cancer and lung cancer.

Over a thousand names added to home help waiting list in space of four months as total surges to 7,300
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Over a thousand names added to home help waiting list in space of four months as total surges to 7,300

Sep 25th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,072 Views 10 Comments

The latest HSE figures from July show that 7,300 people are waiting on home support services.

German court rules that hangovers are an 'illness'
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German court rules that hangovers are an 'illness'

Sep 24th 2019, 8:45 AM 41,855 Views 43 Comments

The ruling comes days after the annual Oktoberfest beer festival began in Munich.

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
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# New Dail Term

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Sep 22nd 2019, 6:25 PM 10,481 Views 10 Comments

Regulating rickshaws, IVF and speeding – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.