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Not everyone's happy with the name for the children's hospital
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# Phoenix Hospital

Not everyone's happy with the name for the children's hospital

Oct 24th 2017, 1:36 PM 20,879 Views 48 Comments

It’s going to be called the Phoenix Children’s Health.

The new children's hospital will be called... Phoenix Children's Health
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# Out Of The Ashes

The new children's hospital will be called... Phoenix Children's Health

Oct 23rd 2017, 11:36 AM 21,336 Views 96 Comments

The project is projected to cost over €1 billion in full and is due to be completed in 2021.

After some confusion, hospitals told to pay doctors and nurses who didn't go to work on Monday
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# Storm Ophelia

After some confusion, hospitals told to pay doctors and nurses who didn't go to work on Monday

Oct 19th 2017, 5:41 PM 25,376 Views 17 Comments

There was some confusion over what employees should do in the event of national red weather warnings.

Trump dismantles major Obamacare payments in 'spiteful act'
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# Healthcare

Trump dismantles major Obamacare payments in 'spiteful act'

Oct 13th 2017, 7:05 AM 26,281 Views 87 Comments

The Health and Human Services department made the announcement in a statement late last night.

Vat rate on sunbed services almost doubles to 23%
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Vat rate on sunbed services almost doubles to 23%

Oct 10th 2017, 1:56 PM 8,898 Views 9 Comments

Senator Catherine Noone said that sunbeds are currently defined as “care of the human body”.

Drain cleaning fluid 'got mixed with water' at Ennis dental surgeries
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# Co Clare

Drain cleaning fluid 'got mixed with water' at Ennis dental surgeries

Oct 6th 2017, 12:58 PM 22,220 Views 23 Comments

The HSE is currently in contact with the parents of up to 43 children to see if they were affected by the problem.

Minister: Hospital followed procedure in case of man who suffered heart attack after being turned away
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# Loughlinstown

Minister: Hospital followed procedure in case of man who suffered heart attack after being turned away

Oct 4th 2017, 6:01 AM 11,016 Views 52 Comments

In August, a Wicklow man suffered a heart attack hours after being refused treatment at a hospital.

'Once the damage is done, it's done': This condition is causing sight loss in thousands of Irish every year
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# Amd

'Once the damage is done, it's done': This condition is causing sight loss in thousands of Irish every year

Sep 28th 2017, 6:00 AM 23,771 Views 5 Comments

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of sight loss in people aged 50 and over in Ireland.

The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare?
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# Deep Breath

The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare?

Sep 17th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,605 Views 26 Comments

The UK’s poor air quality ratings are thought to cause more than 40,000 premature deaths a year.

'Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?'
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# Cyber Threats

'Did you know your electronic health records can sell for as much as €40 on the dark web?'

Sep 11th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,427 Views 24 Comments

Some of your personal details may already be available for sale on the dark web awaiting a purchaser. The only certainty is that the next attack is coming – the only question is when, writes Ronan Murphy.

'They brought the Liam MacCarthy to him in hospital': Former All-Ireland winner on the long road to recovery
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'They brought the Liam MacCarthy to him in hospital': Former All-Ireland winner on the long road to recovery

Aug 20th 2017, 11:30 AM 30,243 Views 3 Comments

Former patients were at Beaumont Hospital this week to thank the staff that cared for him.

Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos
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Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos

Aug 12th 2017, 4:01 PM 20,372 Views 26 Comments

A HSE expert says drinks promotions can encourage students to drink a lot in a short space of time and lead them into dangerous situations.

HSE criticised for not knowing length of waiting lists for CT and MRI scans
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# Critical

HSE criticised for not knowing length of waiting lists for CT and MRI scans

Jul 29th 2017, 4:03 PM 13,593 Views 22 Comments

The HSE said it’s been “working to establish a system to track waiting lists for a range of diagnostic procedures”.

There has been a big drop in people getting HSE-funded dental treatments
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# Lisa Needs Braces

There has been a big drop in people getting HSE-funded dental treatments

Jul 26th 2017, 10:01 PM 13,340 Views 25 Comments

New CSO figures show a 16.4% drop in HSE-funded dental treatments between 2013 and 2016.

McCain: 'We are not the president's subordinates. We are his equal'
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# Healthcare Vote

McCain: 'We are not the president's subordinates. We are his equal'

Jul 25th 2017, 11:59 PM 20,676 Views 54 Comments

John McCain received a standing ovation from his colleagues as he entered the chamber.

John McCain returns to Washington after blood clot surgery to vote on Obamacare
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John McCain returns to Washington after blood clot surgery to vote on Obamacare

Jul 25th 2017, 8:32 AM 15,883 Views 18 Comments

The 80-year-old senator has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs
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# Global Shift

For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs

Jul 20th 2017, 12:05 PM 11,642 Views 18 Comments

The United Nations report’s authors claimed that the data proved the “scales have finally tipped”.

Why there are so few female surgeons: 'There's definitely an issue around being competitive in an interview'
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# Gender Diversity

Why there are so few female surgeons: 'There's definitely an issue around being competitive in an interview'

Jul 11th 2017, 6:03 AM 13,348 Views 47 Comments

Yesterday, the Royal College of Surgeons launched a report that aims to increase their female representation.

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work
# Bumping Up Figures
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# Bumping Up Figures

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work

Jul 10th 2017, 1:44 PM 15,495 Views 26 Comments

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'
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# Surviving Cancer

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'

Jul 8th 2017, 6:00 PM 20,729 Views 12 Comments

Dick Murray was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1993.

Sinn Féin seeks to speed up cath lab review with new politics
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# Waterford Cath Lab

Sinn Féin seeks to speed up cath lab review with new politics

Jul 8th 2017, 4:05 PM 8,992 Views 30 Comments

David Cullinane says the bill will inject “a sense of urgency” into the issue.

'I was beside myself with worry': Ireland shifts its approach to fighting cancer
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# Mental Health

'I was beside myself with worry': Ireland shifts its approach to fighting cancer

Jul 5th 2017, 4:41 PM 10,357 Views 7 Comments

Emotional support and aftercare will be an important development in how people with, or who had cancer, are looked after.

'I had a heart attack myself - if people don't get help in that first hour, they won't make it'
# Waterford Cath Lab
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# Waterford Cath Lab

'I had a heart attack myself - if people don't get help in that first hour, they won't make it'

Jul 4th 2017, 5:38 PM 12,277 Views 24 Comments

Around 200 people gathered outside Dáil Éireann today to call for 24-hour cardiac care for Waterford and the South-East.

Study to begin on rolling out free HPV vaccine scheme to boys
# Cancer Risk
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# Cancer Risk

Study to begin on rolling out free HPV vaccine scheme to boys

Jul 4th 2017, 12:22 PM 9,329 Views 40 Comments

The HPV virus can lead to cervical, penile and throat cancer in some cases.

GPs will launch campaign to encourage patients to seek treatment abroad
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# Healthcare In Crisis

GPs will launch campaign to encourage patients to seek treatment abroad

Jul 2nd 2017, 10:39 AM 29,960 Views 56 Comments

General practitioners will be starting an “information drive” to highlight the benefits of an EU healthcare scheme.

Thai doctors battle to stop people eating a 'silent killer' fish dish
# Liver Cancer
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# Liver Cancer

Thai doctors battle to stop people eating a 'silent killer' fish dish

Jul 2nd 2017, 9:30 AM 43,914 Views 18 Comments

The raw fish meal ‘koi pla’ attract parasites that can cause a lethal liver cancer which kills up to 20,000 Thais annually.

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'
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# Eighth Amendment

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'

Jun 30th 2017, 6:15 AM 12,598 Views 134 Comments

“If I’m the Irish government, I should take responsibility for Irish women,” Professor Arulkumaran told TheJournal.ie.

25 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland in 2016
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25 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland in 2016

Jun 29th 2017, 2:04 PM 18,670 Views 72 Comments

The Department of Health has released its figures of the number of terminations carried out in Ireland last year.

A growing problem: There were over 1,000 cases of melanoma in Ireland in 2014
# Protect And Inspect
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# Protect And Inspect

A growing problem: There were over 1,000 cases of melanoma in Ireland in 2014

Jun 26th 2017, 6:20 AM 24,627 Views 13 Comments

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland, and 16% of those who are diagnosed die from the disease.

Crowds gather at Waterford hospital after man dies while being transferred to Cork
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# Cath Lab

Crowds gather at Waterford hospital after man dies while being transferred to Cork

Jun 23rd 2017, 7:35 PM 19,926 Views 40 Comments

A 40-year-old man from Waterford died while being transported in an ambulance to a hospital in Cork.

'People are dying on waiting lists': Harris urged to fix health service once and for all
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# Under Pressure

'People are dying on waiting lists': Harris urged to fix health service once and for all

Jun 21st 2017, 6:20 AM 8,573 Views 26 Comments

The Future of Healthcare report which aims to reform the health service over 10 years has been criticised for the spending it proposes.

Teenager spent 14 days in adult psychiatric ward room 'barely bigger than the bed'
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# Waterford

Teenager spent 14 days in adult psychiatric ward room 'barely bigger than the bed'

Jun 17th 2017, 12:05 AM 13,312 Views 19 Comments

The case was brought to the attention of the Minister for Mental Health and the Taoiseach’s office.

Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 people worldwide - study
# Worrying Trend
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# Worrying Trend

Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 people worldwide - study

Jun 12th 2017, 10:30 PM 13,954 Views 40 Comments

Researchers said there was a worrying rise in the number of obese children across the world.

The highest paid person in the HSE last year received almost €600,000
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The highest paid person in the HSE last year received almost €600,000

Jun 10th 2017, 6:00 AM 36,955 Views 42 Comments

The HSE’s spend on legal and professional fees increased by 28.6% last year – rising from €47m to €60.5m.

'Don't keep it a secret': One in five female doctors has been sexually harassed at work
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# Definitions Of Success

'Don't keep it a secret': One in five female doctors has been sexually harassed at work

Jun 2nd 2017, 6:15 AM 33,461 Views 31 Comments

Nearly half of female doctors delay starting a family for career reasons.

Hospital sacks healthcare assistant for stealing €50 note from unresponsive patient
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Hospital sacks healthcare assistant for stealing €50 note from unresponsive patient

Jun 1st 2017, 4:24 PM 42,484 Views 19 Comments

The man denied it before offering to hand over €50.

Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors'
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# Discharge Summary

Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors'

Jun 1st 2017, 6:20 AM 37,218 Views 14 Comments

After suffering from bleeding and ongoing pain, the woman was not contacted by the hospital and eventually had to go to A&E.

Elderly Connemara man had to wait 57 minutes on roadside for an ambulance
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# West Of Ireland

Elderly Connemara man had to wait 57 minutes on roadside for an ambulance

Jun 1st 2017, 6:01 AM 14,241 Views 39 Comments

“Why doesn’t the HSE pull the finger out and give us the means to contribute fully,” Galway GP Peter Sloane said.

"Adam says to me 'You have MS mum, but I’ve got to wear glasses'"
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# World MS Day

"Adam says to me 'You have MS mum, but I’ve got to wear glasses'"

May 31st 2017, 6:15 AM 18,811 Views 8 Comments

“I’ll stand up in Leinster House tomorrow and be announced as a person with MS – but that’s such a tiny bit of who I am.”

'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision'
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# National Maternity Hospital

'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision'

May 30th 2017, 12:05 AM 15,035 Views 18 Comments

But who now owns the National Maternity Hospital? The government still needs to clarify its position.