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From TheJournal.ie Water treatment 'not sufficient' to manage Cryptosporidium risks at Leixlip plant, says EPA Drinking Water

Water treatment 'not sufficient' to manage Cryptosporidium risks at Leixlip plant, says EPA

The EPA says the level of treatment at Leixlip is not sufficient to manage the risk posed by the River Liffey source water.

From TheJournal.ie Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women National Cancer Registry

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A mysterious disease has killed 'dozens' of dogs in Norway in recent days Dogs

A mysterious disease has killed 'dozens' of dogs in Norway in recent days

It is unknown yet whether the disease is contagious or a series of individual cases.

From The42 Hull City defender diagnosed with bowel cancer Illness

Hull City defender diagnosed with bowel cancer

Angus MacDonald has received more bad news regarding his health.

From TheJournal.ie A patient's chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke can vary depending on what hospital they attend Emergency

A patient's chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke can vary depending on what hospital they attend

The report notes that the mortality rate for heart attack and stroke has continued to decrease year-on-year for the past 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: For years the doctors told me I was overweight but it turned out I had lymphoedema Opinion

Opinion: For years the doctors told me I was overweight but it turned out I had lymphoedema

I was on a diet from age 14 and got the diagnosis at 31. I was amazed and felt like crying as I finally knew what was wrong, writes Andrea Quigley.

From The42 'I spoke to him: 'If football has done this to you Dad, I promise you I’ll make sure the whole world knows'' Illness

'I spoke to him: 'If football has done this to you Dad, I promise you I’ll make sure the whole world knows''

In an extract from State of Play, Dawn Astle recalls her father Jeff’s tragic battle with dementia.

From TheJournal.ie Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears Cancer

Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears Exclusive

Stephen Teap said an independent review of Irene’s smear tests has concluded one of her slides was incorrectly read and that there was a breach of duty of care in the reading of this slide.

From TheJournal.ie Irish film about dad's cancer battle aims to show impact of illness on families For Molly

Irish film about dad's cancer battle aims to show impact of illness on families

The film stars Love/Hate actor Kieran O’Reilly.

From TheJournal.ie Vietnamese president dies after contracting 'rare virus' Tran Dai Quang

Vietnamese president dies after contracting 'rare virus'

The 61-year-old’s death is not likely to dramatically alter politics in the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'With palliative care, my dad was able to choose how he died - in his family's arms' Opinion

'With palliative care, my dad was able to choose how he died - in his family's arms'

Lilian Bell writes about her father, Donal Bell, on the eve of Palliative Care Week 2018.

From TheJournal.ie 'Three children died as a result of measles that year. I remember their eyes' Opinion

'Three children died as a result of measles that year. I remember their eyes'

Consultant paediatrician John Fitzsimons writes about his experiences with measles, and why it’s important to vaccinate.

From TheJournal.ie HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin Dublin

HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin

Members of the public have been advised that the two infected people attended a number of hospitals where it is possibly they passed on the illness.

From TheJournal.ie People asked to host coffee mornings to help make hospitals more fun places for sick kids Every Little Helps

People asked to host coffee mornings to help make hospitals more fun places for sick kids

Volunteers spend time with sick children in hospital, doing crafts, reading to them or playing games with them.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'We are ill. We are not faking this illness. It is not in our heads' Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Column: 'We are ill. We are not faking this illness. It is not in our heads'

Before the illness struck me twenty years ago next month, I was a self-employed artist, writes Corina Duyn.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's health workers take the most sick days due to their work Mind Your Health

Ireland's health workers take the most sick days due to their work

The transport sector had the second highest number of sick days due to work related injuries and illnesses.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Black 'upset' as Dublin concerts rescheduled due to illness Vicar St

Mary Black 'upset' as Dublin concerts rescheduled due to illness

The singer was also forced to postpone shows in Killarney and Waterford earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Black postpones two gigs due to shingles Black Day

Mary Black postpones two gigs due to shingles

The singer is back on stage at Dublin’s Vicar Street next week.

From The42 9-time Irish champion jockey Pat Smullen out for 'forseeable future' following tumour diagnosis Get Well Soon

9-time Irish champion jockey Pat Smullen out for 'forseeable future' following tumour diagnosis

The 40-year-old missed the opening day of the flat season at Naas on Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals Illness

Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals

Researchers also warned that infectious crew members could infect an average of 4.6 passengers per flight.

From The42 Johnny Manziel announces he has stopped drinking following bipolar disorder diagnosis Illness

Johnny Manziel announces he has stopped drinking following bipolar disorder diagnosis

The former Cleveland Browns quarterback has been out of the league for a number of years.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're terrified': Parents of sick children to hold vigil outside Crumlin hospital over trolley crisis Waiting Lists

'We're terrified': Parents of sick children to hold vigil outside Crumlin hospital over trolley crisis

One mother spoke to TheJournal.ie about the battle her child with Cystic Fibrosis has faced.

From TheJournal.ie 34 people have died so far from the flu this season Flu Season

34 people have died so far from the flu this season

The number of cases of flu continued to rise over the past week.

From TheJournal.ie People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness Under The Weather

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness

People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.

From The42 A year and a half after fearing for her life, former Wimbledon champion announces comeback Revitalised

A year and a half after fearing for her life, former Wimbledon champion announces comeback

France’s Marion Bartoli originally retired immediately after winning the 2013 title.

From TheJournal.ie Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research Vaccinations

Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research

The HSE is urging all those at risk to get vaccinated.

From TheJournal.ie 20% of cancer patients 'experienced PTSD after diagnosis' Warrior Mentality

20% of cancer patients 'experienced PTSD after diagnosis'

That’s according to a new study published in a peer-reviewed journal.

From TheJournal.ie Temple Street Children's Hospital warns of overcrowding at its emergency department Dublin

Temple Street Children's Hospital warns of overcrowding at its emergency department

It is asking parents to think about all their care and treatment options before attending the ED.

From The42 '3 or 4' members of Ireland team affected by travelling bug in Adelaide Illness

'3 or 4' members of Ireland team affected by travelling bug in Adelaide

Team physio Enda McGinley says everyone will be available for Sunday’s first test.

From TheJournal.ie There's a new flu-forecasting tool to help predict seasonal outbreaks Viral War

There's a new flu-forecasting tool to help predict seasonal outbreaks

The new model for forecasting seasonal outbreaks makes better predictions by factoring in how much the virus changed compared to recent years.

From TheJournal.ie 'If I stay in Ireland, my daughter could be slipping through my fingers' Pku

'If I stay in Ireland, my daughter could be slipping through my fingers'

People with PKU, a rare genetic disorder, are fighting for access to medication.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a serial killer': Detection rates on the rise as staff become 'sepsis aware' Infection

'It's a serial killer': Detection rates on the rise as staff become 'sepsis aware'

Simon Harris said hospital staff are now trained to be more “sepsis aware”.

From The42 2013 Wimbledon champion feared she would die Illness

2013 Wimbledon champion feared she would die

Former tennis player Marion Bartoli discusses her long road to recovery as she prepares for her role commentating at Wimbledon.

From TheJournal.ie Labour's Diane Abbott takes break from campaigning due to ill health General Election This post contains videos

Labour's Diane Abbott takes break from campaigning due to ill health

Jeremy Corbyn said Lyn Brown will fill in for Abbott as shadow home secretary.

From TheJournal.ie 'I had missed his fourth birthday with being in hospital and here he was comforting me' Shadow Children

'I had missed his fourth birthday with being in hospital and here he was comforting me'

A new awareness campaign aims to raise funds to help so-called “shadow children”.

From The42 Chelsea's Gary Cahill a doubt for FA Cup semi-final after spending two nights in hospital Illness

Chelsea's Gary Cahill a doubt for FA Cup semi-final after spending two nights in hospital

The defender was treated for gastroenteritis and could therefore miss Chelsea’s clash against Spurs tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Psoriatic arthritis: 'It is very much an invisible illness because I look and appear fine' Read Me

Psoriatic arthritis: 'It is very much an invisible illness because I look and appear fine'

It is unacceptable to only have access to medical experts and services within regular business hours, writes Sandra Quinn.

From TheJournal.ie Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66 RIP

Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66

The longstanding Sinn Féin politician had recently stepped down as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'We had to get up at 4am and travel nearly four hours so Mum could get chemo' Cancer

'We had to get up at 4am and travel nearly four hours so Mum could get chemo'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the response from the government in Letterkenny is “pathetic”.

From TheJournal.ie 'When I told people I had cancer, because I'm a comedian I had to say I wasn't joking' Edwin Sammon

'When I told people I had cancer, because I'm a comedian I had to say I wasn't joking'

We spoke to the comedian about his new show.

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