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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.

From TheJournal.ie 'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it' Hospital Overcrowding

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

From TheJournal.ie 'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl Lauralynn

'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl

Tara Curran said the family’s spirits were lifted when they received a special gift from hospice staff on Christmas Eve.

From TheJournal.ie Beating homelessness: 'I look at photos of my grandchildren to keep me sober' Homeless In The West

Beating homelessness: 'I look at photos of my grandchildren to keep me sober'

High rents, alcoholism and illness – there are so many roads that lead to homelessness.

From TheJournal.ie HSE drug advisor says life-changing cystic fibrosis drug is "not value for money" Orkambi

HSE drug advisor says life-changing cystic fibrosis drug is "not value for money"

It was reported yesterday that the HSE would not be financing the drug.

From The42 Heartbreak for Seery as farewell UFC bout suffers late cancellation Scrapped

Heartbreak for Seery as farewell UFC bout suffers late cancellation

The Dubliner’s opponent Ian McCall has pulled out citing illness.

From TheJournal.ie Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging Superbugs

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging

Pharmacists have said misusing and overusing antibiotics is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ireland”.

From TheJournal.ie The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals Waiting Times

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals

“The patient doesn’t care who pays a salary or what title you have. People on the frontline need to be integrated in the decision making process.”

From TheJournal.ie 'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing' Death Charter

'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'

The Irish Hospice Foundation wants people to talk about death, dying and grief more openly.

From TheJournal.ie "Addiction is an illness, whether we like it or not" - Drugs Minister wants your views Illness
From TheJournal.ie 'There is no fallback when it is the carer who needs to be cared for' Opinion

'There is no fallback when it is the carer who needs to be cared for'

Siobhain Topping’s mother, who is the full-time carer for her husband, has recently been diagnosed with cancer. They could only get 14 Home Care hours.

From TheJournal.ie Ambulances taking over an hour to hand over patients and get back on the road Delays

Ambulances taking over an hour to hand over patients and get back on the road

The delays in turnaround times are being blamed on overcrowding issues in hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie 'Used like disposable cups': Samsung workers affected by factory chemicals speak up South Korea

'Used like disposable cups': Samsung workers affected by factory chemicals speak up

A worker-safety group has documented more than 200 cases of serious illnesses, including leukaemia, lupus, lymphoma and multiple sclerosis.

From TheJournal.ie New bill in Italy aims to jail parents who impose vegan diet on children Diet

New bill in Italy aims to jail parents who impose vegan diet on children

The bill follows a series of high-profile cases in which children became ill after allegedly being restricted to a vegan diet.

From TheJournal.ie Four-year-old boy being treated for mysterious ageing disease Bangladesh

Four-year-old boy being treated for mysterious ageing disease

Bayezid Shikdar’s illness makes him look like an old man, in addition to various other health problems.

From TheJournal.ie When pain has no physical cause: The real world of imaginary illness Cry For Help

When pain has no physical cause: The real world of imaginary illness

We talked to Irish consultant neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan about the issue.

From TheJournal.ie 6-year-old girl needs a new kidney and liver to survive Rare Illness

6-year-old girl needs a new kidney and liver to survive

She has been on the waiting list since December.

From TheJournal.ie Singing in a choir can apparently help fight off cancer Hormone Changes This post contains videos

Singing in a choir can apparently help fight off cancer

New research shows that singing for an hour is associated with significant reductions in stress hormones.

From TheJournal.ie 'Three weeks after giving birth I was diagnosed with breast cancer' Opinion

'Three weeks after giving birth I was diagnosed with breast cancer'

The inevitable task of telling my other two children (aged five and three) what was happening made it more harrowing and more real, writes Yvonne Fagan.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial former Dublin planner George Redmond has died Dublin

Controversial former Dublin planner George Redmond has died

Redmond passed away in hospital after a short illness.

From TheJournal.ie 'I’m comfortable with my epilepsy. What is difficult are the assumptions around being a non-drinker' Opinion

'I’m comfortable with my epilepsy. What is difficult are the assumptions around being a non-drinker'

I enjoyed partying and drinking with friends but then I was diagnosed with epilepsy.

From The42 Wrestling legend Bret Hart reveals he has prostate cancer Illness

Wrestling legend Bret Hart reveals he has prostate cancer

The 58-year-old Canadian star confirmed the news in a post on his official Instagram page.

From TheJournal.ie Bill Gates is betting on a test that could change cancer treatment Testing Times

Bill Gates is betting on a test that could change cancer treatment

“We must diagnose cancer earlier.”

From TheJournal.ie Angry parents take to Liveline after Irish Cancer Society cuts off hardship fund Disgusted

Angry parents take to Liveline after Irish Cancer Society cuts off hardship fund

The fund was set up to help patients and their families who found themselves in financial trouble because of a diagnosis.

From TheJournal.ie 'Then everyone died': I lost four people I loved in 14 months Last Rites

'Then everyone died': I lost four people I loved in 14 months

“Your heart will always be a little bit broken – and that’s okay.”

From TheJournal.ie Why Jose Mourinho deserves our compassion Opinion

Why Jose Mourinho deserves our compassion

Jose Mourinho’s father underwent surgery on a brain hemorrhage and has been seriously ill. It puts Chelsea’s current woes into perspective, writes Paul Allen.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people's binge drinking could increase our risk of cancer One Too Many

Irish people's binge drinking could increase our risk of cancer

More than half of people who drink do so irresponsibly.

From TheJournal.ie Salt, unsafe sex and booze: These are some of the things causing death that could be prevented Bad Behaviour

Salt, unsafe sex and booze: These are some of the things causing death that could be prevented

Deaths tied to avoidable health risks like high blood pressure and smoking has shot up by almost 23% since 1990.

From TheJournal.ie "It was chaos in my ears": Woman could hear all the sounds her body made Body Noise

"It was chaos in my ears": Woman could hear all the sounds her body made

She had life-changing surgery to fix the problem.

From TheJournal.ie 'Disappeared' District Attorney releases statement to say she has depression Susan Hawk

'Disappeared' District Attorney releases statement to say she has depression

Her associates had said she was just on “summer break”.

From TheJournal.ie Woman in iconic 9/11 'Dust Lady' photo dies of cancer New York

Woman in iconic 9/11 'Dust Lady' photo dies of cancer

Marcy Borders said her cancer diagnosis was as a result of inhaling toxic air from the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Children with cancer are having their eggs and testes tissue frozen for the future Sick

Children with cancer are having their eggs and testes tissue frozen for the future

“That often is the one piece of information that gives them a glimmer of hope”.

From TheJournal.ie More of us are going to our GP now - but most don't think the recession is over Illness

More of us are going to our GP now - but most don't think the recession is over

A new study looks at the impact of austerity on our healthcare choices.

From TheJournal.ie 'I had to pin down my six-year-old daughter to inject her before she ate' Diabetes

'I had to pin down my six-year-old daughter to inject her before she ate'

Controlling blood sugar levels is a daily challenge for the thousands of children living with diabetes in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six Carer

What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six

Caring for a family member can be a positive experience, but it can also be a strain on a young person’s health, development and happiness.

From The42 'I couldn't get up the stairs some days' - The disease that has stalled the career of Marty Clarke Road To Recovery

'I couldn't get up the stairs some days' - The disease that has stalled the career of Marty Clarke

The Down players is slowly on the road to recovery.

From TheJournal.ie Sebastian (4) has weeks to live. Can you help his family bring Christmas to him? Little Fighter