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

Apr 16th 2017, 7:30 PM 3,777 Views 31 Comments

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

Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66
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Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66

Mar 21st 2017, 6:20 AM 118,278 Views 201 Comments

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

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

Feb 7th 2017, 12:01 AM 20,231 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Feb 1st 2017, 8:00 PM 22,271 Views 16 Comments

We spoke to the comedian about his new show.

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

Jan 21st 2017, 7:25 AM 17,494 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Dec 23rd 2016, 7:00 AM 14,925 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Nov 29th 2016, 9:30 AM 14,218 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Nov 28th 2016, 10:14 AM 11,877 Views 48 Comments

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

Heartbreak for Seery as farewell UFC bout suffers late cancellation
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Heartbreak for Seery as farewell UFC bout suffers late cancellation

Nov 18th 2016, 10:32 AM 8,743 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Nov 13th 2016, 7:45 AM 11,244 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Nov 6th 2016, 10:00 PM 29,562 Views 24 Comments

“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.”

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

Oct 15th 2016, 8:30 PM 33,466 Views 12 Comments

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

"Addiction is an illness, whether we like it or not" - Drugs Minister wants your views
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"Addiction is an illness, whether we like it or not" - Drugs Minister wants your views

Sep 12th 2016, 6:10 AM 12,734 Views 58 Comments

She also supports injection centres.

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

Sep 10th 2016, 7:00 PM 839 Views 17 Comments

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.

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

Aug 17th 2016, 1:23 PM 11,989 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Aug 14th 2016, 10:45 AM 16,246 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Aug 11th 2016, 12:43 PM 23,609 Views 124 Comments

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

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

Aug 9th 2016, 8:52 AM 24,976 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Apr 24th 2016, 6:00 PM 29,559 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Apr 8th 2016, 8:52 AM 13,090 Views 27 Comments

She has been on the waiting list since December.

Singing in a choir can apparently help fight off cancer
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Singing in a choir can apparently help fight off cancer

Apr 5th 2016, 4:08 PM 9,660 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2016, 7:30 PM 806 Views 18 Comments

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.

Controversial former Dublin planner George Redmond has died
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Controversial former Dublin planner George Redmond has died

Feb 17th 2016, 8:56 PM 23,871 Views 77 Comments

Redmond passed away in hospital after a short illness.

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

Feb 14th 2016, 6:30 PM 1,061 Views 27 Comments

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

Wrestling legend Bret Hart reveals he has prostate cancer
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Wrestling legend Bret Hart reveals he has prostate cancer

Feb 1st 2016, 6:47 PM 27,263 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Jan 24th 2016, 11:15 AM 24,259 Views 27 Comments

“We must diagnose cancer earlier.”

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

Jan 12th 2016, 6:53 PM 39,960 Views 85 Comments

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

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

Nov 11th 2015, 10:30 PM 77,314 Views 60 Comments

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

Why Jose Mourinho deserves our compassion
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Why Jose Mourinho deserves our compassion

Nov 8th 2015, 8:00 AM 183 Views 40 Comments

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.

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

Sep 18th 2015, 6:01 AM 8,860 Views 30 Comments

More than half of people who drink do so irresponsibly.

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

Sep 12th 2015, 7:00 AM 19,280 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Sep 3rd 2015, 6:10 AM 17,992 Views 12 Comments

She had life-changing surgery to fix the problem.

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

Aug 26th 2015, 8:00 PM 30,604 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Aug 26th 2015, 9:24 AM 46,484 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Aug 16th 2015, 2:00 PM 14,311 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Jun 24th 2015, 12:09 PM 6,816 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Jun 20th 2015, 9:30 PM 27,346 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Jun 8th 2015, 6:15 PM 184 Views 8 Comments

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.

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

May 28th 2015, 6:44 PM 10,172 Views 5 Comments

The Down players is slowly on the road to recovery.

Sebastian (4) has weeks to live. Can you help his family bring Christmas to him?
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Sebastian (4) has weeks to live. Can you help his family bring Christmas to him?

May 26th 2015, 5:54 PM 62,895 Views 85 Comments

Here’s his story.