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Loads of Irish people have this disease - but very few talk about it
# Crohn's
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# Crohn's

Loads of Irish people have this disease - but very few talk about it

May 17th 2015, 9:15 AM 52,790 Views 60 Comments

And a lot lose jobs over it.

Scientists finally figured out why you rarely get sick in the summer
# Gene Genies
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# Gene Genies

Scientists finally figured out why you rarely get sick in the summer

May 14th 2015, 6:15 AM 25,338 Views 18 Comments

It’s to do with genes.

A cancer survivor created wonderfully honest 'empathy cards', and now they're going viral
# F**k Cancer
# F**k Cancer

A cancer survivor created wonderfully honest 'empathy cards', and now they're going viral

May 7th 2015, 8:12 PM 10,412 Views 4 Comments

When you just don’t know what to say.

There's a boil notice in Enda Kenny's very own constituency
# Cryptosporidium
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# Cryptosporidium

There's a boil notice in Enda Kenny's very own constituency

May 7th 2015, 7:45 AM 15,124 Views 63 Comments

The local council said that drinking water is a potential source of the disease.

Woman dies and 27 hospitalised with botulism after church dinner
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# Illness

Woman dies and 27 hospitalised with botulism after church dinner

Apr 24th 2015, 5:05 PM 29,516 Views 20 Comments

Health officials are testing 21 home-made and store-bought food samples, including chicken, canned pickles, potato salad and coleslaw.

Teenager living with the worst disease you've never heard of gets over seven million hits on YouTube
# Butterfly Child
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# Butterfly Child

Teenager living with the worst disease you've never heard of gets over seven million hits on YouTube

Apr 21st 2015, 6:36 PM 44,023 Views 39 Comments

Jonathan Pitre has become an EB ambassador, raising $100,000.

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)

Apr 14th 2015, 8:00 AM 223 Views 61 Comments

Whether it’s standards, expectations, or good old-fashioned Irish Catholic guilt, most parents are guilty of putting their kids’ needs ahead of their own.

Taylor Swift's mam was just diagnosed with cancer, and you should talk to your mam about it
# Hi Mam
# Hi Mam

Taylor Swift's mam was just diagnosed with cancer, and you should talk to your mam about it

Apr 9th 2015, 4:14 PM 4,664 Views 0 Comments

(and your Dad)

Being unhealthy can be a bit of a goldmine...
# Lovely Fags
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# Lovely Fags

Being unhealthy can be a bit of a goldmine...

Apr 8th 2015, 1:37 PM 21,619 Views 18 Comments

An Irish pension provider is offering larger payouts to people who are, well, likely to die sooner.

Antibiotics are creating superbugs
# Drugs Don't Work
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# Drugs Don't Work

Antibiotics are creating superbugs

Mar 25th 2015, 12:00 PM 10,784 Views 40 Comments

That’s the opposite of what they’re going for.

Visitors warned of 'highly contagious' bug at Dublin hospital
# Stay Away
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# Stay Away

Visitors warned of 'highly contagious' bug at Dublin hospital

Mar 9th 2015, 6:25 PM 23,372 Views 3 Comments

The bug is highly contagious and the hospital is working to stop it spreading.

'I am one of the lucky ones': Galway girl cured of rare blood disorder
# PNH
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# PNH

'I am one of the lucky ones': Galway girl cured of rare blood disorder

Feb 16th 2015, 10:05 PM 13,703 Views 18 Comments

A match for Claire McNamara was found on the international register.

Opinion: Good riddance to Black January – it hasn't been kind to us parents
# Sick And Tired
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# Sick And Tired

Opinion: Good riddance to Black January – it hasn't been kind to us parents

Feb 6th 2015, 1:00 PM 30 Views 16 Comments

I have lines on my face that weren’t there in 2014. A month of rolling childhood illnesses will do that to you.

'It's a scandal': Patients with rare blood disorder being denied access to life-saving drug
# HSE
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# HSE

'It's a scandal': Patients with rare blood disorder being denied access to life-saving drug

Feb 1st 2015, 8:15 AM 11,466 Views 21 Comments

The HSE said pharmaceutical firms should not hold the Irish health service to ransom for the provision of any drug.

Tributes paid to journalist and economist Colm Rapple
# RIP
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# RIP

Tributes paid to journalist and economist Colm Rapple

Jan 31st 2015, 5:22 PM 18,495 Views 14 Comments

Colm Rapple died after a short illness in hospital.

Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show
# Trials
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# Trials

Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show

Jan 30th 2015, 3:07 PM 15,850 Views 25 Comments

It reduces the length of symptoms, new research shows.

Know what Campylobacter is? It makes us sick more often than Salmonella does
# Food Poisoning
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# Food Poisoning

Know what Campylobacter is? It makes us sick more often than Salmonella does

Jan 28th 2015, 5:23 PM 26,399 Views 27 Comments

Here’s how you can avoid getting sick.

Four people dead from the flu this season
# Sick
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# Sick

Four people dead from the flu this season

Jan 23rd 2015, 9:37 AM 10,579 Views 3 Comments

The latest report from the HSPC found that flu positivity decreased slightly this week.

Celebrations as little Lily-Mae is declared 15 months cancer-free
# Tiny Dancer
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# Tiny Dancer

Celebrations as little Lily-Mae is declared 15 months cancer-free

Jan 12th 2015, 4:11 PM 10,702 Views 19 Comments

The young Claregalway girl is taking part in a drug trial in the US.

Cold weather CAN make you more likely to catch a cold
# Wrap Up
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# Wrap Up

Cold weather CAN make you more likely to catch a cold

Jan 6th 2015, 2:29 PM 9,031 Views 19 Comments

The cold virus thrives in a cold environment, a recent Yale study found.

UK nurse with Ebola has "stabilised" but is still critical
# Pauline Cafferkey
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# Pauline Cafferkey

UK nurse with Ebola has "stabilised" but is still critical

Jan 5th 2015, 7:05 PM 7,932 Views 3 Comments

She is in hospital in London.

Cancer is often down to bad luck, not lifestyle
# Luck
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# Luck

Cancer is often down to bad luck, not lifestyle

Jan 2nd 2015, 9:52 AM 16,416 Views 33 Comments

So say researchers in the US.

Christy Moore cancels second round of Christmas concerts due to lung infection
# Gigs
# Gigs

Christy Moore cancels second round of Christmas concerts due to lung infection

Dec 24th 2014, 2:55 PM 8,295 Views 6 Comments

Moore has cancelled four December dates.

'Family comes first': Irish MEPs explain poor voting record in Europe
# Ming
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# Ming

'Family comes first': Irish MEPs explain poor voting record in Europe

Dec 15th 2014, 11:26 AM 14,858 Views 67 Comments

Ireland ranks last out of all Member States for attendance at plenary sessions.

"It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself"
# Smoking
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# Smoking

"It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself"

Nov 24th 2014, 6:45 AM 12,937 Views 24 Comments

“I hold my hands up, smoking was a big factor for me.”

'Luke's Christmas wish is that his mammy gets new lungs'
# Cystic Fibrosis
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# Cystic Fibrosis

'Luke's Christmas wish is that his mammy gets new lungs'

Nov 23rd 2014, 8:30 PM 27,167 Views 28 Comments

Helen Taylor, a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer, has been on the organ transplant waiting list for almost a year.

Tragic death of 11-month-old baby sparks calls for meningitis vaccine
# Vaccine
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# Vaccine

Tragic death of 11-month-old baby sparks calls for meningitis vaccine

Nov 13th 2014, 5:20 PM 20,180 Views 42 Comments

The baby died earlier this week.

Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport
# Not A Drill
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# Not A Drill

Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport

Oct 14th 2014, 8:02 AM 4,157 Views 12 Comments

It will be expanded into Gatwick and the Eurostar by the end of next week.

'Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever'
# EBOLA
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# EBOLA

'Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever'

Oct 11th 2014, 7:50 AM 7,452 Views 18 Comments

The UN Special Envoy on the virus says speed is of the essence.

'We had to face facts that maybe our little girl was not going to make it'
# Palliative Care
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# Palliative Care

'We had to face facts that maybe our little girl was not going to make it'

Oct 11th 2014, 7:15 AM 14,131 Views 4 Comments

LauraLynn palliative carers are looking after 40 families, who say the HSE respite could be organised a lot quicker.

One in six 3-year-olds have a serious longstanding health condition
# Illness
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# Illness

One in six 3-year-olds have a serious longstanding health condition

Oct 6th 2014, 8:27 AM 8,366 Views 4 Comments

Boys are 50% more likely than girls to have such conditions.

€800 worth of equipment stolen from ambulance for critically ill children
# Ploughing Championships
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# Ploughing Championships

€800 worth of equipment stolen from ambulance for critically ill children

Sep 25th 2014, 11:00 PM 39,822 Views 107 Comments

The money could have funded two ‘angel trips’.

Column: How running helped me cope with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
# Running
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# Running

Column: How running helped me cope with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Sep 13th 2014, 10:00 AM 1,037 Views 9 Comments

Doug Leddin will run in Las Vegas this year to raise awareness of the Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

76-year-old woman diagnosed with cystic fibrosis is Ireland's oldest ever case
# Late Diagnosis
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# Late Diagnosis

76-year-old woman diagnosed with cystic fibrosis is Ireland's oldest ever case

Sep 10th 2014, 7:30 AM 20,465 Views 6 Comments

The woman is the oldest ever first presentation of the condition in Ireland.

"Make-A-Wish took my daughter's mind off her Leukaemia treatment"
# Wishes Granted
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# Wishes Granted

"Make-A-Wish took my daughter's mind off her Leukaemia treatment"

Aug 27th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,991 Views 9 Comments

Amelia and Ashley have both had the trip of a lifetime thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

World Bank pledges $200 million to help fight Ebola
# Ebola Outbreak
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# Ebola Outbreak

World Bank pledges $200 million to help fight Ebola

Aug 5th 2014, 10:17 AM 4,458 Views 23 Comments

A second American is due to land in America today, while it is “unlikely” a third American has contacted the disease.

Dublin scientist awarded €250k grant for breast cancer research
# Science
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# Science

Dublin scientist awarded €250k grant for breast cancer research

Aug 1st 2014, 7:00 AM 5,821 Views 5 Comments

Dr Alex von Kriegsheim based at UCD will investigate the role a small protein called ‘ISG15’ plays.

A man and his dog have been diagnosed with plague in the US
# Contagion
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# Contagion

A man and his dog have been diagnosed with plague in the US

Jul 10th 2014, 5:04 PM 26,969 Views 20 Comments

The man is still alive but the dog died after contracting pneumonic plague.

49 cyclists, 700km and one very good cause
# Irish Hospice
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# Irish Hospice

49 cyclists, 700km and one very good cause

Jul 6th 2014, 9:00 AM 10,501 Views 10 Comments

Dozens of Irish people are set to cycle across Spain to raise vital funds for night nurses.

Expert panel on discretionary medical cards need to be 'generous and inclusive'
# Sick Children
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# Sick Children

Expert panel on discretionary medical cards need to be 'generous and inclusive'

Jun 30th 2014, 8:05 PM 5,483 Views 9 Comments

The closing date for submissions to the expert panel is today.