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From TheJournal.ie Loads of Irish people have this disease - but very few talk about it Crohn's

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

And a lot lose jobs over it.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists finally figured out why you rarely get sick in the summer Gene Genies
From TheJournal.ie There's a boil notice in Enda Kenny's very own constituency Cryptosporidium

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Woman dies and 27 hospitalised with botulism after church dinner Illness

Woman dies and 27 hospitalised with botulism after church dinner

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

From TheJournal.ie Teenager living with the worst disease you've never heard of gets over seven million hits on YouTube Butterfly Child This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Being unhealthy can be a bit of a goldmine... Lovely Fags

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Antibiotics are creating superbugs Drugs Don't Work

Antibiotics are creating superbugs

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

From TheJournal.ie Visitors warned of 'highly contagious' bug at Dublin hospital Stay Away

Visitors warned of 'highly contagious' bug at Dublin hospital

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I am one of the lucky ones': Galway girl cured of rare blood disorder PNH

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Good riddance to Black January – it hasn't been kind to us parents Sick And Tired

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Tributes paid to journalist and economist Colm Rapple RIP

Tributes paid to journalist and economist Colm Rapple

Colm Rapple died after a short illness in hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show Trials

Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show

It reduces the length of symptoms, new research shows.

From TheJournal.ie Know what Campylobacter is? It makes us sick more often than Salmonella does Food Poisoning

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

Here’s how you can avoid getting sick.

From TheJournal.ie Four people dead from the flu this season Sick

Four people dead from the flu this season

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

From TheJournal.ie Celebrations as little Lily-Mae is declared 15 months cancer-free Tiny Dancer

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Cold weather CAN make you more likely to catch a cold Wrap Up

Cold weather CAN make you more likely to catch a cold

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

From TheJournal.ie UK nurse with Ebola has "stabilised" but is still critical Pauline Cafferkey

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

She is in hospital in London.

From TheJournal.ie Cancer is often down to bad luck, not lifestyle Luck

Cancer is often down to bad luck, not lifestyle

So say researchers in the US.

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

Moore has cancelled four December dates.

From TheJournal.ie 'Family comes first': Irish MEPs explain poor voting record in Europe Ming

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

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

From TheJournal.ie "It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself" Smoking

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

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

From TheJournal.ie ‘Luke’s Christmas wish is that his mammy gets new lungs’ Cystic Fibrosis

‘Luke’s Christmas wish is that his mammy gets new lungs’

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

From TheJournal.ie Tragic death of 11-month-old baby sparks calls for meningitis vaccine Vaccine

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

The baby died earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport Not A Drill

Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever' EBOLA

'Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever'

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

From TheJournal.ie 'We had to face facts that maybe our little girl was not going to make it' Palliative Care

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

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

From TheJournal.ie One in six 3-year-olds have a serious longstanding health condition Illness

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

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

From TheJournal.ie €800 worth of equipment stolen from ambulance for critically ill children Ploughing Championships This post contains videos

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

The money could have funded two ‘angel trips’.

From The42 Column: How running helped me cope with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Running

Column: How running helped me cope with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

From TheJournal.ie 76-year-old woman diagnosed with cystic fibrosis is Ireland's oldest ever case Late Diagnosis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie "Make-A-Wish took my daughter's mind off her Leukaemia treatment" Wishes Granted

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

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

From TheJournal.ie World Bank pledges $200 million to help fight Ebola Ebola Outbreak

World Bank pledges $200 million to help fight Ebola

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

From TheJournal.ie Dublin scientist awarded €250k grant for breast cancer research Science

Dublin scientist awarded €250k grant for breast cancer research

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

From TheJournal.ie A man and his dog have been diagnosed with plague in the US Contagion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 49 cyclists, 700km and one very good cause Irish Hospice

49 cyclists, 700km and one very good cause

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

From TheJournal.ie Expert panel on discretionary medical cards need to be 'generous and inclusive' Sick Children

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

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