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From TheJournal.ie UK man paralysed in road accident loses 'right to die' court battle Assisted Suicide

UK man paralysed in road accident loses 'right to die' court battle

Paul Lamb wants the legal right to end his life with the help of a medic.

From TheJournal.ie More than 200 million people in Europe bring one of these cards on holidays SICK ABROAD

More than 200 million people in Europe bring one of these cards on holidays

More than 8 million citizens carried a card in 2013 compared to the previous year.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians express their condolences on the death of Gerry Conlon RIP

Politicians express their condolences on the death of Gerry Conlon

Gerry Conlon spent 14 years in prison for an IRA bombing that he played no part in.

From TheJournal.ie 'Medical card review suspension means nothing to us - they already took ours away' What Now?

'Medical card review suspension means nothing to us - they already took ours away'

Alex White says a special section of the HSE will be tasked with dealing with those that have already had their medical cards revoked.

From TheJournal.ie Over 50,000 sign petition over discretionary medical cards as parents say 'no more' Families Battle

Over 50,000 sign petition over discretionary medical cards as parents say 'no more'

The campaign wants the law changed so that any child diagnosed with a serious illness or congenital condition automatically gets a full medical card.

From TheJournal.ie 'How sick does my child have to be?' - Campaign calls for medical cards for all seriously ill children Our Childrens Health

'How sick does my child have to be?' - Campaign calls for medical cards for all seriously ill children

Those launching the campaign said they will maintain a presence outside Government Buildings until legislation is changed.

From TheJournal.ie Five new deaths from MERS virus in Saudi Arabia Death Toll

Five new deaths from MERS virus in Saudi Arabia

The dead included men and women aged from their 60s to 80s.

From TheJournal.ie Samsung pledges compensation for factory workers who contracted incurable diseases Apology

Samsung pledges compensation for factory workers who contracted incurable diseases

The company’s CEO said that it would employ a third party to “make due compensation” to victims and their families.

From TheJournal.ie Infographic: Here's how you spot skin cancer Melanoma Monday

Infographic: Here's how you spot skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of the disease in Ireland and most cases can be prevented if caught early. Here’s how to do that…

From TheJournal.ie 1,000 gardaí are assaulted each year Gra Conference

1,000 gardaí are assaulted each year

Members of the GRA’s executive council said there is a need for a new system to address this, as well as legislation with harsher penalties for anyone who attacks a member of the force.

From TheJournal.ie Children died of malnutrition, syphilis, heart failure at mother and baby home Bethany Home

Children died of malnutrition, syphilis, heart failure at mother and baby home Exclusive

The children were extremely young, with some dying from syphilis, convulsions, heart failure and malnutrition.

10 reasons sick days are utterly torturous

Home is where the hell is.

From TheJournal.ie TB hasn't gone away - it's a silent killer World Tb Day

TB hasn't gone away - it's a silent killer

The disease affects 9 million people around the world every year.

From TheJournal.ie Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what to expect when you give blood Donor To Lab

Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what to expect when you give blood

Have you ever considered giving blood and have you ever wondered how the whole thing works?

From TheJournal.ie Tragic death inspires push to get lifesaving EpiPens in public places Anaphylaxis

Tragic death inspires push to get lifesaving EpiPens in public places

An online petition has been started by a councillor who was horrified by the death of a teenage girl in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Swine flu case confirmed in second Cork hospital Infection

Swine flu case confirmed in second Cork hospital

Mercy University Hospital has confirmed a case of the Influenza H1N1 today.

From TheJournal.ie Rare, polio-like illness paralyses children in California Unexplained

Rare, polio-like illness paralyses children in California

The syndrome which has no known cure has appeared in five children in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Visitor restrictions in place at Kerry General Hospital Outbreak

Visitor restrictions in place at Kerry General Hospital

An outbreak of a “flu-like” illness has effected the hospital.

From The42 Brian O'Driscoll sits out Ireland training with bug, must prove fitness on Thursday Feeling Bod

Brian O'Driscoll sits out Ireland training with bug, must prove fitness on Thursday

The Irish management team will start to piece together their starting XV this evening but the outside centre has a big training session ahead of him.

From TheJournal.ie Boy from Northern Ireland diagnosed with swine flu Swine Flu

Boy from Northern Ireland diagnosed with swine flu

The child, who became ill at the weekend, has been transferred to a hospital in Glasgow.

From TheJournal.ie Ever heard of Alpha-1 deficiency? Here's why you might want to get tested Genetics

Ever heard of Alpha-1 deficiency? Here's why you might want to get tested

One in 25 people is a carrier for Alpha-1 deficiency, but it remains somewhat of a hidden disease.

From TheJournal.ie Swine flu kills elderly man in Spain Death

Swine flu kills elderly man in Spain

The man had also been suffering from unspecified diseases, and died at a hospital in Zaragoza.

From TheJournal.ie One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year Right To Die

One Irish person used Swiss euthanasia clinic last year

Dignitas helped a total of 202 people to die last year.

From TheJournal.ie Israel holds state funeral for Ariel Sharon Memorial

Israel holds state funeral for Ariel Sharon

Later today, Sharon’s body will be taken from the Knesset to his farm in southern Israel for burial.

From TheJournal.ie Cost-saving report recommends initiatives to encourage young people to take out health insurance Health Insurance

Cost-saving report recommends initiatives to encourage young people to take out health insurance

The independent report contains 32 recommendation on how to reduce costs for the health insurance market.

The 9 unmistakeable symptoms of manflu

Have you, or has someone close to you, been afflicted by this condition?

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS

Two million Irish people pay for private health cover out of fear of our public system – but both are broken. Here’s what we COULD do…

From TheJournal.ie Twin with breast cancer donates skin and fat tissue to sister who also has cancer Sisters

Twin with breast cancer donates skin and fat tissue to sister who also has cancer

Twin sisters Kelly McCarthy and Kristen Maurer were both diagnosed with breast cancer only months apart.

From TheJournal.ie World Diabetes Day urges people to get proactive about their health Diabetes

World Diabetes Day urges people to get proactive about their health

More than 371 million people in the world have diabetes, but one in two of us could be unaware that we have it.

From TheJournal.ie Separated dad sets up 'equality group' after Budget tax changes Family

Separated dad sets up 'equality group' after Budget tax changes

New proposed changes to the One Parent Family Credit have been announced – and separated parents are not happy.

From TheJournal.ie Boil water notice issued in Roscommon due to gut infection outbreak Roscommon

Boil water notice issued in Roscommon due to gut infection outbreak

The council said most healthy people will recover quickly from the infection but those with poor immune systems could become severely ill.

From TheJournal.ie Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide Health

Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide

A major new study also shows that strokes caused by high blood pressure and unhealthy lifestyles were now to blame for over half of stroke deaths.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink Opinion

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink

Access to health services is key to leaving homelessness behind – which is why Budget 2014 is so damaging to the Government’s commitment to end long-term homelessness by 2016, writes Niamh Randall.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland has a postcode lottery for health Opinion

Column: Ireland has a postcode lottery for health

Good citizenship in conjunction with some collaborative working between communities and government could build better and healthier communities, writes Anne-Maree Quinn.

From TheJournal.ie TD who called Sinéad O’Connor ‘mad as a brush’ apologises Mental Health

TD who called Sinéad O’Connor ‘mad as a brush’ apologises

The singer had earlier asked the Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell to explain the comments he made about the state of her mental health.

From TheJournal.ie These people feel Apple's iOS 7 is making them ill Hold Steady

These people feel Apple's iOS 7 is making them ill

Literally. Have you experienced any of these symptoms?

From TheJournal.ie Column: A lot of people miss the point of Lourdes – it's about faith but also about fun Opinion

Column: A lot of people miss the point of Lourdes – it's about faith but also about fun

Long-time Lourdes helper Lloyd Murphy writes about what the pilgrimage means to him – and to the pilgrims who visit the little French town each year in search of peace, companionship, and time to forget about illness.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Cancer Society: 'A dialogue on the high price of drugs needs to happen' Cancer

Irish Cancer Society: 'A dialogue on the high price of drugs needs to happen'

The body charged with assessing the cost effectiveness of drugs for the HSE said two cancer treatments are too costly.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis 'by far' most commonly used illegal drug worldwide Drugs

Cannabis 'by far' most commonly used illegal drug worldwide

However the study in The Lancet found that opioids – such as heroin – are the biggest cause of death and illness of all illicit drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Spinal fluid test could give early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease Spine

Spinal fluid test could give early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease

The first signs of having the disease include body tremors, but this new test could give a diagnosis before symptoms present.