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From TheJournal.ie Saudi man dies of MERS virus, bringing death toll to 41 Virus

Saudi man dies of MERS virus, bringing death toll to 41

There is still no vaccine for the virus which has a fatality rate of more than 51 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Too much red meat and iron supplements linked to Alzheimer's disease Memory Loss

Too much red meat and iron supplements linked to Alzheimer's disease

A UCLA study shows that elevated levels of iron can damage brain tissue, contributing to the cause of the disease.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How I live my life with Motor Neurone Disease Read Me

Column: How I live my life with Motor Neurone Disease

Three years ago, Karl Hughes was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, but he says it’s encouraged him to keep a positive mental attitude and to appreciate the time you have with your loved ones.

From TheJournal.ie Deadly strain of bird flu may have passed between people for first time H7N9

Deadly strain of bird flu may have passed between people for first time

Scientists have long feared the virus would mutate into a form that transmits easily from person to person.

From TheJournal.ie One third of Irish people have avoided a GP visit due to money constraints GP Visits

One third of Irish people have avoided a GP visit due to money constraints

Worryingly, six per cent of parents in a survey also said they could not afford to bring a sick child to the doctor over the past year.

From TheJournal.ie Concern over lack of warning about flashing lights at events Health

Concern over lack of warning about flashing lights at events

People with epilepsy are asking to be informed in advance about the type of lighting at shows – so they don’t have to leave due to seizure risk.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Life and death in a makeshift Syrian hospital Syria This post contains videos

Video: Life and death in a makeshift Syrian hospital

A video from Médecins Sans Frontières, which has five fully-functioning makeshift hospitals in Syria, gives an insight into the work it does in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Social welfare payments delayed by one day, affecting 32,700 people Error

Social welfare payments delayed by one day, affecting 32,700 people

The Department of Social Protection has blamed a “once off processing issue” for the delay with some payments today. They will be paid tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Over 20,000 Irish people contracted an infection in Irish hospitals Superbugs

Over 20,000 Irish people contracted an infection in Irish hospitals

Pneumonia and other respiratory infections accounted for 23 per cent of cases across Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Shops cashing in on Mandela illness with merchandise Mandela

Shops cashing in on Mandela illness with merchandise

Shoppers are now buying books about his life in bulk as well as t-shirts sporting his apartheid prison number and portraits.

From TheJournal.ie "If I had to choose between cancer and this, I'd pick cancer" Scleroderma

"If I had to choose between cancer and this, I'd pick cancer"

Scleroderma, which affects around 1 in 10,000 people, is unpredictable, progressive – and currently incurable.

From TheJournal.ie 38 people dead from the 'new SARS' - and we're not sure how it spreads Uh-Oh

38 people dead from the 'new SARS' - and we're not sure how it spreads

MERS has killed 38 people, mostly in Saudi Arabia – and, like SARS, it spreads between hospitals with worrying ease.

From TheJournal.ie First person to have two-leg transplant has both limbs amputated again Amputation

First person to have two-leg transplant has both limbs amputated again

Doctors said that the patient contracted an unrelated illness that forced him to stop taking anti-rejection drugs.

From TheJournal.ie The median age for new HIV cases in Ireland? 33 HIV Stats

The median age for new HIV cases in Ireland? 33

New statistics show that the number of people with HIV in Ireland rose last year for the first time in four years.

From TheJournal.ie China has become one of the healthiest countries in the world in just two decades Good Health

China has become one of the healthiest countries in the world in just two decades

A major new study by The Lancet found a dramatic decrease in illness in China over the past two decades.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I've the best day job in Ireland' says Barretstown CEO Read Me

Column: 'I've the best day job in Ireland' says Barretstown CEO

People often think that working with ill children must be upsetting, but it is anything but, says Barretstown’s Dee Ahearn, who writes about how Barretstown helps children and families enjoy life again and why we all need to help ensure that work continues.

From TheJournal.ie SARS-like virus claims 65-year-old French victim Virus

SARS-like virus claims 65-year-old French victim

The man is thought to have contracted the virus in Dubai.

From TheJournal.ie Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland Energy

Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland

A report by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland looked at the impact day-to-day operations would have on Ireland and what would happen in the event of a severe nuclear accident.

From TheJournal.ie Successful life-saving surgery on baby's rare, swollen head disorder India

Successful life-saving surgery on baby's rare, swollen head disorder

Doctors say the surgery was a success although it’s too early to say what the quality of her life will be like.

From TheJournal.ie Deadly new virus sparks call for 'urgent actions' to prevent spread Virus

Deadly new virus sparks call for 'urgent actions' to prevent spread

There have been 33 confirmed cases of human infection since September last year, including 18 deaths.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands pay tribute to teen 'warrior and inspiration' Donal Walsh Donal Walsh

Thousands pay tribute to teen 'warrior and inspiration' Donal Walsh

Donal, who was fighting cancer for the third time, had called on teenagers not to take their own lives.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people Opinion

Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people

Today, seven judges from the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Marie Fleming, who had sought to be allowed an assisted suicide without the risk of prosecution for anyone who helped her, but where to next with this contentious debate, asks Dr Eimear Spain.

From TheJournal.ie One third of people with bipolar disorder unable to work - report Illness

One third of people with bipolar disorder unable to work - report

Around 40,000 people in Ireland have bipolar disorder, but many were only diagnosed after experiencing symptoms for between 2 and 3 years.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly urged to help make Lung Fibrosis drug available Lung Fibrosis

Reilly urged to help make Lung Fibrosis drug available

The HSE is currently in negotiations with the manufacturers of Pirfenidone, which has life-extending benefits for Lung Fibrosis patients.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings Asbestos This post contains videos

MEPs call for removal of asbestos from all public buildings

If passed in parliament, a new report would also see member states required to provide increased protection and training for workers.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Does Hollywood’s portrayal of mental illness help or hinder awareness Opinion

Column: Does Hollywood’s portrayal of mental illness help or hinder awareness

Silver Linings Playbook is the latest movie to deal with issues surrounding mental health, but does cinema succeed in bringing these issues to the fore or are they more harmful than helpful, asks Darren Mooney.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The idea my daughter would see me waste away was the worst aspect of my cancer Opinion

Column: The idea my daughter would see me waste away was the worst aspect of my cancer

The clichés we take for granted like “life’s not a dress rehearsal” take on renewed meaning after you have survived cancer. This second chance is one I won’t be squandering, writes Tom Molloy.

From TheJournal.ie 9 tips for keeping your body infection-free Infection

9 tips for keeping your body infection-free

Bacteria on your desk at work, viruses passed on by your pets and food-borne illnesses lurking in your fridge – infection is everywhere.

From TheJournal.ie 35,000 children to wear PJs to school to raise money for hospice care Pyjamas

35,000 children to wear PJs to school to raise money for hospice care

Since its establishment in 2003, National Pyjama Day has raised over €1.73 million for children’s charities in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela El Presidente

Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela

Hugo Chavez has spent more than two months in Cuba for cancer surgery and treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Millions more spent on tobacco illnesses than quit services Smoking

Millions more spent on tobacco illnesses than quit services

The Irish Heart Foundation is calling on the State to start spending more money on quit services as National No Smoking Day is marked today.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who gave birth after sterilisation awarded €100,000 in damages High Court

Woman who gave birth after sterilisation awarded €100,000 in damages

Karen Hurley gave birth to a baby boy with a fatal illness following her failed steriliation procedure.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Waiting 25 hours to be taken to hospital? It’s quite normal Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Waiting 25 hours to be taken to hospital? It’s quite normal

Those with mental health problems do not deserve the indignities they suffer – but they have always been the poor relation in our system.

From TheJournal.ie Mater A&E to close for 32 hours as it moves to new building On The Move

Mater A&E to close for 32 hours as it moves to new building

One of the busiest Emergency Departments in the country will close as it is moved to a new nearby location.

From TheJournal.ie 13 people died of influenza during Ireland's last flu season Illness

13 people died of influenza during Ireland's last flu season

All of the people who died were elderly, ranging from 81 to 98 years old.

From TheJournal.ie Crossword setter (91) uses puzzle to reveal he has terminal cancer Crossword

Crossword setter (91) uses puzzle to reveal he has terminal cancer

The legendary crossword setter Araucaria told readers that he had “18 down of the 19″ – cancer of the oesophagus.

From TheJournal.ie BBC presenter Andrew Marr hospitalised following stroke BBC

BBC presenter Andrew Marr hospitalised following stroke

The former political editor of the UK broadcaster was hospitalised yesterday where doctors confirmed he has suffered a stroke.

From TheJournal.ie Maternity care costs for pregnant women with gestational diabetes 34 per cent higher Pregnancy

Maternity care costs for pregnant women with gestational diabetes 34 per cent higher

Authors of the study say results show that Ireland needs to introduce universal screening for pregnant women for GDM.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: How it feels to wait for a heart transplant Read Me

Extract: How it feels to wait for a heart transplant

John Healy, maitre d of RTÉ’s The Restaurant, recalls the stress of waiting for his life-saving heart transplant operation.

From TheJournal.ie Visitor restrictions remain in hospitals due to vomiting bug Vomiting Bug

Visitor restrictions remain in hospitals due to vomiting bug

Restrictions are still place in Limerick and Cavan though the number of reported cases have significantly declined.