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From TheJournal.ie Venezuela cancels New Year's Eve parties as Chavez takes turn for the worse El Presidente

Venezuela cancels New Year's Eve parties as Chavez takes turn for the worse

The Venezuelan president has developed new complications from an infection after undergoing his latest round of cancer-related surgery.

From TheJournal.ie Hillary Clinton hospitalised with blood clot Hillary

Hillary Clinton hospitalised with blood clot

Doctors discovered the clot while Clinton was undergoing a routine follow-up examination after she fainted earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie Vhi issues warning ahead of busiest day for treating accidents and injuries Careful Now

Vhi issues warning ahead of busiest day for treating accidents and injuries

Coughs, colds, trips and falls are the most common injuries and illnesses around Christmas. Watch yourselves.

From TheJournal.ie Chavez returns from Cuba after cancer treatment El Presidente

Chavez returns from Cuba after cancer treatment

The Venezuelan president said he was very happy to be back but did not elaborate on his health.

From TheJournal.ie World Aids Day: Elimination of HIV and Aids blocked by 'poverty and complacency' HIV

World Aids Day: Elimination of HIV and Aids blocked by 'poverty and complacency'

Although global rates of are dropping, complacency is a barrier to completely eliminating HIV, according to experts.

From TheJournal.ie Five cystic fibrosis patients waiting for room at St Vincent's Cystic Fibrosis

Five cystic fibrosis patients waiting for room at St Vincent's

The Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland has requested a review of the management of CF beds at the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie How art and social media helps us understand what it's like to be ill Experience

How art and social media helps us understand what it's like to be ill

International symposium in Cork to hear how experience of illness expressed through music, dialogue, fiction, film and other arts – as well as through social media.

From TheJournal.ie Vitamins do not reduce men's risk of heart trouble: study Vitamins

Vitamins do not reduce men's risk of heart trouble: study

Researchers from Harvard University said that taking vitamins makes no difference when it comes to warning off stroke or cardivascular illness.

From TheJournal.ie Body of Yasser Arafat to be exhumed next month Arafat

Body of Yasser Arafat to be exhumed next month

The push to re-examine circumstances surrounding Arafat’s death came after a Swiss lab recently discovered traces of a deadly radioactive isotope on clothes said to be his.

From TheJournal.ie Lifestyle ‘vices’ pushing up life assurance premiums, says insurer Caledonian Life

Lifestyle ‘vices’ pushing up life assurance premiums, says insurer

Smoking, drinking and over-eating are causing insurance policies to rise, says Caledonian Life.

From TheJournal.ie Rats recruited to hunt for TB in Mozambique Trust Me I'm A Rat

Rats recruited to hunt for TB in Mozambique

The trained rodents are going to sniff out the disease, apparently.

From TheJournal.ie Outbreak of Norovirus in Dublin's Beaumont Hospital Outbreak

Outbreak of Norovirus in Dublin's Beaumont Hospital

The hospital has appealed to the public to refrain from making unnecessary visits.

13 reasons why manflu is the worst illness ever Woe Is Men This post contains images

13 reasons why manflu is the worst illness ever

It’s definitely not a made-up thing. No sir.

From TheJournal.ie Senators ask: Why won't the State set aside money for terminally ill children? Home Nursing Care

Senators ask: Why won't the State set aside money for terminally ill children?

A group of Senators are asking the State to put aside money for a home nursing care programme for children – but it looks unlikely to pass.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Making employers pay for sick leave is simply not fair Opinion

Column: Making employers pay for sick leave is simply not fair

Placing social welfare costs onto businesses is an additional burden on employers and will result in job losses writes Ian Martin.

From TheJournal.ie Radiotherapy may increase diabetes risk for some childhood cancer survivors Diabetes

Radiotherapy may increase diabetes risk for some childhood cancer survivors

A new study shows that the tail of the pancreas is exposed to radiation, patients are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes later in life.

From TheJournal.ie Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson dies Right To Die

Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson dies

Nicklinson had last week lost his legal case at the High Court in the UK to be allowed to end his life.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Golden girl Katie Taylor visits Crumlin Children's Hospital Katie Taylor This post contains images

In pictures: Golden girl Katie Taylor visits Crumlin Children's Hospital

The boxing champion spent the day with some of her younger fans…

Nicki Minaj cancels Dublin gig over vocal issues

Full refunds for disappointed ticket holders are now available from point of purchase.

From TheJournal.ie Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk' Infectious

Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'

New data published in The Lancet shows much higher infection rates of TB, HIV and Hepatitis-C among homeless people.

From The42 Illness derails Nocher's backstroke bid London 2012

Illness derails Nocher's backstroke bid

Melanie Nocher finished seventh in her 200m backstroke heat this morning.

From TheJournal.ie First ever Irish case of rare virus confirmed Illness

First ever Irish case of rare virus confirmed

The virus, which is spread to humans by rodents and can be life-threatening, was discovered in a patient at the Mid Western Regional Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie New Bill will let chemists substitute cheaper generic drugs for more expensive ones Drugs

New Bill will let chemists substitute cheaper generic drugs for more expensive ones

The new Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Bill 2012 could mean cheaper trips to the pharmacy.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton says sick pay row is a private matter for Cabinet Sick Pay

Bruton says sick pay row is a private matter for Cabinet

Last week the minister circulated a briefing document criticising Minister Joan Burton’s proposal to increase the number of sick pay days an employers pays.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How much sick leave can civil servants take? Sick Leave

Explainer: How much sick leave can civil servants take?

Here’s what the official regulations say…

From TheJournal.ie Clive James: Rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated Alive And Kicking

Clive James: Rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated

The 72-year-old broadcaster has hit back at media reports that said he was very close to dying.

From TheJournal.ie People affected by rare diseases asked to have their say on new plan Survey

People affected by rare diseases asked to have their say on new plan

The government is looking for consultations up until 13 July from anyone affected by rare diseases.

Sheryl Crow diagnosed with benign brain tumour

Singer and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow said she knew something was wrong when she had memory trouble – but says that she isn’t worried as it is benign.

From TheJournal.ie 50 asthma deaths a year 'is too high' Asthma

50 asthma deaths a year 'is too high'

The Asthma Society of Ireland is urging people to learn about how to handle an asthma emergency.

From The42 Ukraine urges fans to get measles jab Outbreak

Ukraine urges fans to get measles jab

Currently in the throes of a measles epidemic, the European Championships host nation has followed ECDC officials in issuing a public warning to football fans.

From The42 Bath Rugby 'unaware' of Duncan Bell's depression Depression

Bath Rugby 'unaware' of Duncan Bell's depression

The former England prop kept his illness secret for nine years.

From TheJournal.ie HSE: 178,000 waiting to see a consultant at an outpatient clinic Waiting Lists

HSE: 178,000 waiting to see a consultant at an outpatient clinic

The Health Minister has said the number of people on waiting lists to see specialists is “utterly unacceptable”.

From TheJournal.ie Healthier lifestyles should be encouraged as world's population ages - WHO Health

Healthier lifestyles should be encouraged as world's population ages - WHO

The number of people aged over 60 will outnumber those aged under five for the first time over the next few years.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shocking' data confirms growing number of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases World Tb Day

'Shocking' data confirms growing number of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases

On World Tuberculosis Day, health professionals have expressed their alarm over new research that exposes the levels of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

From The42 My big stars are fine: Nicholls plays down stable illness Cheltenham 2012

My big stars are fine: Nicholls plays down stable illness

Trainer Paul Nicholls says that a recent outbreak of coughing is “nothing serious” as he continues his pre-Cheltenham preparations.

From TheJournal.ie Government examining whether to approve cannabis-based drug Medical Marijuana

Government examining whether to approve cannabis-based drug

Minister Róisín Shortall has said the Department of Health is looking at the issues involved in controlling the sale of medical marijuana products.

From TheJournal.ie Pharmaceuticals should be much cheaper - ESRI Healthcare

Pharmaceuticals should be much cheaper - ESRI

In a major new report, the Economic and Social Research Institute suggests pharmacies should display their prices in-store and offer more generic drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Column: My 'bucket list' for the New Year Read Me

Column: My 'bucket list' for the New Year

Years of serious childhood illness and two organ transplants stifled Trevor O’Sullivan’s personal wishlist for years. He’s still ill – but now he wants to really go for it, Rocky-style.

From TheJournal.ie Visitors warned to stay away as vomiting bug hits Beaumont Hospital Vomiting Bug

Visitors warned to stay away as vomiting bug hits Beaumont Hospital

Forty-two patients and some staff have already been hit by the winter vomiting bug – so only essential visits are allowed to the Dublin hospital.