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NI X-ray delay meant two late cancer diagnosis cases
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NI X-ray delay meant two late cancer diagnosis cases

Jan 28th 2011, 3:06 PM 792 Views 0 Comments

A major backlog of X-ray delays in the Northern Irish health system meant at least there two late diagnoses of cancer.

Leading charity calls for minimum price for alcohol to be set
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Leading charity calls for minimum price for alcohol to be set

Jan 25th 2011, 10:41 AM 698 Views 0 Comments

The current government’s approach to the pricing and regulation of alcohol is leading to a “disjointed” message on a serious public health issue that is affecting thousands of children, according to a leading charity.

No new Michelin stars for Irish restaurants
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No new Michelin stars for Irish restaurants

Jan 18th 2011, 5:31 PM 1,474 Views 0 Comments

The six Irish restaurants – five in Dublin and one in Waterford – retain their stars, but Belfast loses a high-profile spot.

Dublin couple may be first to have civil partnership recognised
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Dublin couple may be first to have civil partnership recognised

Jan 17th 2011, 11:07 AM 2,278 Views 0 Comments

A couple living in Dublin have claimed to be the first to have their civil partnership union recognised by the state.

Boots to sell 'morning after' pill over the counter
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Boots to sell 'morning after' pill over the counter

Jan 10th 2011, 5:31 PM 5,109 Views 0 Comments

The chain pharmacy will sell the emergency contraceptive over the counter, without prescriptions, from Wednesday.

Swine flu - over 5,000 new cases in last week
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Swine flu - over 5,000 new cases in last week

Jan 6th 2011, 4:48 PM 297 Views 0 Comments

Anti-anorexia model Isabelle Caro dies at 28
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Anti-anorexia model Isabelle Caro dies at 28

Dec 30th 2010, 1:24 PM 6,025 Views 0 Comments

Isabelle Caro, who brought attention to anorexia by taking part in a controversial billboard campaign, has passed away.

Early test for Alzheimer's may be possible
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Early test for Alzheimer's may be possible

Dec 23rd 2010, 10:55 AM 422 Views 0 Comments

A new early test for Alzheimer’s could prove “pivotal” in the detection and treatment of the disease.

People born in affluent areas live longer - CSO
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People born in affluent areas live longer - CSO

Dec 22nd 2010, 1:27 PM 452 Views 0 Comments

You’re likely to live longest if you’re a woman in a well-off area with a third-level qualification, new statistics suggest.

'Chocolate cough cure' in sight
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'Chocolate cough cure' in sight

Dec 21st 2010, 11:55 AM 652 Views 0 Comments

An ingredient found in cocoa could soon be turned into a medicine for persistent cough, researchers claim.

Top Google searches for 2010
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Top Google searches for 2010

Dec 9th 2010, 9:02 PM 1,424 Views 0 Comments

Google’s Zeitgeist reveals what we’ve all been up to online.

Ireland’s most popular car in November: Renault
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Ireland’s most popular car in November: Renault

Dec 8th 2010, 3:56 PM 651 Views 1 Comment

The number of new cars registered in November 2010 was well over double the amount in the same month last year.

One fifth of pregnant women smoke or drink
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One fifth of pregnant women smoke or drink

Nov 29th 2010, 1:30 PM 768 Views 0 Comments

A study into childhood development breaks down the drinking and smoking habits of pregnant women in Ireland.

Monsoon's internal audit reveals the use of child labour and underpaid workers
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Monsoon's internal audit reveals the use of child labour and underpaid workers

Nov 21st 2010, 12:41 PM 606 Views 0 Comments

The popular high street retailer and pioneer of ethical fashion has uncovered evidence it has been benefiting from child labour in India.

Deal finally agreed between Newsweek and the Daily Beast
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Deal finally agreed between Newsweek and the Daily Beast

Nov 12th 2010, 3:35 PM 269 Views 0 Comments

Two-year-old website agrees new deal with 77-year-old print publication.

Developing world facing ‘obesity epidemic’, says major report
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Developing world facing ‘obesity epidemic’, says major report

Nov 11th 2010, 4:41 PM 473 Views 0 Comments

The OECD warns that developing countries are getting fatter – and that we should act now to stop a major health crisis.

What did you learn in preschool today, kids?
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What did you learn in preschool today, kids?

Nov 11th 2010, 3:59 PM 429 Views 0 Comments

Children who get early education ‘less likely to lie, cheat or steal as adults’.

Amazon pulls controversial paedophile guide
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Amazon pulls controversial paedophile guide

Nov 11th 2010, 9:07 AM 2,026 Views 0 Comments

Online retailer backs down on earlier refusal to remove guide to being a child predator from its listings.

Amazon refuses to remove 'paedophile guide' from store
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Amazon refuses to remove 'paedophile guide' from store

Nov 10th 2010, 9:19 PM 3,203 Views 2 Comments

‘The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure’ – posted two weeks ago – will not be removed from the online bookstore.

Landlords who wrongly keep deposits will face fines
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Landlords who wrongly keep deposits will face fines

Nov 10th 2010, 12:25 PM 470 Views 0 Comments

Landlords could face fines if they withhold tenant’s deposits, the Minister for Housing has said.

Gallery: The most expensive hotel rooms on Earth
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Gallery: The most expensive hotel rooms on Earth

Nov 8th 2010, 8:28 PM 1,397 Views 0 Comments

A selection of hotel suites so luxurious that even Chris de Burgh would struggle to find something to complain about.

UN: 'Significant progress' in human development
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UN: 'Significant progress' in human development

Nov 5th 2010, 8:00 AM 193 Views 0 Comments

However, the UN warns that the gap between rich and poor is widening.

'Significant failings' at Tallaght Hospital led to delayed diagnoses
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'Significant failings' at Tallaght Hospital led to delayed diagnoses

Nov 4th 2010, 3:37 PM 505 Views 0 Comments

Two patients received delayed diagnoses because of a backlog of X-Rays at the hospital.

Babies born through IVF may have twice the risk of cerebral palsy
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Babies born through IVF may have twice the risk of cerebral palsy

Nov 3rd 2010, 1:43 PM 597 Views 0 Comments

New research shows that the treatment itself may double the risk.

Alcohol 'more harmful' than heroin or crack
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Alcohol 'more harmful' than heroin or crack

Nov 2nd 2010, 3:12 PM 1,509 Views 0 Comments

Alcohol has a more harmful effect on society than either heroin or crack cocaine, according to newly published study.

College drop-out rates revealed
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College drop-out rates revealed

Oct 28th 2010, 5:47 PM 10,459 Views 1 Comment

Students studying computer science at third level are the least likely to finish their first year in college.

Blame the booze: over half of drunks text their ex
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Blame the booze: over half of drunks text their ex

Oct 27th 2010, 11:59 AM 475 Views 0 Comments

A new survey finds that over half of respondents texted an ex when drunk – but that booze has nothing to do with it.

Customs seize over 1,200 abortion pills
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Customs seize over 1,200 abortion pills

Oct 26th 2010, 9:56 AM 1,277 Views 0 Comments

Pills are widely available on the internet but shouldn’t be taken without medical supervision, experts warn.

Bye, bye BMI...
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Bye, bye BMI...

Oct 13th 2010, 8:36 AM 402 Views 0 Comments

…hello BVI? UK researchers believe they have found a more accurate way to identify obesity called the ‘Body Volume Index’.

Church defection website suspends service over legal vagueness
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Church defection website suspends service over legal vagueness

Oct 12th 2010, 3:18 PM 1,844 Views 0 Comments

CountMeOut.ie puts itself on hold because of “lack of clarity” over whether the church now acknowledges defections.

Homework is of "no real benefit" in primary school
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Homework is of "no real benefit" in primary school

Oct 8th 2010, 5:00 PM 912 Views 0 Comments

Primary school principals group says effective teaching is fare more beneficial than sending children home with piles of work.

Those naughty Facebook updates aren't as naughty as you think
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Those naughty Facebook updates aren't as naughty as you think

Oct 7th 2010, 9:05 AM 1,451 Views 0 Comments

‘I like it on the floor’ says where women keep their handbags – and is part of a breast cancer campaign.

Light drinking when pregnant not a risk to baby, say researchers
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Light drinking when pregnant not a risk to baby, say researchers

Oct 6th 2010, 12:25 PM 248 Views 0 Comments

One or two units of alcohol a week may not damage a baby’s development.

Man died after drinking pint of vodka in 4 seconds
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Man died after drinking pint of vodka in 4 seconds

Sep 29th 2010, 7:23 PM 1,037 Views 0 Comments

An inquest hears that a man stoned on mephedrone, a legal high, downed the spirit and died of alcohol poisoning.

Cervical cancer screening programme leads to 100 diagnoses
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Cervical cancer screening programme leads to 100 diagnoses

Sep 29th 2010, 4:45 PM 229 Views 0 Comments

A free nationwide screening programme for cervical cancer led to 100 women being diagnosed in its first year.

Atheists know more about religion than faithful
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Atheists know more about religion than faithful

Sep 28th 2010, 8:21 PM 368 Views 0 Comments

A US survey says that non-believers, on average, know more about the beliefs of different religions than their members.

Father of two dies after being attacked by a swarm of wasps
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Father of two dies after being attacked by a swarm of wasps

Sep 27th 2010, 9:45 AM 524 Views 0 Comments

Farmer disturbed wasp nest while he moved a bale of silage.

Mammograms not as effective at detecting cancer as previously thought, says study
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Mammograms not as effective at detecting cancer as previously thought, says study

Sep 24th 2010, 1:44 PM 183 Views 0 Comments

New Harvard study says mammograms work best as part of a wider health strategy, and a Canadian study finds link between breast cancer and HRT.

Highest emigration from Ireland since the 1980s
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Highest emigration from Ireland since the 1980s

Sep 21st 2010, 1:08 PM 1,778 Views 0 Comments

We’re back to the bad old days – and now there’s more native Irish people among those leaving our shores.

Israel pays Twitter user six-figure sum for his name
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Israel pays Twitter user six-figure sum for his name

Sep 15th 2010, 5:05 PM 395 Views 0 Comments

Spaniard Israel Meléndez has sold his @Israel username to the Jewish state for an eye-watering “five zero” sum.

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