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From TheJournal.ie NI X-ray delay meant two late cancer diagnosis cases Northern Ireland

NI X-ray delay meant two late cancer diagnosis cases

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

From TheJournal.ie Leading charity calls for minimum price for alcohol to be set Alcohol

Leading charity calls for minimum price for alcohol to be set

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.

From TheJournal.ie No new Michelin stars for Irish restaurants Mmmmmm

No new Michelin stars for Irish restaurants

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

From TheJournal.ie Dublin couple may be first to have civil partnership recognised Civil Partnership

Dublin couple may be first to have civil partnership recognised

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

From TheJournal.ie Boots to sell 'morning after' pill over the counter Morning After Pill

Boots to sell 'morning after' pill over the counter

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

A TOTAL OF 114 people have been hospitalised in Ireland with swine flu. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) says that for the winter season up to yesterday, 33 cases of people suffering influenza A (H1N1 2009) had been admitted to intensive care units.

Now the Department of Health has issued a statement saying that around 5,400 cases of swine flu have been diagnosed in the past week alone. That is double the number in the previous seven days. Twenty-six patients of the 33 admitted to ICU in past weeks are still under intensive care.

The HSE has set up a website, swineflu.ie, to proffer advice on getting the flu vaccine, and tips on how to manage colds and flus at home.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-anorexia model Isabelle Caro dies at 28 Anorexia

Anti-anorexia model Isabelle Caro dies at 28

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

From TheJournal.ie Early test for Alzheimer's may be possible Health

Early test for Alzheimer's may be possible

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

From TheJournal.ie People born in affluent areas live longer - CSO Life Expectancy

People born in affluent areas live longer - CSO

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Chocolate cough cure' in sight Health

'Chocolate cough cure' in sight

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

Top Google searches for 2010

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s most popular car in November: Renault Motoring

Ireland’s most popular car in November: Renault

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

From TheJournal.ie One fifth of pregnant women smoke or drink Pregnancy

One fifth of pregnant women smoke or drink

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

From TheJournal.ie Monsoon's internal audit reveals the use of child labour and underpaid workers Human Rights

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Deal finally agreed between Newsweek and the Daily Beast Media

Deal finally agreed between Newsweek and the Daily Beast

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

From TheJournal.ie Developing world facing ‘obesity epidemic’, says major report Obesity

Developing world facing ‘obesity epidemic’, says major report

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

From TheJournal.ie What did you learn in preschool today, kids? Living

What did you learn in preschool today, kids?

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

From TheJournal.ie Amazon pulls controversial paedophile guide Paedophilia

Amazon pulls controversial paedophile guide

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

From TheJournal.ie Amazon refuses to remove 'paedophile guide' from store Paedophilia

Amazon refuses to remove 'paedophile guide' from store

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

From TheJournal.ie Landlords who wrongly keep deposits will face fines Landlords

Landlords who wrongly keep deposits will face fines

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

From TheJournal.ie Gallery: The most expensive hotel rooms on Earth The $65000 Budget This post contains images

Gallery: The most expensive hotel rooms on Earth

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

From TheJournal.ie UN: 'Significant progress' in human development Development

UN: 'Significant progress' in human development

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Significant failings' at Tallaght Hospital led to delayed diagnoses Health

'Significant failings' at Tallaght Hospital led to delayed diagnoses

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

From TheJournal.ie Babies born through IVF may have twice the risk of cerebral palsy Living

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol 'more harmful' than heroin or crack Living

Alcohol 'more harmful' than heroin or crack

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

From TheJournal.ie College drop-out rates revealed Education

College drop-out rates revealed

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

From TheJournal.ie Blame the booze: over half of drunks text their ex In Vino Veritas

Blame the booze: over half of drunks text their ex

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

From TheJournal.ie Customs seize over 1,200 abortion pills Illegal Pills

Customs seize over 1,200 abortion pills

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

From TheJournal.ie Bye, bye BMI... Health

Bye, bye BMI...

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

From TheJournal.ie Church defection website suspends service over legal vagueness CountMeOut.ie

Church defection website suspends service over legal vagueness

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

From TheJournal.ie Homework is of "no real benefit" in primary school Homework

Homework is of "no real benefit" in primary school

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Light drinking when pregnant not a risk to baby, say researchers Pregnancy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man died after drinking pint of vodka in 4 seconds Legal Highs

Man died after drinking pint of vodka in 4 seconds

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

From TheJournal.ie Cervical cancer screening programme leads to 100 diagnoses Health

Cervical cancer screening programme leads to 100 diagnoses

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

From TheJournal.ie Atheists know more about religion than faithful Religion

Atheists know more about religion than faithful

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

From TheJournal.ie Father of two dies after being attacked by a swarm of wasps Wasps

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mammograms not as effective at detecting cancer as previously thought, says study Cancer

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Highest emigration from Ireland since the 1980s Emigration

Highest emigration from Ireland since the 1980s

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

From TheJournal.ie Israel pays Twitter user six-figure sum for his name Twitter

Israel pays Twitter user six-figure sum for his name

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

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