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# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Swine Flu
Swine flu - over 5,000 new cases in last week
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Health
'Chocolate cough cure' in sight
An ingredient found in cocoa could soon be turned into a medicine for persistent cough, researchers claim.
# Google
Top Google searches for 2010
Google’s Zeitgeist reveals what we’ve all been up to online.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Media
Deal finally agreed between Newsweek and the Daily Beast
Two-year-old website agrees new deal with 77-year-old print publication.
# 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.
# Living
What did you learn in preschool today, kids?
Children who get early education ‘less likely to lie, cheat or steal as adults’.
# Paedophilia
Amazon pulls controversial paedophile guide
Online retailer backs down on earlier refusal to remove guide to being a child predator from its listings.
# 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.
# 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.
# The $65000 Budget
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.
# Development
UN: 'Significant progress' in human development
However, the UN warns that the gap between rich and poor is widening.
# 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.
# Living
Babies born through IVF may have twice the risk of cerebral palsy
New research shows that the treatment itself may double the risk.
# 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.
# Education
College drop-out rates revealed
Students studying computer science at third level are the least likely to finish their first year in college.
# 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.
# 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.
# Health
Bye, bye BMI...
…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 puts itself on hold because of “lack of clarity” over whether the church now acknowledges defections.
# 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.
# Do You Like It?
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Wasps
Father of two dies after being attacked by a swarm of wasps
Farmer disturbed wasp nest while he moved a bale of silage.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.