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#Public Health

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Big businesses will cry wolf and fire accusations of nanny-statism at any public health intervention' Opinion

Opinion: 'Big businesses will cry wolf and fire accusations of nanny-statism at any public health intervention'

But education and individual agency cannot help people to ‘do the right thing’ when it comes to their health, writes Maebh Ní Fhallúin.

From TheJournal.ie 34 people have died from the flu so far this season Flu Season

34 people have died from the flu so far this season

The majority of people who died were over the age of 65.

From TheJournal.ie HSE urges people to get vaccinated as at least 2 die after contracting H1N1 flu virus Swine Flu

HSE urges people to get vaccinated as at least 2 die after contracting H1N1 flu virus

The virus is also known as Swine Flu, and can be particularly harmful to young people and pregnant women.

From TheJournal.ie A Cork Chinese and a Dublin Apache Pizza were both closed over 'rodent droppings' in the kitchen Public Health

A Cork Chinese and a Dublin Apache Pizza were both closed over 'rodent droppings' in the kitchen

Four other premises were also closed in February for different reasons.

From TheJournal.ie People with measles symptoms advised to isolate themselves as highly contagious disease spreads Public Health

People with measles symptoms advised to isolate themselves as highly contagious disease spreads

Symptoms can present as red eyes, a runny nose, a high temperature and a rash.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work? Factcheck

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?

FactCheck delves into a dispute over the so-called sugar tax, which is to go live on 1 May.

From TheJournal.ie With nearly 700,000 on waiting lists, Harris pledges more investment in health services Budget 2018

With nearly 700,000 on waiting lists, Harris pledges more investment in health services

Harris told consultants that Irish healthcare is at a “historic juncture” in a speech today.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits Factcheck

FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits

Following controversy over Super Junior Minister Finian McGrath’s comments about the vaccine, TheJournal.ie republishes this Factcheck.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil Vaccine Controversy

'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil

With HPV high on the agenda, we spoke to TDs who’ve raised the issue in the Dáil chamber.

From TheJournal.ie Why you should be very wary of signing this insurance form on arrival at an Irish hospital The Small Print

Why you should be very wary of signing this insurance form on arrival at an Irish hospital

Signing up for private health care where none is available increases your bill ten times, and sometimes the situation can be even worse.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Denis Naughten right about the deaths caused by air pollution in Ireland? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Denis Naughten right about the deaths caused by air pollution in Ireland?

The Climate Action Minister says four people die every day due to air pollution. We put his claim to the test.

From TheJournal.ie The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found Commuting

The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found

Research from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) suggests that people who commute for long periods of time are potentially “shortening their lives”.

From TheJournal.ie First baby born in Europe with Zika-linked microcephaly born in Spain Zika Virus

First baby born in Europe with Zika-linked microcephaly born in Spain

An aborted foetus in Slovenia also had microcephaly.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Ireland really one of the world's most obese countries? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland really one of the world's most obese countries?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck puts some alarming recent headlines to the test.

From TheJournal.ie WHO declares Zika virus an international emergency Public Health

WHO declares Zika virus an international emergency

The organisation made the announcement this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Millions of Americans could be banned from smoking in their own homes Public Housing

Millions of Americans could be banned from smoking in their own homes

And anyone who doesn’t comply could be evicted.

From TheJournal.ie A bad hangover won't just hurt your head - it's damaging the country as well Can It

A bad hangover won't just hurt your head - it's damaging the country as well

A new US study has calculated the cost of binge drinking to the economy.

From TheJournal.ie Government does NOT intend to ban vaping in pubs and offices Ecigarettes

Government does NOT intend to ban vaping in pubs and offices

“Currently the evidence base does not support prohibiting vaping in public places…”

From TheJournal.ie How many times a week? Sex in Ireland by the numbers Sex Week

How many times a week? Sex in Ireland by the numbers

The facts (and figures) of life.

From TheJournal.ie The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs Legal Highs

The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs

A new Trinity study shows that treatment for ‘legal highs’ dropped to virtually nil

From TheJournal.ie Teenagers invent a condom that changes colour if you have an STI Safe Sex

Teenagers invent a condom that changes colour if you have an STI

It’s all about the molecules.

From TheJournal.ie The shocking story of the rise of HIV in one rural American community Scott County Indiana

The shocking story of the rise of HIV in one rural American community

From 2009-2013, Scott County, Indiana had three HIV infections. There have been 142 since January.

From TheJournal.ie 'Public health' initiatives by the drinks industry do not work and should not be allowed Opinion

'Public health' initiatives by the drinks industry do not work and should not be allowed

Commercial interests have no place in public health, writes addiction counsellor Rolande Anderson.

From TheJournal.ie Restaurant closed for 'grave and immediate danger to public health' Food Safety

Restaurant closed for 'grave and immediate danger to public health'

The restaurant in Roscommon was reopened after five days

From TheJournal.ie The HSE are still preparing the country for a possible Ebola outbreak Tallaght Hospital

The HSE are still preparing the country for a possible Ebola outbreak

A number of different public bodies attended a training event in Tallaght today.

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: 23 tests for Ebola performed on 14 people in Ireland No Apocalypse
From TheJournal.ie One in six 3-year-olds have a serious longstanding health condition Illness

One in six 3-year-olds have a serious longstanding health condition

Boys are 50% more likely than girls to have such conditions.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Water fluoridation is controversial, but trust evidence over scaremongering Fluoride

Opinion: Water fluoridation is controversial, but trust evidence over scaremongering

Scare tactics and misinformation should have no place in deciding public health policy.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking?

With new laws to restrict smoking, we’re asking: Nanny state gone too far? Or public health necessity?

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is one step closer to a ban on smoking near children in cars Stubbed Out

Ireland is one step closer to a ban on smoking near children in cars

A bill will go to the Dáil next week, and has government support.

From TheJournal.ie Electronic cigarettes could save thousands of lives a year, say experts E Cigs

Electronic cigarettes could save thousands of lives a year, say experts

A new editorial published in the British Journal of General Practice has hit out at “alarmist” criticism of the devices.

From TheJournal.ie Ebola outbreak could easily have been averted, says expert EBOLA

Ebola outbreak could easily have been averted, says expert

There has been criticism of the World Health Organisation over the slow response to the Ebola outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world TURF'S UP

How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world

…Especially women and children.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese man dies of bubonic plague after feeding his dog a marmot China

Chinese man dies of bubonic plague after feeding his dog a marmot

Some 30,000 people have been kept inside the city of Yumen for a week.

From TheJournal.ie Drinking's role "airbrushed" out of reporting of Irish alcohol-related deaths Concern

Drinking's role "airbrushed" out of reporting of Irish alcohol-related deaths

A study found that alcohol can be underplayed in media reports.

From TheJournal.ie Cross-party TDs at least agree on one thing, the need to tackle alcohol abuse Joined Up Thinking

Cross-party TDs at least agree on one thing, the need to tackle alcohol abuse

The four main political parties were joined by Alcohol Action Ireland and Alastair Campbell to launch a new informal Oireachtas group on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Public hearings to be held on proposals to standardise cigarette packaging Tobacco

Public hearings to be held on proposals to standardise cigarette packaging

The general scheme of the bill to standard packaging on cigarettes is to be the subject of public hearings by an Oireachtas committee.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese bats likely source of SARS virus - report Sars

Chinese bats likely source of SARS virus - report

Researchers have also said that direct bat-to-human transmission is “plausible”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We should stop water fluoridation in Ireland because it’s needless – not dangerous Opinion

Column: We should stop water fluoridation in Ireland because it’s needless – not dangerous

Anti-fluoride campaigners quote unreliable studies in opposition to water fluoridation, but the real reason we should stop adding it to public water is because it’s unnecessary and a waste of money, writes Craig Connolly.

From TheJournal.ie The naked truth? Anti-fluoride protesters strip off to demand 'safe' water Naked Protest

The naked truth? Anti-fluoride protesters strip off to demand 'safe' water

The naked demonstration will “symbolise how we in Ireland have been stripped of our rights to clean safe water”, according to organisers.

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