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Cancer survivor: The chemo makes you sicker than the disease but it’s a lifesaver
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Cancer survivor: The chemo makes you sicker than the disease but it’s a lifesaver

Feb 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,174 Views 34 Comments

While the well known side-effects like hair loss and exhaustion are the biggest fears for patients, some others like a loss of libido are often not addressed and can be just as traumatic.

HSE spent €7.5m providing injectable treatment for MS patients in 2013
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HSE spent €7.5m providing injectable treatment for MS patients in 2013

Dec 30th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,692 Views 21 Comments

In the first ten months of this year, the HSE paid for 814 patients to receive the treatment.

Chemotherapy rooms for patients at new Mater Hospital building 'overcrowded'
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Chemotherapy rooms for patients at new Mater Hospital building 'overcrowded'

Dec 9th 2013, 6:45 AM 9,169 Views 25 Comments

The hospital said this is a temporary set-up until a purpose built day unit is completed next year.

"Marked increase in cancer care" at St James's Hospital over past 10 years
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"Marked increase in cancer care" at St James's Hospital over past 10 years

Dec 5th 2013, 2:01 PM 4,968 Views 4 Comments

St James’s Hospital published its first ten year cancer treatment audit, which looks from 2002 to 2012.

Vinnie Jones and wife Tanya both being treated for skin cancer
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Vinnie Jones and wife Tanya both being treated for skin cancer

Nov 24th 2013, 10:59 AM 1,662 Views 0 Comments

The news comes just days after actor Hugh Jackman announced that he was found to have basal cell carcinoma on his nose.

Here's how many people were treated for alcohol dependence in Irish hospitals
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Here's how many people were treated for alcohol dependence in Irish hospitals

Nov 22nd 2013, 12:40 PM 12,600 Views 50 Comments

New figures have also revealed a big drop in the number of people being treated for alcohol-related liver disease in recent years following a massive increase in the boom years.

Twin with breast cancer donates skin and fat tissue to sister who also has cancer
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Twin with breast cancer donates skin and fat tissue to sister who also has cancer

Nov 15th 2013, 7:31 PM 18,610 Views 5 Comments

Twin sisters Kelly McCarthy and Kristen Maurer were both diagnosed with breast cancer only months apart.

Texas LGBT jail inmates now protected under new policy
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Texas LGBT jail inmates now protected under new policy

Nov 15th 2013, 8:00 AM 9,440 Views 26 Comments

Transgender individuals can now be housed based on the gender they identify with, under the new policy.

Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide
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Strokes among younger people are increasing worldwide

Oct 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,168 Views 13 Comments

A major new study also shows that strokes caused by high blood pressure and unhealthy lifestyles were now to blame for over half of stroke deaths.

Almost 14,000 children waiting on orthodontic treatments
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Almost 14,000 children waiting on orthodontic treatments

Oct 19th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,934 Views 17 Comments

There have been calls from dentists to list the HSE moratorium on recruitment so the list can be reduced.

240 teenagers treated for sexually abusing others since 1992
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240 teenagers treated for sexually abusing others since 1992

Oct 11th 2013, 7:00 AM 7,169 Views 22 Comments

The Dublin based agency, NIAP, says that 5 per cent of adolescents they treat are young girls.

Drug tests make Alzheimer's treatment 'a real possibility'
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Drug tests make Alzheimer's treatment 'a real possibility'

Oct 10th 2013, 10:20 AM 5,015 Views 15 Comments

The drug is still at an experimental stage but lab tests on mice show it blocks disruption of the brain’s defence system, something that boosts neurodegenerative disease.

Baby born after mother's ovaries are 'reawakened'
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Baby born after mother's ovaries are 'reawakened'

Oct 1st 2013, 12:26 PM 14,022 Views 17 Comments

The new technique can be used on infertile women and those who have gone through early menopause.

Scientists reverse Down syndrome-like learning deficits in mice
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Scientists reverse Down syndrome-like learning deficits in mice

Sep 5th 2013, 12:44 PM 7,040 Views 18 Comments

Scientists in the US injected a compound into the mice which enabled part of their brains to grow to normal size.

Cases of whooping cough on the increase in developed countries
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Cases of whooping cough on the increase in developed countries

Sep 5th 2013, 7:14 AM 5,795 Views 27 Comments

A symposium is to be held in Dublin that will look at why there were 400 cases of whooping cough in Ireland in 2012, double the number than in 2011.

Warning about 'quick-fix' teeth straightening
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Warning about 'quick-fix' teeth straightening

Sep 3rd 2013, 9:30 PM 38,471 Views 17 Comments

The Orthodontic Society of Ireland has said that quick fixes can cost more than money.

Special room for teen cancer patients to open in Crumlin Children’s Hospital
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Special room for teen cancer patients to open in Crumlin Children’s Hospital

Aug 21st 2013, 4:45 PM 6,123 Views 13 Comments

A total of €8 million has been donated to help build a new cardiac unit and to renovate the cancer ward at the hospital.

Column: Secular health policy must replace Catholic health policy
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Column: Secular health policy must replace Catholic health policy

Aug 15th 2013, 7:00 AM 413 Views 114 Comments

Society pays for its public health services through taxation, and the ethos of any public institution should reflect the secular, multi-denominational ethos of the citizenship it serves, writes Dr Mark Murphy.

Minister Lynch: ‘Unwilling’ patients no longer to receive electric shock therapy
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Minister Lynch: ‘Unwilling’ patients no longer to receive electric shock therapy

Jul 22nd 2013, 9:24 PM 14,584 Views 100 Comments

Patients who refuse to give their consent will no longer be forced to have the controversial treatment under new laws.

Kid asks for pizza from hospital window... internet sends dozens
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Kid asks for pizza from hospital window... internet sends dozens

Jul 16th 2013, 4:30 PM 28,433 Views 30 Comments

Hazel Hammersley was bored while awaiting cancer treatment, so she put up a sign.

Over 49,000 people are waiting for inpatient or day case treatments
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Over 49,000 people are waiting for inpatient or day case treatments

Jul 11th 2013, 4:38 PM 4,025 Views 16 Comments

Some 5,829 people are still waiting over 8 months despite the government’s target to ensure no one waits this long for treatment.

Four men arrested after two males assaulted
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Four men arrested after two males assaulted

Jun 21st 2013, 8:03 PM 6,576 Views 2 Comments

The victims were taken away for questioning by police this morning, and witnesses are being sought.

Health insurance company under fire for not offering cancer drug
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Health insurance company under fire for not offering cancer drug

Jun 18th 2013, 6:59 PM 9,776 Views 7 Comments

Senator Professor John Crown said that the decision by GloHealth means private patients are having to be put into public health care.

Longer use of breast cancer drug halves the risk of death
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Longer use of breast cancer drug halves the risk of death

Jun 4th 2013, 9:33 AM 3,947 Views 1 Comment

It is expected that this will be recommended from now on and as the drug is cheap and widely available, it could have an immediate impact.

Pilkington withdraws from Ireland squad to undergo treatment on knee
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Pilkington withdraws from Ireland squad to undergo treatment on knee

May 20th 2013, 2:20 PM 1,470 Views 6 Comments

The Norwich winger explained that he pulled out on the advice of his club’s management.

Over 2,700 people sought help from Pieta House last year
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Over 2,700 people sought help from Pieta House last year

May 8th 2013, 12:32 PM 5,893 Views 11 Comments

Figures show that nearly 1,000 of those who contacted the suicide and self-harm crisis centre were aged between 25 and 44.

Vhi international pays out over €6.6 million in 2012
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Vhi international pays out over €6.6 million in 2012

Mar 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,759 Views 14 Comments

The insurance company paid out €4.1 million in medical and hospital cases, and €330,000 in maternity claims.

"Promising" stem cell treatment for diabetic wounds
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"Promising" stem cell treatment for diabetic wounds

Mar 13th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,492 Views 17 Comments

Foot ulceration will affect up to 25 per cent of people with diabetes and may result in amputation.

Bolshoi dancer admits ordering attack on ballet chief
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Bolshoi dancer admits ordering attack on ballet chief

Mar 7th 2013, 11:54 AM 5,949 Views 5 Comments

Pavel Dmitrichenko says, however, that he didn’t specifically ask for hot acid to be thrown in the ballet chief’s face.

Suspect detained in Bolshoi ballet director acid attack
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Suspect detained in Bolshoi ballet director acid attack

Mar 5th 2013, 8:42 AM 5,366 Views 0 Comments

Sergei Filin of the Bolshoi Ballet had sulphuric acid thrown in his face in mid-January and has been receiving treatment that may last for months.

Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela
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Chavez uses Twitter to announce his surprise return to Venezuela

Feb 18th 2013, 2:30 PM 7,110 Views 13 Comments

Hugo Chavez has spent more than two months in Cuba for cancer surgery and treatment.

Column: ‘I was in work one day and diagnosed with cancer the next’
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Column: ‘I was in work one day and diagnosed with cancer the next’

Feb 8th 2013, 2:00 PM 360 Views 15 Comments

Being told you have a tumour can be a devastating shock, but there is no need to face the battle alone, says cancer survivor Sheila Hyde.

Chavez not in coma, responding well to treatment, says brother
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Chavez not in coma, responding well to treatment, says brother

Jan 13th 2013, 12:43 PM 3,990 Views 19 Comments

The brother of Hugo Chavez says reports that the family is discussing ending life support for the Venezuelan leader are totally false.

Doctors say Mandela has recovered - president
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Doctors say Mandela has recovered - president

Jan 6th 2013, 5:35 PM 4,010 Views 4 Comments

Jacob Zuma said that 94-year-old Mandela has recovered from a surgical procedure and lung infection.

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

Dec 31st 2012, 4:09 PM 6,289 Views 41 Comments

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

Doctors battle to save India gang-rape victim
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Doctors battle to save India gang-rape victim

Dec 27th 2012, 9:33 AM 15,477 Views 17 Comments

The 23-year-old student was airlifted from India to Singapore overnight in a bid to save her life after a vicious gang-rape on a New Dehli bus left her with severe injuries.

Chavez suffered 'complications' but recovering, his aides say
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Chavez suffered 'complications' but recovering, his aides say

Dec 14th 2012, 7:31 AM 2,716 Views 1 Comment

The leader of Venezuela underwent treatment for cancer in Cuba earlier this week.

Irish start-up company develops 'groundbreaking' cancer treatment
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Irish start-up company develops 'groundbreaking' cancer treatment

Nov 23rd 2012, 10:09 PM 18,962 Views 74 Comments

MitaMed has begun a clinical trial in Cork and Dublin hospitals for its treatment for colorectal cancers.

Widow calls for mental health changes to protect children
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Widow calls for mental health changes to protect children

Oct 31st 2012, 11:33 AM 6,778 Views 25 Comments

Una Butler’s husband took his own life in 2010 after killing their two young daughters.

Reduction in waiting lists welcomed by Health Minister
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Reduction in waiting lists welcomed by Health Minister

Oct 19th 2012, 8:16 AM 2,777 Views 49 Comments

Dr James Reilly, Minister for Health, said that hospitals have achieved success in reaching a target list for inpatient and day case treatments.