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From TheJournal.ie Measles cases reach record high across Europe Outbreak

Measles cases reach record high across Europe

Over 41,000 children and adults in Europe have been infected with measles in the first six months of 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Gender identity to no longer be considered a disorder of the mind, says WHO Gender

Gender identity to no longer be considered a disorder of the mind, says WHO

The World Health Organisation’s revised classification system sees trans-identities added under conditions relating to sexual health.

From TheJournal.ie Addiction to video games is now a recognised illness Gaming Disorder

Addiction to video games is now a recognised illness

Those who suffer have trouble controlling their behaviours around gaming.

From TheJournal.ie New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo Viral Disease

New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo

Ebola is one of the world’s most notorious diseases, being both highly infectious and extremely lethal.

From The42 Palace snap up former Liverpool and Brazil goalkeeper on a free transfer Remember Him?

Palace snap up former Liverpool and Brazil goalkeeper on a free transfer

35-year-old Diego Cavalieri has been reunited with Roy Hodgson until the end of the season.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bizarre and offensive': Simon Harris weighs in on the Robert Mugabe controversy Mugged Off

'Bizarre and offensive': Simon Harris weighs in on the Robert Mugabe controversy

Mugabe’s appointment was condemned by a number of officials..

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance? Superbugs

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

From TheJournal.ie Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world Yemen

Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world

One quarter of the people who have died in this outbreak were children.

From TheJournal.ie Fewer Irish children are getting drunk and doing drugs, study finds On The Dry

Fewer Irish children are getting drunk and doing drugs, study finds

Cannabis and alcohol consumption is down when compared to 1998 levels.

From TheJournal.ie The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried On The Rise

The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried

Medics claimed “misinformation and fake news is causing fear among young people and parents”.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis? Stigma

'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis?

Surgical intervention saves the State in the long-term from healthcare costs associated with obesity, say doctors.

From TheJournal.ie Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk Childhood Obesity

Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk

A new report tracks childhood obesity over 12 years.

From TheJournal.ie Road accidents are the biggest killer of young people - world study WHO

Road accidents are the biggest killer of young people - world study

Over 3,000 people aged 10-19 die every day from largely preventable causes, the report found.

From TheJournal.ie After a year of fighting the virus, Brazil calls off Zika emergency Rio 2016

After a year of fighting the virus, Brazil calls off Zika emergency

In January to April this year, there had been 7,911 Zika cases, down 95% on the same period in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Europe-wide measles warning as outbreaks of disease spread across a number of nations Warning

Europe-wide measles warning as outbreaks of disease spread across a number of nations

France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Poland, Switzerland and Ukraine are the most affected.

From TheJournal.ie Pollution kills 1.7 million children under five worldwide each year Environmental Risks

Pollution kills 1.7 million children under five worldwide each year

Over half a million deaths each year are from diseases attributable to air pollution and second-hand smoke.

From TheJournal.ie Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling Healthy Ireland Survey

Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling

Some 23% of adults in Ireland smoke, the same proportion as in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Four medics killed in another airstrike in Syria Khan Tuman

Four medics killed in another airstrike in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring said 13 people were killed, including four paramedics and nine fighters belonging to the Islamist Fatah al-Sham Front.

From TheJournal.ie Several people have been diagnosed with the Zika virus in the North Microcephaly

Several people have been diagnosed with the Zika virus in the North

A person was treated as recently as last week, the BBC has reported.

From TheJournal.ie Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there Outbreak Fears

Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there

The World Health Organisation has declared the virus a global public health emergency.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Who's right about Ireland's record on maternal deaths? Factcheck

FactCheck: Who's right about Ireland's record on maternal deaths?

FactCheck readers asked us to referee a recent dispute between Cora Sherlock and Fintan O’Toole, so we obliged.

From TheJournal.ie Global life expectancy has increased by five years since the start of the century Growing Old

Global life expectancy has increased by five years since the start of the century

In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81.4 years – exactly 10 years above the world average.

From TheJournal.ie 10 million people could die every year due to resistance to antibiotics Superbugs

10 million people could die every year due to resistance to antibiotics

The overuse of antibiotics means common infections are becoming deadly.

From TheJournal.ie WHO: Zika virus likely to hit Europe this summer Risk Assessment

WHO: Zika virus likely to hit Europe this summer

WHO said there was a “low to moderate” risk of an outbreak in Europe during late spring and summer.

Stop pretending you don't know who the Kardashians are WHO

Stop pretending you don't know who the Kardashians are

All together now: “Why the f**k you lying? Why you always lying?”

From The42 Brazil urges pregnant women to avoid 2016 Olympics Warning

Brazil urges pregnant women to avoid 2016 Olympics

The World Health Organisation has declared an emergency over a mosquito-borne virus.

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 Guinea's Ebola outbreak is declared officially over Virus

Guinea's Ebola outbreak is declared officially over

Forty-two days have passed since the last person with Ebola tested negative for the virus.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Unborn girl urges father to help stop rape culture Dear Daddy This post contains videos

WATCH: Unborn girl urges father to help stop rape culture

One in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner.

Some people are just learning that cold sores are herpes

Welcome to the club!

From TheJournal.ie 'Refusing to give up your fry and saying you would prefer to die happy? Trust me, you won’t' Column

'Refusing to give up your fry and saying you would prefer to die happy? Trust me, you won’t'

Our bank holiday was ruined by the news report filled with doom that processed meats are officially carcinogenic, writes Fiachra Duffy. So, what next?

From TheJournal.ie 'Remember a few years ago we were told butter was bad for you?' Processed Meats

'Remember a few years ago we were told butter was bad for you?'

New guidelines could be issued for red meat consumption.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you eat less processed meat from now on? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you eat less processed meat from now on?

The FSAI says it’s all about moderation, but has the research worried you?

People are not reacting well to the news that bacon is really, REALLY bad for you

The World Health Organisation have announced that processed meats can cause cancer.

From TheJournal.ie Potentially cancer-causing herbicide used on Dublin's streets Harmful

Potentially cancer-causing herbicide used on Dublin's streets

The World Health Organisation’s International Agency on the Research of Cancer has branded glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic” to humans.

From TheJournal.ie Cuba first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission Historic

Cuba first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission

Less than 2% of children born to mothers who have HIV carry the virus.

From TheJournal.ie 'Just by being there for a friend, we can keep life itself' Suicide Prevention

'Just by being there for a friend, we can keep life itself'

The government wants to reduce suicide and self-harm by 10% over the next five years.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: A MERS outbreak has killed 14 in South Korea. What are the experts saying? Deadly Virus

Explainer: A MERS outbreak has killed 14 in South Korea. What are the experts saying?

It’s the largest outbreak of the deadly virus outside Saudi Arabia.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why nutritional information on children's sweets is actually for adults Gda
From TheJournal.ie 'We're fat and getting fatter - and it's a life and death issue' Opinion

'We're fat and getting fatter - and it's a life and death issue'

Don’t like the word ‘fat’? There’s no respect in cosseting people – and the food and drink industry – about this, writes Vincent McCarthy

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