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Up to 230 women a month expected to seek terminations
Up to 230 women a month expected to seek terminations

Up to 230 women a month expected to seek terminations

Some 230 women a month could potentially avail of a medical abortion if the measure is eventually supported in a referendum....
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Middle-aged still enjoy brain power benefits of being breastfed as babies
Middle-aged still enjoy brain power benefits of being breastfed as babies

Middle-aged still enjoy brain power benefits of being breastfed as babies

You may be middle-aged and feel burned out, but you are still a winner if your mother breastfed you as a baby....
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:30:00
'Mind-blowing' results in gene therapy trial gives hope for haemophiliacs
'Mind-blowing' results in gene therapy trial gives hope for haemophiliacs

'Mind-blowing' results in gene therapy trial gives hope for haemophiliacs

A cure for haemophilia is one step closer after "mind-blowing results" from a gene therapy trial....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
'Conscience clause' - GPs will be allowed to opt out of abortion pill law
'Conscience clause' - GPs will be allowed to opt out of abortion pill law

'Conscience clause' - GPs will be allowed to opt out of abortion pill law

GPs will be allowed to opt out of any law which would introduce unrestricted access to abortion pills during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy....
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Just 169 consultants work only with public patients - HSE chief
Just 169 consultants work only with public patients - HSE chief

Just 169 consultants work only with public patients - HSE chief

Only 169 of the country's 2,706 hospital consultants devote their entire work to exclusively treating public patients - all the others have rights to private practice, it emerged yesterday...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Decade-old plan is Government's bid to distract from A&E misery
Decade-old plan is Government's bid to distract from A&E misery

Decade-old plan is Government's bid to distract from A&E misery

There is a terrifying sense of déjà vu in the latest piece of Government spin warning that substandard hospitals may be closed....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Obstetric complications were cause of four deaths
Obstetric complications were cause of four deaths

Obstetric complications were cause of four deaths

Four maternal deaths due to obstetric complications have been recorded between 2013 and 2015....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Most carers not eligible for free GP card under scheme
Most carers not eligible for free GP card under scheme

Most carers not eligible for free GP card under scheme

Fewer than one in four full-time family carers will be eligible for a free GP card under a new scheme announced by the Government yesterday....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Baby with heart outside body beats all the odds
Baby with heart outside body beats all the odds

Baby with heart outside body beats all the odds

A baby born with an extremely rare condition in which the heart grows on the outside of the body has survived, in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in Britain and Ireland....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Older people 'are suffering needless pain'
Older people 'are suffering needless pain'

Older people 'are suffering needless pain'

Many old people are suffering health problems including falls, regular pain and depression at the end of their lives which could be avoided if they got proper healthcare, a major report re...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Patients 'ignored' by over-stretched staff
Patients 'ignored' by over-stretched staff

Patients 'ignored' by over-stretched staff

A patient has described how she was left in severe pain for long stretches of time in a public hospital ward, despite asking for medication over the course of a nine-day stay....
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:30:00
'Peppa Pig' sets unrealistic example of care - GP
'Peppa Pig' sets unrealistic example of care - GP

'Peppa Pig' sets unrealistic example of care - GP

Cartoon show 'Peppa Pig' has been blamed for contributing to patients' unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP....
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Irish woman impaled her finger with a knife in a horrific case of 'avocado hand'
Irish woman impaled her finger with a knife in a horrific case of 'avocado hand'

Irish woman impaled her finger with a knife in a horrific case of 'avocado hand'

A young Irish woman impaled her finger with a knife in a horrific case of 'avocado hand'....
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Paying mums to breastfeed their babies could increase rates - study
Paying mums to breastfeed their babies could increase rates - study

Paying mums to breastfeed their babies could increase rates - study

Offering new mothers financial incentives could significantly increase low breastfeeding rates, a UK study has found....
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Patients sent home from overcrowded hospitals without proper advice on medication side effects
Patients sent home from overcrowded hospitals without proper advice on medication side effects

Patients sent home from overcrowded hospitals without proper advice on medication side effects

Many patients are being sent home from overcrowded hospitals without proper advice on the side effects of medication or how to look after themselves....
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:11:30
Nursing home fails to win over inspectors
Nursing home fails to win over inspectors

Nursing home fails to win over inspectors

A Dublin nursing home has received its eighth negative inspection report in a row from the health watchdog....
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:21:05
Patients face hospital ban in North despite Brexit agreement
Patients face hospital ban in North despite Brexit agreement

Patients face hospital ban in North despite Brexit agreement

Waiting-list patients who are travelling to Northern Ireland hospitals in growing numbers for treatment under the EU cross-Border scheme may lose out in the future, despite the new Brexit ...
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Antibiotics may halt the progress of mouth cancer
Antibiotics may halt the progress of mouth cancer

Antibiotics may halt the progress of mouth cancer

Scientists in Trinity College are investigating if antibiotic therapy can be used to kill off bacteria in pre-cancerous growths in the mouth....
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Hospitals 'at full capacity' and could not cope with a major disaster, HSE told
Hospitals 'at full capacity' and could not cope with a major disaster, HSE told

Hospitals 'at full capacity' and could not cope with a major disaster, HSE told

Hospitals in Ireland would be plunged into crisis in the event of a major incident, an expert has warned....
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:30:00
The Celtic Tiger is back - in terms of happiness, at least
The Celtic Tiger is back - in terms of happiness, at least

The Celtic Tiger is back - in terms of happiness, at least

Irish people's life-satisfaction rating is back to Celtic Tiger levels, a new EU survey has revealed....
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:30:00
'Politicians are masking the problem while children like Sophia are in pain'
'Politicians are masking the problem while children like Sophia are in pain'

'Politicians are masking the problem while children like Sophia are in pain'

WHEN Sophia McGuinness was examined by surgeons at Our Lady's Hospital Crumlin last April her family were told the sooner she is operated on for her scoliosis the better....
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:30:01
Numbers on trolleys in hospital A&Es at 'national emergency' levels
Numbers on trolleys in hospital A&Es at 'national emergency' levels

Numbers on trolleys in hospital A&Es at 'national emergency' levels

The number of patients waiting for a bed in hospital A&Es yesterday soared to "national emergency" levels, with many enduring delays of over 24 hours on a trolley....
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Consumers warned after arsenic found in fake beauty products
Consumers warned after arsenic found in fake beauty products

Consumers warned after arsenic found in fake beauty products

Consumers have been warned about counterfeit versions of leading beauty products that are tainted with dangerous substances such as lead and arsenic....
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Government will not hit target on waiting times for scoliosis surgery
Government will not hit target on waiting times for scoliosis surgery

Government will not hit target on waiting times for scoliosis surgery

The Government's promise to have no child waiting for longer than four months for scoliosis surgery at the end of this year will not be met....
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:30:00
City air pollution cancels out the beneficial effects of exercise - scientists
City air pollution cancels out the beneficial effects of exercise - scientists

City air pollution cancels out the beneficial effects of exercise - scientists

City air pollution can cancel out the beneficial effects of exercise in older adults, say scientists....
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:30:00
 
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