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#Health

# health - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Glanbia is taking a punt on the trendy world of plant-based 'superfoods' Greener Pastures

Glanbia is taking a punt on the trendy world of plant-based 'superfoods'

The Kilkenny-headquartered food giant acquired US nutrition firm Amazing Grass in 2017.

# health - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

From Business ETC Glanbia is taking a punt on the trendy world of plant-based 'superfoods' Food And Drink

Glanbia is taking a punt on the trendy world of plant-based 'superfoods'

The Kilkenny-headquartered food giant acquired US nutrition firm Amazing Grass in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia Premature Deaths

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

In a new study, the majority of early-onset dementia diagnoses were related to chronic heavy drinking.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect Lost Children

'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect

Barnardos wants €250 million to be invested in public services to help children in need.

From TheJournal.ie Myth debunked: Neither the low-carb nor the low-fat diet is superior Diets

Myth debunked: Neither the low-carb nor the low-fat diet is superior

Cutting either carbs or fats shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion.

# health - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric nurses have commenced industrial action at Waterford University Hospital Psychiatric Care

Psychiatric nurses have commenced industrial action at Waterford University Hospital

Industrial action has also escalated in Kilkenny.

# health - Monday 19 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Irish oesophageal cancer rates remain among the highest in Europe Lollipop Day

Irish oesophageal cancer rates remain among the highest in Europe

However, new data reveals high success rates in curative approaches to oesophageal cancer treatment. Lollipop Day takes place this week.

# health - Sunday 18 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks Opinion Poll

About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says she isn’t sure if the referendum will pass.

From TheJournal.ie People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by eating slower Like A Duvk

People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by eating slower

New research has pointed to a link between the speed of eating and weight gain.

# health - Friday 16 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'They'd have announced a new hinge on a door': Not everyone is impressed with the €11 billion plan for health Health Row

'They'd have announced a new hinge on a door': Not everyone is impressed with the €11 billion plan for health

“If a new hinge was to be put on a hospital door they’d nearly have announced it.”

# health - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study Lancet

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study

Single fathers ate fewer fruit and vegetables, and were more likely to binge drink than single mothers and partnered parents, the study found.

# health - Sunday 11 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'We're terrified': Parents of sick children to hold vigil outside Crumlin hospital over trolley crisis Waiting Lists

'We're terrified': Parents of sick children to hold vigil outside Crumlin hospital over trolley crisis

One mother spoke to TheJournal.ie about the battle her child with Cystic Fibrosis has faced.

# health - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury Delphi

New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury

Researchers based in Cork have been awarded €570,000 to develop the system.

# health - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Whenever you talk about female genital mutilation there's a backlash' Threats And Intimidation

'Whenever you talk about female genital mutilation there's a backlash'

About 2,700 girls living in Ireland may be at risk of undergoing the practice.

From TheJournal.ie 374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations Videodoc

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations

The USI has said the move will help students who are struggling financially.

# health - Monday 5 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump has united British politicians after he went after the 'broke' NHS Sacred Cow

Donald Trump has united British politicians after he went after the 'broke' NHS

Trump’s tweet comes after UK marchers have been calling for more NHS funding.

# health - Sunday 4 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie If you're waiting for an eye procedure there's a good chance you'll be waiting over a year Cataracts

If you're waiting for an eye procedure there's a good chance you'll be waiting over a year

About 35% of those seeking outpatient treatment have been waiting over 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie Less than one-third of adults get enough exercise, but some workplaces want to change that Staying Active

Less than one-third of adults get enough exercise, but some workplaces want to change that

It’s recommended that adults get 30 minutes of moderate activity five times a week.

# health - Friday 2 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Just 28% of Irish people actually know what sepsis is - do you? Health

Just 28% of Irish people actually know what sepsis is - do you?

The deadly illness can cause tissue damage, organ failure and death.

# health - Thursday 1 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate Stroke

Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate

Around one billion people worldwide are affected by migraine.

# health - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'The seizures are gone - his smiles are back': Mother pens letter to Minister after treating son with CBD oil Medicinal Cannabis

'The seizures are gone - his smiles are back': Mother pens letter to Minister after treating son with CBD oil

Noreen O’Neill said her son has been seizure-free for more than a fortnight.

# health - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Radiologist position 'has been empty for seven years' Letterkenny Hospital

Radiologist position 'has been empty for seven years'

Calls have been made for rural doctors to be paid a premium.

# health - Monday 29 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Hospital argues that inquiry into death of pregnant woman could cause 'serious risk to patients' Malak Thawley

Hospital argues that inquiry into death of pregnant woman could cause 'serious risk to patients'

The National Maternity Hospital says it is open to another review, but not of the type proposed by the minister.

# health - Sunday 28 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Selling energy drinks to children: No plans from other retailers to copy Aldi's ban Clipped Wings

Selling energy drinks to children: No plans from other retailers to copy Aldi's ban

Retailers such as Dunnes Stores, Centra and SuperValu haven’t announced any plans to follow Aldi’s lead.

From TheJournal.ie Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035 Research

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035

A third of these people will be diagnosed with dementia, depression or a cognitive impairment.

# health - Saturday 27 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Low-cost gym chain Flyefit has worked out a huge increase in revenue Sports

Low-cost gym chain Flyefit has worked out a huge increase in revenue

Sales at the Dublin-based outfit increased by 50% in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Patients with 'invisible' chronic pain and fatigue illnesses still fighting for recognition Health

Patients with 'invisible' chronic pain and fatigue illnesses still fighting for recognition

Campaigners told TDs this week that they need a review of these conditions in Ireland so they are recognised and so that patients can access proper treatment and supports.

# health - Thursday 25 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Low-cost gym chain Flyefit has worked out a huge increase in revenue Sweating It Out

Low-cost gym chain Flyefit has worked out a huge increase in revenue

Sales at the Dublin-based outfit increased by 50% in 2016.

# health - Sunday 21 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Tallaght Hospital says new app will 'help patients get the most from their treatment' Sign Of The Times

Tallaght Hospital says new app will 'help patients get the most from their treatment'

It’s the first public hospital in Ireland to launch this type of app.

From TheJournal.ie The 1918 pandemic killed millions - Now scientists are trying to design a stronger flu shot to prevent a repeat Fighting Back

The 1918 pandemic killed millions - Now scientists are trying to design a stronger flu shot to prevent a repeat

There’s currently no way to predict what strain of the shape-shifting flu virus could trigger another pandemic.

# health - Friday 19 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed' The Eighth This post contains videos

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed'

However, the Taoiseach didn’t confirm if he wants the Eighth Amendment to be repealed.

From TheJournal.ie Aldi banning sale of energy drinks to under 16s High Caffeine

Aldi banning sale of energy drinks to under 16s

Customers buying soft drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre will be asked to prove their age.

From TheJournal.ie Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature' Don't Sweat It

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'

This type of yoga is carried out in a room heated to 35–42 degrees Celsius.

# health - Thursday 18 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'People are dying': Life-saving surgeries delayed or cancelled due to intensive care bed shortage Critical

'People are dying': Life-saving surgeries delayed or cancelled due to intensive care bed shortage

Minister of State Jim Daly said increasing ICU capacity is a priority for the government in 2018.

# health - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Could you pass the cognitive fitness test taken by Donald Trump this week? Brain Train

Could you pass the cognitive fitness test taken by Donald Trump this week?

Trump scored 30 out of 30 on the test.

# health - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea Warning

Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea

It caused one man to rupture the back of his throat, leaving him barely able to speak or swallow.

# health - Sunday 14 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients Research

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients

Instead, frailty, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment and smoking were associated with postoperative complications.

# health - Saturday 13 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Michael has had three transplants and is helping other patients come to terms with kidney failure Organ Donation

Michael has had three transplants and is helping other patients come to terms with kidney failure

The former Dublin hurler is also receiving treatment for skin cancer.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was bleeding heavily while blacking out. I thought I was dying' Profitstick

'I was bleeding heavily while blacking out. I thought I was dying'

Former farmer Richard Weldon talks about how losing his arm kickstarted his new business.

Rory McIlroy reveals heart irregularities he will need 'to keep on top of'

Eager to start winning again, four-time major champion McIlroy said an irregularity with his heart had been discovered.

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