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#Disease

# disease - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Strain of avian influenza found in wild bird in Limerick
# Disease
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# Disease

Strain of avian influenza found in wild bird in Limerick

Nov 7th 2020, 4:11 PM 31,529 Views 27 Comments

The risk to humans is considered to be very low.

# disease - Monday 28 October, 2019

People warned not to swim in Royal Canal after outbreak of rat-borne disease
# Leptospirosis
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# Leptospirosis

People warned not to swim in Royal Canal after outbreak of rat-borne disease

Oct 28th 2019, 4:00 PM 39,272 Views 26 Comments

Leptospirosis is particularly a hazard for people who participate in outdoor sports.

# disease - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Presence of deadly rabbit and hare disease confirmed in six counties across Ireland
# RHD2
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# RHD2

Presence of deadly rabbit and hare disease confirmed in six counties across Ireland

Sep 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 94,651 Views 38 Comments

Cases of the disease have been found in Cork, Clare, Leitrim, Offaly, Wicklow and Wexford.

# disease - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Some salmon returning to Irish rivers with signs of bleeding and skin ulceration
# Fish
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# Fish

Some salmon returning to Irish rivers with signs of bleeding and skin ulceration

Jun 19th 2019, 6:20 AM 45,582 Views 28 Comments

This has affected populations on both the east and west coast of Ireland.

# disease - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Guitarist Peter Frampton reveals incurable muscle disease
# Peter Frampton
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# Peter Frampton

Guitarist Peter Frampton reveals incurable muscle disease

Feb 23rd 2019, 5:55 PM 28,432 Views 3 Comments

His upcoming tour will be his last.

# disease - Friday 4 January, 2019

Man admitted to hospital in Sweden with suspected Ebola found not to have disease
# All Clear
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# All Clear

Man admitted to hospital in Sweden with suspected Ebola found not to have disease

Updated Jan 4th 2019, 9:25 PM 20,658 Views 25 Comments

The man had recently returned from a trip in Burundi.

# disease - Friday 21 September, 2018

Where does Ireland rank when it comes to deaths caused by cancer, heart disease and lung disease?
# Lancet Study
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# Lancet Study

Where does Ireland rank when it comes to deaths caused by cancer, heart disease and lung disease?

Sep 21st 2018, 6:15 AM 34,605 Views 17 Comments

Ireland is one of the better performing countries, but is still set to fall short of UN targets, according to a new study.

# disease - Saturday 3 March, 2018

The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money
# Climate Change
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# Climate Change

The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money

Mar 3rd 2018, 8:15 AM 15,351 Views 49 Comments

Its cost could be outweighed by health savings in the area of air pollution disease and death.

# disease - Friday 23 February, 2018

Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland
# Snapshot Of Ireland
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# Snapshot Of Ireland

Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland

Feb 23rd 2018, 2:16 PM 16,065 Views 15 Comments

Here are the latest statistics on births, deaths and marriages.

# disease - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Study shows humans can spot a sick person on a photo just two hours after they were infected with a germ
# Disease
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# Disease

Study shows humans can spot a sick person on a photo just two hours after they were infected with a germ

Jan 7th 2018, 6:30 PM 27,846 Views 19 Comments

Such an ability to detect infection early, and from the subtlest of facial clues, has never been demonstrated before.

# disease - Friday 5 January, 2018

Popularity on Facebook could be key to targeted flu vaccinations - study
# Social Cleansing
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# Social Cleansing

Popularity on Facebook could be key to targeted flu vaccinations - study

Jan 5th 2018, 6:01 AM 9,053 Views 9 Comments

A new study has concluded that people who are central in their digital networks are also central in their real-life human networks.

# disease - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Highly contagious plague kills 30 people in Madagascar
# Widespread Panic
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# Widespread Panic

Highly contagious plague kills 30 people in Madagascar

Oct 4th 2017, 10:04 PM 21,265 Views 3 Comments

Madagascar has a history of plague outbreaks almost every year since 1980, often sparked by rats fleeing forest fires.

# disease - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway
# TB
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# TB

Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway

Sep 14th 2017, 6:12 PM 20,280 Views 16 Comments

Everyone who came into contact with the patient has been offered screening for TB.

# disease - Friday 1 September, 2017

A form of malaria that usually only affects monkeys is now affecting humans in Brazil
# Carriers
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# Carriers

A form of malaria that usually only affects monkeys is now affecting humans in Brazil

Sep 1st 2017, 6:15 AM 8,228 Views 5 Comments

Researchers believe the discovery may “complicate the drive towards eventual elimination of the disease”.

# disease - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Poll: Do you agree with gene editing?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with gene editing?

Aug 3rd 2017, 9:18 AM 20,072 Views 139 Comments

The controversial process could help eradicate certain diseases.

# disease - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Japanese woman dies of tick disease after being bitten by a stray cat
# World First
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# World First

Japanese woman dies of tick disease after being bitten by a stray cat

Jul 25th 2017, 4:44 PM 24,283 Views 44 Comments

“It’s still not confirmed the virus came from the cat, but it’s possible that it’s the (world’s) first case,” a health ministry official said.

# disease - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Theresa May announces inquiry into Britain's contaminated blood scandal
# Answers
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# Answers

Theresa May announces inquiry into Britain's contaminated blood scandal

Jul 11th 2017, 2:58 PM 7,849 Views 4 Comments

Thousands of patients were given blood products infected with diseases.

# disease - Thursday 15 December, 2016

The first three-parent baby in the UK could be born next year
# Fertility
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# Fertility

The first three-parent baby in the UK could be born next year

Dec 15th 2016, 9:27 PM 10,289 Views 48 Comments

The technique would allow mothers who carry disease-causing mutations in their genes to give birth to children free of the illness.

The risk of dying of cancer is significantly higher among Irish men than Irish women
# Fatal
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# Fatal

The risk of dying of cancer is significantly higher among Irish men than Irish women

Dec 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 8,588 Views 27 Comments

Both diagnoses and death rates are higher among men.

# disease - Friday 23 September, 2016

Case of leprosy confirmed in California primary school
# Jurupa Valley
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# Jurupa Valley

Case of leprosy confirmed in California primary school

Sep 23rd 2016, 9:05 PM 29,436 Views 36 Comments

Health officials have emphasised the school and community remain safe.

# disease - Monday 1 August, 2016

Pregnant women warned to stay away from this Miami neighbourhood as Zika spreads
# Wynwood
From TheJournal.ie
# Wynwood

Pregnant women warned to stay away from this Miami neighbourhood as Zika spreads

Aug 1st 2016, 7:37 PM 14,794 Views 8 Comments

The virus is being spread by mosquitoes there. Pregnant women living there are told to abstain or use barrier protection during sex.

# disease - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Working at Samsung factory caused woman's cancer
# Toxic Chemicals
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# Toxic Chemicals

Working at Samsung factory caused woman's cancer

Jan 30th 2016, 7:45 AM 12,271 Views 0 Comments

Lee Eun-joo was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died a decade afterwards.

# disease - Friday 22 January, 2016

What you need to know about the 'brain-shrinking' virus now appearing in the US
# Explainer
From TheJournal.ie
# Explainer

What you need to know about the 'brain-shrinking' virus now appearing in the US

Jan 22nd 2016, 3:46 PM 50,281 Views 28 Comments

The Zika virus is thought to be behind a disturbing rise in the number of babies being born with underdeveloped brains in Brazil.

# disease - Monday 28 December, 2015

Living with Crohn's disease: 'I bring spare clothes with me in the car for the times I don't make it to a bathroom'
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Living with Crohn's disease: 'I bring spare clothes with me in the car for the times I don't make it to a bathroom'

Dec 28th 2015, 8:30 AM 3,334 Views 42 Comments

Life with Crohn’s and children is a hard one. It’s an invisible disease, where people say you don’t look sick, writes Valerie Donovan.

# disease - Monday 14 December, 2015

Good news as cancer rates among Irish men start to plateau
# Progress
From TheJournal.ie
# Progress

Good news as cancer rates among Irish men start to plateau

Dec 14th 2015, 6:00 AM 7,409 Views 3 Comments

There is concern, however, about lung cancer rates among women as they continue to rise.

# disease - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Have a new kid? 'Take them on public transport and roll them around on the floor'
# Immunity
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# Immunity

Have a new kid? 'Take them on public transport and roll them around on the floor'

Aug 22nd 2015, 8:30 AM 20,282 Views 40 Comments

That’s what one geneticist thinks.

# disease - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Vaping is now officially less harmful than smoking, and it's time the Irish health authorities acknowledged that fact
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Vaping is now officially less harmful than smoking, and it's time the Irish health authorities acknowledged that fact

Aug 20th 2015, 1:00 PM 1,410 Views 104 Comments

Ireland’s health bodies, cancer charities and societies need to follow the facts and treat electronic cigarettes with an open mind, argues Joe Dunne.

# disease - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Cancelled: Man who claims to have cured cancer will not be speaking in Ireland
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Cancelled: Man who claims to have cured cancer will not be speaking in Ireland

Jun 16th 2015, 9:30 PM 26,252 Views 127 Comments

Brian Clement has said his spa’s raw food diet has cured “every known disease”.

# disease - Monday 15 June, 2015

Man who claims to have cured cancer is causing controversy in Dublin and Galway
# Brian Clement
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# Brian Clement

Man who claims to have cured cancer is causing controversy in Dublin and Galway

Jun 15th 2015, 10:00 PM 44,175 Views 193 Comments

Brian Clement has said treatments at his spa, which include a raw food diet, have cured every known disease.

# disease - Thursday 4 June, 2015

A new specialist centre hopes to pin down tough to diagnose rare diseases
# Health Service
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# Health Service

A new specialist centre hopes to pin down tough to diagnose rare diseases

Jun 4th 2015, 10:31 AM 8,704 Views 14 Comments

The National Rare Diseases Office was opened today by the Health Minister.

# disease - Friday 22 May, 2015

Safe and well: Defence Forces medics return home from Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone
# Home Safe
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# Home Safe

Safe and well: Defence Forces medics return home from Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone

May 22nd 2015, 3:40 PM 11,356 Views 11 Comments

Sierra Leone experienced a spike in new cases last week. A replacement Irish team has already been sent out.

# disease - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Scientists develop condom that could feel better than nothing at all
# Slip It On
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# Slip It On

Scientists develop condom that could feel better than nothing at all

Apr 19th 2015, 10:30 AM 30,830 Views 69 Comments

Researchers are using new materials to create a condom that can enhance and preserve pleasure.

# disease - Friday 3 April, 2015

The first drug to reduce alcohol consumption hits the shelves here
# Treatment
From TheJournal.ie
# Treatment

The first drug to reduce alcohol consumption hits the shelves here

Apr 3rd 2015, 6:30 AM 28,208 Views 34 Comments

It is the first product to be granted a licence for alcohol reduction.

# disease - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

This vibrating pen makes writing easier for those with Parkinson's disease
# Steady Hand
From TheJournal.ie
# Steady Hand

This vibrating pen makes writing easier for those with Parkinson's disease

Mar 31st 2015, 12:42 PM 7,988 Views 11 Comments

The pen uses vibrations to stimulate muscles in the hand, making it easier to move the pen and write smoothly.

# disease - Friday 20 March, 2015

Emails reveal WHO intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency
# EBOLA
From TheJournal.ie
# EBOLA

Emails reveal WHO intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency

Mar 20th 2015, 10:45 AM 6,863 Views 10 Comments

In public comments, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan has repeatedly said the epidemic caught the world by surprise.

# disease - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'
# EBOLA
From TheJournal.ie
# EBOLA

Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'

Feb 4th 2015, 8:00 PM 20 Views 4 Comments

The Ebola response appears to finally be working. But Sierra Leone has never faced an enemy like this before – the crisis has been devastating.

# disease - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Second suspected Scottish Ebola patient has tested negative
# Pauline Cafferkey
From TheJournal.ie
# Pauline Cafferkey

Second suspected Scottish Ebola patient has tested negative

Dec 31st 2014, 8:58 AM 4,423 Views 2 Comments

Pauline Cafferkey, from Glasgow, is being treated in London.

# disease - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Lung cancer is killing 34% more Irish women than the EU average
# Disease
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# Disease

Lung cancer is killing 34% more Irish women than the EU average

Dec 18th 2014, 1:30 PM 6,771 Views 28 Comments

New research also found that more Irish men are dying from melanoma skin cancer.

# disease - Monday 24 November, 2014

"It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself"
# Smoking
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# Smoking

"It takes a long time to accept it, especially when you've caused it yourself"

Nov 24th 2014, 6:45 AM 12,909 Views 24 Comments

“I hold my hands up, smoking was a big factor for me.”

# disease - Saturday 22 November, 2014

There's an outbreak of the bubonic plague in Madagascar
# Death
From TheJournal.ie
# Death

There's an outbreak of the bubonic plague in Madagascar

Nov 22nd 2014, 1:27 PM 18,296 Views 57 Comments

The outbreak has killed 40 people.

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