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#Health

# health - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese Healthy Ireland

Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese

The number of smokers in Ireland has fallen again, with 17% of the nation smoking according to the latest Healthy Ireland survey.

# health - Thursday 14 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds Children's Health

Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds

Measures to restrict alcohol advertisements around children came into effect this week.

# health - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity Obesity

Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity

The survey was part of a new document by the Irish Heart Foundation to tackle childhood obesity.

# health - Sunday 3 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs Luck Of The Draw

Severe asthmatics face a 'lottery' for access to life-changing drugs

Consultant calling for fairer allocation of HSE budget to give medication to more patients.

# health - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie I remember texting my friend: 'Not to scare you, but I think I'm going blind' Opinion

I remember texting my friend: 'Not to scare you, but I think I'm going blind'

Singer NC Grey describes what it was like to lose sight unexpectedly in one eye – and how it has impacted her life.

# health - Thursday 17 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Absolutely outrageous' that promised public fertility fund still not finalised Still Waiting

'Absolutely outrageous' that promised public fertility fund still not finalised

Department of Health says rollout of €1 million fund announced last year ‘under consideration’.

# health - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Patients with rare cancer say it's 'disgraceful' consultant role hasn't been filled for over two years Sarcoma

Patients with rare cancer say it's 'disgraceful' consultant role hasn't been filled for over two years

The Sarcoma Action & Support Group has called for Health Minister Simon Harris to intervene.

From TheJournal.ie Opt-out organ donation plan accused of 'misleading the public' Differing Views

Opt-out organ donation plan accused of 'misleading the public'

The plans will be debated at the Oireachtas Health Committee today.

# health - Monday 14 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Number of births in Ireland continue to decrease as number of deaths increase Annual Report

Number of births in Ireland continue to decrease as number of deaths increase

In 2018, a total of 61,901 births were registered in Ireland, down from 62,919 the year previous.

# health - Sunday 13 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services One-stop Shop

New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services

The Your Mental Health information line can be reached on 1800 742 444.

# health - Saturday 12 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb' Extra Visits

Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'

The IMO has warned that many GP clinics are already at capacity and cannot take on new patients.

# health - Friday 11 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Death toll from vaping-related lung injury in US rises to 26 as health officials name mystery illness EVALI

Death toll from vaping-related lung injury in US rises to 26 as health officials name mystery illness

Earlier this week, a 17-year-old became the youngest person to die from the illness.

# health - Thursday 10 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Three in four older Irish adults suffer from two or more medical conditions at the same time Multimorbidity

Three in four older Irish adults suffer from two or more medical conditions at the same time

Women have “a more complex network” of conditions, according to new research.

From TheJournal.ie How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal Mental Health

How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal

“The situation isn’t irretrievable – there are simple, practical measures that everyone can do to turn it around.”

# health - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Home carers say additional tax credit as part of Budget 2020 'will be undercut by carbon tax' Home Carers

Home carers say additional tax credit as part of Budget 2020 'will be undercut by carbon tax'

An additional €100 in the Home Carer Credit was announced yesterday.

# health - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased Budget 2020

Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased

The total budget for the sector has been increased to €17.4 billion.

# health - Monday 7 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso Obesity

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso

Overall energy drinks manufacturers have reduced the sugar content in their products since the sugar tax was introduced.

# health - Sunday 6 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Hospital consultants vote no confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris Doctors

Hospital consultants vote no confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris

The vote was unanimously passed by the council of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association.

From TheJournal.ie 'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness' Mental Health

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'

Depression occurs in 10 to 15% of pregnant women but it’s often misdiagnosed.

From TheJournal.ie Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect? Budget 2020

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

# health - Friday 4 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed Opinion

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed

Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.

# health - Thursday 3 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus Msm

Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus

Men living in Ireland are more likely to take drugs than their European counterparts, according to a new survey.

# health - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Harris hits out at politicians trying to get him to meet vaping company reps Vaping

Harris hits out at politicians trying to get him to meet vaping company reps

The minister said tobacco companies are ‘despicable’ for targeting children with e-cigarettes.

# health - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women National Cancer Registry

Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women

After non melanoma skin cancer, the most common cancers in men are prostate cancer, bowel cancer and lung cancer.

# health - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Over a thousand names added to home help waiting list in space of four months as total surges to 7,300 Controversy

Over a thousand names added to home help waiting list in space of four months as total surges to 7,300

The latest HSE figures from July show that 7,300 people are waiting on home support services.

# health - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie German court rules that hangovers are an 'illness' Veisalgia

German court rules that hangovers are an 'illness'

The ruling comes days after the annual Oktoberfest beer festival began in Munich.

# health - Sunday 22 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead New Dail Term

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Regulating rickshaws, IVF and speeding – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

# health - Saturday 21 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Consultant shortages causing 'a spiral of burnout, stress and emigration' Waiting Lists

Consultant shortages causing 'a spiral of burnout, stress and emigration'

About one million patients in Ireland are on waiting lists to see a consultant.

# health - Thursday 19 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs Medical Council

Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs

That council has warned that over-prescriptions of the drugs is affecting the safety of Irish patients.

# health - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Wait times for smear test results from Cervical Check reduced to six weeks HSE

Wait times for smear test results from Cervical Check reduced to six weeks

Patients were told they would be waiting up to six months earlier this year.

# health - Friday 13 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Doctors did everything they could but it was just too late' - Families warn about dangers of sepsis Health This post contains videos

'Doctors did everything they could but it was just too late' - Families warn about dangers of sepsis

The condition can develop from any infection and can be difficult to diagnose.

# health - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

'We're told we need a massive chest and washboard abs': The rise of steroids - and the unspoken dangers

Experts explain why using unprescribed drugs to get ‘the perfect body’ can cause serious health problems.

# health - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Harris says National Children's Hospital will open as planned in 2023, despite reported delays Complex Build

Harris says National Children's Hospital will open as planned in 2023, despite reported delays

The project has been mired in controversy over spiralling costs.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines Mandatory Vaccinations This post contains videos

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines

Facebook says certain hashtags are banned and ads rejected in a bid to stop misinformation from gaining traction.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'My name is Niall, I'm 32, and I have cancer. I never imagined saying those words' Palliative Care Week

Opinion: 'My name is Niall, I'm 32, and I have cancer. I never imagined saying those words'

Niall, from Athlone, writes about how he used to think that palliative care was for “the old, the very sick and the dying”, but it’s helping him.

# health - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll Trolleys

'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll

Consultants have said staffing and resource issues are impacting their mental health and compromising patient care.

# health - Monday 2 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Consultants say removing private care from public hospitals is ignoring 'the elephant in the room' Health Insurance

Consultants say removing private care from public hospitals is ignoring 'the elephant in the room'

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said capacity issues need to be urgently addressed.

# health - Sunday 1 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to up our game': Call for national registry as HSE unable to estimate prevalence of diabetes Diabetes

'We need to up our game': Call for national registry as HSE unable to estimate prevalence of diabetes

The HSE said its inability to verify this data is a significant problem for the health service.

# health - Saturday 31 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'It's alarming': Concerns raised about impact of recruitment freeze on mental health posts Not Hiring

'It's alarming': Concerns raised about impact of recruitment freeze on mental health posts

In the last decade, the demand on mental health services in Ireland has increased but the number of posts has remained relatively static.

# health - Thursday 29 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Four European countries lose measles-free status as number of cases skyrockets Vaccine

Four European countries lose measles-free status as number of cases skyrockets

There are fears that Ireland’s status could also be at risk.

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