# health - Friday 16 November, 2018
Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland
The number of patients waiting more than 9 months for treatment has reduced by 38%.
# health - Thursday 15 November, 2018
One in four children in Ireland is overweight or obese.
# health - Monday 12 November, 2018
Up to 50% of certain cancers are attributed to obesity.
Family believes woman who died after minor surgery would be alive if there was 'proper handover of care'
Susan McGee’s family has said an apology for her death “brings little consolation”.
‘Open disclosure’ made headlines in recent months due to the CervicalCheck controversy.
# health - Sunday 11 November, 2018
COPD, more commonly known as bronchitis or emphysema, is primarily caused by smoking.
# health - Friday 9 November, 2018
The former first lady says women need to be open with other about their bodies.
# health - Thursday 8 November, 2018
“I note that the interview panel described the respondent as ‘eager to work and learn’. But learn at whose expense?” the judge said.
Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.
# health - Wednesday 7 November, 2018
The Taoiseach said he didn’t understand why the comments were deemed controversial, as services must attempt to meet demand.
# health - Tuesday 6 November, 2018
The Health Minister also said he wants the Bill to be inclusive of members of the trans community.
# health - Sunday 4 November, 2018
“I knew if I continued I could get this broken body to move again.”
It’s believed that targeting the brain’s capillary system could have beneficial effects for Alzheimer’s patients.
The Health Minister has been defended by Charlie Flanagan, who said Tony O’Brien had “a pretty rapid fall from grace”.
# health - Saturday 3 November, 2018
The HSE figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s mental health spokesperson James Browne.
The neurotoxin is the most potent toxin known to exist and is considered a potential bioweapon.
A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.
# health - Friday 2 November, 2018
Ireland’s two-tiered system contributes to the type of service patients receive, even from public providers, a new report has found.
# health - Thursday 1 November, 2018
Teenage births have more than halved in a decade and the number of twins being born has increased significantly.
The move has been welcomed by some, while others say the new rules are still too restrictive.
# health - Tuesday 30 October, 2018
The IMO has said the situation won’t be due to a “flu crisis”, rather a “failure of policy”.
'Our living standards aren't improving because of the unwillingness by govt to correct market failures'
Despite strong headline growth figures, living standards in Ireland are actually below Italy and just a little above Cyprus, writes economist Robert Sweeney.
# health - Wednesday 24 October, 2018
Three defibrillators manufactured by the company are affected.
# health - Tuesday 23 October, 2018
The HPSC has issued a warning to doctors over a global increase in incidents of the disease.
# health - Saturday 20 October, 2018
‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum
Marriage equality and the Gender Recognition Act were two significant milestones in recent years, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.
# health - Thursday 18 October, 2018
The most important message parents can give their children is that any form of activity is better than nothing at all, writes Dr Sarah Kelly.
# health - Wednesday 17 October, 2018
A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.
# health - Sunday 14 October, 2018
Some offices have introduced sit-stand desks.
# health - Saturday 13 October, 2018
New research shows there is no evidence that they alleviate symptoms such as a blocked or runny nose.
# health - Wednesday 10 October, 2018
The legislation provides for changes such as minimum pricing and restrictions on advertising.
Dr Gabriel Scally told an Oireachtas Committee that an initial review to identify women involved was flawed.
'It's not a coincidence': HSE expert links latest mumps outbreak to discredited study of MMR vaccine
The HSE is still trying to determine how many people have been affected by the outbreak.
# health - Tuesday 9 October, 2018
The independent TD said he is “very disappointed” by today’s announcement.
Of all the superbugs, CPE is the most difficult to kill with antibiotics.
# health - Monday 8 October, 2018
Budget 2019 is set to be unveiled tomorrow.
Existing contracts with two laboratories are due to expire this month.
# health - Sunday 7 October, 2018
'You forget your aches': Older Dubliners are taking over the Mansion House each week for a unique fitness class
The 12-week programme is aimed at older adults and run by non-profit organisation Siel Bleu Ireland.
# health - Thursday 4 October, 2018
The overall rate of suicide deaths has decreased in recent years.
Funding for mental health as a proportion of the overall health budget in Budget 2018 was just 6%.
# health - Monday 1 October, 2018
The Irish Cancer Society recently called for the government to abolish inpatient charges for cancer patients in the forthcoming Budget.