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# health - Today’s News

Early onset menopause linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes

The researchers examined 6819 women to analyse the association between menopause and diabetes.

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

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# health - Yesterday’s News

Do you think you're lazier than your friends? Well, stop. It's bad for you

The researchers say the importance of mindsets in health needs to be taken more seriously.

# health - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Irish researchers hopeful they are closer to effective Huntington's disease treatment

Research has shown that they were able to slow down neurodegeneration.

From Business ETC A Sligo medtech firm has been snapped up by a global plastics giant Manufacturing

A Sligo medtech firm has been snapped up by a global plastics giant

Avenue Mould Solutions was set up three decades ago.

A London medical conference is moving to Sligo because of Brexit – and Web Summit

Firefly Summit will bring 200 podiatrists to the north-west of Ireland.

# health - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Double hand transplant success: 'The boy wanted to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball bat'

“The boy wanted to be able to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball.”

# health - Monday 17 July, 2017

'These people matter': The government's new 'compassionate' plan to tackle drug addiction

The new drug strategy aims to develop a health-led approach to drug and alcohol addiction.

From Business ETC A London medical conference is moving to Sligo because of Brexit – and Web Summit Health

A London medical conference is moving to Sligo because of Brexit – and Web Summit

Firefly Summit will bring 200 podiatrists to the north-west of Ireland.

# health - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Scientists find visual symptoms that could help early detection of Parkinson's

Non-motor Parkinson’s symptoms may precede the appearance of motor signs by more than a decade.

# health - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Long working hours can cause an irregular heart rhythm

People who work more than 55 hours a week are at risk of atrial fibrillation.

# health - Thursday 13 July, 2017

In 2014, a case similar to Charlie Gard's came before the Irish High Court

The case centred on whether or not a baby who had a rare genetic condition should receive CPR or ventilation if their condition deteriorated.

# health - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Ireland ranks in the middle in a new study of the world's laziest countries

The average number of steps worldwide per day was 4,961.

# health - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Harris 'sickened' at the 'misleading nonsense' spread by rogue crisis pregnancy agencies

The Regulation of Information Act may be strengthened to deal with rogue crisis pregnancy agencies.

Tobacco giant Philip Morris ordered to pay Australian government millions

The order comes after the failed attempt to sue the country over its plain packaging laws.

Why there are so few female surgeons: 'There's definitely an issue around being competitive in an interview'

Yesterday, the Royal College of Surgeons launched a report that aims to increase their female representation.

# health - Monday 10 July, 2017

Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer

Researchers studied over 150,000 people for more than 45 years.

# health - Saturday 8 July, 2017

The Forty Foot swimmers: 'Our oldest is now 91... he has his cake and cigarette before he gets in'

We talk to members of the die-hard community of swimmers who come to the Dublin spot every day.

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'

Dick Murray was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1993.

# health - Friday 7 July, 2017

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

From Business ETC 'It'll be better for patients': Generic drugs firms want a new price deal with the HSE Health

'It'll be better for patients': Generic drugs firms want a new price deal with the HSE

Last year, branded companies made an agreement they said would save the state millions.

# health - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'My dad's heart attack made me change career. I wanted to have an impact'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile medical devices seller Promed.

Received a CAO offer today? Here's what you need to know

Over 6,600 people, mainly mature and deferred applicants, will get offers.

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes

Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.

# health - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

From Business ETC 'My dad's heart attack made me change career. I wanted to have an impact' Health

'My dad's heart attack made me change career. I wanted to have an impact'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile medical devices seller Promed.

# health - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'The sense of relief is immense': Homes of 30 vulnerable men saved in Greystones

The men, recovering from alcohol or drug addictions, had been facing homelessness.

# health - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Boy from Mayo is first-ever patient to be transported in BUMBLEair helicopter

A commercial helicopter pilot donated his time and the use of the helicopter at his own expense.

# health - Saturday 1 July, 2017

'I thought a mark on my face was acne, but it was skin cancer'

Orla Fallon was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma at the start of her Leaving Cert year.

Harris postpones plan to ration supports for women with breast cancer

“I want to ensure that they are not subjected to additional stress and worry about losing services.”

# health - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'We're spending our last precious hours with him': Baby's life support to be switched off

Charlie Gard’s parents have said they are “utterly heartbroken”.

Let's Get Checked is the STI-testing startup that wants to be taken seriously

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the Dublin company.

Citizens' Assembly publishes additional recommendations on the Eighth Amendment

Five ancillary recommendations have been made, derived from the personal opinions of the members of the Assembly.

# health - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle

First human trial of the ‘microneedle patch’ that ‘punctures skin painlessly’ can be self-administered.

# health - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Hospital in 'no rush' to turn off baby's life support machine after parents lose appeal

Charlie Gard’s parents have described the court ruling as “upsetting”.

# health - Sunday 25 June, 2017

From Business ETC Let's Get Checked is the STI-testing startup that wants to be taken seriously Health

Let's Get Checked is the STI-testing startup that wants to be taken seriously

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the Dublin company.

# health - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls' FGM

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'

Almost 3,000 girls living in Ireland could be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.

# health - Thursday 22 June, 2017

As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff

Africa and Pakistan contribute the highest number of non-Irish doctors here.

Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules

The decision stems from the case of a man who developed MS shortly after being vaccinated against hepatitis B.

# health - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years

The medication has shown promise in mice.

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