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# health - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

World's first total penis and scrotum transplant takes place in US

Doctors hope the man will regain near-normal urinary and sexual functions.

# health - Monday 23 April, 2018

It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities

“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”

# health - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Breakdown: Average number of public patients per GPs across the country

Some GPs have as many as 1,218 public patients, while others have just 442.

Almost half of voters want to repeal Eighth Amendment

A referendum will take place on 25 May.

# health - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Steroids and erectile dysfunction pills: One million doses of illegal medication seized last year

The HPRA has expressed concern about the abuse of anabolic steroids, which have side-effects including liver damage and blood clots.

# health - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform

Three years ago the government committed to overhauling Ireland’s mental health laws – we’re still waiting.

# health - Saturday 14 April, 2018

What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made

Over the course of three months, 22 TDs and senators questioned experts and people who had personal experiences related to the topic.

Canadian NGO sending 'observation team' to monitor Eighth Amendment referendum

The organisation says it wants to observe whether or not both sides “play fair”.

# health - Friday 13 April, 2018

'She was just so ill, it was horrible to see my child like that'

Darcy Grainger is one of about 1,300 people in Ireland who have cystic fibrosis.

Health study says Ireland's weekly drinking limit should be 5 pints, not 8.5

Consuming more than 10 standard drinks a week can increase the risk of heart disease.

# health - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment' Referendum This post contains videos

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'

Health Minister Simon Harris stopped by Moore Street today to launch the ‘It’s Time to Talk’ referendum campaign.

Pro-life doctor says no woman has died because of the Eighth Amendment Abortion This post contains videos

Pro-life doctor says no woman has died because of the Eighth Amendment

Professor Eamon McGuinness’ comments are at odds with previous remarks made by Dr Peter Boylan.

# health - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief

Peadar Gilligan made his inaugural address as president of the Irish Medical Organisation at the group’s AGM in Killarney this evening.

Ireland's one millionth parkrun is happening this morning

There are 75 parkruns and 13 junior parkruns across the country.

# health - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Josepha Madigan to lead Fine Gael's campaign to repeal Eighth Amendment

“We have abortion here, it is just unsafe, unregulated and unlawful,” she said today.

# health - Friday 30 March, 2018

'A life-altering experience': Three kidney donations have united these Cork grandfathers in friendship

Organ Donor Awareness Week takes place until 7 April.

# health - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'We need to help people who use drugs make healthier choices, not treat them as criminals'

Decriminalising possession can instinctively seem like a bad idea. We need to change public perception, writes Tony Duffin.

# health - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'Mam gave three people a second chance': Family of deceased organ donor urge people to discuss donation

Shane Moloney spoke about his mother’s organ donation at the launch of Organ Donor Awareness week today.

20 years since it hit the shelves, the HSE spends €500,000 on Viagra for Irish men

It was the first pill aimed at helping men get erections.

# health - Friday 23 March, 2018

Being treated with chemical pipe cleaner had 'devastating' impact on children

Over 40 children attending a dental clinic in Clare were treated with water contaminated by pipe cleaner.

# health - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

TDs approve Eighth Amendment referendum Bill

Health Minister Simon Harris said Ireland’s abortion law must change to help women who are currently “isolated and neglected”.

# health - Monday 19 March, 2018

Sinn Féin moves Ard Fheis forward to June to sort Eighth Amendment policy

Mary Lou McDonald said the Amendment has caused “an alphabet soup of misery”.

# health - Sunday 18 March, 2018

How people in Cork are fighting back against FGM

“People don’t speak about it unless a victim of this heinous crime speaks out.”

Half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment

A referendum on the issue is due to take place this summer.

# health - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'It would not feel right': Simon Harris cancels St Patrick's Day trip away

Yesterday, the INMO said that there were 714 people on trolleys in hospitals across the country.

HSE says meningitis cases in Meath were 'small family outbreak'

A young girl died from meningitis last week.

# health - Sunday 11 March, 2018

'I left weeping': Medical card patients are still being charged by GPs for blood tests

The HSE has said blood tests should be covered by the card and patients should report their GPs if they are charged.

# health - Saturday 10 March, 2018

'I could never work again after I got sick, that really affected me'

Every year at least 80 people in Ireland develop acute intestinal failure.

School principal speaks of 'terrible tragedy' after young girl dies from suspected meningitis

A second child was also said to be in a critical condition.

# health - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

New blood test to detect Alzheimer's disease developed by Irish researchers

Doctors have said that early diagnosis of the disease is key for improving the quality of life.

# health - Monday 5 March, 2018

Boots bans sale of energy drinks to under 16s

The pharmacy chain will no longer sell energy drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre to children under 16.

# health - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Michael D Higgins praises people who are working to provide essential services during storm

A status red snow-ice warning is in place for the entire country.

HSE staff won't have to work back emergency leave taken during storm

Simon Harris said employees will receive emergency leave with pay.

# health - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled

Three children’s hospitals are also cancelling planned admissions and outpatient appointments.

# health - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'You junkie, you addict' - How stigma can prevent drug users getting the help they need Addiction This post contains videos

'You junkie, you addict' - How stigma can prevent drug users getting the help they need

Depression is often the root cause of drug addiction and abuse does not help.

Pharmacists urge people to ensure they have 'supply of essential medicines' before storm hits

The Irish Pharmacy Union has warned that patients could experience “significant disruption for several days”.

# health - Monday 26 February, 2018

Kevin Smith says he had a 'massive' heart attack after a show last night

Smith posted a photo of himself recovering in hospital on Twitter earlier today.

# health - Sunday 25 February, 2018

'I spend three hours a day on a nebuliser, but exercise helps my mental health'

Ireland has more cases of cystic fibrosis per head of population than any other country.

# health - Friday 23 February, 2018

Stephen Fry is recovering from prostate cancer surgery Advice For Men This post contains videos

Stephen Fry is recovering from prostate cancer surgery

The actor said he has been “in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure”.

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

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

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