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# health - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Breathing easy: Using your lungs correctly helps unlock your fitness potential Column

Breathing easy: Using your lungs correctly helps unlock your fitness potential

Learning how to breathe fully and effectively is an undervalued practice, writes Sarah Cremen.

# health - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

From Business ETC A US industrial giant has snapped up this Longford medical-supplies maker Manufacturing

A US industrial giant has snapped up this Longford medical-supplies maker

Finesse Medical, which makes products to treat skin conditions, has been sold to Avery Dennison.

# health - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Irish people with cancer urged to ask about getting free access to new treatments

As it stands, only 650 Irish people with cancer are on a trial.

'Being able to talk to other parents has helped ease the worry'

A free swimming programme is helping children with scoliosis build strength and confidence.

Why don't Irish people get their blood pressure checked?

High blood pressure can cause a heart attack, stroke or cognitive difficulty in later life.

# health - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'The shop was too reliant on me. If I was away, people would come but wouldn't buy anything'

After being let go three times in two years, this former phone shop owner is back running his own business.

# health - Friday 19 May, 2017

'In a utopian society there would be free GP care. In reality, we can't do that'

Doctors are struggling with a jump in consultations and lack of resources.

From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar destined to be Taoiseach? Dublin West This post contains videos

From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar destined to be Taoiseach?

The Social Protection Minister could succeed Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael … and the country.

# health - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Investor takes majority stake in Sam McCauley Chemists in huge €50m deal

The pharmacy chain was set up in Wexford almost 60 years ago.

This Irish teeth-straightening startup is opening in Dublin. Next stop, Australia and Canada

As part of our new weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Your Smile Direct.

Investor takes majority stake in Sam McCauley Chemists in huge €50m deal

The pharmacy chain was set up in Wexford almost 60 years ago.

'I've had two great successes, two modest successes and one catastrophe'

Over three decades in medtech has taught this executive to be careful who he takes funding from.

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From Business ETC Investor takes majority stake in Sam McCauley Chemists in huge €50m deal Retail

Investor takes majority stake in Sam McCauley Chemists in huge €50m deal

The pharmacy chain was set up in Wexford almost 60 years ago.

# health - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk

A new report tracks childhood obesity over 12 years.

# health - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

'Us men don't talk about things, we think 'Ah, it'll go away''

Packie Bonner wants more people to recognise the symptoms of bladder cancer.

From Business ETC EU investigates if one company hiked cancer drug prices 'several hundred percent' Health

EU investigates if one company hiked cancer drug prices 'several hundred percent'

Aspen Pharma may have increased the costs of ‘irreplaceable’ treatments by up to 1,500%.

# health - Sunday 14 May, 2017

From Business ETC This Irish teeth-straightening startup is opening in Dublin. Next stop, Australia and Canada Health

This Irish teeth-straightening startup is opening in Dublin. Next stop, Australia and Canada

As part of our new weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Your Smile Direct.

# health - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Two boys fighting for access to drug that could help them keep walking

Two boys fighting for access to drug that could help them keep walking

Translarna, the only treatment for boys with a specific type of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, costs €400,000 per patient per year.

# health - Friday 12 May, 2017

From Business ETC 'I've had two great successes, two modest successes and one catastrophe' Insights

'I've had two great successes, two modest successes and one catastrophe'

Over three decades in medtech has taught this executive to be careful who he takes funding from.

If someone you know goes into cardiac arrest, you're their best chance of survival CPR

If someone you know goes into cardiac arrest, you're their best chance of survival

Every day, 13 people in Ireland die from sudden cardiac arrest.

# health - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'The shop was too reliant on me. If I was away, people would come but wouldn't buy anything'

After being let go three times in two years, this former phone shop owner is back running his own business.

# health - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Thai and Chinese restaurants among food outlets served with closure orders last month

The FSAI said while most food businesses maintain high standards of food safety, this is not always the case.

'A woman has our daughter's lungs and four boys have the rest of her organs'

Nevaeh Gale-Spollen was just weeks away from her 10th brithday when she died from a brain haemorrhage.

# health - Monday 8 May, 2017

One-fifth of Irish people have witnessed poor care for the elderly

A significant number of people have witnessed physical or emotional abuse in home care services.

'You can’t take your organs with you': Harris to bring in opt-out system next year

“Donating your organs is the most selfless act that anybody can actually do.”

# health - Sunday 7 May, 2017

From Business ETC A shift worker got €20,000 for being 'constantly jetlagged' - here's the lesson for employers Insights

A shift worker got €20,000 for being 'constantly jetlagged' - here's the lesson for employers

The case highlights the importance of ‘reasonable accommodation’ at work for those with a disability.

'Complete outrage': Protest against Sisters of Charity owning maternity hospital happening today

A petition against the order owning the hospital has been signed by over 100,000 people.

'Undue fear and confusion': Read the emails Vertex sent to Department of Health about Orkambi

A deal on the cystic fibrosis drug was finally reached last month.

# health - Saturday 6 May, 2017

This government is a year old but what has it actually achieved?

In the first of this two part series, we look at health and housing.

# health - Friday 5 May, 2017

From Business ETC 'The shop was too reliant on me. If I was away, people would come but wouldn't buy anything' Insights

'The shop was too reliant on me. If I was away, people would come but wouldn't buy anything'

After being let go three times in two years, this former phone shop owner is back running his own business.

Morning after pill: Medical card holders to get access without prescription

Pharmacists have argued that prescription requirements limited medical card holders’ access to the contraceptive.

Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs

New rules tighten the restrictions around the possession of benzodiazepines and ‘z-drugs’.

# health - Thursday 4 May, 2017

'Women will die needlessly': Call for push to increase uptake of HPV vaccine

The Irish Cancer Society also wants the vaccination programme to be extended to include boys.

'I'm living proof it works': Patients with severe lung condition call for access to 'life-changing' drug

People are set to lose access to Respreeza at the end of the month.

# health - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country

There’s been an improvement in Dublin, but things are getting worse in other counties.

# health - Monday 1 May, 2017

Want to feel better about life? Get out in nature

Going for a walk is good in a lot of ways.

# health - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Cutting out salt may not lower your blood pressure

Adults are recommended to limit their daily intake of sodium to around 2,300 milligrams a day.

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide' Pieta House This post contains videos

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'

Senator Joan Freeman talks to us about mental health services and being ‘a pain in the government’s neck’.

Religion and health care: What role does the Catholic Church play in Irish hospitals?

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is seeking his own removal as chair of Holles Street.

# health - Saturday 29 April, 2017

World-first trial shows single injection could help patients recover after heart attacks

The breakthrough could lead to improved quality of life and life expectancy for patients.

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