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‘Two billion people suffering with obesity-related health complications’

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‘CervicalCheck should change primary screening method to HPV testing says HIQA’

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‘460,000 people possibly at risk from unsafe exposure in Ireland’

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‘Increasing incidence of major trauma in older people’

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‘ Quality of life for Irish people with MS one third lower than general population’ 

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‘Persistent pain affects travel plans’ 

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New trial launched to combat osteoarthritis

Plans to kick-start a new study to tackle osteoarthritis in Ireland are underway. And a Cork-based clinical trials company, Atlantia, is calling on osteoarthritis sufferers to take part. Barry Skillington, Director at Atlantia Food Clinical Trials, commented on the...

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Marmite could prevent miscarriage and birth defects

Vitamin B3, a lot of which is found in Marmite, could treat molecular deficiencies in pregnant women, a new study has indicated, meaning that the well-known spread might be connected with the prevention of miscarriage and birth defects. The study was conducted by the...

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HSE confirms that it will fund nine delayed medicines

Oliver O’Connor, Chief Executive of the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association, has welcomed the HSE’s confirmation that it will fund nine delayed medicines that, he claimed, patients have been “waiting too long for”, despite being routinely available in most...

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The Plague detected in Arizona

A public health warning has been broadcasted by Navajo County, Arizona, following the positive detection of the plague among fleas collected from the county. Fleas that were tested in Coconino County, Arizona, were also found to have Yersinia pestis, which can cause...

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Ireland bids to become new home for EMA

In light of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, Ireland has submitted its formal bid to relocate the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from London to Dublin. In a statement, Minister for Health Simon Harris, highlighted Dublin’s suitability as a location, explaining:...

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NIRG will test embryos for genetic abnormalities  

A new National Institute of Reproductive Genetics (NIRG) has been established in Dublin to provide a range of genetic tests and services for couples that may be at risk of having a child with a genetic disorder. This institute is particularly relevant to women who...

Irish start-up wins prize for tackling ageing population

An Irish health technology start-up, Kinesis Health Technologies, has been declared overall winner of the Tech Day pitching competition, at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress in San Francisco. Held every four years,...

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Disappointment as first Sláintecare deadline is missed

Disappointment has been expressed as the first landmark deadline of the Sláintecare Report, the establishment of an Implementation Office in the Department of the Taoiseach by the end of July, has passed without any tangible action. Paul Gordon, Chairperson of the...

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Opinion

“FYI – could everyone please heed this plea ASAP?”

Maureen Browne

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Quality of life for  Irish people with MS one third lower than general population”

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