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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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HPV vaccine uptake 11 per cent higher than last year

The preliminary figures of the HPV vaccine uptake rate is 11 per cent higher than last year, according to the HSE National Immunisation office. The end of March saw the HSE launching the next phase of the HPV Vaccine Information Campaign, with the aim of supporting...

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Organ transplants increase by 11 per cent in 2017

There was a record-breaking rise in organ transplants in Ireland last year: 311 organ transplants from 99 deceased organ donations were carried, which is an increase of 11 per cent on the previous year. Kidney transplants from deceased donation has grown to 141, 51 of...

Girl (8) speaks for the first time in four years

A young girl with Progressive Dystonia, a very rare disease in children that causes painful seizing of the muscles, has uttered her first word in four years, "Mama", following treatment. The patient, Mary-Ann Cleary, had progressed so severely that she was unable to...

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New campaign encourages exercise among IPF patients

A new campaign has been launched today to share the personal experiences of those living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). It is unclear what causes the chronic progressive condition which causes scarring in the lungs but by the time symptoms appear,...

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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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