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  • Specialist unit for intestinal failure needed
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    A specialist unit dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with intestinal failure (IF) is urgently needed, the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN) has said. People with IF are unable to digest food or absorb fluids. As a result, they require intravenous […]

  • AstraZeneca vaccinations cancelled today
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Thousands of vaccinations that were to take place today using the AstraZeneca vaccine, must now be rearranged, as a result of new advice from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC). The NIAC insists that "all authorised COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing […]

  • Skin cancer cases rising in Ireland
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    The number of people being diagnosed with skin cancer in Ireland is rising rapidly, the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) has warned. With more COVID restrictions being lifted from Monday, the NCCP is reminding people of the importance of protecting their skin, as the number of those out […]

  • Underlying conditions and COVID outcomes
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    A new Irish study has identified the underlying conditions that are associated with more severe outcomes from COVID-19. According to the findings, people with chronic heart disease, a chronic neurological condition, chronic kidney disease, and cancer, carry the most risk. Those who are morbidly […]

  • Rapid antigen testing recommended for meat plants
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Workers in meat plants should be tested for COVID-19 every week using rapid antigen testing, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has advised. Meat processing plants have experienced a "considerable" number of COVID-19 outbreaks worldwide, including in Ireland. A recent analysis by […]

  • 8 more deaths from COVID, 309 new cases
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Eight more deaths from COVID-19 have been reported, as well as 309 new cases of the virus. Of the eight deaths, four occurred this month, two in February and two in January or earlier. The average age of those who died was 79 and the age range was 43-92. There have now been a total of 4,820 deaths […]

  • Childhood adversity linked to poor mental health
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    New Irish research has found that children who experience adversity before the age of nine are more likely to report mental health problems in late adolescence. However, the findings also show that improving the relationship between parents and children could prevent subsequent mental health […]

  • 11 more deaths from COVID, 390 new cases
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Eleven more deaths from COVID-19 have been reported, as well as 390 new cases of the virus. Of the 11 deaths, four occurred in April, two in March, four in February and one in January. This brings the total number of deaths in the Republic to 4,847. Of the 403 new cases, 172 occurred in Dublin, […]

  • People with CF living longer
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Almost 12% of people living with cystic fibrosis (CF) in Ireland are over the age of 40, compared with just 4% in 2009, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland (CFI) has said. According to CFI chief executive, Philip Watt, this is "huge progress in a relatively short period of time". However, more needs to be […]

  • Country to start reopening from May 10
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    The country is to start reopening from Monday, May 10, the Taoiseach Micheál Martin, has confirmed. According to Mr Martin, this has been "a very tough and unprecedented year", but the public has done everything that has been asked of it. As a result, the Government believes that it is "now safe […]

  • 269 new cases of COVID, 1 more death
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Just 269 new cases of Covid-19 were reported on Sunday evening, the lowest number since mid-December. This brings the total number of cases in the Republic to 243,508. Of the 269 new cases, 70% were under the age of 45 and the median age of those affected was 31. One more death was also […]

  • 403 new cases of COVID reported, no new deaths
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    A further 403 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, however no new deaths have been reported. Of the 403 new cases, 174 occurred in Dublin, 34 in Meath, 20 in Kildare, 18 in Mayo and 16 in Cork. This brings the total number of cases in the Republic to 243,911. As of 8am on Monday, there were 183 […]

  • 12 more deaths from COVID, 431 new cases
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Twelve more deaths from COVID-19 have been reported, as well we 431 new cases of the virus. Of the 12 deaths, four occurred this month, two in March and six in January. The average age of those who died was 76 and the age range was 42-91. There have now been a total of 4,812 deaths in the […]

  • Big increase in stomach bug among children
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    There has been a big increase in cases of a potentially serious stomach bug among children in recent weeks, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has warned. Cryptosporidiosis is a type of gastroenteritis that affects humans and animals. It is caused by a microscopic parasite called […]

  • 15 more deaths from COVID, 401 new cases
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Fifteen more deaths from COVID-19 have been reported, as well as 401 new cases of the virus. Of the 15 deaths, two occurred in April, three in March, six in February and four in January or earlier. This brings the total number of deaths in the Republic to 4,856. Of the 401 new cases, 182 occurred […]

  • Many reasons to be hopeful - Acting CMO
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    The acting chief medical officer has said there are many reasons to be hopeful this week in relation to COVID-19. Two more deaths and 303 new cases of the virus were confirmed on Sunday evening. However, Dr Ronan Glynn pointed out that this is the lowest number of daily cases reported since […]

  • Drastic action needed to tackle childhood obesity
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    As many as 85,000 of today's children will die prematurely as a result of overweight and obesity unless "drastic action" is taken, the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) has warned. According to the charity, children as young as eight are presenting with high blood pressure as a result of excess weight, […]

  • 2,800 side-effect reports made about AZ vaccine
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Around 2,800 reports of suspected side-effects associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine have been made in Ireland, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has said. According to the HPRA, this is in the context of over 204,000 doses. Of the 2,800 reports, 18 events are related to blood […]

  • 10 more deaths from COVID, 617 new cases
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Ten more deaths from COVID-19 have been reported, as well as 617 new cases of the virus. Of the 10 deaths, seven occurred in April, one in March, one in February and one in January. This brings the total number of deaths in the Republic to 4,866. Of the 617 new cases, 236 occurred in Dublin, 84 […]

  • 18 more deaths from COVID, 358 new cases
    on February 6, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Eighteen more deaths from COVID-19 have been reported, as well as 358 new cases. Of the 18 deaths, seven occurred this month, one is still under investigation and the rest occurred before April. The median age of those who died was 85 years and the age range was 46-102. The total number of deaths […]

  • 50% of sight loss is avoidable – here’s how to keep your eyes healthy this Eye Health Week
    by Ewa Kubianka on September 23, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    Did you know that more than 2 million people in the UK have... The post 50% of sight loss is avoidable – here’s how to keep your eyes healthy this Eye Health Week appeared first on St John & St Elizabeth Hospital.

  • What to expect as you recover from a stroke
    by Ewa Kubianka on July 5, 2022 at 10:44 am

    The sooner you begin therapy after a stroke, the more likely you are... The post What to expect as you recover from a stroke appeared first on St John & St Elizabeth Hospital.

  • The first signs of a mini-stroke and how to recover
    by Ewa Kubianka on May 24, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Having a stroke is a frightening experience, which over 100,000 people go through... The post The first signs of a mini-stroke and how to recover appeared first on St John & St Elizabeth Hospital.

  • Health Minister launches €350 million action plan to slash hospital waiting lists
    on February 25, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    Stephen Donnelly said the plan will see 1.7 million people treated and removed from waiting lists, and reduce the total number by 18%.

  • Under the microscope: The many benefits of private healthcare
    by Hatched on January 12, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    Whatever your situation, there might come a point when you consider going private... The post Under the microscope: The many benefits of private healthcare appeared first on St John & St Elizabeth Hospital.

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