Covid 19/Health

AstraZeneca vaccine to be restricted for use with Irish people over 60

Reports say it will be a precautionary recommendation as questions still being asked on safety in older patients The expert committee advising the government on vaccines is expected to recommend…

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EU medicines regulator to discuss AstraZeneca jab and blood clots

This image was originally posted to Flickr by Gencat at https://flickr.com/photos/37074368@N06/50929347266. It was reviewed on 10 February 2021 by FlickreviewR 2 and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-zero. The European Medicines Agency…

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New network to explore ways to help reduce smoking in the home

A multidisciplinary team of experts is seeking to understand how best to support people to create a smoke-free home, given the health risks particularly to pregnant women, babies and children….

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Immune system mounts a lasting defense after recovery from COVID-19, researchers find

Coronavirus illustration (stock image).Credit: © Matthieu / stock.adobe.com As the number of people who have fought off SARS-CoV-2 climbs ever higher, a critical question has grown in importance: How long…

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Looking behind the European medicines data breach

Important documents may have been taken following a data breach relating to Europe’s drug regulator – the European Medicines Agency (EMA). It seems that the data breach was politically motivated….

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Government requests early delivery of AstraZeneca vaccine to ease rollout

The government has requested that shipments of the University of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine be delivered early so it is ready to be administered as soon as it is is approved by…

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Healthcare Investment Takes Centre Stage

Secure long-term income and attractive rental yields are increasingly being sought after in the Irish market and some investors are cautious about investing in traditional sectors such as retail in…

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Warning after two people in UK suffer allergic reaction to Covid vaccine

Regulators in the UK have issued a warning that people who have a history of “significant” allergic reactions should not currently receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine after two people who…

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The COVID vaccine timeline: Where the candidates are now—and what’s still to come

What you need to know about how long the winding path to a COVID vaccine will take and which companies are out in front. The mad dash to create and…

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Stress Control Online

The first session of the HSE’s Stress Control Online is to be repeated again today at 2pm and 8.30pm. There was great feedback from those who participated in this the…

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Health Minister Stephen Donnelly Issues Very Positive Update on COVID Situation in Dublin

Mr Donnelly said Level 3 restrictions ‘appear to be working’ in the capital The reproductive rate of coronavirus in Dublin is dropping, the Health Minister confirmed this afternoon. There was a huge…

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Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has been a total of 1,810 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Saturday…

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How Do Children Fight Off the Coronavirus?

The secret may lie in an “innate” immune response that targets unrecognised invaders, scientists say. Children may be less affected by the coronavirus because of a type of immune response…

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How Munster’s Pharmaceutical Industry is Responding to the Global Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine

The global race for a Covid-19 vaccine has led to a surge in pharmaceutical activity and recruitment across Munster, writes Aisling Kiernan The global search for Covid-19 treatments has resulted…

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Face Masks: 20 Key Facts About Wearing Them Safely

The percentage of people in Ireland wearing face masks in public is quite low – far lower than the 83.4 per cent uptake reported in Italy. This is despite face masks…

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Epidemic of Contaminated Waste

An epidemic of contaminated waste is following the Coronavirus The world is struggling to deal with the spread of another medical problem created by the coronavirus – a deluge of…

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COVID Tracker App

Dept of Health and the HSE announce the publication of the COVID Tracker App DPIA and source code The Department of Health and the Health Service Executive have today published…

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BANK HOLIDAY: CLEAN COAST INITIATIVE

With limited travel available to people this weekend, many of our country’s beautiful beaches will see heavy use as the fine weather continues. However, there remains a serious lack of…

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PPE: What now for the global supply chain?

Covid-19 has turned the spotlight on healthcare supply chains, challenging 30 years of ever growing globalisation, writes Jane Feinmann As 2020 dawned, the idea that a healthcare procurement team should maintain…

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The Comparison Syndrome

Ctrl Alt Delete is hosted by author and broadcaster Emma Gannon where she discussses modern dilemmas such as people’s relationship with the internet and social media. In this episode of her…

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