Covid 19/Health

COVID 19

Launch of €13m Healthy Communities Programme

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, and Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD, launched a new healthy communities programme worth €13m to support…

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COVID 19

Hugely Concerning Recruitment Trend Sees Doctor Shortages in Health Services

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has warned that a chronic inability to attract applicants to vacant posts and doctor shortages in our health services across all medical specialties is having…

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COVID 19

Minister for Mental Health Celebrates World Mental Health Month

This week, the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD, celebrates World Mental Health Month. World Mental Health Month for October shines a spotlight on mental health….

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COVID 19

Quarter of Irish people Say Mental Health Deteriorated During Pandemic

A new RCSI MyHealth virtual series aims to empower people to live well during and after COVID-19 as a quarter of Irish people say that their mental health deteriorated during…

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COVID 19

Health Budget 2022 Critical Moment for Mental Health Services

Hospital consultants are calling on Government to set funding for Ireland’s mental health services at realistic levels, as the impact of Covid-19 continues to expose the decades-long detrimental effects of…

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COVID 19

Vulnerable Could Be Left Without Care Due to Recruitment Crisis in Homecare Sector

A recruitment crisis in the homecare sector must be addressed by the Government as a matter of urgency, a representative group has said. Home and Community Care Ireland (HCCI) is…

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COVID 19

UNICEF Say Ireland Donated One Million Vaccines to Poor Nations

Citizens and businesses of Ireland have so far donated more than one million Covid vaccines to poorer countries through a UNICEF campaign. The ‘Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine’ campaign…

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COVID 19

Why Fully Vaccinated People Are Still Getting Covid

People who are fully vaccinated against Covid are highly protected against severe infection, hospitalisation and death caused by the virus. But coronavirus cases among the fully vaccinated — so-called “breakthrough”…

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COVID 19

IMO States GP Payment Figures Misleading

The Chairman of the GP Committee of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has said that the annual publication of payment figures made to GPs was a misleading exercise based on…

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COVID 19

Abbott Announces R&D Investment for Continued Development of Cardiovascular Devices

Global healthcare company Abbott has announced further investment in its cardiovascular devices Research and Development (R&D) Centre based at its Vascular devices site in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Abbott is…

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COVID 19

HRB Drug Treatment Data for 2020 Shows Importance of Health-Led Response to Drug Use

The Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD, has welcomed the publication by the Health Research Board (HRB) of treatment data for problem drug…

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COVID 19

Drug Potentially Prevents Respiratory Damage in COVID-19 Patients

Scientists have identified a drug that can prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from binding to human cells, potentially preventing respiratory damage to the lung, clot formation and the development…

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COVID 19

Neuromod Research Reveals Three in Four UK Tinnitus Sufferers Untreated

New research from Irish medical device company, Neuromod Devices Ltd, has found that more than three quarters of tinnitus sufferers in the United Kingdom have been left untreated for their condition….

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COVID 19

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Identify People at Risk of Developing Alzheimers?

New research is looking at whether artificial intelligence can help identify people that are at risk of developing alzheimers disease later in life. There are nearly 7 million new cases…

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COVID 19

IMO Warns of Devastating Impact of Covid-19 on Waiting Lists

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has warned that Covid-19 will have a devastating impact on cancer services and waiting lists for years to come. Speaking on the impact of the…

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COVID 19

Minister for Health Meets EU partners to Discuss COVID-19 response and Wider Health Cooperation

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, today attended a meeting of EU Health Ministers in Luxembourg to discuss the European response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a wide range…

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Covid 19/Health

New Health Research Board Data on Disability Services

Minister of State with responsibility for Disability Anne Rabbitte TD, has welcomed the publication of the National Ability Supports System (NASS) Annual Report 2020, recently published by the Health Research…

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COVID 19

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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COVID 19

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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Covid 19/Health

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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