Covid 19/Health

Covid 19/Health

The Healthy Ireland Survey 2021

The Healthy Ireland Survey 2021 has been published by the Department of Health showing the general well-being of people across Ireland in a number of aspects. Smoking 18% of the…

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Covid 19/Health

Social Workers Call on Government to Safeguard Adults at Risk of Abuse and Neglect

On Ireland’s first National Safeguarding Day, the Irish Association of Social Workers call on Government to act without delay and introduce measures to safeguard adults at risk of abuse and…

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Covid 19/Health

Women’s Health Taskforce to Run Online Events on Women’s Health

The Department of Health is launching a series of new online public information events on women’s health, led by the Women’s Health Taskforce. The ‘Tell me more…’ event series will…

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New Research Shows Impact of Pandemic on Elderly Mental Health

Older people faced the greatest restrictions associated with the pandemic, with many advised to ‘shield’ from the outside world which had an impact on elderly mental health. A new qualitative…

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Consultants Call for Action as 69,000 People Waiting for Care in Mid-West Region

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has warned that the ongoing shortage of hospital Consultants across a large number of specialties in the UL Hospitals Group is restricting patients from…

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COVID 19

€20 million in Funding for Cancer Services in Budget 2022

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD has announced additional new development funding of €20 million for cancer services in Budget 2022. The continued development of cancer services in Ireland is guided by the National…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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