Top 9 after 9am: 20th of May 2014

Top 9 Irish Health News Stories after 9am

20th May

Reilly says €108m in health savings not achievable (Irish Times)

The HSE’s service plan for the year was based on €290 million in savings being delivered under the Haddington Road agreement, as well as a further €108 million in pay savings.

Prostate cancer ‘may be a sexually transmitted disease’ (BBC)

Prostate cancer may be caused by a sexually transmitted disease, however more evidence is needed. This claim comes after scientists discovered that a sex infection called trichomoniasis aided cancer growth in human prostate cells.

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Top 9 after 9am: 14th of April 2014

Top 9 Irish Health News Stories after 9am

14th Apr

Locals tell amazing donor stories (Dublin People)

Thank to improving techniques a record number of 294 organ transplants were carried out in 2013, despite there being the same number of donors last year as there was back in 2003. Some of the heart warming stories were told during organ donor awareness week

Doctors’ surgeries to offer out-of-hours appointments and Skype checkups (The Guardian)

10% of surgeries will offer Skype consultations to patients for evening or weekend appointments in the UK. The scheme will cost £50million and has been received well by many doctors, who will now be able to see an estimated 7 million more patients nationwide.

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Top 9 after 9am: 27th of March 2014

Top 9 Irish Health News Stories after 9am

27th Mar

Many HSE paramedics lack Garda clearance (Irish Times)

Studies were carried out in 2011 and 2012 on certain HSE and Dublin Fire Brigade services and found that Garda clearance had not been given to many paramedics. On top of this storage of patient clinical records were unstructured, allowing easy access to many regarding this sensitive information.

New hope for patients on transplant waiting lists (Irish Independent)

Medical developments have allowed doctors to remove organs from deceased patients whose heart has stopped. This is ‘cardiac death donation’ is a breakaway from traditional ‘brain death donation’ and has lead to an increase in organ donation that will continue to grow. Presumed consent has also led to an increase in organ donation rates.

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Top 9 after 9am: 21th of January 2014

Top 9 Irish Health News Stories after 9am

21st Jan

GPs continue to work when ill, study shows (Irish Times)

Exercise improves prostate cancer outcome (Irish Medical Times)

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Top 9 after 9am: 20th of January 2014

Top 9 Irish Health News Stories after 9am

20th Jan

Women urged to have free smear test to prevent cervical cancer (Irish Times)

Prostate cancer is linked to lack of sleep, says study (Irish Independent)

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Top 9 after 9am: 11th July 2013

Top 9 Irish Health News Stories after 9am

Debate on abortion bill adjourned at 5am (The Journal)

Omega 3 may increase prostate cancer risk (RTÉ News) Continue Reading →

Top 9 after 9am: 17th April 2013

Top 9 Irish Health News Stories after 9am

Blow for HSE as it hoped to save €150m from payroll (Irish Independent)

Bipolar disorder often misdiagnosed (Irish Health) Continue Reading →

Top 9 after 9am: 2nd April 2013

Top 9 Irish Health News Stories after 9am

New test leads to large fall in patients presenting with heart failure (Irish Times)

Cancer charity loses €700,000 after big Daffodil Day washout (Irish Independent) Continue Reading →

Top 9 after 9am: 23rd January 2013

Top 9 Irish Health News Stories after 9am

Vaccine against last major killer strain of meningitis is licensed (Irish Independent)

Report highlights rising rates of suicide among young males (Irish Examiner) Continue Reading →

Top 9 after 9am: 09th October 2012

Top 9 Health News Stories after 9am

Prostate cancer ‘barcode’ tests (BBC News)

People urged to get flu, pneumo jabs (Irish Health) Continue Reading →

Top 9 after 9am: 24th August 2012

Top 9 Health News Stories after 9am

‘Brush’ offers clues to fighting lung disease (BBC News)

30 minutes exercise ‘better than an hour of training’ for weight loss (Irish Independent) Continue Reading →

Top 9 after 9am: 14th August 2012

Top 9 Health News Stories after 9am

Give youth a chance: real and radical change needed (Irish Times)

Prostate cancer drug hopes thanks to Chinese medicine (Irish Independent)
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Top 9 after 9am: 08th August 2012

Top 9 Health News Stories after 9am

Five students closer to launching their healthcare apps on App Store (Silicon Republic)

‘MMR vaccine causes autism’ claim banned (The Telegraph) Continue Reading →