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  • Ireland could be about to face the 'worst flu season on record'

    16 September 2017 17:06 1

    Irish hospitals are being warned to get ready for a potentially busy flu season. It follows a "heavy" outbreak of the H3N2 virus in Australia and New Zealand - with both countries currently recovering from their worst outbreaks on record. The number of patients needing hospital treatment in these areas doubled compared to last year. And now emergency

  • Less than two in five hospitals offer free parking for cancer patients, survey reveals

    14 September 2017 20:17 1

    Less than two in five Irish hospitals are providing free car parking to cancer patients, according to a recent survey. The Irish Cancer Society study of all 26 public hospitals that offer treatment to patients also shows just over one in five hospitals offer reduced rates. Donal Buggy, head of services and advocacy at the Irish Cancer Society said he warmly

  • Holles Street boss: 'Working in 'toxic' health service is exhausting'

    12 September 2017 05:31 5

    The Master of the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin, where 25 babies are born each day, has confessed she is weary of the "bureaucratic churn" which makes it extremely difficult for health care professionals to work. The outspoken doctor said: "The Irish health system is a toxic place to work … six years in, I'm exhausted I really am." But she also stressed

  • Contamination threat to almost 10% of water supplies

    12 September 2017 01:49 5

    Almost 10% of Ireland's public water supplies, are at risk of contamination according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Drinking Water Report. The EPA says remedial action is needed at 87 separate "at risk" sources to safeguard water quality for 700,000 people. Counties Kerry, Cork, and Donegal account for almost half of the "at risk" supplies

  • Vaping with e-cigarettes 'linked to' increased heart attack and stroke risk

    11 September 2017 07:59 5

    "The e-cigarette industry markets their product as a way to reduce harm and to help people to stop smoking tobacco cigarettes. However, the safety of e-cigarettes is debated, and a growing body of evidence is suggesting several adverse health effects. "The results are preliminary, but in this study we found there was a significant increase in heart rate and blood

  • Urgent care centre to benefit Fingal

    08 September 2017 23:11 2

    New facility at Connolly Hospital is due to open in 2018 'The three-storey unit will include a walk-in Children's Urgent Care Centre, paediatric out-patient department and children's dentistry. Connolly Hospital was selected as an Urgent Care Centre/Ambulatory Centre as part of the plan for the National Children's Hospital. 'Typically, the centre will care for children

  • Social media ads ‘grow child obesity rates’

    07 September 2017 22:58 2

    Junk food adverts on Snapchat and Instagram are making children fat, Ireland’s new obesity chief has said. Donal O’Shea, HSE’s clinical lead for obesity, said that there was a serious problem with adverts aimed at children on social media that was not being addressed. He also said that he would be making major efforts to encourage breastfeeding

  • Dublin restaurant creates completely gluten free menu

    07 September 2017 10:28 3

    A Dublin pub has launched a menu that is completely gluten free. Do you hate gluten in your food? Do you struggle to find somewhere to go out to eat? Well look no further! The Exchequer in Dublin 2 has launched a completely gluten free menu to help you fill that gluten intolerant gap. The gluten free trend has grown substantially in the last few years

  • Prominent Galway haematologist joins blood cancer awareness campaign

    07 September 2017 07:20 1

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – Prominent Galway haematologist Michael O’Dwyer is taking part in a new campaign to promote awareness of blood cancer in Ireland. Michael O’Dwyer is a Professor of Haematology at NUIG and Director of the Galway- based, Blood Cancer Network Ireland. The ‘Make Blood Cancer Visible’ campaign is launching after research showing a lack of awareness

  • Moyross residents complain over show

    06 September 2017 23:05 1

    Locals in Moyross estate on Limerick’s northside are furious after Dr Eva Orsmond used the area in her show Ireland’s Health Divide, which focused on nutrition in poorer communities. Many are to report RTÉ to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and they are being supported by local Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea, who said the national broadcaster