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New unit to help families stripped of medical cards

Wednesday 7th January 2015 - Irish Independent - http://www.independent.ie

A special unit to deal directly with families who have lost their discretionary medical card is to be set up by health service bos... Read more →

Irish malaria vaccine trial proves successful

Friday 19th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

The first human clinical trial of any malaria vaccines to be carried out in Ireland has proven successful, scientists have said.Tw... Read more →

Maynooth scientists identify diabetes protein

Friday 19th December 2014 - RTE - http://www.rte.ie/news/

Scientists at Maynooth University have identified a protein that has the potential to prevent the development of obesity-driven di... Read more →

Free GP care for under sixes may be ready by Q2 next year

Friday 19th December 2014 - RTE - http://www.rte.ie/news

The HSE has said it hopes to implement free GP care for children under six years by the second quarter of next year.It also plans ... Read more →

Many 'struggling to cope' - Samaritans

Thursday 18th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=24282

The Samaritans responded to over a half a million calls for help this year, making 2014 the organisation's busiest year to date.Sa... Read more →

National dementia strategy to focus on community care and stigma

Thursday 18th December 2014 - Mark Hilliard - http://www.irishtimes.com

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has unveiled a €27.5 million national dementia strategy that will focus on shattering the stigma of the ... Read more →

Lung cancer deaths rise in women as smoking takes its toll

Thursday 18th December 2014 - Eilish O'Regan - http://www.independent.ie

Death rates for Irish women from lung cancer are continuing to rise because of the numbers who took up smoking when they were youn... Read more →

Menstrual age linked to heart risks

Tuesday 16th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

The age at which a female begins menstruating may affect her risk of heart disease and stroke later in life, a new study suggests.... Read more →

Most drug-related deaths involve men

Tuesday 16th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Over 600 people died as a result of drug use in 2012, the vast majority of whom were men, new figures have shown. According to th... Read more →

Cancer info provided to 82,000 in 2013

Monday 15th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Over 82,000 people were provided with information and support by the Irish Cancer Society's Cancer Information Service (CIS) last ... Read more →

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