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

Friday 19th December 2014 - RTE -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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

Jump in calls to abuse counselling service

Monday 15th December 2014 - Deborah Condon -

The number of individual callers to a telephone service that provides counselling to people who have been abused has jumped by 22%... Read more →

New ambulance transfer service for kids

Monday 15th December 2014 - Deborah Condon -

A new critical-care ambulance service, which will transfer seriously ill children between hospitals, has been launched.The Paediat... Read more →

Memory problems linked to stroke risk

Friday 12th December 2014 - Deborah Condon -

People who are highly educated and who complain about lapses in their memory may have an increased risk of stroke, a new study sug... Read more →

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