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Minister for Health signals shift in medical card policy

Monday 21st July 2014 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

Varadkar says issuing of cards based on ‘hierarchy of illnesses’ may not be realistic. New Minister for Health Leo Var... Read more →

Kelly reverses cut to 23 voluntary groups

Monday 21st July 2014 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

Health and disability organisations to share €1.3m funding after ministerial U-turn. Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly ... Read more →

Mega increase in public waiting lists

Monday 21st July 2014 - Niall Hunter - Irishhealth.com

New Health Minister Leo Varadkar is facing a major challenge to manage the growing waiting list crisis, with the numbers waiting f... Read more →

My heart disease taught me value of slowing down

Friday 18th July 2014 - Áilín Quinlan - Independent

Michael McCabe (34) was forced to see a GP when he began coughing and choking and was diagnosed cardiomyopathy. AT THE height of t... Read more →

Almost 350,000 waiting for outpatient appointment

Friday 18th July 2014 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

Latest HSE figures show a deficit of €162 million in five months to end of May. Almost 350,000 people are waiting for an outp... Read more →

80% of over 50s overweight or obese

Friday 18th July 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Almost 80% of Irish people over the age of 50 are overweight or obese, a new report has revealed. According to the findings, ... Read more →

A moment with a muffin made me confront my eating disorder

Thursday 17th July 2014 - Louise O'Neill - Independent

Louise O'Neill shares her experience with Anorexia Nervosa and its devastating effect on her life. I’m in a Starbucks in New... Read more →

Varadkar rules out intervention on axed community funding

Thursday 17th July 2014 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

Department of Environment funding for 26 health and disability groups cut. Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has ruled out any inte... Read more →

End of funding to health and disability groups may be death knell

Thursday 17th July 2014 - Paul Cullen - Independent

Department of the Environment funding cuts will mean closure of many groups working for those with medical conditions. First, run ... Read more →

9 things you didn't know about fat

Tuesday 15th July 2014 - Tom Sanders - Independent

Where do fats fit in to our modern day diet? Our understanding of fats – including which ones are actually good for us &ndas... Read more →

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