New kidney for 'untransplantable' teen

Thursday 10th July 2014 - Deborah Condon -

A 14-year-old girl from Dublin who was deemed ‘untransplantable' has successfully undergone a kidney transplant thanks to a ... Read more →

Over-35s taking out health insurance face penalty. First-time insurance subscribers to face 2% per year penalty after May 2015.

Tuesday 8th July 2014 - Paul Cullen - Independent

Customers over the age of 35 will pay a 2 per cent per year penalty on their health insurance following the introduction of a new ... Read more →

What is the Lifetime Community Rating? Q&A: New loading system explained

Tuesday 8th July 2014 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

What is Lifetime Community Rating? Community rating is the principle whereby everyone pays the same premium for the same health-in... Read more →

Neurological services hit by new funding cuts Some organisations dealing with chronic pain and services to the elderly may close

Tuesday 8th July 2014 - Tim O'Brien - Irish Times

Eleven neurological organisations receiving support for vital community services in areas such as motor neurone disease, stroke an... Read more →

Battle of the mind - Virginia Kerr on cancer support

Monday 7th July 2014 - Joy Orpen - Independent

Psychotherapist and opera star, Virginia Kerr, explains how cancer sufferers and their families need emotional support, as grievin... Read more →

Work-life balance: Between a clock and a hard pace

Monday 7th July 2014 - Aine O'Connor - Independent

In a world that never switches off, our work-life balance has become dangerously disrupted, says Aine O'Connor. Henry Ford wa... Read more →

Urgent need for new Alzheimer drugs

Monday 7th July 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Despite the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer's disease, the number of potential new drugs being developed is ‘relatively s... Read more →

Baby boom on the wane as country's birth rate slows down

Friday 4th July 2014 - Eilish O'Regan - Independent

THE baby boom is continuing to wane with some maternity units seeing a substantial fall in births in the first four months of the ... Read more →

Rare disease plan aims to provide better patient care

Friday 4th July 2014 - Ciara Kenny - Irish Times

Patients face long waiting times for diagnoses and problems accessing treatment, Reilly says. A new plan for the treatment of rar... Read more →

Junk food common in kids' TV

Friday 4th July 2014 - Deborah Condon -

While regulations are now in place to limit the television advertising of unhealthy food and drinks to children, it appears that t... Read more →

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