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Waterford hospital to close ten beds over nurse shortage

Tuesday 1st November 2016 - Colin Gleeson - The Irish Times

University Hospital Waterford is to close ten inpatient beds on a temporary basis from Monday due to a shortage of nurses. In a s... Read more →

Health workers face higher risk of violence

Friday 28th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People working in the health sector are three times more likely to experience work-related violence than other employees, a major ... Read more →

Special effects contact lenses should be avoided

Friday 28th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The use of special effects contact lenses at Halloween should be avoided as these products can cause serious eye damage, eye exper... Read more →

Heartburn can have serious impact

Friday 28th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over half of Irish adults suffer with symptoms of heartburn and the majority of these say the condition has a negative impact on t... Read more →

Number of caesareans continues to rise

Wednesday 26th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The number of caesarean sections taking place in Irish maternity services has jumped significantly over the last 30 years, new res... Read more →

Medication inspections to begin in hospitals

Wednesday 26th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

From next month, public acute hospitals are to be inspected to ensure that they are providing medication to their patients in a sa... Read more →

Low awareness of alcohol link to breast cancer

Wednesday 26th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The link between alcohol and breast cancer is well established but public awareness of this remains low, the Irish Cancer Society ... Read more →

Shift work can have big impact on health

Monday 24th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Almost 70% of people who work shifts regularly skip meals, while almost 80% do not get enough sleep, a new report into the habits ... Read more →

Many unaware of epilepsy-related deaths

Monday 24th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Many families who have lost loved ones to epilepsy were not aware prior to the death that this neurological condition can be fatal... Read more →

More surviving breast cancer than ever before

Monday 24th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

More women are surviving breast cancer today than ever before, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has said. As part of Breast Cancer ... Read more →

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