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Call for phasing out of prescription levy

Friday 7th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Pharmacists are calling on the Government to begin phasing out the €2.50 prescription levy paid by medical card holders, as p... Read more →

Dental service for kids under severe pressure

Friday 7th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The public dental service, which provides services to children of school-going age, is being ‘pushed to the brink', it has b... Read more →

Pharmacist praised for saving teenager

Friday 7th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A pharmacist in Dublin has been praised for administering two life-saving adrenaline injections to a teenager who was going into a... Read more →

Pop-up radio station to focus on mental health

Wednesday 5th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A mental health awareness campaign is aiming to set a Guinness World Record by holding the world's largest mindfulness lesson next... Read more →

Burnout among doctors can be tackled

Wednesday 5th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

It is possible to tackle burnout among doctors, a new study has found. Burnout is characterised by emotional exhaustion, loss of ... Read more →

Timely access to services key for patients

Wednesday 5th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Timely access to services, clear communication and being treated with respect are some of the main things that patients want from ... Read more →

Speed a big factor in motorcycle collisions

Monday 3rd October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Speed was a contributory factor in almost half of all fatal collisions involving motorcyclists between 2008 and 2012, a new report... Read more →

Greater understanding of palliative care needed

Monday 3rd October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Many people are unaware that palliative care can last for years and that this approach also offers support to families, friends an... Read more →

Message banking may help MND patients

Thursday 29th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A major project, which aims to help people with motor neurone disease (MND) to maintain a sense of identity after they lose their ... Read more →

Response to depression treatment linked to job

Thursday 29th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with high-status jobs may be less likely to respond to standard drug treatment for depression, a new study suggests. As ma... Read more →

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