New heart attack treatment saves 30 lives a year, HSE says
92% of patients will soon be within required 90 minutes of livesaving angioplasty treatment (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Numbers waiting over three months for cancer test at record levels
Irish Cancer Society calls for political action on lengthening colonoscopy lists (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Court told traumatic delivery led to infant’s death in Mullingar
Kevin Kelly’s parents accuse HSE of ‘prolonging agony’ by failing to publish report (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mullingar hospital inquest shows little has changed for those affected by tragedies
Open disclosure still missing in maternity units struggling to retain qualified staff (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse allegedly took €5,300 using elderly man’s ATM card
After Garda investigation the nurse repaid €6,000 and wrote a letter of apology to patient (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manner of baby’s delivery ‘should not have happened’, inquest told
Baby Kevin Kelly died one week after his birth in Mulligar General Hospital (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical misadventure verdict over death soon after birth
Baby Kevin Kelly died almost a week after he was born at Mullingar General Hospital (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘It’s a colossal relief to finish. I feel 10 feet tall’
(Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘The bang of smug off me is horrendous’
They took on the challenge and they swam for a mile. Find out how two of The Irish Times team got on . . . (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients with flu symptoms ‘choosing A&E over GP’
Amid sustained overcrowding, survey finds many opt for hospital visit for flu treatment (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neurologist calls for mixed martial arts to be banned
Prof Tim Lynch believes death of Joao Carvalho in Dublin will bring about change (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government ‘should appoint Minister for Primary Care’
Healthcare organisation call for consensus approach to develop primary care (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny shows how it’s done
No expense has been spared at the new emergency block which has just opened (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HSE gets 20 calls a day over treatment abroad
Demand for the EU cross-border directive (CBD) is doubling every six months (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low uptake among Irish patients of EU treatment option
HSE is contacting patients’ groups to raise awareness of hospital treatment abroad (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uprecedented outbreak of vomiting bug hits Sligo hospital
Management appeals to public to stay away unless absolutely necessary (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Donors sue blood service after test failed to detect anaemia
Problems with Irish Blood Transfusion Service equipment put blood supples under strain (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case study: Pain of explaining dementia to family
Helen Rochford Brennan describes telling loved ones she would soon forget them (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charter aims to change view of dementia, says Mary Robinson
Document stresses need for parity of rights for 48,000 dealing with condition in Ireland (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health facilities criticised
Patients physically restrained and secluded, commission finds (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quarter of strokes now occur in under-65s
Middle-aged men may be ignoring health advice, Irish Heart Foundation warns (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pressure on women to leave workforce could lead to Alzheimer’s
Dr Sabrina Brennan says women with less ‘cognitive reserve’ more succeptible (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes cases up 70 per cent in Ireland since 1980
Lancet study reports quadrupling of cases, especially in low and middle income countries (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government planning ‘opt-out’ system for organ donation
Leo Varadkar says family agreement and next-of-kin consent would still be needed (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

March ‘worst month on record’ for hospital overcrowding
INMO says numbers waiting on trolleys up 100% on March 2008 (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consultant warns hospital emergency departments in crisis
INMO says March one of worst months on record for overcrowding (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma is being overdiagnosed, doctors warn
Inhalers are frequently dispensed for no good reason, leading medics claim (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bereaved people at greater risk of developing irregular heartbeat, study finds
Growing body of research suggests stressful life events boost risk of heart attack or stroke (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency-call response workers set for 12-hour stoppage
Day of industrial action set for BT/Conduit Global call centre in Navan on Thursday (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 530 waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals
Figure is up nearly 100 in a day, according to INMO report (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV cases up by 75% this year, HSE report finds
Burden of sexually transmitted infections born by young people and gay men (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis cases rise by 22 per cent, according to HSE report
Burden of sexually transmitted infections born by young people and men who have sex with men (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Choir singing can help fight cancer, report says
Research claims singing reduces ‘levels of depression’ and improves quality of life (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public health nursing under strain, says union
INMO issues call for commission to investigate role of nurses in primary care system (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly half of Irish workers inactive during the day - survey
Number of people exercising the recommended amount in decline, research shows (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father (96) suffered ‘unnecessary trauma’ before death, says son
Eugene McCaul, who was diagnosed with pneumonia, died in Cavan General Hospital (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HSE accused of ‘fudging’ times for emergency care
Executive misleading public on waiting times for admissions, IMO conference hears (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expert urges tackling ban in schools rugby
Allyson Pollock says control should pass from World Rugby to government (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother speaks of ‘miracle’ heart transplant that saved daughter
Jessica born with a suspected heart murmur and diagnosed with fatal heart conditions (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IMO calls for ringfencing of ‘realistic’ health budget
Government urged to settle outstanding €250m-€300m claim on consultant pay (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State is ‘woefully unprepared’ for an emergency, conference told
Outgoing IMO president warns Irish health service could roll ‘from crisis to crisis’ (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IMO brings legal case over €250m consultant pay debt
Union claims HSE has unlawfully withheld pay rises due to consultants since 2009 (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents shunning cervical cancer vaccine, IMO forum hears
Public health doctors express concern over “scaremongering” on HPV vaccine (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism affects 1% of Irish population, study shows
Majority of children in special schools have ASDs, according to DCU research (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New government will have to act on obesity, Donal O’Shea says
Ireland set to become most obese country in Europe by 2025, new study shows (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who gave birth died after internal bleeding
Tracey Fitzpatrick’s death will be reviewed by staff from Dublin maternity hospitals (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State to become most obese country in Europe by 2025
Irish men already have the highest body mass index in the continent, study shows (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ireland's obesity rate among world's worst
Irish men already have the highest body mass index in Europe, study shows (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HSE had a ‘spend, spend, spend’ attitude before election
Documents show health service asked for €27m bailout after spending overran by €32m (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ambulance staff to ballot for strike action
Union says move follows failure by Leo Varadkar to publish national capacity review (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news