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What to Know as Flu Season Nears Peak

Monday 24th February 2020 - Julia Ries - Healthline

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that this year’s flu vaccine is providing substantial protection against the flu, especially among children, who are being hit harder than usual this year. The vaccine is a 50 percent match to the B/Victoria viruses ... Read more →

Minor injury unit fees drop to €75 in effort to relieve A&E overcrowding

Friday 17th January 2020 - Paul Cullen - The Irish Times

The cost of attending one of the 11 minor injury units has been reduced from €100 to €75 from today, after Minister for Health Simon Harris signed a statutory instrument implementing the change. The move is designed to encourage people seeking medical treatment to go to minor in... Read more →

HSE promises more homecare hours and free GP care extension

Tuesday 17th December 2019 - Eilish O'Reagan - Independent.ie

An additional 230,000 homecare hours will be provided by the HSE next year, according to its service plan for 2020 which will be published today. Health Minister Simon Harris will bring the plan to Cabinet this morning - setting out how the HSE will carve out its day-to-day budget of around &... Read more →

Your pharmacist should be your first port of call if you are in pain

Thursday 12th December 2019 - Sinead Ryan MPSI - Healthnews.ie

The importance of pharmacists working with patients, doctors and hospital pain teams to ensure the most suitable pain care treatment pathway. Pharmacists have a central role in counselling and educating patients in pain management. When pain killers are taken correctly, they can provide a useful op... Read more →

Flu Season May Peak Just in Time for the Holidays

Monday 9th December 2019 - Julia Ries - Healthline

As we inch closer toward the thick of flu season, influenza activity is steadily picking up across the country — especially in the Southern states between Texas and Georgia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source reported Friday that flu activity has been elevated ... Read more →

MRSA for the Holidays? How to Avoid Spreading Bacteria This Season

Friday 6th December 2019 - Heather Cruickshank - Healthline

The holiday season is in full swing — and for many people, that means travel, visitors, and a break from regular routines. Spending time with your loved ones can have many potential benefits for your well-being. But it can also expose you to viruses and bacteria that they might be carrying. ... Read more →

HSE warned that winter plan won't have an impact without extra staff

Tuesday 19th November 2019 - Steve Neville

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have welcomed extra funds but said the HSE's winter plan will not work without extra staff. Earlier today, the HSE unveiled a €26m winter plan to tackling hospital overcrowding. The Executive said it has learned lessons from last winter and is set to... Read more →

Your pharmacist should be your first port of call if you are in pain

Tuesday 12th November 2019 - Sinead Ryan MPSI - healthnews.ie

Pharmacists have a central role in counselling and educating patients in pain management. When pain killers are taken correctly, they can provide a useful option for responsibly managing pain. Pharmacists are experts in medicines and one of the first ports of call should be your local pharmacy if yo... Read more →

Taoiseach to make formal State apology over smear test controversy

Monday 21st October 2019 - Carl O'Brien - The Irish Times

Taoiseach to make formal State apology over smear test controversy Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to make a formal State apology on Tuesday to women and their families who have been affected by the controversy over cervical smear test results. Hundreds of women with cervical cancer were not told fo... Read more →

Taking Fish Oil Supplements Can Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

Thursday 10th October 2019 - George Citroner - Healthline

Cancer and heart disease are the two leading causes of death in middle-aged adults, according to a 2017 reportTrusted Source by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, a study called the Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial (VITAL) finds that both vitamin D and fish oil may play an im... Read more →

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