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Further drop in number of people with health insurance

Friday 6th June 2014 - RTE - RTE News

The latest figures from the Health Insurance Authority show that 21,000 people dropped their inpatient health insurance during the first three months of this year. There are now just more than 2 million people with inpatient cover, compared with almost 2.3 million people when the market peaked at t... Read more →

Drink only one glass of fruit juice a day, warn nutritionists

Thursday 5th June 2014 - Laura Donnelly - Independent

A single glass of fruit juice a day is the most anyone should drink, new guidelines say, as a British report warns that families are consuming unsafe levels of sugar. There is rising concern that sugar is one of the greatest threats to health, creating an obesity time bomb and contributing to spira... Read more →

Women told they may be wrong to have breasts removed

Thursday 5th June 2014 - John Von Radowitz - Independent

Nearly three-quarters of women who have both breasts removed after a cancer diagnosis may be wrong to take the drastic step, a study has suggested. Researchers who studied 1,447 women treated for breast cancer found that 8pc of them had undergone a double mastectomy. But 70pc of these women did no... Read more →

Positive attitude better than Botox

Thursday 5th June 2014 - Margaret Jennings - Irish Examiner

You don’t have to be younger, thinner or richer to feel ‘Fabulous’ after 50 it’s about zest for life. ARE you over 50 and yearning for your younger self? Get over it! A positive attitude is more youth enhancing than Botox. It trumps wrinkles, creaky knees, and a tendency to ... Read more →

21,000 drop health insurance in first quarter of year

Wednesday 4th June 2014 - Charlie Weston - Independent

PRESSURE on the public hospital system is set to intensify after new figures showed thousands more people have dropped their health insurance. Close to 50,000 people ditched their private health insurance last year, a move that will heap further pressure on Health Minister James Reilly. This is be... Read more →

New unit to help families stripped of medical cards

Wednesday 4th June 2014 - Eilish O'Regan - Independent

A special unit to deal directly with families who have lost their discretionary medical card is to be set up by health service bosses within weeks. The HSE unit will assign individual case officers to advise on the care, services and support available to those who have a severe disability or seriou... Read more →

New unit to help families stripped of medical cards

Tuesday 3rd June 2014 - Eilish O'Regan - Independent

A special unit to deal directly with families who have lost their discretionary medical card is to be set up by health service bosses within weeks. The HSE unit will assign individual case officers to advise on the care, services and support available to those who have a severe disability or seriou... Read more →

Hygiene and cooking key to avoiding food poisoning

Tuesday 3rd June 2014 - Dr. Nina Byrnes - Independent

MY DAUGHTER contracted food poisoning last year and ended up very sick in hospital. Thankfully she is ok now, but what do I need |to know about food poisoning and how can I avoid it? ILLNESS that occurs after eating or drinking food contaminated with harmful bacteria or bacterial toxins is known as... Read more →

Eat raw, living food to improve your body and mind

Tuesday 3rd June 2014 - Dr. Brian Clement - Independent

Anyone who is feeling unwell should first look at the foods they eat, writes Dr Brian Clement, who believes that cooked food compromises our capacity to heal. I HAVE been director of Hippocrates Health Institute, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA, for the last 34 years. At our health institu... Read more →

Just 80,000 will benefit from Coalition's medical card U-turn

Friday 30th May 2014 - Eilish O'Regan - Independent

The Government's decision to suspend the review of discretionary medical cards will only benefit around 80,000 people – leaving one million, including pensioners, still facing a crackdown this year. Despite the rowback, the thousands of patients who have lost their discretionary cards will no... Read more →

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