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Bray nursing home failed to investigate abuse claims, says Hiqa

Wednesday 31st August 2016 - Deborah Condon - The Irish Times

A nursing home in Bray failed to investigate multiple allegations of abuse despite stating the claims had been resolved, according to an inspection report. During an unannounced visit in May, Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) officials found two complaints that were “s... Read more →

Hiqa reports critical of HSE disability services

Monday 29th August 2016 - Ciarán D'Arcy - Irish Health

Major patient safety concerns have been raised in a series of critical reports into HSE-run disability services around the country. Inspectors from the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) noted incidents of peer-to-peer abuse, misadministration of medications and failures to adequately ... Read more →

There’s an app for that: exercise prescription cuts heart attack risk

Monday 29th August 2016 - Muiris Houston - The Irish Times

Confused about how much exercise to take for a healthy heart? Norwegian researchers have come up with a useful app that allows you to personalise the amount of exercise needed to reduce your risk of death from heart attack and stroke. Speaking at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress i... Read more →

Áras Attracta’s services criticised in a draft HSE report

Monday 29th August 2016 - Mark Hilliard - The Irish Times

  A draft Health Service Executive (HSE) report on the Áras Attracta care home in Co Mayo is believed to have identified numerous issues including low morale and fraught relations between management and staff. The home was the controversial subject of an ... Read more →

Áras Attracta’s services criticised in a draft HSE report

Friday 26th August 2016 - Mark Hilliard - The Irish Times

  A draft Health Service Executive (HSE) report on the Áras Attracta care home in Co Mayo is believed to have identified numerous issues including low morale and fraught relations between management and staff. The home was the controversial subject of an&nb... Read more →

Final day for Wicklow ‘no fry zone’ submissions

Friday 26th August 2016 - Vivienne Clarke - The Irish Times

Today is the last day for submissions to Wicklow County Council on new planning guidelines about the location of fast food outlets in relation to schools. The local authority is seeking submissions as part of a new obesity strategy. Greystones based group No Fry Zones For Kids ... Read more →

Medical Council sees complaints against doctors rise 20%

Friday 26th August 2016 - Elaine Edwards, Martin Wall - The Irish Times

  The number of complaints made about doctors to the medical regulator last year rose by 20 per cent, with complaints about poor communication up by some 40 per cent. In its annual report for 2015, the Medical Council revealed it received 369 complaints, compared to 308 the previo... Read more →

Speedy diagnosis of diabetes in kids crucial

Tuesday 23rd August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Up to one-third of children in Ireland who are in the early stages of type 1 diabetes are not being referred to hospital promptly enough, Diabetes Ireland has warned. The national diabetes charity is urging parents and healthcare professionals to make themselves familiar with the signs and symptoms... Read more →

Irish women seeking abortions turned away at major UK clinic

Tuesday 23rd August 2016 - Eilish O'Regan - Independent

Many women from Ireland who travel to England for a pregnancy termination at one of its main abortion providers are being referred to other clinics. It follows the suspension of some services at the Marie Stopes International chain of abortion clinics in the wake of a watchdog inspection. A ... Read more →

Breast cancer risk from HRT 'underestimated'

Tuesday 23rd August 2016 - Ella Pickover - Independent

The risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have been underestimated, experts have said. Women taking combined HRT to combat the effects of the menopause are more likely to develop breast cancer, with risk increasing the longer it is used, the study found. The new study, published in ... Read more →

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