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    Women diagnosed with cancer six years before results checked


    Some of the women at the centre of the CervicalCheck scandal had been diagnosed with cancer more than six years before their test results were...

    Some of the women at the centre of the CervicalCheck scandal had been diagnosed with cancer more than six years before their test results were re-examined.
    New drug offers fresh hope to people with cystic fibrosis

    New drug offers fresh hope to people with cystic fibrosis


    People suffering from cystic fibrosis, who have a particular genetic form of the condition, are to be offered fresh hope with a new...

    People suffering from cystic fibrosis, who have a particular genetic form of the condition, are to be offered fresh hope with a new drug.
    HSE U-turn 'bitter-sweet' for family of brave campaigner who died after trial drug withdrawn

    HSE U-turn 'bitter-sweet' for family of brave campaigner who died after trial drug withdrawn


    The family of a woman who died last year after a trial drug that gave her a "new lease of life" was withdrawn have welcomed the HSE's decision to fund it for a number of other...

    The family of a woman who died last year after a trial drug that gave her a "new lease of life" was withdrawn have welcomed the HSE's decision to fund it for a number of other patients.
    Fewer older people opt for nursing home care

    Fewer older people opt for nursing home care


    Fewer elderly are now entering nursing homes and by the time they become residents most are highly dependent with complex needs, a new report has...

    Fewer elderly are now entering nursing homes and by the time they become residents most are highly dependent with complex needs, a new report has revealed.
    Investigation underway after online hackers' attack on hospital system

    Investigation underway after online hackers' attack on hospital system


    An investigation is underway to determine whether patient’s information was breached following an attack by online hackers at the Midlands Regional...

    An investigation is underway to determine whether patient’s information was breached following an attack by online hackers at the Midlands Regional Hospital.
    GPs will be asked to opt in to provide abortions at €450 each

    GPs will be asked to opt in to provide abortions at €450 each


    Family doctors are to be written to asking them if they are interested in providing abortions from January, following an agreement to pay them fees of up to €450 for each...

    Family doctors are to be written to asking them if they are interested in providing abortions from January, following an agreement to pay them fees of up to €450 for each patient.
    All babies born at 28 weeks in Rotunda survive

    All babies born at 28 weeks in Rotunda survive


    For the first time in its neonatal history, all premature babies born at 28 weeks have survived at the Rotunda Hospital - with 10 more young lives saved than in any previous...

    For the first time in its neonatal history, all premature babies born at 28 weeks have survived at the Rotunda Hospital - with 10 more young lives saved than in any previous year.
    'He was perfect ...I felt my body let him down'

    'He was perfect ...I felt my body let him down'


    First-time mother Antoinette Champ (35) had a "perfect pregnancy", but eight weeks ago she had an emergency caesarean at the Rotunda and her baby son was born fighting for life at just 25...

    First-time mother Antoinette Champ (35) had a "perfect pregnancy", but eight weeks ago she had an emergency caesarean at the Rotunda and her baby son was born fighting for life at just 25 weeks.
    Elderly patients to be moved from hospitals as trolley crisis looms

    Elderly patients to be moved from hospitals as trolley crisis looms


    Scores of mostly elderly patients are to be transferred from hospitals to their homes or community facilities from the beginning of next month in a bid to free up beds in time for a peak in the trolley...

    Scores of mostly elderly patients are to be transferred from hospitals to their homes or community facilities from the beginning of next month in a bid to free up beds in time for a peak in the trolley crisis.
    Eilish O'Regan: 'HSE must step up to tackle the plight of people stuck in wards'

    Eilish O'Regan: 'HSE must step up to tackle the plight of people stuck in wards'


    Nobody wants to be in hospital longer than needed - not least because they are at higher risk of infection. However, the most recent figures showing a rise in delayed discharges - patients who no longer need to be in a hospital but have nowhere suitable...

    Nobody wants to be in hospital longer than needed - not least because they are at higher risk of infection. However, the most recent figures showing a rise in delayed discharges - patients who no longer need to be in a hospital but have nowhere suitable to go - is something of a setback.

    Now working families blamed as bed-blocker figures soar


    Working families are being blamed by health officials as one of the reasons for a rise in 'bed blockers' in public...

    Working families are being blamed by health officials as one of the reasons for a rise in 'bed blockers' in public hospitals.

    Each GP to 'treat three patients a year' for an abortion


    GPs who are to receive a fee of €450 for medical abortions are likely to only see two to three women requesting the service...

    GPs who are to receive a fee of €450 for medical abortions are likely to only see two to three women requesting the service annually.
    How obesity can shut off anti-cancer defences

    How obesity can shut off anti-cancer defences


    Irish research has revealed people who are obese are more prone to cancer due to their weakened ability to destroy tumour...

    Irish research has revealed people who are obese are more prone to cancer due to their weakened ability to destroy tumour cells.
    'Devastating cancer diagnosis means I must say goodbye to a husband and father'

    'Devastating cancer diagnosis means I must say goodbye to a husband and father'


    A heartbroken wife, who is keeping vigil at her dying husband's bedside, has spoken of how he was struck down in his prime by one of the most deadly...

    A heartbroken wife, who is keeping vigil at her dying husband's bedside, has spoken of how he was struck down in his prime by one of the most deadly cancers.