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    Calls to 'honour legacy' of CervicalCheck activist Orla


    The Government has been urged to honour the legacy of the late CervicalCheck cancer activist Orla Church, who quietly campaigned for the introduction of more advanced screening of smear...

    The Government has been urged to honour the legacy of the late CervicalCheck cancer activist Orla Church, who quietly campaigned for the introduction of more advanced screening of smear tests.
    Genetic changes in tumours may predict a breast cancer relapse

    Genetic changes in tumours may predict a breast cancer relapse


    Scientists have identified genetic changes that may predict the likelihood of a breast cancer relapse in women who take a common type of hormone...

    Scientists have identified genetic changes that may predict the likelihood of a breast cancer relapse in women who take a common type of hormone therapy.
    Fewer than one in 10 GPs have signed up to provide medical abortions

    Fewer than one in 10 GPs have signed up to provide medical abortions


    Fewer than one in 10 of the country's GPs have signed up to provide medical abortions since the new law was rolled out on January 1, although the number is...

    Fewer than one in 10 of the country's GPs have signed up to provide medical abortions since the new law was rolled out on January 1, although the number is increasing.
    Non-flu virus to blame for rise in chest infections

    Non-flu virus to blame for rise in chest infections


    A "rogue's gallery" of viruses are to blame for a significant number of chest infections this...

    A "rogue's gallery" of viruses are to blame for a significant number of chest infections this winter.
    Some women must still travel for abortions, doctors warn

    Some women must still travel for abortions, doctors warn


    Some pregnant women whose unborn baby has been diagnosed with a major foetal abnormality may still have to travel abroad for a termination, according to new guidelines issued to...

    Some pregnant women whose unborn baby has been diagnosed with a major foetal abnormality may still have to travel abroad for a termination, according to new guidelines issued to obstetricians.
    'Lengthy delay' in screening results 'a concern'

    'Lengthy delay' in screening results 'a concern'


    The Dublin Well Woman Centre, which had a 31pc rise in women coming for cervical screening since the CervicalCheck scandal in May, said it is concerned the results of some tests carried out in November have still not come...

    The Dublin Well Woman Centre, which had a 31pc rise in women coming for cervical screening since the CervicalCheck scandal in May, said it is concerned the results of some tests carried out in November have still not come back.
    Abortion for fatal foetal abnormality ‘denied in hospital’

    Abortion for fatal foetal abnormality ‘denied in hospital’


    A distraught woman whose unborn baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality was refused a termination at one of the country's biggest maternity hospitals, it was claimed...

    A distraught woman whose unborn baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality was refused a termination at one of the country's biggest maternity hospitals, it was claimed yesterday.
    Eilish O'Regan: 'Law faces test but women will be spared ordeal of UK journey'

    Eilish O'Regan: 'Law faces test but women will be spared ordeal of UK journey'


    The new abortion law has been operational for nearly three weeks and apart from the medical concerns about the rushed roll out and a few minor pro-life demonstrations it has been without major...

    The new abortion law has been operational for nearly three weeks and apart from the medical concerns about the rushed roll out and a few minor pro-life demonstrations it has been without major controversy.
    Housework can help to defeat dementia - report

    Housework can help to defeat dementia - report


    Older people who move around more - even just doing housework - may protect themselves against dementia, research has...

    Older people who move around more - even just doing housework - may protect themselves against dementia, research has shown.
    Legislation for exclusion zones around abortion facilities not ready for months

    Legislation for exclusion zones around abortion facilities not ready for months


    Much-anticipated legislation creating exclusion zones to prevent intimidation and protests around healthcare facilities providing abortion is not expected to be ready until...

    Much-anticipated legislation creating exclusion zones to prevent intimidation and protests around healthcare facilities providing abortion is not expected to be ready until March.
    Northern women will pay €450 for abortion in the State

    Northern women will pay €450 for abortion in the State


    Women from Northern Ireland who want to have a medical abortion in the Republic will have to pay the €450...

    Women from Northern Ireland who want to have a medical abortion in the Republic will have to pay the €450 fee.
    Woman refused abortion at Dublin hospital, Dáil is told

    Woman refused abortion at Dublin hospital, Dáil is told


    A pregnant woman whose baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality has been refused a termination, the Dáil has been...

    A pregnant woman whose baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality has been refused a termination, the Dáil has been told.
    'I had no idea' - woman swallowed entire foil packet of painkillers in middle of the night and forgot about it

    'I had no idea' - woman swallowed entire foil packet of painkillers in middle of the night and forgot about it


    A woman from Northern Ireland swallowed an entire plastic and foil packet of painkillers in the middle of the night and forgot about it — and doctors couldn’t find it for more than two...

    A woman from Northern Ireland swallowed an entire plastic and foil packet of painkillers in the middle of the night and forgot about it — and doctors couldn’t find it for more than two weeks.
    Pay hike for nurses is too risky, warns Donohoe

    Pay hike for nurses is too risky, warns Donohoe


    The Finance Minister has ruled out a 12pc pay hike for nurses to avert strikes because of the "great risk" of knock-on claims by public...

    The Finance Minister has ruled out a 12pc pay hike for nurses to avert strikes because of the "great risk" of knock-on claims by public servants.
    Cost of new national children's hospital now soars to €1.7bn

    Cost of new national children's hospital now soars to €1.7bn


    The massive bill for the new national children's hospital which is due to open its doors in 2022 will be at least €1.7bn, it emerged...

    The massive bill for the new national children's hospital which is due to open its doors in 2022 will be at least €1.7bn, it emerged yesterday.
    Children with special needs wait two years for assessment

    Children with special needs wait two years for assessment


    At best a child with special needs is waiting seven months for an assessment, but at worst the wait can be almost two-and-a-half...

    At best a child with special needs is waiting seven months for an assessment, but at worst the wait can be almost two-and-a-half years.

    'Critical medicine list' to help cope with worst-case scenario


    Cancer patients, diabetics and newborns in neonatal units are believed to be on the "critical list" being compiled to guard against medicine shortages here after...

    Cancer patients, diabetics and newborns in neonatal units are believed to be on the "critical list" being compiled to guard against medicine shortages here after Brexit.