First stages of Universal GP Care in place by year end - Varadkar

Wednesday 6th August 2014 - Sorcha Pollak - Irish Times

Minister for Health plans to delay introduction of UHI and postpone abolition of HSE. Minister for Health Leo Varadkar hopes the first stages of Universal GP Care for over-70s and under-6s will be in place before the end of the year. Mr Varadkar told RTÉ’s Today with Seán O&rsqu... Read more →

Big jump in overseas IVF enquiries

Wednesday 6th August 2014 - Deborah Condon -

The number of Irish people seeking information about fertility treatment abroad has risen significantly in recent months, new research suggests. According to the findings, these types of enquiries have jumped by almost 60% in the last six months alone. The lower cost associated with obtaining ferti... Read more →

Botox for my 40th birthday cured my excessive sweating

Wednesday 6th August 2014 - Independent - Independent

Since her teens, Lizzy Noone sweated so excessively, she ruined clothes and was forced to change her outfits several times a day. But thanks to a minor procedure, sweat patches are a thing of the past, writes Joanna Kiernan. We have all been there; sweat patches are the one downside to a beautiful h... Read more →

Doctor's orders: Life really does begin at 40

Monday 4th August 2014 - Ciara Kelly - Independent

The era of the selfie seems to have heightened the self-criticism of the young and insecure. It's a cliche worth reiterating that youth is wasted on the young. Nowhere is that more obvious than in terms of their self-confidence. I was thinking this last week, when I saw an 18-year-old girl who was u... Read more →

6 reasons not to panic about Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Ireland

Monday 4th August 2014 - Patricia Murphy - Independent

While the world is experiencing the worst ever outbreak of EVD, the threat to Ireland is very low. Here is six reasons not to panic. The world is experiencing a deadly outbreak of deadly Ebola Virus disease and has killed more than 700 people in West Africa. The disease has no known cure and only on... Read more →

Having babies close together is safe

Monday 4th August 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Most of us are familiar with the term Irish twins - when siblings are born less than 12 months apart, sometimes even within the same calendar year. Until now, having babies close together was thought to increase the risk of prematurity and low birth weight, however a new study suggests that this may... Read more →

The facts about the Ebola Virus Disease

Thursday 31st July 2014 - Harriet Alexander - Independent

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has killed over 600 people since it was first diagnosed in February this year. We look at what exactly the disease is, and its symptoms. The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has killed over 600 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since it was first diagnosed in Febr... Read more →

Why the full fat diet is not as unhealthy as you think

Thursday 31st July 2014 - Dr Michael Mosley - Independent

Six decades after experts told us that fat was bad for us, we're more overweight than ever. What if they got it wrong? Dr Michael Mosley on the diet myth no one wants to talk about. I read a study the other day that found that eating yoghurt would help you lose weight. Not surprising, because it is ... Read more →

'Five a day' is enough

Thursday 31st July 2014 - Deborah Condon -

It is already known that consuming five portions of fruit and vegetables per day lowers a person's risk of death. Now a new study has found that this may be enough, as consuming more than five portions appears to offer no additional benefits. Previous studies have suggested that eating more fruit a... Read more →

400 complaints against doctors last year

Tuesday 29th July 2014 - Niall Hunter -

A total of 400 complaints about doctors were made to the Medical Council last year, according to its latest annual report. This compares to 423 complaints made to the Council in 2012. Council statistics also show a major increase in doctors who have mental health issues being supported by its Heal... Read more →