Nurses at St James's Hospital looking for jobs elsewhere after losing parking spaces

Monday 8th August 2016 - Ryan Nugent - Irish Health

Nurses at St James's Hospital are considering jobs elsewhere after losing access to up to 300 spaces on site. The move by management is in order to facilitate the construction of the new National Children’s Hospital (NCH) which is being built on the site. The nurses are now being told ... Read more →

Early bedtime for toddlers cuts risk of obesity

Monday 8th August 2016 - Sarah Slater - Irish Health

Earlier bedtimes for toddlers leads to lower numbers of obese teenagers, a leading sleep expert claims. Putting children to bed early, not only staves off crankiness, but it also prevents preschoolers becoming teens with unhealthy weights. Now, the first study on the issue backs up what Iris... Read more →

HSE still spending millions on agency nurses

Friday 5th August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The HSE has spent over €22 million on agency nurses in the first six months of this year, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). It is calling on the Department of Health to do something about the ‘alarming drop' in nursing and midwifery numbers, while agency cos... Read more →

Public urged to stay away from Temple St

Friday 5th August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Parents are being asked not to bring their children to Temple Street Children's Hospital today (August 4), following a major issue with the power supply there. A small number of patients have been transferred to Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin as a precautionary measure and 20 surgeries and ... Read more →

Inspectors find kids' ward 'poorly maintained'

Friday 5th August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A children's ward in one of the country's busiest hospitals has been found to be ‘poorly maintained', with limited space and accessibility, all of which increase the risk of cross infection, according to the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) It carried out an unannounced inspect... Read more →

Omega-3 beneficial after heart attack

Wednesday 3rd August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Heart attack patients may benefit from being given a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil in the aftermath of their attack, a new study has found. According to the findings, these fatty acids could improve the function of the heart and reduce scarring in the undamaged muscle if taken ever... Read more →

Appendix removal linked to higher pregnancy rates

Wednesday 3rd August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women who had their tonsils or appendix removed when they were younger may to be more likely to get pregnant compared to their peers who never underwent these procedures, a new study suggests. The findings also indicate that these women get pregnant sooner. Researchers in the UK assessed the medic... Read more →

Pregnant women advised to avoid Florida

Wednesday 3rd August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Irish women who are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant are being advised to avoid travelling to Florida in the US. This follows a number of confirmed cases of locally transmitted Zika virus in some parts of Florida. Zika is a viral infection that is spread through the bite of an infected mo... Read more →

Cancer Trials Ireland launches info videos

Tuesday 2nd August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A series of videos aimed at people who may be considering taking part in a cancer trial has been launched. The six videos come from Cancer Trials Ireland, which is responsible for coordinating cancer trials in this country. Since its establishment in 1996, over 15,000 people have participated in mo... Read more →

Watching lots of TV linked to blood clot risk

Tuesday 2nd August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People who watch a lot of television may have an increased risk of dying from a blood clot in the lungs, a new study has found. Known as a pulmonary embolism, lung blood clots usually begin as a clot in the leg or pelvis. It the clot breaks free, it can travel and become lodged in the small blood v... Read more →