Measles on the rise in Dublin

The HSE has again expressed concern about an outbreak of measles in Dublin. Since July, there have been 13 measles cases in both adults and children in north Dublin’s inner city area. According to the HSE, transmission has occurred ‘in Dublin hospitals and in households with poor vaccine uptake’, and … Continue reading

Lupus – ‘The great imitator’

What is Lupus? Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. This results in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs Lupus is a disease that is known for being … Continue reading

What now for our Doctors offering abortion?

According to the Irish Times this week, family doctors will tell the government they must be allowed decide for themselves whether to offer abortion or not. The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP), which says it represents 2,500 of Ireland’s 3,500 GPs, has agreed “overwhelmingly” to demand an “opt-in” approach … Continue reading

Our Doctors are ‘under attack’ and undervalued

The role of doctors in Ireland is being systematically undervalued, the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has claimed. According to IMO president, Dr Peadar Gilligan, the medical profession is ‘under attack’ and this has led to a major shortage of doctors in key positions nationwide. He told the IMO’s annual general … Continue reading

Some good health news for the New Year! – sleep more – lose weight

According to the Irish Independent this week spending an extra 90 minutes in bed may not seem like the obvious way to lose weight, but according to a study, it could be the key to shedding excess pounds. Scientists from King’s College London discovered people who sleep for longer are … Continue reading

Budget 2018 from a Medical perspective

Budget 2018 effect on Health The Department of Health will have a budget of almost €15.3 billion next year, however doctors have described Budget 2018 as ‘deeply disappointing and regressive’ from a health perspective. According to the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), the health budget for next year will not be … Continue reading

Sleep more beneficial to our well being then a 50% pay rise

A very interesting report this week in the Irish Times points out a healthy amount of sleep has a far higher impact on wellbeing than a 50 per cent increase in disposable income, a study of Britons’ quality of life has found. There is a significant gap between those who are … Continue reading

Alcohol promotions for our school leavers

The HSE has expressed concern about the number of drinking promotions already on offer to young people getting their Leaving Cert results this week. Over 55,000 people received their results yesterday and many of these are expected to attend parties in nightclubs and other venues nationwide for the next few nights The … Continue reading