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Breast Cancer Examinations To Be Reviewed In Irish Hospitals

It has now been announced that the British Government would be conducting a separate enquiry into the alleged mis-practices of a consultant radiologist in Ireland. // ..These clinical decisions by the Irish doctor have come under the scanner and have necessitated the recall of close to 7,000 women to reassess their breast cancer examinations. .. The enquiry team will be headed by Dr Robin Wilson,...

Irish Ministers Deny Any Rift Between Themselves

The Irish Minister for Justice Michael McDowell has today insisted that he and his colleague the Minister //for Health Tánaiste Mary Harney were completely united within the Progressive Democrats Party and in Government. ....This announcement had come in light of alleged reports that relationship between the two Cabinet members McDowell tried to challenge Ms Harney’s position as the leader of th...

Irish Doctors to Be Made More Answerable

New proposals are being introduced in the health care system to make doctors more accountable for their work. .. The Tánaiste and Minister for Health, Mary Harney said that the proposal includes various action plans such as increasing the number of commoners //on the Medical Council to 7 out of a total of 25 members. Various procedures are being introduced which would make it easy for the common...

Irish Households Exposed To Lethal Radiation

A government body issued a warning today that thousands of people in Ireland are being exposed to potentially lethal doses of radiation.// ....The warning issued by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) came after a house in Kerry was discovered to contain 40- fold the acceptable level of the deadly radioactive and cancer-causing gas, Radon. ....It is categorized as a Class O...

Many Irish in the Grips of Digestive Disorders

A survey has conveyed the extent of digestive problems among the Irish estimated at one-third, a trend prevalent for over a year. The survey findings also established// a certain amount of ignorance displayed by the Irish, who seem to be at a loss about approach measures for remedy. ....The research revealed that an estimated 33% of the people disregard digestive problems and 16% are not sure...

Sex Among Teens More Rampant says Irish Reports

A recent study conducted on sexual health and relationships in Ireland commissioned by the Crisis Pregnancy Agency and the Department of Health reveals// that more than half the population of men and women in the country would have experimented with sexual intercourse before the legally approved age of consent which is now set at 17. ....It is alarming to note that the average age of the first...

India's Wockhardt Acquires Irish Firm

India's pharma and biotech major Wockhardt Limited announced on Tuesday the acquisition of Pinewood Laboratories// Limited of Ireland for $150 million that will help it broaden its presence in the European market. ....'This acquisition gives us a larger footprint in Europe spread over Britain, Ireland and Germany,' Wockhardt chairman Habil Khorakiwala said. ....'European business will now excee...

Irish Medicines Board Extends Paracetamol Recall To All Batches

All batches of the paracetamol tablet Paratabs 500mg are being recalled by the Irish Medicines Board due to fears of contamination which is most likely to be mould//. This applies to all tablets dispensed since August 29. ....As people could not have purchased the product without a prescription , they are being asked to return any unused tablets to their pharmacy and not to consume anymore Parat...

Tooth Decay affects 3-in-4 Irish kids

A recent study has revealed that 75% of the children in Ireland develop tooth decay by the age of 15. 50% of the 5-year-olds suffer from decaying baby// teeth due to the consumption of large quantities of sugary foods. .. .... Dr Helen Whelton, director oral health services research centre in University College Cork, said, "Irish people eat more sugary sweets than almost all other European count...

Lesser Health care associated infections in Irish Hospitals.

A recently conducted survey has revealed that Irish hospitals are definitely cleaner than those in neighboring England and Wales. ..The study carried out between February and May 2006 by the UK and Ireland based Hospital Infection Society //looked into 75,000 cases has revealed that hardly 5% patients suffered from acute life threatening infections contracted during the stay at health centers a...

'Ire' of Irish Moms pained over maternity services in Ireland.

A recent survey conducted by Irish Examiner/Landsdowne Market Research was an eye opener. It revealed that two out of three women in Ireland are unhappy with the maternal// services offered in the country and feels that there is definitely room for improvement. .. ..The research has revealed that almost 63% of women in Ireland who gave birth over the last two years were displeased with several...

The Close Study To Understand The Ageing Phenomena In The Irish Community

The Trinity College in Dublin has launched a major study to understand the effects of ageing in the Irish community. The study is headed by Rose Anne Kenny //a professor of Geriatric Medicine. When asked about the study she said, "We know that our older people are amongst the least healthy in Europe and that the proportion of older Irish people living in income poverty (40%) is highest in the EU...

Irish Workers Advised Afternoon Walks

The Irish Businesses and Employers Confederation (Ibec) has urged their employers to take at least a fifteen minutes walk everyday// after their lunch intervals. According to Ibec, this mid-day walk could go a long way in maintaining good health. ..The Nutrition and Health Foundation (NHF) of the Ibec is gearing to celebrate March 1st as the National Work Life Balance Day. NHF manager Dr. Louis...

Irish Dentists Wipe The Smiles Off Their Patients

As Ireland still struggles with the chaos created by striking nurses, dentists have thrown in their bit of fuel, into the fire. // ..Over a million medical card holders stand to lose access to free oral healthcare, in the wake of the Irish Dental Association (IDA) voting for a withdrawal of support for the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS). .. According to the IDA, the DTSS scheme set up...

Water Crisis Wreaks Havoc on Irish City

Who said water contamination is unique to the developing world? Look at Galway, the third largest city in Ireland//. ....It is now reeling under a major water crisis. Scores of people have taken ill and tens of thousands are feared to be at risk from contaminated water. ....Water supply in Galway has been hit by an outbreak of a parasite called cryptosporidium, with up to 170 people now confirm...

Irish Nurses To Continue Their Protest

Ireland’s tottering health service was plunged deeper into crisis last night with hospital consultants threatening to disrupt// Health Minister Mary Harney’s plans, to recruit 1,300 consultants under a new contract. .. The Irish Nurses Organization (INO) and the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) representing around 40,000 nurses in total, plan to target five centers tomorrow in phase two...

Pregnant Irish Teenager Wins the Right to Abort

A 17-year old Irish girl who made headlines recently for challenging the strong Catholic establishment by asserting her right to abort has got the nod from the Dublin High Court. ......She has moved the Court demanding that she be allowed to go to Britain to abort her fourth month old brain-damaged fetus. ......The 17-year-old who cannot be named, known only as Miss D, last week found out that...

Irish Teenager Fights for the Right to Abort

An Irish teenager is challenging the powerful Catholic establishment and the country's strict abortion laws . ......She has moved the High Court demanding that she be allowed to go to Britain to abort her fourth month old brain-damaged fetus. ......She could be succeeding. For barely a day after the hearing began, the Health Service Executive (HSE), which had originally said she could not go o...

Irish Outsourcing of Smear Test may Result in Cervical Cancer Being Undetected

The Well Woman Centre of Ireland has warned that outsourcing of smear may result in cervical cancer being undetected in some patients. It could also lead to lead to inconsistencies in the interpretation of results by Irish doctors. ......The Well Woman Centre has criticized the Health Service Executive (HSE) for sending cervical smear tests to the US, as it could have serious ramifications fo...
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