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Warning for parents as mumps outbreak confirmed in Donegal 2 years ago

Warning for parents as mumps outbreak confirmed in Donegal

By  •  Health, Kids

The HSE has confirmed that there have been 13 confirmed cases of Mumps in the North West since the start of March.

These have been mainly in the South Donegal …
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Relief and sadness as Donegal midwife wins HSE settlement 2 years ago

Relief and sadness as Donegal midwife wins HSE settlement

By  •  News

Independent midwife Philomena Canning, who is seriously ill with terminal cancer, has settled her case with the HSE.

Last week the Glenvar women called on the HSE to settle the …
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Eight women still not contacted over CervicalCheck errors 3 years ago

Eight women still not contacted over CervicalCheck errors

By  •  Health

The HSE has yet to make contact with eight women who were diagnosed with cervical cancer and affected by the CervicalCheck audit. 

209 women are being treated as priority cases …
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Watch: New HSE campaign casts light on dementia 4 years ago

Watch: New HSE campaign casts light on dementia

A new TV, radio and online advertising campaign to increase understanding and support for people living with dementia has been launched by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, as …
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A grandmother’s advice: ‘Please go for your BreastCheck’ 4 years ago

A grandmother’s advice: ‘Please go for your BreastCheck’

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BreastCheck – the National Breast Screening Programme is asking all eligible women to put themselves first and attend their appointment when invited.

Cork …
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Lyme Disease: “I was told it was psychological, but you know your own body” 4 years ago

Lyme Disease: “I was told it was psychological, but you know your own body”

By  •  News

Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection contracted through bites from infected ticks. Although more commonly contracted during the warmer months, ticks can be found at all times of the year.


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319 women struggling with addiction in North West 4 years ago

319 women struggling with addiction in North West

By  •  News

Of the total 919 people in the North West who attended addiction services, 538 were from Donegal, 295 from Sligo, and 86 from Leitrim. Most were men (593), compared to …
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This spoof breast cancer story would be funny if it wasn’t so frightening 4 years ago

This spoof breast cancer story would be funny if it wasn’t so frightening

Waterford Whispers are well known for taking a swipe at Irish life and current affairs. A story this week brings up the worrying waiting times at the North West Breast Centre …
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Harris defers HSE policy that would cut entitlements for breast cancer survivors 4 years ago

Harris defers HSE policy that would cut entitlements for breast cancer survivors

By  •  News

He has deferred the plan and asked for the HSE to submit an “enhanced plan” to him that does not negatively affect women who are already coping with cancer.

As …
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HSE cut entitlements for breast cancer patients 4 years ago

HSE cut entitlements for breast cancer patients

By  •  News

As it stands currently, women are supplied with a breast prosthesis and are provided with two surgical bras. Moreover, if she has a medical card she is entitled to two …
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