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80% rise in cases of ‘nightmare’ hospital superbug

80% rise in cases of ‘nightmare’ hospital superbug

There has been an 80 per cent rise in the number of reported cases of a “nightmare” superbug called CPE that is resistant to last-resort antibiotics.

‘Sticking plaster’ service puts brain bleed patients at risk

‘Sticking plaster’ service puts brain bleed patients at risk

A shortage of neurological intensive care beds means patients are not getting the treatment that could save their lives, writes Susan Mitchell

Doctors’ union excluded from GP contract talks

Doctors’ union excluded from GP contract talks

Former social workers paid up to €300k as legal guardians

Former social workers paid up to €300k as legal guardians

l Some top earners paid as ‘guardians at law’ were former HSE managers and social workers

Pharmacists and dentists plan to seek reversal of pay cuts

Pharmacists and dentists plan to seek reversal of pay cuts

Stroke ‘cure’ only available in certain Irish hospitals

Stroke ‘cure’ only available in certain Irish hospitals

Sperm: an alternative banking crisis is looming

Sperm: an alternative banking crisis is looming

Founder of world’s biggest sperm bank warns Irish women will opt for home insemination.

Ireland versus Big Tobacco

Ireland versus Big Tobacco

Under new legislation, cigarette packs will soon be unrecognisable in Ireland. But will our enshrined private property rights thwart the government’s plan to put Big Tobacco in its place?

News briefs

News briefs

HSE frees more doctors for private practice

HSE frees more doctors for private practice

Mount Carmel set to reopen with  65 beds

Mount Carmel set to reopen with 65 beds

HSE still paying exorbitant prices for generic medicines

HSE still paying exorbitant prices for generic medicines

High cost of roadside drug test will  limit use

High cost of roadside drug test will limit use

The number of roadside tests for drug driving is to be limited to 50,000 per year, due to the high cost of the hand-held devices.

GPs threaten health minister with legal action

GPs threaten health minister with legal action

The Minister for Health is breaching EU state aid rules by refusing to negotiate with one of the two GP representative bodies, the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has alleged.

Varadkar under pressure to cough up for €437,000 medicine

Varadkar under pressure to cough up for €437,000 medicine

Pressure is mounting on the Health Service Executive (HSE) and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to fund the €437,000 medicine called Soliris, with patients exerting considerable pressure in the national media in order to gain access to the medicine.