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    Health in Sweden

    Health in Sweden

    Over the weekend the Reform Alliance held their Reform conference in  the RDS with politicians such as Lucinda Creighton and Peter Mathews taking part. The areas being discussed were political reform, the economy and health. With the Irish healthcare system being well below the OECD norm in terms of efficiency, reform of the healthcare system would certainly eat into a huge chunk of our economic problems. But how? Dr Ed Walsh is founding president of the University of Limerick and spoke at the conference and he advocates what is termed the Stockholm Revolution. I’m also joined by Prof. Charles Normand, ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0128/500638-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-28-january-2014/?clipid=1404304
    Points for Life

    Points for Life

    As our children become more and more tech savvy, the danger of them becoming more and more sedentary runs parallel. And with that the future health of our nation, which is already creaking under the obesity epidemic, needs to be addressed at primary school level, if our children are to lead longer, healthier lives. Senator and former World 5000m champion, Eamonn Coghlan, is today launching his Points for Life scheme in conjunction with the Department of Education.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1209/491712-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-9-december-2013/?clipid=1373515
    Health Matters

    Health Matters

    He was elevated to the position of Junior Minister at the Department of Health because of the departure of his predecessor, but more than a year into the job, Minister Alex White has at least partly delivered one of the commitments in the Programme for Government – with free GP care for the under-5s. This is, he says, the first step on the road to free GP care for all, despite protests from doctors and doubts expressed by his fellow Junior Minister in Health. Minister Alex White joined Sean to discuss the implementation of that scheme – as well as ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1126/489147-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-26-november-2013/?clipid=1363598
    Health

    Health

    In the aftermath of last week’s budget one Ministerial name has repeatedly cropped up in the headlines. Health Minister James Reilly should quit according to Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin, but his record has been defended by his colleagues, Brian Hayes insisted the Government had every confidence in him.Joining Sean was John Downing, Columnist with the Irish Independent.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1021/481681-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-21-october-2013/?clipid=1337971
    Green Tea

    Green Tea

    Although the number of people in Ireland who drink green tea (2%) is small compared to black tea (98%), it is a growing market. And it’s the health claims of the green leaf that appeals to many drinkers. Depending on who you listen to green tea helps lower cholesterol, reduces heart disease, eases pain, keeps your teeth healthy, it’s good for your skin and aids weight loss. Only last month a judge in Wexford cited the drink’s calming and detoxifying effects – judge John Lindsay advised a teenager who appeared before him accused of threatening and abusive behaviour to consider ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/mooney/programmes/2013/0211/367182-monday-february-11th-2013/?clipid=997390
    Test for SADS

    Test for SADS

    Every newborn baby in the country gets a heel prick test at birth. This blood is stored on a card and is known as a Guthrie card. Monica contacted the show because she has heard that 1000’s of Guthrie Cards being held in Temple Street Hospital are due to be destroyed. The only thing she has left of her son is the Guthrie card. He would have been 24 this year. He died of sudden adult death syndrome and she believes that blood could be used for screening. She says that anyone who has any concerns can log onto www.newbornscreening.ie ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/liveline/programmes/2013/0122/363963-liveline-tuesday-22-january-2013/?clipid=980795

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