Dr Idowu Adeyemi Adeboro, medically trained in Romania and the holder of a Spanish passport, has been suspended by the Medical Council after it emerged the documents he submitted in his registration application were falsely notarised. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Irish doctor based in US said he did not know and never met Dr Idowu Adeyemi Adeboro

A significant minority of heart attack survivors to not change their habits, a new study has found. Photograph: iStock

Study finds 43% of smokers were still smoking two years after heart attack

Dr Idowu Adeyemi Adeboro faces six allegations of professional misconduct. Photograph: iStock

Fitness-to-practise hearing also told of false references on Romanian-trained doctor’s CV

Supplies of tamoxifen, used in the treatment of breast cancer, in short supply due to manufacturing delays. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Patients should be able to continue treatment but may have to switch brands

Róisín Shortall, Social Democrats co-leader: ‘This simply isn’t acceptable for our public health service and it shouldn’t be tolerated.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dublin north and Cork-Kerry waiting lists are ‘particularly appalling’ says Shortall

Women who are displaying symptoms of the condition and are unable to contact their hospital or surgeon are advised to go to their GP. Photograph: iStock

Women should be on the lookout for sudden swelling of the breast

Dr Susan Finnerty, inspector of mental health services, said children should only be admitted to an adult service “in exceptional circumstances”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Waterford centre was not clean, hygienic or ‘free from offensive odours’

State agencies have been asked to provide information on inappropriate, unauthorised or illegal use of Botox by doctors, dentists or others. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Files/Reuters

Dozens of incidents recorded in State in recent years, as Minister mulls legislation

The number of people waiting for an outpatient appointment fell slightly last month to 568,769. File photograph: Getty Images

New NTPF figures suggest progress is being made on access to health services

Dr Susan Finnerty, inspector of mental health services, said the short-sightedness of not providing adequate services has led to long-term neglect of people with serious and enduring mental illnesses. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Many people with enduring illness ‘trapped’ in inpatient units for years, says inspector

Vincent Geoghegan in his apartment home in Ballymun, Dublin, provided for him by the Housing Association for Independent Living. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

World Mental Health Day: Vincent Geoghegan getting the housing and supports he needs

Asked could there be more criminals or more cases involved, the garda commissioner Drew Harris said: “Investigations are ongoing. This is an incident that does seem like it deserves further attention and further examination and I expect that to happen in terms of our further enquiries in respect to this.”

‘We’re trying to get to the bottom of this,’ Eoghan Murphy says

Labour health spokesman Alan Kelly claimed there was a “direct contradiction” between the evidence given by CervicalCheck representatives to previous meetings of the committee and the direct experience of women. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Some women who had private smear tests were later excluded from public colposcopy

Minister for Health Simon Harris at the launch of HSE National Breastfeeding Week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Budget 2020: No sense that implementation of Sláintecare vision for future is imminent

The extension of free GP care from the present age limit of under-6s is being postponed by a few months, to September 2020, but is still likely to feature prominently in Fine Gael’s election literature when the State goes to the polls over the next year. Photograph: iStock

Free GP care for children extended, extra waiting list funding and an additional 1,000 therapists, nurses to be employed

Irish rugby fans have been warned of the danger of contracting measles during the World Cup. An estimated 30,000 Irish supporters have travelled to Japan. Photograph: Inpho

One outbreak occurred on public transport in Tokyo which is widely used by rugby fans

Last year, Ireland East Hospital Group contacted up to 70 people who were treated at Wexford General Hospital at the same time as a patient confirmed as having typhoid fever. File photograph: Getty

Cases of largely drug-resistant typhoid fever have been reported here for the first time

Minister for Health Simon Harris has challenged social media companies to take action to counter misinformation online about vaccines. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty

People searching certain keywords on Twitter will be prompted to visit a HSE page

Two neurosurgeons have said Ireland is experiencing a ‘whiplash epidemic’. Photograph: iStock

Outcome of whiplash treatment differs in less litigious cultures, say doctors

Letterkenny University Hospital. The review chairperson will examine alleged delays in the diagnosis of endometrial cancers and the way postmenopausal bleeding was assessed in the hospital. File photograph: Tervor McBride

External chairperson will examine claims of delays in diagnosis of endometrial cancers

Simon Harris has commissioned research on the international research evidence on vaping. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Minister claims some companies use vaping to hook teens and as a gateway to tobacco

Sleep duration recordings taken during summer months were shorter than those taken in autumn and winter. Retired and unemployed adults, and those on anti-depressant medication, recorded longer sleep periods. Photograph: iStock

Lack of sleep – and too much sleep – can cause increased risk of health problems

RCSI dental faculty says legislative changes are needed ensure that dentists are trained

RCSI faculty says system unprepared for plans to introduce free dental care for under-6s

Being disgnosed with bowel cancer was a massive shock for  Paul Mohan (56). ‘There were no warning signs before the blood,’ he says. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Routine screening should not be recommended for those aged 50-79, experts advise

 Dr Rita Doyle, president of the Medical Council with the council’s CEO Bill Prasifka and it’s research manager Janet O’Farrell  at the publication of The Medical Workforce Intelligence Report for 2018. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Doctors trained outside Ireland account for almost 43 per cent of those on the medical register

The union called for immediate intervention by Minister for Health Simon Harris

Figures show 82 patients waiting for admission at University Hospital Limerick

Substantial buffers of medical supplies have been put in place

Government will assist Northern Irish with cost of medical treatment in other EU states

The man described feeling ashamed to be British and said he lived in a constituency ‘that reflects an opinion that is not for me’.

Incident shows ‘toll’ political events can have on mental health, notes top medical journal

Hiqa observed many residents at the Hollybrook Lodge nursing home in Dublin to not be engaged in any meaningful activity throughout the day. File photograph: iStock.

Residents in one centre left in bed until noon and placed in dining area long before meals served

Overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick has again hit record levels, with 81 patients waiting for admission in its emergency department on Tuesday.

INMO blames high levels of overcrowding across the State on staff and bed shortages

Cycling accounted for all four of the sports and exercise-related deaths recorded at the centre over the period. File photograph: Getty

Research based on cyclists transferred to State’s main centre for treating brain injury

Minister of State at the Department of Health Catherine Byrne expresed  confidence Ireland would achieve a target of eliminating hepatitis C by 2030. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Minister criticises Dublin City Council’s refusal of supvised injecting facility

Campaigners calling for increased investment in home care in 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s ‘hospital-obsessed’ health system should be ‘flipped on head’, academic argues

Over a thousand patients have been forced to wait on trolleys in University Hospital Limerick this month, according to the INMO. This is already the worst September on record for the hospital.

Record overcrowding again at University Hospital Limerick as 81 patients await bed

Of six cases heard by the Dental Council since 2015, none has resulted in a dentist being struck off. Photograph: iStock

Dentistry is unique in Ireland in that fitness-to-practise hearings are held in private

This was the first scientific study to track consumers’ eye movement using an infrared camera as they read the menu, according to the ESRI’s behavioural research unit.

Extent of reduced consumption depends on where data shown, new research indicates

Since 2000 global child deaths have reduced by nearly half, and maternal deaths by over one-third, mostly due to better access to affordable quality health services. Photograph: Getty Images

State is also becoming a safer place to give birth, with consistent improvements this century in maternal mortality

Lung cancer is often diagnosed late and has poor prognosis, so early detection is vital in order to maximise treatment options and improve outcomes. File photograph: Getty

Just 46% ‘offered an appointment to attend’ clinic in July within the 10-day target time

The legalisation of cannabis as a recreational drug in some US states has led to an increase in driving incidents and psychiatric admissions,  says Alex Berenson.

Author Alex Berenson links drug to violence and psychosis ahead of RCSI public talk

Minister for Health Simon Harris has asked the Health Research Board to report on the approach taken by other countries in relation to mandatory vaccination. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Attorney General warns requirement for schools would interfere with right to education

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland building  at St Stephen’s Green. Its Bahrain campus has 1,300 students. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Medical Council urged to consider allegations of mistreatment in regime

Senator James Reilly distributed  party leaflets in north Dublin detailing timetable for rollout of free GP care. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

James Reilly announces timetable for rollout of free doctor visits for older children

A record 569,498 people were awaiting a hospital outpatient appointment at the end of August, an increase of 4,669 when compared with July, according to data from the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF). Image: iStock

Waiting lists up 53,000 since start of 2019, NTPF figures reveal

New guidelines were recommended in official reports into the death of Savita Halappanavar in University Hospital Galway in 2012.

Changes sparked by Savita Halappanavar’s death contribute to fall in mortality rate

Ambulance travel times for major trauma patients to Dublin hospitals are well within internationally recommended targets, a new study states. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Authors of study say journey is faster than estimated by Google Maps as emergency response vehicles ‘can travel faster’

‘Ireland . . . still has some way to go to match the best countries for pancreatic and ovarian cancer survival.’ File photograph: Getty

Ireland ranks last for five-year survival from ovarian cancer at 36%, reveals Lancet study

High blood pressure is one of the most important risk factors for stroke, heart disease and kidney disease. Photograph: iStock

High rates of hypertension, and underdiagnosis of the condition, highlighted in Lancet

The HSE has said that where there is a significant discordance between a woman’s original smear tests and the results as provided in the RCOG review, it will provide access to a package of State supports, including a medical card and counselling. Photograph:iStock

Patients will receive a letter or be offered a meeting with specialist

The national children’s hospital site at St James’s Hospital, Dublin: The restriction is likely to pose further challenges to a project that is already years late and massively over budget. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Residents complain construction at St James’s campus in breach of permission

Hospital patients have been urged to keep active in order to avoid clots. File photograph: iStock

Blood clots, many of them acquired in hospital, linked to one in four deaths in Ireland

Ireland rugby squad training at Carton House, Co Kildare: Rugby players and mixed martial arts fighters were recruited to take part in the four-year clinical research study, which is continuing.   Photograph: Billy Stickland /©INPHO

Number of impacts as opposed to single events causes damage to brain capillaries

Alcohol passes from the mother’s blood into the baby’s blood via the placenta and can damage a baby’s developing brain and body, the HSE points out in a new information campaign on the issue. File photograph: iStock

Ireland estimated to have third highest rate of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists says the wait time for public patients has lengthened from one to two months, to more than six months. Photograph: iStock

Employment in primary care falls, as number of posts in acute services up by 820

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris at the launch of the HSE capital plan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Analysis: Taoiseach says any claims projects would be cut were ‘scandal-mongering’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the cost of the new national children’s hospital is just 1.3 per cent of the annual health budget. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach says claims rising cost will see other projects scrapped are ‘fake’ and ‘made-up’

The plan will be published on Monday by Minister for Health Simon Harris on the site of one of the projects, the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

All approved schemes set to go ahead despite overspend on children’s hospital

Paul Reid, director general HSE. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Nine months after service introduced part-time two-year position to be filled

St James’s Hospital, the biggest hospital in the State, had just 75 patients on trolleys during the month. File photograph: Getty

Almost 10,000 patients obliged to wait for hospital bed, 20% up on same month in 2018

Prof Michael Turner: Maternal obesity is challenging, costly and has lifelong consequences. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Call for health service to increase capacity to perform weight-loss surgery

It is alleged the nurse wrote a falsified reference letter purporting to be signed by a former director of nursing at the nursing home, without her knowledge or consent.

Fitness to practice inquiry hears allegation nursing home manager was seen wearing resident’s missing diamond ring

Nursing Homes Ireland  said its survey showed older people were staying in hospitals for weeks, despite being ready for discharge back into the community via nursing home care.

Survey shows families keeping older relatives in hospital, adding to overcrowding

The   paediatric urgent care centre  at Connolly Hospital is the first phase of the national children’s hospital project. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Just 127 children have attended urgent care facility since opening in July

Fair Deal: Jim Daly, Minister of State with responsibilty for older people, has told the Department of Health extra funding needs to come from the Department of Public Expenditure in order to ensure the four-week wait-time target is met.

HSE says delays for entry to the scheme have risen to an average of six or seven weeks

Dr Tony Holohan wrote to Ms Walsh last March, taking exception to remarks she allegedly made to a journalist criticising his role in the CervicalCheck controversy. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Chief medical officer warned advocate of ‘very strong response’ to repeated comments

An image of a human ovarian cancer cell which was taken on Crann’s Helium Ion Microscope

Researchers in Belfast find biomarker for disease which affects 315 women in Ireland a year

Metastatic melanoma, where the cancer has spread within the body, is one of the most serious types of skin cancer. Photograph: iStock

Drug combination could extend life expectancy by up to 18 months

There are an estimated 30,000 problem gamblers in the State. Photograph: iStock

Figures show 257 cases recorded last year – the highest number since records began in 2010

Simon Harris, Minister for Health, saw the construction work of a 60-bed block during his visit to University Hospital Limerick. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Health makes unannounced visit as 76 patients lie on trolleys at UHL

It is taking the HSE three months to process applications for reimbursement under its treatment abroad scheme. Photograph: Thinkstock

Patients waiting three months for reimbursement as demand for scheme grows

An aggregate report summarising the findings of the review of 1,051 women’s test history will be provided to the Minister for Health, Simon Harris. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Each woman will get an assessment of their smear history compiled by RCOG

Just 123 of the 581 nursing homes in the Republic were found by inspectors of the Health Information and Quality Authority to be fully compliant with regulations. Photograph: iStock

Report from Hiqa cites concerns over fire safety, evacuation procedures as a concern

Minister for Health Simon Harris said the rehabilitative training allowance was being discontinued to eliminate inequities in access to training places for people with disabilities. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Saving will be ploughed back into provision of day training places, says Simon Harris

Minister for Health Simon Harris acknowledged   resources would be needed to address the requirement of cancer survivors. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister acknowledges need for resources to support growing numbers living after cancer

Western Building Systems has won a contract to build a  a 60 bed ward block at University Hospital Limerick. Photograph: iStock

Western Building Systems to build €9.5m 60-bed block at University Hospital Limerick

Unlike the finger-prick test used by people with diabetes, there is no need to draw blood using the Freestyle Libre device. Photograph:  iStock

Adults with diabetes to wait until next year to see if HSE removes age limit on technology

HSE director general Paul Reid said more than 1,000 people in Ireland are carrying the most dangerous superbug, CPE, which is resistant to almost all antibiotics. Photograph: iStock

HSE chief warns over 1,000 people are carrying most dangerous superbug CPE

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Bray GP Rita Doyle tweeted  “would you wait and watch your father deteriorate before your eyes because he could not afford private healthcare?” Photograph:  Virginia Mayo/File Photo

Medical Council head asks Taoiseach if he would watch his father ‘deteriorate’

The biggest mumps outbreak in a decade continues, and the number of cases is still above normal levels. Photograph: iStock

Students at increased risk of disease when schools and colleges reopen next week

The HSE said that while it was a requirement for an early assessment to identify any risks, it was ‘not always appropriate or possible’ to meet this target. Photograph: iStock

FF’s Donnelly says HSE’s failure to meet its own targets ‘never ceases to astonish’

Vision screening among children entering school in the Republic is less comprehensive than in the North. Photograph: iStock

Study links disparity to socioeconomic disadvantage and poor compliance

MedLab cleared its 55,000 backlog of slides last week, the company confirmed on Sunday, and is no longer carrying out work for CervicalCheck.

Capacity may not be sufficient to clear backlog left as MedLab ends involvement

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said  he believes the two-tier pay system for consultants is unfair and needs to be rectified. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Government accused of ‘progressively destroying the fabric of hospital services’

Last June, Prof Ray O’Sullivan told The Irish Times he did not feel he needed to obtain consent before carrying out tests on the vaginas of five women patients. Photograph: Thinkstock

Ray O’Sullivan to challenge move linked to research consent issues in Kilkenny hospital

Rotunda hospital, location of one of the State’s 15 colposcopy clinics. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Clinical need will determine access to clinics as smear test backlog to be cleared in weeks

AMD  makes everyday tasks such as reading, watching TV, driving, or using computers more difficult and in some cases impossible.

‘Leaky blood vessels’ pre-dispose eye to age related macular degeneration, study finds

John O’Dwyer, chief Executive of Vhi. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Rise in subscriptions due to ‘ongoing market stability’

Surveys show three-quarters of Irish people have not taken illegal drugs. Is that a sign of the success, or the failure, of drugs policy? Photograph:  Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Harris argues for a compassionate approach, and promises ‘a helping hand instead of just a handcuff’

“There was little evidence that the unions were vocal in their disagreement with the new entrant salary reduction.” Photograph: Getty Images

Decision resulted in ‘unintended negative consequences’ by making it more difficult to recruit and retain doctors in public hospit(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris, Minister of State Catherine Byrne and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan at the announcement of a new drugs policy at the Department of Health in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Force says dealers and couriers may ‘adapt’ to carry smaller, permitted amounts of drugs

Prof Alf Nicholson, paediatrician at Temple Street Children’s Hospital:  ‘What is new and most important is the longer-term impact of slapping, with increased rates of suicide, moderate to heavy drinking and substance abuse in adulthood.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Paediatrician says slapping is ineffective and can lead to poor outcomes in later life

The drug Orkambi, made by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, was approved for use in the Republic after a campaign by people with Cystic Fibrosis  and their families. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Breakthrough medicine Orkambi main factor behind 71% rise in sales

Minister for Health Simon Harris: The external review is in response to allegations made by a whistleblower about governance and administrative issues at the board. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Health orders external investigation in response to allegations about governance

HSE has agreed to reimburse Kuvan for up to 20pc of patients with rare metabolic disorder

It has taken the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, to highlight our “defective” procedures for recruiting doctors over recent years.

Hospitals relying on junior doctors, as untrained ‘consultants’ threaten patient safety

Among its findings, the HSE report finds that doctors of ‘unknown professional standard’ continue to work in hospitals.

Review says hospitals’ reliance on ‘transient’ foreign doctors has created instability

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has written a series of letters to Minister for Health Simon Harris (above). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Tusla and HSE at odds over who should pay for care of 34 vulnerable young adults

Because ‘Mary’ had turned 18, Tusla, the  agency providing for her care, felt hamstrung in relation to what action might be taken to protect her. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tusla continues to fund placements on ‘humanitarian and exceptional basis’

Irish doctors are “pushed” to emigrate by factors such as  health cuts, deteriorating working conditions and reductions in new entrant salaries for consultants. They are also influenced by “pull factors” in Australia such as good working conditions and staffing levels. File photograph: Getty

Doctors ‘pushed’ to emigrate by health cuts, poor conditions and new entrant salaries

St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Once the issue became known, the hospital stopped the tests, seized the equipment and informed the patients.

Patients to be briefed on contents of report before it is published

 St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny. Inspectors from the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) have made urgent recommendations for change, after its inspectors visited the unit.

Death of two pregnant patients prompted outside investigations into St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny

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