Ray Walley

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 GP Ray Walley says older people  are losing power in their thigh muscles as they are not getting out and exercising as much as they would have prior to Covid restrictions. Photograph: Alan Betson

The health service is going to have to concentrate on rehabilitating older people who were previously fit but have experienced a drop in mobility due (...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan says the ‘steep rise’ in positivity rates  shows ‘the virus is increasing its foothold out in our communities’. File photograph: Alan Betson

GPs across the country have reported an increase in calls relating to Covid-19 and referrals for tests over recent days. Dublin GP Dr Ray Walley said(...)

The nasal flu vaccine is being offered for free by the HSE this year for the first time although the take-up to date has been low.  Photograph: Getty Images

The free nasal flu vaccine is being extended to teenagers after low take-up among the target group of younger children left the Health Service Executi(...)

There have been 41 deaths of children due to flu in the past 10 years in Ireland, and almost 5,000 hospitalisations. Photograph: Thinkstock

Provision of the free nasal flu vaccine may be extended to teenagers due to low take-up among the target group of younger children. With uptake rates(...)

Dr Ronan Glynn: ‘It’s all time for us to redouble our effort to say safe.’

The rise in cases in Dublin is being driven by household transmission, the acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has stated. Dr Glynn said ther(...)

Dr Maitiu O Tuathail said during June they would go several days without any referrals at all, but there has been a notable upsurge  since the latest lockdown restrictions were lifted on June 29th.

The number of people in Dublin presenting with Covid-like symptoms is approaching figures similar to March before the surge happened, a well-known GP (...)

The health service is facing a possible ‘double whammy’ from Covid-19 and flu next winter. File photograph: PA Wire

Preparations for next winter’s flu season need to begin immediately, and should include the provision of that vaccine to children, according to a form(...)

Recruitment company Indeed this week sent more than 1,000 Irish-based staff home over concerns that an employee might have contracted the virus. They returned after a few days when the staff member got the all-clear. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

And so an eerie calm prevails. Battle has been joined in faraway places, and the devastation has been immense. But for now Ireland, while conscious of(...)

Cannabis: the Cabinet is likely to consider proposals in June to decriminalise the possession of a small amount for personal use. Photograph: Image Bank/Getty

On Monday The Irish Times published a letter by 20 prominent doctors claiming Ireland was “sleepwalking” into the legalisation of cannabis on the(...)

Vera Twomey says her daughter, who has severe epilepsy, is thriving since she started using medicinal cannabis and hasn’t been admitted to hospital in two years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Medicinal cannabis campaigner Vera Twomey has said that she was “devastated” to read the comments of doctors in Monday’s Irish Times who criticised “t(...)

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