My Health Week

EU says no mandatory Ebola screenings on way – The Irish Times
Health commissioner says question of passenger screenings up to individual countries.

12 people in Ireland cleared of disease – Irish Examiner
More than a dozen people living in Ireland have been tested for ebola after showing symptoms of the potentially fatal virus — but all have been given the all-clear.


Any suspected Ebola patients may be transferred to Mater’s isolation unit – The Irish Times
People who feel unwell after returning from west Africa advised to phone GPs.

Nation ‘can cope with an outbreak of ebola’ – Irish Examiner
Senior health officials have insisted Ireland can cope with an ebola outbreak — despite doctors warning of glaring gaps in our defences against the lethal virus.

Ebola contingency planning fears over A&E overcrowding – Irish Exmainer
Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments (ED) is a major concern for doctors making plans to deal with suspected ebola cases.

Patients at Tallaght Hospital ‘may be at serious infection risk’ – The Irish Times
Hospital makes improvements after Hiqa critical of poor hygiene and leadership.

Man Treated for Google Glass Addiction – Time
Doctors observed a “notable, nearly involuntary movement of the right hand up to his temple area and tapping it with his forefinger”.

Irish consumers to spend approximately €41m on Halloween this year– survey – Business and Leadership
Irish retailers can expect a boost in sales this year as consumers continue to embrace Halloween as a major festival

My Health Week

This week we heard that there will be an increase of €635 million in current spending for the health services compared to the start of 2014, the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar told the Oireachtas Health Committee that it was time to step up preparedness in response to the threat of Ebola to Ireland and some big American technology companies offered their female employees an opportunity to freeze their eggs. Health Journalist, June Shannon discusses the topics of the week in today’s Health Week.