COPD risk for kids exposed to passive smoke

COPD risk for kids exposed to passive smoke

Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke for long periods may face an increased risk of dying from lung disease later in life, a new study suggests. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is Ireland's fourth biggest killer and currently affects an estimated 380,000 people here. It is an umbrella term for a number of chron...

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Number of nurses due to be hired still unknown

Number of nurses due to be hired still unknown

The HSE is still refusing to say how many extra nurses and midwives it plans to hire this year, even though these figures should have been published last November. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the HSE has again sought to delay publication of its funded workforce plan, which sets out how many nurse...

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