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Major new Irish study on prostate cancer

Thursday 22nd January 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The long-term quality of life of men who have survived prostate cancer varies significantly depending on the main treatment they received, a new Irish study has found. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in men. Every year in Ireland, over 2,000 men are newly diagnosed with the ... Read more →

Too much TV linked to junk food consumption

Thursday 22nd January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who watch excessive amounts of television tend to eat more junk food and have a poorer understanding of healthy nutrition, a study has found. According to US researchers, a number of previous studies have found a link between time spent in front of the TV and unhealthy food consumption. "In... Read more →

Smartphones reduce kids' sleep

Thursday 22nd January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Children who sleep in the same room as their smartphone may be getting less sleep every night, a new study has found. The US study involved over 2,000 children aged nine and 12, the majority of whom had some sort of small screen, such as a smartphone, by their bed at night. The researchers found t... Read more →

Stroke death risk for men living alone

Wednesday 21st January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Men who live on their own have a much bigger risk of dying prematurely in the years after a stroke, a new study has found. The research focused on almost 1,100 people who had suffered an ischaemic stroke. This type of stroke is caused by a sudden blockage in the blood vessels supplying blood to the... Read more →

Moderate alcohol cuts heart failure risk

Wednesday 21st January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may have a reduced risk of developing heart failure, a new study has found. According to US scientists, while previous research has already found that moderate alcohol consumption can lower the risk of some conditions, its role in relation to heart failu... Read more →

Knee pain on stairs may signal arthritis

Tuesday 20th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who experience pain in their knees when using the stairs may be displaying early symptoms of the most common type of arthritis, a new study has found. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. Symptoms include pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints and most Irish people o... Read more →

Walking groups reduce disease risk

Tuesday 20th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

If you want to reduce your risk of developing a range of conditions including heart disease and depression, get out walking with a group. According to a new study, regularly walking outdoors in groups lowers the risk of a number of life-threatening conditions. The UK study was based on an analysis... Read more →

Many failing to manage diabetes properly

Monday 19th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Many people with type 2 diabetes believe they are effectively managing the condition when the truth is, they are not, a new survey has found. According to the findings, 70% of people with type 2 diabetes believe that they are in control of the condition, however just 50% have significantly changed ... Read more →

Eczema takes big emotional toll

Monday 19th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

The common skin disease, eczema, can take a major emotional toll on those affected, a new study has found. It also appears to have a major impact on physical health, with affected adults more likely to be obese, have high blood pressure, have high cholesterol and have diabetes compared to those wit... Read more →

Flu vaccine advised for high-risk groups after doubling of cases

Monday 19th January 2015 - Paul Cullen - http://www.irishhealth.com

High-risk groups should get vaccinated against influenza following a doubling of the number of cases last week, the Health Service Executive has advised.Flu rates rose from 15.5 per 100,000 to 29 during the second week of January and are now above threshold levels, which means the illness is activel... Read more →