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Injured brains may age faster

Friday 27th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Serious head injuries may lead to faster ageing of the brain, a new study suggests. UK researchers analysed the brain scans of over 1,700 people, including 99 who had suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point. These injuries were caused by road traffic accidents, falls or assaults. They foun... Read more →

Antibiotics increase diabetes risk

Friday 27th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who repeatedly use certain types of antibiotics may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. They cannot treat viral infections. According to US researchers, the overprescribing of antibiotics is already ... Read more →

Heart disease rates higher in NI

Friday 27th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Older people in Northern Ireland are more likely to suffer from coronary heart disease and life-limiting long-term illnesses than their counterparts in the Republic, a new study has found. According to the findings, prevalence of coronary artery disease is 12% in Northern Ireland compared to 8% in ... Read more →

Erection probs common after prostate surgery

Thursday 26th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A new study has found that regaining normal erectile function after a common prostate operation is ‘rare'. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers found in men - over 2,000 Irish men are newly diagnosed every year. A common method of treatment is a radical prostatectomy, which is th... Read more →

3 drinks a day can cause liver cancer

Thursday 26th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Consuming just three alcoholic drinks a day can cause liver cancer, new research has found. The results were uncovered by the World Cancer Research Fund's Continuous Update Project (CUP). This project involved an analysis of 34 studies worldwide, involving over eight million people, 24,500 of whom ... Read more →

Medicine warning for parents of young kids

Thursday 26th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

Parents are being urged to be particularly careful when giving medicines to children, as an incorrect dose or certain drug combinations could harm their child. According to the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), parents must pay particular attention to how much medicine they are giving a child. Too little... Read more →

Stress management key in breast cancer

Monday 23rd March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Women who are taught skills to manage stress after being diagnosed with breast cancer may experience improved moods and a better quality of life for many years to come, a new study suggests.US researchers followed the progress of 240 women who had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. They wer... Read more →

Higher stroke death rate in women

Monday 23rd March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Women in Ireland are much more likely to die from stroke than men, new figures have revealed.According to provisional figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), in 2013, 42% more women died from stroke than men. In some counties, such as Sligo, Carlow and Clare, the number of women dying from... Read more →

Big rise in adults with CF expected

Friday 20th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The number of people living with the hereditary disease, cystic fibrosis (CF), into adulthood is expected to increase significantly by 2025, a new study has found. According to the figures, by 2025, the number of adults living with CF in Ireland will have jumped by 65% when compared to the figures ... Read more →

Test reduces chemo use in breast cancer

Friday 20th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A test which determines whether chemotherapy will benefit certain women with early-stage breast cancer has proven successful in Ireland. Around 2,700 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in Ireland every year and it is acknowledged that the criteria currently used to decide whether chemotherapy... Read more →