Free health services for Magdalen survivors

Monday 25th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Women who worked in the State's Magdalen Laundries are to receive free health services from July 1, the Government has announced. From that date, the HSE will provide a number of primary and community health services free of charge, including GP services, prescribed drugs, dental services, home nur... Read more →

Depression ups heart failure death risk

Monday 25th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People with heart failure have a significantly increased risk of death if they suffer with moderate or severe depression, the results of a new study indicate. Heart failure is a potentially life-threatening condition which leads to the heart being unable to pump enough blood around the body. Sympto... Read more →

Rise in teen sexual assaults

Monday 25th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Rape and sexual assaults involving teenagers appear to be on the increase in Ireland, a new report has found. In some cases, these assaults are being filmed and discussed on social media. According to the CARI 2013/2014 Annual Report, between 2012 and 2014, there was a 43% increase in calls to its... Read more →

Preterm births ups risk of preterm delivery

Friday 22nd May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Women who were born prematurely have an increased risk of giving birth to a premature child, a new study has found. According to Canadian researchers, it is already known that women who were born with a low birth weight are more likely to give birth prematurely. However, they wanted to see whether ... Read more →

Kids' nightmares linked to psychosis

Friday 22nd May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Children who experience persistent nightmares may be more likely to suffer psychotic symptoms in their late teens, a new study suggests. Psychosis refers to a mental state in which a person is detached from reality and experiences a number of abnormal symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions and ... Read more →

Leukaemia drug being trialled in Galway

Friday 22nd May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

A patient attending University Hospital Galway is the first person in the world to start treatment as part of a clinical trial for a promising new drug for acute leukaemia. Adult acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. It is the most common type of acute le... Read more →

Many skip brushing teeth and share toothbrushes

Thursday 21st May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Around one in four Irish adults skip brushing their teeth at least once a week, a new survey has revealed. Over 1,100 adults were surveyed earlier this month and according to the findings, one in 10 has had their teeth professionally whitened, while at least one in five has tried whitening products... Read more →

Clinical trials in cancer on the increase

Thursday 21st May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

The number of cancer clinical trials taking place in Ireland is on the increase and this will have a major impact on the future of cancer treatment, ICORG has said. ICORG is the All Ireland Cooperative Oncology Research Group, which works to highlight the importance of clinical trials in Ireland an... Read more →

Prognosis no worse with family breast cancer

Thursday 21st May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Women with a family history of breast cancer who subsequently develop the disease, have the same prognosis as other women with the disease who have no family history, a new study has found. According to UK researchers, these findings should offer hope to women who are concerned about their future d... Read more →

Under-18 sunbed ban 'working'

Tuesday 19th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

The new law banning people under the age of 18 from using sunbeds appears to be working, however some tanning salons are still offering illegal price promotions, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has said. It carried out an undercover survey of tanning salons in Dublin during March. As part of this, a... Read more →