Eggs lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Wednesday 8th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People who regularly eat eggs may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. Few studies have assessed the link between egg consumption and diabetes and any findings have been inconclusive, so researchers in Finland decided to investigate further. They looked at the di... Read more →

Low support for free GP care for under-6s

Wednesday 8th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

While most people are in favour of free healthcare, the vast majority do not believe that providing free GP care to all children aged five and under should be the first step towards this, a new survey has found. The survey of 1,000 adults was carried out last month on behalf of the National Associa... Read more →

Comparing on Facebook linked to depression

Wednesday 8th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People who spend lots of time on Facebook comparing their lives to the lives of their friends may be at risk of developing symptoms of depression, new findings suggests. According to US researcher, Mai-ly Steers, of the University of Houston, while the idea of ‘social comparison' is nothing n... Read more →

Course to help teachers ID suicidal students

Tuesday 7th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

A training programme which aims to help teachers identify students who may be suicidal is being held by the bereavement charity, Console, later this month. According to Console CEO, Paul Kelly, a range of complex problems can lead to suicidal ideation in secondary school and college students such a... Read more →

Domestic abuse affects mental health

Tuesday 7th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

A new study has highlighted the impact domestic violence can have on the mental health of women. According to the findings, as well as their physical injuries, victims of domestic abuse are at an increased risk of developing mental health problems, including depression and psychotic symptoms. UK a... Read more →

People urged to talk about palliative care

Tuesday 7th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People are being encouraged to talk about their experiences of palliative care - both good and bad - as part of a new campaign. Palliative care is aimed at people whose conditions cannot be cured. The goal is to provide the best quality of life in the time they have left, which can be anything from... Read more →

Thursday 2nd April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Every hour that a person spends watching television on a daily basis could increase their risk of developing diabetes by more than 3%, a new study has found. US researchers looked at over 3,200 overweight adults who had been enrolled in a diabetes prevention programme in the late 1990s. While this ... Read more →

People embarrassed about bowel cancer

Thursday 2nd April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Around 2,400 men and women are newly diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in Ireland, yet many people still find the disease very embarrassing to talk about, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has said. It has revealed that more people view the bowel cancer section on the ICS website than any other s... Read more →

€74M to tackle ED overcrowding

Thursday 2nd April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Additional funding of €74 million is being made available by the Government to tackle the ongoing issue of overcrowding in the country's Emergency Departments (EDs), the Health Minister has confirmed. Some €44 million is being allocated to the Fair Deal scheme, to help alleviate the probl... Read more →

St Vincent's Daffodil Centre launched

Tuesday 31st March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has officially launched its Daffodil Centre at St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin. Daffodil Centres provide information, support and advice on cancer and are based in hospitals around the country. Last year alone, they dealt with queries from more than 40,000 ... Read more →