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1 in 5 kids think nuggets are healthy

Wednesday 29th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

At least one in five Irish children aged between six and 12 years think that chicken nuggets are healthy, while a similar number believe that dried fruits and nuts are unhealthy, a new survey has found.According to the findings, one in nine children also consider apples to be unhealthy.The survey of... Read more →

Pharmacists want to offer more vaccines

Tuesday 28th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Pharmacists have called on the Government to allow them to provide more vaccination services to the general public.Pharmacists already offer a flu vaccination service, but according to the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), if they offered other vaccines, this could improve patient outcomes and ‘free... Read more →

Sun can cause skin damage on most days

Tuesday 28th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=24609

Pharmacists have called on the Government to allow them to provide more vaccination services to the general public.Pharmacists already offer a flu vaccination service, but according to the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), if they offered other vaccines, this could improve patient outcomes and ‘free... Read more →

Bullying 'worse than maltreatment'

Tuesday 28th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Children who are bullied by their peers suffer worse mental health problems in the long term than those who have been maltreated by adults, new findings suggest.UK researchers looked at over 4,000 people taking part in a UK study of parents and children, and more than 1,200 people taking part in a s... Read more →

Morning after pill policy 'unacceptable'

Monday 27th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Pharmacists have called for an end to the practice whereby women with medical cards who wish to obtain the morning after pill free of charge have to attend their GP for a prescription first. The emergency hormonal contraceptive, Norlevo (levonorgestrel), has been available to women in pharmacies wi... Read more →

Chronic pain has major impact

Monday 27th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

One in eight adults in Ireland suffers with chronic pain and some of these people are at risk of becoming addicted to pain relief medication, a conference has been told. Chronic pain is considered to be pain in the body that lasts longer than three months. Back, joint and neck pain are the most com... Read more →

Hormonal imbalance impacts fertility

Monday 27th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Hormonal imbalance is a common cause of infertility in females, however many women attempting to get pregnant are unaware of this, a fertility doctor has warned.Currently in Ireland, as many as one in seven couples have fertility issues, and according to Dr Ahmed Omar, medical director at Beacon Car... Read more →

'You cannot outrun a bad diet'

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

While exercise is essential for good health, it will not counteract the negative impact of a poor diet, experts have claimed. They insisted that nobody can outrun a bad diet, even athletes. According to the experts, while exercise has a key role in staving off diseases such as heart disease and di... Read more →

Concern over kids' move to adult diabetes care

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Most children being treated for type 1 diabetes transition to adult services when they finish secondary school. However, despite being a very vulnerable time for these young people, there are still no national guidelines governing the move from paediatric to adult services, doctors have warned. The... Read more →

Warning over online slimming tablets

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Irish people are being warned about the dangers of buying slimming products over the internet, following the death of a young woman in the UK. The warning comes from the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), following the death of a 21-year-old English student earlier this month. Eloise (El... Read more →