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Rich, educated men drink more in later life

Friday 16th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People often drink less alcohol as they get older, however a new study into the drinking habits of people over the age of 45 has revealed that single, rich, educated men appear to be the most likely to drink more alcohol later in life. The UK study, which took 10 years to complete, involved 4,500 m... Read more →

Kids' sleep quality affects maths skills

Friday 16th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Children who get a good night's sleep perform better in maths and languages, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers looked at the link between sleep efficiency and academic performance in children. Sleep efficiency is a term used to described the quality of a person's sleep. It takes into accou... Read more →

13% of mums smoke during pregnancy

Thursday 15th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Almost one in eight mothers in Ireland smoked throughout their pregnancy and those who smoked the most were more likely to give birth to smaller babies, according to a new report. The report on maternal health behaviours is part of the Growing Up In Ireland study - a national study of almost 20,000... Read more →

Polar bear evolution key to heart disease treatment

Thursday 15th January 2015 - Paul Melia - http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health

RESEARCH by Irish scientists into polar bears could help medics treat heart disease. The team looked at the bears' diet – plenty of fat and not drinking fresh water – and how it doesn't affect their bodies. "If you think about having a diet which is entirely animal fat-based, you'd be ... Read more →

One in four with heart failure wouldn't bother to get assistance

Thursday 15th January 2015 - Nicola Anderson - http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health/

Fewer than one in 10 people in Ireland are able to spot the signs of heart failure – and a quarter of people experiencing symptoms would wait a week "or not bother at all" to get medical advice. A new survey has exposed a "staggering lack of awareness" among Irish people about heart disease, ... Read more →

Concern over lung cancer rates in women

Wednesday 14th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Irish women have one of the highest lung cancer incidence and mortality rates in Europe, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has warned. According to the society, ‘significantly more Irish women are dying from lung cancer than in other European countries'. "We are concerned that lung cancer morta... Read more →

'Never drink raw milk' - FSAI

Wednesday 14th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Members of the public are being reminded of the importance of only drinking milk that has been pasteurised. According to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), drinking raw milk can pose serious health risks to consumers. This is also the view of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), whi... Read more →

Employees who work more than 55 hours a week more likely to consume 'risky' levels of alcohol

Wednesday 14th January 2015 - Jamie Merrill - http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/

People who work longer are more likely to seek solace in alcohol, new research finds, sparking calls for employers to use European limits on the length of the working week. It has long been accepted that long days can lead to exhaustion, mental health problems and even relationship breakdown, but t... Read more →

New app to track MS symptoms

Tuesday 13th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Over 30% of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) - Ireland's most common disabling neurological condition - do not keep any record of their symptoms in between their medical appointments, a new survey has found. MS is a chronic disease of the central nervous system, which causes a gradual degenerati... Read more →

Out-of-hours work bad for wellbeing

Monday 12th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Employees who use technological devices to stay in touch with work out-of hours may be more stressed and face wellbeing issues, such as work-life balance, researchers have found.According to a team from the University of Surrey in the UK, using devices, such as smartphones and iPads, to stay in touc... Read more →