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Warning about detergent child poisoning risk

Wednesday 11th February 2015 - Paul Cullen - http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/

Paracetamol and liquid detergent capsules were the most common causes of infant poisoning cases handled by a Dublin children’s hospital according to a new study. Drugs accounted for over half of the poisoning cases reported to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, but the appear... Read more →

Stress affects heart attack recovery in women

Tuesday 10th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Young and middle-aged women who suffer a heart attack tend to have a worse recovery than men, and stress may be partially to blame for this, a new study has found. Until now, research into the recovery outcomes of young and middle-aged women who suffer a heart attack has been limited, so US researc... Read more →

Most GPs oppose under-6 scheme - NAGP

Tuesday 10th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

GPs have insisted that Health Minister, Leo Varadkar, has underestimated the amount of opposition to the proposed scheme of free care for children under the age of six. In recent days, the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP), which represents around half of the country's 2,300 GPs,... Read more →

Preterm births linked to heart risk

Tuesday 10th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Pregnant women who spontaneously go into labour prematurely may have an increased risk of suffering a stroke or developing heart problems later in life, a new study has found. Dutch researchers carried out an extensive analysis of 10 studies involving women from five European countries - Scotland, ... Read more →

Concern over laser eye surgery ads

Monday 9th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Ads which appear to trivialise the seriousness of laser eye surgery should not be used, and this includes the use of time limited deals on sites such as Groupon and Living Social to sell this procedure, eye doctors have insisted. The Irish College of Ophthalmologists (ICO), which is the training bo... Read more →

Awkward positions trigger low back pain

Monday 9th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who must perform manual tasks involving awkward positions are significantly more likely to suffer with low back pain, a new study has found. Almost 10% of the world's population will experience back pain at some point in their lives and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is... Read more →

Low birth weight link to psychiatric problems

Monday 9th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Babies with a very low birth weight may have an increased risk of developing psychiatric problems as adults, a new study suggests. However, they also have a lower risk of developing alcohol or drug problems. Babies born prematurely usually have a low birth weight. Canadian researchers set out to i... Read more →

Type 1 diabetes - higher death risk in women

Friday 6th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women with type 1 diabetes have a much higher risk of death than men with the same condition, a new study has found. According to the findings, women with type 1 diabetes have an almost 40% increased risk of death from all causes compared with men, and are also twice as likely to die from heart dis... Read more →

Lab to benefit kids with heart problems

Friday 6th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A new state of the art laboratory, which will benefit children with heart problems, is being built at Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin (OLCHC). The hospital is the national centre for the provision of cardiac surgery for children and this new Hybrid Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory will rec... Read more →

Oesophageal cancer risk for overweight kids

Friday 6th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Children who are overweight may have an increased risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus (food pipe) later in life, a new study has found. Researchers in Denmark analysed the health records of over 255,000 school children who were born between 1930 and 1971. The height and weight of these chil... Read more →