Many afraid to discuss cancer symptoms

Monday 26th January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Some people may avoid going to their GP with warning symptoms of cancer because they are afraid of wasting their doctor's time, a new study has found. Others are afraid that they will be diagnosed with the disease or they simply blame their symptoms on somthing else, such as ageing. The UK study l... Read more →

Type 1 diabetes on the increase

Friday 23rd January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

The most common form of diabetes found in children - type 1 diabetes - is on the increase in most countries worldwide, including Ireland, an international conference held in Dublin has been told. Unlike the more prevalent type 2 diabetes, type1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition not related to wei... Read more →

Flesh bug a bigger child killer than meningitis

Friday 23rd January 2015 - CLODAGH SHEEHY -

SEVEN children have died from a flesh-eating bug which has been spreading over the past two years – and is now killing far more children than meningitis. Over half of the 66 children who contracted it had to be treated in intensive care units, and 70pc of these needed surgery. The invasive G... Read more →

Rare food allergy leaves babies fighting for lives

Friday 23rd January 2015 - Irish Independent -

The babies can suffer severe vomiting and diarrhoea hours after eating some trigger foods which can cause hypovolemic shock, an emergency condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood through the body. The cases of the illness, known as Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES), we... Read more →

Major new Irish study on prostate cancer

Thursday 22nd January 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The long-term quality of life of men who have survived prostate cancer varies significantly depending on the main treatment they received, a new Irish study has found. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in men. Every year in Ireland, over 2,000 men are newly diagnosed with the ... Read more →

Too much TV linked to junk food consumption

Thursday 22nd January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People who watch excessive amounts of television tend to eat more junk food and have a poorer understanding of healthy nutrition, a study has found. According to US researchers, a number of previous studies have found a link between time spent in front of the TV and unhealthy food consumption. "In... Read more →

Smartphones reduce kids' sleep

Thursday 22nd January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Children who sleep in the same room as their smartphone may be getting less sleep every night, a new study has found. The US study involved over 2,000 children aged nine and 12, the majority of whom had some sort of small screen, such as a smartphone, by their bed at night. The researchers found t... Read more →

Stroke death risk for men living alone

Wednesday 21st January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Men who live on their own have a much bigger risk of dying prematurely in the years after a stroke, a new study has found. The research focused on almost 1,100 people who had suffered an ischaemic stroke. This type of stroke is caused by a sudden blockage in the blood vessels supplying blood to the... Read more →

Moderate alcohol cuts heart failure risk

Wednesday 21st January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may have a reduced risk of developing heart failure, a new study has found. According to US scientists, while previous research has already found that moderate alcohol consumption can lower the risk of some conditions, its role in relation to heart failu... Read more →

Knee pain on stairs may signal arthritis

Tuesday 20th January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People who experience pain in their knees when using the stairs may be displaying early symptoms of the most common type of arthritis, a new study has found. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. Symptoms include pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints and most Irish people o... Read more →