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Concern over dearth of new medicines to fight infection

Thursday 14th August 2014 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

Only one new antibiotic brought to Irish market in last six years. Just one new antibiotic for use by GPs has been brought to the Irish market in the last six years, leading to concern about keeping up with the resistance to the drugs. Fosfomycin, a drug used to treat urinary tract infections, is t... Read more →

Aspirin can prevent cancer deaths, Irish study finds

Thursday 14th August 2014 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

Researchers find prescription can help stop spread of breast cancer to lymph nodes. A simple aspirin pill can help reduce death rates from cancer by preventing the spread of the disease, new Irish research suggests. Women who have been prescribed aspirin regularly before being diagnosed with breast... Read more →

Staff relations key to manager stress

Thursday 14th August 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Listen up managers - if you want to reduce your stress levels in work, you need to build a good relationship with your employees, according to new research. While many studies have looked at the topic of work stress, few have focused specifically on managers. Norwegian researchers decided to look i... Read more →

Leaving Cert students urged to stay safe

Wednesday 13th August 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Leaving Cert students receiving their exam results today are being reminded to look out for each other when celebrating later on. Just under 57,000 students are set to get their results today and according to youth website, spunout.ie, alcohol may play a big role in many people's celebrations tonig... Read more →

Shift workers not helped by sleep drugs

Wednesday 13th August 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Some shift workers take drugs to help them stay awake or get to sleep, however there is little evidence that this will actually benefit them, new research indicates. According to Finnish researchers, at least one in 10 workers is involved in some sort of shift work in most developed countries and E... Read more →

Aspirin may stop spread of breast cancer say researchers

Wednesday 13th August 2014 - Medical Independent - Medicalindependent.ie

Irish researchers have found that aspirin may stop the spread of breast cancer. Researchers funded by the Health Research Board and Irish Cancer Society have discovered that women who had been prescribed aspirin regularly before being diagnosed with breast cancer are less likely to have cancer that... Read more →

Plain packaging will cost revenue, but bring health savings

Tuesday 12th August 2014 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

Ireland would be first EU member state to introduce plain-packaging legislation. The State may lose tax revenue through the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products but this will be offset by savings from reduced deaths and illness linked to smoking, according to a Department of Health s... Read more →

Caesareans safer if baby is breech

Tuesday 12th August 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Breech babies have a much higher risk of death if they are delivered vaginally rather than by caesarean section, a new study has found. Babies in the breech position are delivered feet or buttocks first, rather than head first. An estimated 4% of deliveries are breech. A previous study carried out... Read more →

Timely stroke treatment essential

Tuesday 12th August 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Getting the right treatment for a stroke within three hours improves a patient's odds of a good outcome by 75%, a major new study has found. The study was highlighted by the Irish Heart Foundation during National FAST Week, which runs from August 11-17. The FAST awareness campaign aims to educate ... Read more →

Honest to goodness: Soups that boost vegetable intake

Sunday 10th August 2014 - Independent - Independent

Rocket, watercress and chilli would give any cold a good spanking. If you don't have a cold, make the rocket soup anyway - it is delicious. Adding the leaves to the spinach soup base at the last minute or two keeps the colour really bright green. If you cook the spinach too long, it tends to look a ... Read more →