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Lifestyle changes could ‘prevent a third’ of dementia cases

Friday 21st July 2017 - Clive Cookson - Irish Times

More than a third of the world’s dementia cases could be prevented by tackling lifestyle factors that increase an individual’s risk of suffering cognitive collapse in later life. These factors range from poor education to hearing loss and smoking, according to an expert commission set u... Read more →

New treatment hope for breast cancer

Thursday 20th July 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Irish scientists have discovered a potential new approach to treating triple negative breast cancer, which is currently one of the most difficult forms of breast cancer to treat. The research was led by scientists from BREAST-PREDICT - a country-wide collaboration between breast cancer experts that... Read more →

Coffee drinkers may live longer

Friday 14th July 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People who drink coffee every day may live longer than those who do not drink the hot beverage, the largest study of its kind has found. Researchers looked at over 520,000 people over the age of 35 in 10 European countries, including the UK, France, Spain and Denmark. The participants' diets were a... Read more →

Get Supermarket Savvy

Wednesday 12th July 2017 - Irish Life Health - Irish Life Health

So there you are in the supermarket, doing your grocery shopping like every other week – and then it happens.Forget the carefully crafted shopping list, the healthy eating plan you’ve spent weeks building up to, and the knowledge that fat, carbs and high levels of sugar and salt are bad ... Read more →

Twelve sunscreen myths and facts

Monday 10th July 2017 - Jon Johnson - Medical News Today

UVA vs. UVB light Understanding sunscreen myths requires a basic understanding of UVA and UVB light. They are both forms of ultraviolet (UV) light that can affect the skin after exposure. UVA light has a longer wave that penetrates into the thickest layer of skin, called the dermis. Unprotected exp... Read more →

Sugar intake in pregnancy linked to allergies

Friday 7th July 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women who consume a high amount of sugar while pregnant may increase the risk of their child having allergies and allergic asthma, a new study has found. Until now, there has been very little research carried out on this topic, so UK researchers decided to investigate further. They looked at almos... Read more →

New 10-year cancer strategy launched

Thursday 6th July 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new 10-year National Cancer Strategy has been launched by the Government. The strategy, which will run from 2017 to 2026, will focus on the prevention of cancer, early diagnosis of the disease, the provision of optimal care to patients and maximising their quality of life. According to the Minis... Read more →

Should HPV vaccine be given to boys?

Wednesday 5th July 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

New research aims to determine whether the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine should be extended to boys. A national HPV vaccination programme has been in place in Ireland since 2010 and as part of this, all girls attending first year in secondary school are offered the vaccine free of charge. The... Read more →

Heavy smartphone use may damage nerves

Tuesday 4th July 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Smartphone users tap their touch screens thousands of times per day and this could adversely affect the nerves in their hands and arms, a new study has found. According to Turkish researchers, in 2012, 1.06 billion people were using smartphones. Just four years later, in 2016, this had doubled to 2... Read more →

Heavy smartphone use may damage nerves

Monday 3rd July 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Smartphone users tap their touch screens thousands of times per day and this could adversely affect the nerves in their hands and arms, a new study has found. According to Turkish researchers, in 2012, 1.06 billion people were using smartphones. Just four years later, in 2016, this had doubled to 2... Read more →