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Hay fever peak season fast approaching

Friday 9th June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Pharmacists are urging people with hay fever to take preventative steps now in order to minimise their symptoms ahead of peak hay fever season - June and July. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen. While most people are affected by grass pollen, pollen from trees and flowers can also be a pr... Read more →

Public urged to 'Drink Tea for MND'

Thursday 8th June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association is calling on people to ‘Drink Tea for MND' this month, in order to raise vital funds to help support people affected by this disease. Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which there is progressive degeneration of... Read more →

20% with allergies miss work as a result

Tuesday 6th June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Around 20% of people with allergies have missed work as a result, while 35% feel that their allergies affect their mood, a new survey has found. According to the findings, 40% of Irish adults suffer from some sort of allergy, with hay fever the most common one, followed by allergies to dust and foo... Read more →

Ireland's first brain tumour biobank launched

Friday 2nd June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Ireland's first brain tumour biobank has been launched, marking a ‘really important development in brain tumour research' in this country. A biobank is a large collection of biological, medical data and tissue samples. These are collected for research and diagnostic purposes. If a patient is... Read more →

Public urged to 'Drink Tea for MND'

Thursday 1st June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association is calling on people to ‘Drink Tea for MND' this month, in order to raise vital funds to help support people affected by this disease. Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which there is progressive degeneration of... Read more →

Ireland's first brain tumour biobank launched

Wednesday 31st May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Ireland's first brain tumour biobank has been launched, marking a ‘really important development in brain tumour research' in this country. A biobank is a large collection of biological, medical data and tissue samples. These are collected for research and diagnostic purposes. If a patient is... Read more →

Heart failure risk for premature babies

Tuesday 30th May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Babies born prematurely may have an increased risk of developing heart failure during childhood and adolescence, a new study has found. Babies who are born early are much more likely to survive nowadays, even those born very prematurely. As a result, scientists have become particularly interested i... Read more →

Newborn girls have genetic advantage over boys

Monday 29th May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Newborn baby girls have better outcomes than boys due to a genetic advantage, new Irish research has revealed. According to the findings, newborn girls have an innate advantage in responding to acute infections. It is already known that females have a survival advantage throughout the entire human... Read more →

Mum's BMI linked to kid's perceived abilities

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A child's academic ability is more likely to be perceived as below average if their mother is obese, a new Irish study suggests. Researchers at NUI Galway and Queens University Belfast used data from the Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) study, which is an ongoing study involving over 8,500 children from... Read more →

Cancer patients urged to ask about drug trials

Monday 22nd May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The number of cancer patients taking part in cancer drug trials should be doubled from its current 3% to 6%, Cancer Trials Ireland has said. It is calling on the Government to support this call and is also urging patients to ask their doctor about drug trials that may benefit them. Cancer Trials I... Read more →