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New dementia mobile service launched

Thursday 8th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new mobile information service will be travelling to towns and villages nationwide in the coming weeks to provide support and information to people affected by dementia. There are currently around 55,000 people living with this condition in Ireland and this number is expected to increase to over ... Read more →

Late-onset asthma linked to heart risks

Thursday 8th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People who develop asthma during adulthood may have an increased risk of developing heart disease and suffering a stroke, a recent study has found. According to US researchers, asthma that begins in adulthood - known as late-onset asthma - tends to be more severe and difficult to control than asthm... Read more →

Failure to fund Duchenne drug 'agonising'

Tuesday 6th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Government is being called on to intervene in discussions about the funding of an innovative treatment for children with a type of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. There are around 30 types of the neuromuscular condition, muscular dystrophy. Duchenne is the most common and most severe type, mainly ... Read more →

Mealtimes a major source of drama

Tuesday 6th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=25519

Most parents find it difficult to get their children to eat at family mealtimes, with almost one in four resorting to bribery to get their little ones to eat dinner, new research by the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) has found. The charity carried out an online poll as part of its annual September He... Read more →

Fewer patients on trolleys in Dublin

Tuesday 6th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Last month saw a big reduction in the number of patients left waiting on trolleys in Dublin hospitals compared to the same time last year, however hospitals outside of Dublin recorded an increase in their trolley waiting figures. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), which... Read more →

Protect your health at Electric Picnic

Friday 2nd September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People attending this weekend's Electric Picnic music and arts festival are being urged to look after their health. According to pharmacists, some of the main risks to the health and safety of festival goers include unprotected sex, dehydration and diarrhoea. "We are advising people to plan ahead ... Read more →

2015 worst year for family homelessness

Friday 2nd September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People attending this weekend's Electric Picnic music and arts festival are being urged to look after their health. According to pharmacists, some of the main risks to the health and safety of festival goers include unprotected sex, dehydration and diarrhoea. "We are advising people to plan ahead ... Read more →

Breastfeeding lowers breast cancer death risk

Friday 2nd September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women who develop breast cancer may have a better chance of survival if they previously breastfed for at least six months, a new study suggests. Researchers in Norway and Sweden looked at almost 350 women who had undergone surgery for primary breast cancer 20 years before and found that mortality (... Read more →

Parents urged to give kids smaller portions

Wednesday 31st August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Parents are being urged to give their children child-sized portions at mealtimes. According to Safefood, there has been a major increase in food portion sizes over the last two decades and this is a key contributor to obesity rates among children. "It's well established that for adults, we eat mor... Read more →

Number of suicides in Northern Ireland up by almost a fifth

Wednesday 31st August 2016 - Deborah Condon - The Irish Times

The number of suicides has increased by almost a fifth in Northern Ireland, statistics have revealed. The North’s children’s commissioner said the total of young people who have taken their own lives remained too high and the tally of youngsters self-harming has risen sharply. Kou... Read more →