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Major investment in COPD services needed

Thursday 17th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Up to 380,000 people in Ireland have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), however many of these remain undiagnosed and untreated, COPD Support Ireland has warned. The national charity is calling for major investment in this area. COPD is an umbrella term for a number of chronic lung disor... Read more →

Most over-50s know little about shingles

Thursday 17th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Just one in five people over the age of 50 in Ireland is well informed about shingles, a new survey has found. Shingles is a viral disease that affects the nerves and surrounding skin. It is caused by the herpes varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox. Once a person has had chickenpox,... Read more →

Major diabetes exhibition this weekend

Thursday 17th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with diabetes and their families are being encouraged to attend a major health and wellbeing event this weekend. The Diabetes Health & Wellbeing Exhibition takes place on Sunday, November 13, in Dublin. This free event will include education workshops, health checks and an opportunity to... Read more →

New resources for people with type 2 diabetes

Wednesday 16th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes can be overwhelming, with many people having to overhaul their entire lifestyle. In response to this, Diabetes Ireland has launched a new comprehensive booklet and online educational programme aimed at helping people to live well with this condition. According to the ... Read more →

Being a Scout benefits mental health

Wednesday 16th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Being a Scout or Guide may benefit a child's mental health later in life, a new study has found. The results are based on a lifelong study of almost 10,000 people who were born in the UK in 1959. Scottish researchers found that those who had been active members of the Scouts or Guides tended to hav... Read more →

Less salt being used in processed foods

Wednesday 16th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

There has been a significant reduction in the salt content of a number of food products available in Ireland, particularly processed meats, such as rashers and sausages, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has said. It has published an update of its annual salt monitoring programme, which h... Read more →

1 in 6 have no lump before breast cancer diagnosis

Friday 11th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Around one in six women diagnosed with breast cancer initally attends their doctor with a symptom other than a lump, a new study has found. Lumps are the most commonly reported symtpom of breast cancer, but UK researchers decided to look at the frequency of non-lump symptoms, such as breast pain, n... Read more →

Being a Scout benefits mental health

Friday 11th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Being a Scout or Guide may benefit a child's mental health later in life, a new study has found. The results are based on a lifelong study of almost 10,000 people who were born in the UK in 1959. Scottish researchers found that those who had been active members of the Scouts or Guides tended to hav... Read more →

Major diabetes exhibition this weekend

Friday 11th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with diabetes and their families are being encouraged to attend a major health and wellbeing event this weekend. The Diabetes Health & Wellbeing Exhibition takes place on Sunday, November 13, in Dublin. This free event will include education workshops, health checks and an opportunity to... Read more →

Nurses to be balloted for industrial action

Wednesday 9th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Nurses and midwives are to be balloted for industrial action over a number of issues, including the failure to recruit more staff. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), it has made this decision following a review of the outcome of 12 regional consultation meetings it held... Read more →